What is Active Communities?
Active Communities is a Sport Northern Ireland lottery funded initiative that aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland.
Through Active Communities, Sport Northern Ireland is working in partnership with the 26 district councils within Northern Ireland to help over 100,000 people in Northern Ireland to get active and stay active.
Over 100 Active Communities Coaches will be deployed in communities throughout Northern Ireland, and will be responsible for delivering a wide range of sports and activities including:
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How do I get involved?
Who is Active Communities for?
Active Communities is for everyone, including:
Women and Girls; and
People with a Disability.
Active Communities Coaches will deliver sports and activities in many different contexts including in:
Sports Clubs; and
Why should I get involved?
You should get involved in Active Communities if you, or your organisation, could benefit from:
Trying new sports and activities in your local area;
Becoming more physically active;
Leading a healthier lifestyle; or
Taking part in quality coaching opportunities.
Active Communities is being delivered in all 26 district council areas of Northern Ireland. To support effective and efficient management and administration, Active Communities is coordinated through the following 11 groups:
Antrim and Newtownabbey
Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne
Castlereagh and Lisburn
Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt
Craigavon, Armagh and Banbridge
Down and Newry and Mourne
Limavady, Coelraine, Ballymoney and Moyle
North Down and Ards
Omagh and Fermanagh
Strabane and Derry