The Council operates an recognition process for organisations wishing to become eligible for Council support as Governing Bodies of Sport. The recognition criteria establish minimum requirements for all organisations wishing to apply for Council financial support. The Recognition process is currently under review.
Administration of grant schemes to National Governing Bodies of Sport
The NGB Unit assists National Governing Bodies of Sport to achieve their objectives and ensure that Council financial support is targeted to deliver on each organisation's key objectives. This financial support allows the organisations to carry out the core activities required to deliver quality sport in Ireland. The application process for National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB) annual grant has been modified to reflect a system of core funding in specific areas.
Funding of Coaching Ireland
The National Coaching & Training Centre has evolved into Coaching Ireland with an all-island remit and a clear focus to lead the development of coaching in Ireland.
The role of Coaching Ireland is to; Ensure performers and participants receive the best quality coaching throughout their involvement in sport; Lead the development of coaching in Ireland through the implementation of coach education and support programmes (CDPI); Deliver services to NGBs and coaches; Develop, implement and manage coach certification, accreditation, continuing professional development and licensing systems with the relevant partners; Establish agreements with key partners to develop coaching (NGBs, agencies, LSPs and others); Ensure there are sufficient tutors of appropriate quality and skill to educate coaches; Quality assure the coaching system internally and appoint external bodies as required; Manage information on coaching and a coaches database for Ireland; Implement a research and information programme; Manage and monitor the implementation of the strategy; Raise the status and profile of coaching in Ireland; Develop an implementation plan; and Develop and introduce coach recognition awards.
For more information visit www.coachingireland.ie
Coaching Ireland Strategy (>2.5MB)
Women in Sport Initiative
Women in Sport programme aims to increase women's participation in sport. It promotes the positive aspects of sport and health benefits and encourages women to take up volunteer positions. The Women in Sport Initiative raises awareness of Womens sporting events and projects. The NGB Unit has developed the "Women In Sport" brand to increase awareness of these programmes.
For more information visit www.womeninsport.ie
The concept behind sport HQ is to provide a business setting home for Irish sport, encompassing head offices for a number of organisations, meeting and conference facilities and a number of additional shared services.
Sport HQ has made a major contribution to the modernisation of Irish Sports organisations. The Irish Sports Council has always placed the National Governing Bodies at the heart of its work and strategies for the development of sport in Ireland.
For more information visit www.sporthq.ie
Federation of Irish Sport
The Federation of Irish Sports provides many serviceable development opportunities for Sporting Organisations, it promotes NGBs liaising and co-operating collectively, united lobbying on shared issues affecting sport in Ireland and promotes the vital role NGBs play in sport in Ireland.
For more information visit www.irishsports.ie