New Funding Opportunity for Westmeath Sports Clubs and Groups

The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme 2023 is now open for applications from groups that promote older people’s physical activity across County Westmeath.

Funded by Sport Ireland, a total of €320,000 is being made available to all eligible local clubs, groups, care settings and organisations across the country that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities.

Funding for sports clubs will only be considered if the application specifically relates to older people. Grants are made available for sport and physical activity for older people and the overall club membership of applicants must be such that older people will be the beneficiaries of the grant monies.

The grants will announced in early May 2023.


Applications are open from Monday 30 January to midday, Friday 24 February 2023.

Terms and conditions are available here.

You can submit your application via this online form available here.

You can also download the form here and print it off at home and then pop it in the post if you don’t have access to the Internet.

If you are having difficulty with the forms, email us on or call 044-9390208 and we will email the forms out to you.

Deadline for applications

Completed, downloaded application forms must be sent and received via post, to the address below, by 12 noon on Friday 24th February 2023.

Active National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People,
Age and Opportunity,
St Patrick's Hall,
Marino Institute of Education,
Griffith Avenue,
Dublin 9

More Information

If you need more information, the Age And Opportunity Website is available here and if you need some extra assistance, you can email or call the Age and Opportunity office at 01 805 7709.

This video will give you an idea of what the grants are all about.