Volunteer Support Programme

Volunteer Support Programme 2023

The Volunteer Support Programme aims to increase the number of people playing a leadership role in developing sports and physical activity in their communities. It also aims to support clubs in upskilling new and existing coaches and volunteers to increase participation in sport and physical activity.

This will be done through the delivery of training and education courses to support volunteers in their development as community leaders/coaches of sport and physical activity.

Clubs can receive up to €1000 each towards the training and education costs of their Club Volunteers.

Sports clubs in Westmeath are given the opportunity to set out the training and education courses they propose to implement  and outline the benefits this will bring to their club and their volunteers as part of a special funding process.

Sports clubs, and organisations/community groups who provide physical activity in their communities can apply.  Priority will be given to those applicants working within disadvantaged areas (Mullingar and Athlone RAPID Area) and or working with people with a disability.

Applications

Westmeath Sports Partnership is calling on Sports Clubs in Westmeath to make applications under our Volunteer Support Programme.

Applications will be accepted from July 19 to August 23.

Grant announcement September 1.

Through a competitive online application process, sports clubs in Westmeath will be given the opportunity to set out the training and education courses they propose to implement  and outline the benefits this will bring to their club and their volunteers.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be registered to an NGB & based in Westmeath.
  • Operate as a “not for profit”.
  • Demonstrate why the additional training and education is required
  • Demonstrate how additional training and education would lead to continued participation in sport and physical activity.

Ineligible applications include

  • Applications from individuals
  • National/Regional/County Governing Bodies/ Statutory agencies
  • For profit groups/commercial organisations
  • Private facility owners
  • Clubs based outside of County Westmeath
  • Clubs not affiliated with a National Governing Body
  • Applications from community organisations/ schools not linked with a club

Courses

Eligible Courses:

  • Sports specific Coach Education (e.g. Athletics, Basketball, Gaelic, Soccer).
  • Committee and / or Volunteer education, Administration & management courses.
  • Child Protection; First Aid;
  • Accredited courses by Sport Ireland Coaching or a National Governing Body of Sport.

Ineligible Courses:

  • Courses outside Ireland.
  • Sport related courses delivered by bodies not recognized under the National Coaching Development Programme or by the National Governing Bodies of Sport.
  • Generic sports courses delivered by a non-recognized agency.
  • Day to day running costs (e.g insurance, transport)
  • Courses not directly related to applicant club/ organization e.g. team building.

Some Sample courses:

Club Administration / Social Media / Accounts/ Committee skills etc – Accredited provider / 3rd Level College

Note: The costs of course and workshop delivery should be confirmed with each provider.

Responsibility for course and workshop delivery lies with each applicant.

Evaluation

Priority will be given to applications based in RAPID Areas.

Applications with emphasis on participation of WSP target groups will be favoured : Older Adults; Women; Teenage Girls; Disadvantaged Communities; People with Disabilities.

Sustainability and numbers participating.

Ability to generate own funds to support course delivery.

Please note: There is no guarantee of funding of proposals which achieve the minimum eligibility criteria. The fund is limited, and eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria being applied. The decision of the grant subcommittee is final.

Terms and Conditions

Successful applicants will be required to submit an expenditure report with supporting receipts within 10 months of receiving their grant. Failure to submit this report in a timely manner will omit the applicant from future funding opportunities.

Clubs/Groups with juvenile members must operate under the basis of best practice for children in sport : a member of the club must have previously attended a Child Welfare & Protection Awareness course (new clubs must commit to attending training where appropriate)

Groups must be affiliated to Westmeath Public Participation Network (WPPN).

A Tax Number or Charity Number is required for all grants.

If successful, it is a requirement of all grant funding that Westmeath Sports Partnership is acknowledged as a source of funding in any publications, leaflets, signage, online etc.

 Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Due consideration will be given to ensuring an equitable allocation of funds throughout the county

All questions from the application form are listed below.

1.       Name of Sport Club, Community Group or Organization applying

2.       Applicant address

3.       Contact person

4.       Mobile number

5.       E-mail

6.       Do you work with communities in a disadvantaged area ( Mullingar or Athlone RAPID Areas )

7.       Do you work with people with a disability

8.       Details of proposed courses/workshops

9.       Please proved a full breakdown of costs for the proposed courses/workshops

10.   How much of your own Clubs/Groups/Orgs funds are you contributing towards this training

11.   Describe how these courses/workshops will increase the number of people of all ages playing a leadership role in developing sports and physical activity in your community

12.   How many people will receive this training

13.   When do you propose to commence this training

14.   Declaration

Link to application form https://forms.office.com/e/za308Pumd6

Or you can click here

For more information please contact Westmeath Sports Partnership on 044-9390208 or email info@westmeathsports.ie

An Clár Tacaíochta d’Oibrithe Deonacha (VSP) 2023

Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gClár Tacaíochta d’Oibrithe Deonacha líon na ndaoine a bhfuil ról ceannaireachta acu i bhforbairt an spórt agus na haclaíochta ina gcuid pobal a mhéadú. Tá sé mar aidhm aige freisin tacaíocht a thabhairt do chlubanna le haghaidh breisoiliúint a chur ar a gcuid oiliúnóirí agus a gcuid oibrithe deonacha nua agus reatha d’fhonn leibhéal na rannpháirtíochta sa spórt agus san aclaíocht a mhéadú.

Déanfar a leithéid trí chúrsaí oiliúna agus oideachais a chur ar fáil chun tacú le forbairt na n-oibrithe deonacha mar cheannairí an phobail/mar chóitseálaithe an spóirt agus na haclaíochta.

Is féidir le clubanna suas le €1000 an duine a fháil i leith costais oiliúna agus oideachais Oibrithe Deonacha an Chlub.

Tugtar deis do chlubanna spóirt na hIarmhí cúrsaí na hoiliúna agus an oideachais atá beartaithe acu a leagan amach agus breac-chuntas a thabhairt ar na tairbhí a thiocfaidh astu don chlub agus dá chuid oibrithe deonacha mar chuid de phróiseas maoinithe ar leith.

Is féidir le clubanna spóirt, agus le heagraíochtaí/grúpaí an phobail a gcuireann aclaíocht ar fáil ina gcuid pobai iarratas a chur istaech. Tabharfar tosaíocht do na hiarrthóirí siúd atá ag obair laistigh de limistéir faoi mhíbhuntáiste (Ceantar RAPID an Mhuilinn Chearr agus Bhaile Átha Luain) agus nó atá ag oibair le daoine faoi mhíchumas.

Iarratais

Iarrann Comhpháirtíocht Spóirt na hIarmhí ar Chlubanna Spóirt na hIarmhí iarratas a dhéanamh faoinár gClár Tacaíochta d’Oibrithe Deonacha.

Glacfar leis na hiarratais idir an 19 Iúil agus an 23 Lúnasa.

Fogrófar na deontais ar an 1 Meán Fómhair.

Trí phróiseas iomaíoch ar líne an iarratais, tabharfar deis do chlubanna spóirt na hIarmhí cúrsaí na hoiliúna agus an oideachais atá beartaithe acu a leagan amach agus breac-chuntas a thabhairt ar na tairbhí a thiocfaidh astu don clhub agus dá chuid oibrithe deonacha.

Caithfidh gach iarrthóir incháilithe:

  • A bheith cláraithe le Comhlacht Rialaithe Náisiúnta agus bunaithe san Iarmhí.
  • Ag obair ar bhonn “neamhbhrabúis”.
  • A léiriú cén fáth a bhfuil an oiliúint agus an t-oideachas breise ag teastáil
  • A léiriú conas a d’fhágfadh an oiliúint agus an t-oideachas breise rannpháirtíocht leanúnach sa spórt agus san aclaíocht.

I measc na n-iarratas neamh-incháilithe, tá iad siúd a dtagann ó:

  • Dhaoine aonair
  • Chomhlachtaí Rialaithe Náisiúnta/Réigiúnach/Contae/Gníomhaireachtaí Reachtúla
  • Grúpaí ar bhonn brabúis/comhlachtaí tráchtála
  • Úinéirí saoráidí príobháideacha
  • Chlubanna nach bhfuil bunaithe laistigh de Chontae na hIarmhí
  • Chlubanna nach bhfuil cláraithe le Comhlacht Rialaithe Náisiúnta
  • Eagraíochtaí an phobail nó scoileanna nach bhfuil baint acu le haon chlub

Cúrsaí

Cúrsaí Inchailithe:

  • Oideachas Cóitseálaí a bhaineann le spórt ar leith (m.sh. Lúthchleasaíocht, Cispheil, CLG, Sacar).
  • Oideachas coistíochta agus/nó oibre deonaí, cúrsaí riaracháin agus bainistíochta.
  • Cosaint Leanaí; Garchabhair.
  • Cúrsaí creidiúnaithe ag Cóitseáil Spórt Éireann nó Comhlacht Náisiúnta um Rialú Spóirt.

Cúrsaí Neamhchailithe:

  • Cúrsaí a mbaineann le spórt arna reáchtáil ag comhlachtaí nach bhfuil aitheanta faoin gClár Náisiúnta um Fhorbairt na Cóitseála  nó ag na Comhlachtaí Náisiúnta um Rialú Spóirt.
  • Cúrsaí cineálacha spóirt arna reáchtáil ag gníomhaireacht neamhaitheanta.
  • Gnáth-chostais reatha (m.sh. árachas, iompar)
  • Cúrsaí nach bhfuil baint díreach acu le club/eagraíocht an iarrataís m.sh neartú foirne.

Roinnt Cúrsaí Samplacha:

  • GYStart – Gleacaíocht Éireann
  • Litearthacht Fhisiciúil – Oiliúint Spórt Éireann
  • Ceardlann Cóitseáil na Leanaí – Oiliúint Spórt Éireann
  • Oiliúint um Chuimsiú an Mhíchumais – Míchumas Gníomhach Éireann
  • Ceardlanna um Chosaint Leanaí – Spórt Éireann agus an Chomhpháirtíocht Áitiúil Spóirt
  • Garchabhair / Dífhibrileoir – soláthraí creidiúnaithe

Riarachán an Chlub / na Meáin Shóisialta / Cuntasaíocht / Scileanna Coistíochta srl – Soláthraí creidiúnaithe / Coláiste 3ú Leibhéal

Tabhair faoi deara: Ba cheart costais seachadta an chúrsa agus na ceardlainne a dhearbhú le gach soláthraí.

Tá gach iarrthóir freagrach as soláthar na gcúrsaí agus na gceardlanna.

Meastóireacht

Tabharfar tosaíocht do na iarratais siúd atá bunaithe i Limistéir RAPID.

Tabharfar tús aite do na hiarratais siúd le béim acu ar rannpháirtíocht spriocghrúpaí WSP : Seandaoine; Mná; Cailíní Déagóra; Pobail faoi Mhíbhuntáiste; Daoine faoi Mhíchumas.

Inbhuanaitheacht agus líon na rannpháirtithe.

An cumas maoiniú dá chuid féin a chruthú chun cabhrú le seachadadh na gcúrsaí.

Tabhair faoi deara: Níl aon chinnteacht ann go maoineofar gach togra a bhaineann íoschritéir na cáilitheachta amach. Tá méid an chiste teoranta, agus déanfar gach iarratas incháilithe a mheas ar bhonn iomaíoch i gcoinne na gcritéar atá á gcur i bhfeidhm. Cinneadh deiridh atá i gcinneadh fochoiste an deontais.

Téarmaí agus Coinníollacha

Beidh ar gach iarrthóirí rathúil tuarascáil an chaiteachais a chur isteach mar aon le hadmhálacha tacaíochta laistigh de 10 mí ón deontas a fháil. Muna gcuirtear an tuarascáil seo isteach go tráthúil, fágfar an t-iarrthóir ar lár ó dheiseanna eile an mhaoinithe amach anseo.

Ní mór do gach Club/Grúpa le baill óga feidhmiú de réir deachleachtais na leanaí sa spórt. Caithfidh ball den chlub tar éis freastal cheana ar chúrsa Feasachta ar Leas agus Cosaint na Leanaí  (ní mór do chlubanna nua gealltanas a thabhairt go bhfreastalóidh siad ar a leithéid oiliúna nuair is cuí)

Ní mór do gach grúpa a bheith cleamhnaithe le Líonra Rannpháirtíocht Poiblí na hIarmhí (LRPI).

Caithfear Uimhir Chánach nó Uimhir Charthanachta a chur ar fáil le haghaidh gach deontas.

Má éiríonn leis, is riachtanas maoiniú an deontais ná Comhpháirtíocht Spóirt na hIarmhí a aithint mar fhoinse an mhaoinithe i ngach fhoilseachán, bileog, comharthaíocht, ar líne srl.

Ní ghlacfar le hiaon iarratas tar éis an dáta deiridh.

Tabharfar aird chuí go leithdháileofar an ciste go cothrom ar fud an chontae

Siad thíos gach ceist ón bhfoirm iarratais:

1. Ainm an Chlub Spóirt, Grúpa an Pobail nó na hEagraíochta ag déanaamh an iarratais

2. Seoladh an iarrthóra

3. Duine teagmhála

4. Uimhir fón póca

5. rPhost

6. An bhfuil tú ag obair le pobail i gceantar faoi mhíbhuntáiste (Ceantair RAPID an Mhuilinn Chearr nó Bhaile Átha Luain) .

7. An bhfuil tú ag obair le daoine faoi mhíchumas

8. Sonraí na gcúrsaí/na gceardlanna atá beartaithe

9. Miondealú iomlán ar chostais na gcúrsaí/na gceardlanna atá beartaithe

10. Cé mhéad atá do Chlub/do Ghrúpa/d’Eagraíocht féin ag cur le maoiniú na hoiliúna seo

11. Déan cur síos ar an gcaoi a méadóidh na cúrsaí/ceardlanna seo líon na ndaoine de gach aois a bhfuil ról ceannaireachta acu sa spórt agus san aclaíocht a fhorbairt sa phobal agat.

12. Cé mhéad duine a gheobhaidh an oiliúint seo

13. Cathain a bhfuil sé ar intinn agat tús a chur leis an oiliúint seo

14.   Deimhniú

Nasc leis an bhfoirm iarratais https://forms.office.com/e/za308Pumd6

Nó is féidir leat cliceáil ansoe

Ta tuilleadh eolais le fáil ó Chomhpháirtíocht Spóirt na hIarmhí ar 044-9390208 nó trí rPhost   info@westmeathsports.ie