Kerry’s sports businesses, clubs and facilities encouraged to avail of a promotional opportunity and programme support
Kerry’s sports businesses, clubs, and recreational facilities are being invited to register and apply for programme funding support, under the newly launched ‘Keeping Kerry Active’ programme, which will be rolled out across Kerry. The programme, which is being overseen by the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, is encouraging sports businesses, clubs, and facilities to offer and deliver over the coming months, a range of activities in line with the rolling level of restrictions, for the people of the county, with the support of a new recreational fund.
The Keeping Kerry Active programme, a Keep Well initiative supported by Sport Ireland and Kerry County Council, aims to support the counties sports businesses, clubs and facilities which have been closed and impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, the providers present and deliver a 4-hour offering, which can be either a physical activity or a training and education programme, for the public. Individuals can then sign up to the programmes, explore and possibly gain a new experience of a specific sport or physical activity for 4 hours. The offerings can be either online or in person when the restrictions lift.
In turn, these programmes and the services of the providers will be promoted by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership and can offer a suite of sport and physical activity programmes for the people of the county. And potentially introduce new clients and members to the county’s sports providers. This approach supports KRSP’s tagline of getting the active more active, and the less active, active.
A detailed programme of activities in which people of all ages can take part in will be rolled out in all parts of the county over the next few months. This gives the chance for Kerry people to be more active during the current situation,’ said Jimmy Deenihan Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership.
Successful providers will receive grant support up to €400 for providing a 4-hour innovative programme (4×1 hours or 2×2 hours), which could catch the imagination of participants while offering a fun and inclusive experience. Providers have the choice to apply for multiple offerings, up to a maximum of three, that will be delivered in line with level of Covid-19 restrictions at a point in time.
The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen encouraged sport business providers, clubs and facility operators to take part in the programme: ‘This initiative fits perfectly with the national Keep Well campaign which is designed to support health and wellbeing at this very challenging time. This programme will match the demand for more physical activity with the providers who can offer this kind of activity.’
Donal Barry, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership Outreach Programme Facilitator, encouraged all to register for the support through the websites of Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership or the Kerry County Council.
‘KRSP acknowledges that many business, clubs and facilities, are key to the delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities to people of all ages and abilities across Kerry so we will be working closely with them to support a range of activities for everyone,’ he said.
More information is available on the websites of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership and Kerry County Council as well as on social media channels.
You can register online now:
Contact Donal Barry, KRSP Programme Outreach Facilitator on 087-7023681 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the programme:
The funding support is available to develop participation levels in sport and physical activity and or training and education opportunities. Examples include, but not limited to:
Participation Opportunities in Sport and Physical Activity:
Enhance existing programmes i.e. couch to 5K, yoga, circuits, pilates, fitness programmes or alternatively target group specific programmes i.e. disability, older adults, women, teenage girls, men focussed programmes
Develop new programmes i.e. introductory gym visits
Training and Education:
Offer a public training and education opportunity i.e. public talk/webinar e.g. an introduction/taster to a specific sport, nutrition, coach development talk, open water swimming tips, etc
Provide training and education opportunities for staff, volunteers and any personnel who assist in the delivery of sport & physical activity within your entity
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership encourage, promote and support the people of Kerry to participate in sport and physical activity, providing information and training, and implementing, coordinating and supporting a wide variety of programmes, activities and initiatives across the county.