negotiations with the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure and the
increase in exchequer funding available to spend until 2006, the Sports
Development Unit officially launched its new Investing in Sport
Programme in February 2003.
Investing in Sport Programme has three funding streams: Competitive Opportunities,
Skilling People and Employment, all of which are designed
to redress problems holding back the development of sport.
The aim of each funding stream is:
Competitive Opportunities programme seeks to assist organisations to
prepare and send underage performers to competitive events at a range of
levels. This challenge fund is accessible to a range of voluntary
and statutory organisations.
programme aims to provide support to organisations who are involved in
the identification, recruitment, training, development and management of
people working in sport by providing financial resources that will
assist in running a wide range of training and education programmes.
Sports Council for Northern Ireland investment programme designed to
create, develop and manage employment opportunities that enhance the
development of sport in Northern Ireland.
programme aims to create, develop and manage projects to enhance the
development of Sport in Northern Ireland.
programme is designed to offer quality coaching to talented young people
through Education and Library area or county-based squads.
re-open for applications every 12 months, with the exception of the
employment program, which opens every 3 years.