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
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 opened for 3 years in 2003/04.