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A Sports Hub For Ballina? - We want your input

Date: 18-11-2021

Sport Ireland are seeking innovative applications for Dormant Accounts Funding to support the Actions from the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan to implement and support participation programmes with a focus on disadvantaged communities.

Following the success of the Ballina Urban Adventure Initiative Mayo Sports Partnership are aiming to successfully apply and secure funding for a Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub in Ballina. If successful this funding will be for a 5 year period and will help to make sports organisations stronger, build capacity in clubs, improve small scale infrastructure and of course increase participation opportunities for ALL

As part of this process Mayo Sports Partnership are seeking input from sporting and community organisations in Ballina area.

Please consider the opportunities that are available to be active in Ballina and how they might be enhanced so that more people will get and remain physically active and stay healthy. When considering local facilities and amenities please think not only of sports clubs and community facilities but also of natural amenities, accessibility, awareness etc . Get involved and tell us what you think. Be creative and make your voice heard.

Vision: The vision of a Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities.

Mission: The mission of the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs in disadvantaged areas is to bring local people together and provide a home for local clubs and sports organisations. This home can be area or facility based, in Ballinas case it is proposed that it will be area based.

Click on this link to access the questionnaire

Our Sports Partnership Committee Chairman Cllr Michael Loftus is eager that as many clubs and organisations feed in to this needs analysis so we would really appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to forward this email to clubs / groups who you may feel could add to this process. 

Complete the questionnaire by Friday 26th November, if you have any queries you can email

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