Sport for Older People Programme


The Go for Life Programme aims to increase participation among older people in recreational sport activities. The Programme is administered by Age and Opportunity, and overseen by a Steering Group comprising representatives of the Irish Sports Council, Age and Opportunity, the Federation of Active Retirement Associations, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and the National Council on Ageing and Older People.

In 2007, the Irish Sports Council provided €700,000 under the Programme. 627 groups nationwide shared an allocation of €350,000 under phase seven of the Go for Life National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. The national grant scheme is just one element of the Go for Life programme and complements the other main strands in the programme - the Active Living programme and the Sports Participation programme.

For further details please visit or telephone: 01-805-7733.