Women in Sport Funding

The Women in Sport Programme was established in 2005 with the key aim of attaining equal participation between males and females in sport. The gender gradient in sports participation has closed from 15.7% to 4.5% since 2007 according to the most recent Irish Sports Monitor.(2017)

Through the Women in Sport Programme, many National Governing Bodies for Sport have developed innovative programmes which target groups of young girls, teenage girls and older adults. These programmes are not solely focused on participation, but also look at the areas of leadership and coaching initiatives.