The Clare Local Sports Partnership CLG (CLSP) was established in 2001 by the Irish Sports Council (ISC), now known as Sport Ireland (SI) as part of the Local Sports Partnership Initiative ‘A New Era for Sport’. This approach was the first national physical activity participation strategy funded through a dedicated state agency. CLSP is a limited company financed by SI, with a requirement of the CLSP to match the ISC contribution.
CLSP is governed by a board of director’s representative of key agencies throughout the county. These include Clare / Limerick Education and Training Board, Clare County Council, Disabled People of Clare, An Garda Siochana, HSE, Clare Community Forum, Clare Local Development Company, Chamber of Commerce and sport representatives. These representatives also individually sit on sub-committees with reporting functions to the board.
The daily operations and governance of the CLSP is the responsibility of the Sports Partnership Coordinator.
CLSP work with key stakeholders nationally and within the county to target audiences and deliver specified activities and projects. The key target markets which have been the focus of development over the previous number of years include:
- Women in Sport
- Older Adult
- People with Disabilities
- School Children
- Disadvantaged Youths
- Emigrant Communities