A large proportion of older people do not engage in sufficient regular exercise, which can expose them to increased risk of falls and injury, increased risk of disease, and loss of independence. Through this grant call for Physical Activity Programmes for Older People in Ireland, it is anticipated that funding can be supplied to formal groups facilitating physical activity specifically aimed at improving health markers in older adults and focus on continued functional independence, and run in inclusive settings. Dissemination should be through recognised bodies such as Healthy Ireland or the HSE, to improve recognition and uptake. The importance of engagement in physical activity by older people is highlighted by many strategies, not least the National Positive Ageing Strategy, Healthy Ireland, Strategy to Prevent Falls, and the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative. It is expected that older people across many settings, such as in the community and in residential care, should benefit from the promotion of these programmes, and benefit will be felt through reducing risk factors for chronic disease and improving functional independence. The impact should be evidenced through goal evaluation and longer good health.