The Daily Mile

Children Fit For Life

The Idea

The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.

We want every child to have the opportunity to do The Daily Mile at Primary School, and are now working to build The Daily Mil...

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The Idea

The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with ...

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Funding Available
€500 per new project
Funded locations: Glanaruddery Wind Farm & 10km radius, Rockchapel & 5km radius, Taur & 5km radius, Carrickallen Wind Farm & 10km radius, Meelin & 5km radius, An Cnoc, Tipperary & 10km radius, Beam Hill Wind Farm & 10km radius, Lisdowney Wind Farm & 10km radius, Killhill Wind Farm & 10km radius, Ballybane Wind Farm & 10km radius, Glencarbry Wind Farm & 10km radius

Funded locations:

Glanaruddery Wind Farm & 10km radius, Rockchapel & 5km radius, Taur & 5km radius, Carrickallen Wind Farm & 10km radius, Meelin & 5km radius, Show more

To access funding:

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
Get Started
€500 per new project
Start project

Since starting The Daily Mile, we have noticed a very positive effect on children’s learning, concentration, focus, especially when run first thing in the morning surprisingly. When asked what your favourite thing at school is, children agreed it ...

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The Daily Mile
Terry O'Sullivan
Former Principal in St.Brendan's NS
Blennerville
Ballyvelly
Tralee.

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • Teachers and principals in primary schools
  • Passionate about getting kids active & healthy
  • Looking for a simple way to do it

The Daily Mile project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Select a track & carry out a risk assessment
  • Just go
  • Clothes & weather
  • Own it & Keep it Simple
  • Register with the global movement

Time

Suggested: There is no set up time involved - it's 15 minutes a day at any time of the school day. Work around your own classroom schedule so that it works for you.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the The Daily Mile

202 The Daily Mile projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

The Daily Mile is a simple but ground-breaking initiative, encouraging primary school teachers to take children outside to walk or run for 15 minutes each day. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional, social health & well-being of children in Ireland and around the world – regardless of age or personal circumstances, to create healthy habits for life.

Frank Greally, Ambassador for the Daily Mile in Ireland

202 The Daily Mile projects have already been started

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Members

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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