Sport Ireland Launches €2m Sport for All Disability Supports Club Fund

Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD launching the NGB Club Fund which, he said, is responding directly to the commitment made in the Sport Action Plan 2021-2023 which he launched last November.

Sport Ireland has launched a €2,000,000 ‘Sport for All’ Disability Supports Club Fund as part of this year’s National Governing Bodies (NGB) Dormant Accounts Fund.

The €2m funding is available for clubs to support disability specific activities in sports clubs and the total funding package of €4m aims to break down barriers to participation.

The fund will support the initiation or enhancement of disability specific activities within grassroots sports clubs.

Funding Between €1,000 and €5,000

Passing on news of the launch of the initiative, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald urged clubs in the locality to apply directly to their NGB for funding. NGBs will in turn submit a consolidated application on behalf of its club network to Sport Ireland.

Clubs can apply for funding of between €1,000 and €5,000 to support the following areas: Disability Supports Education & Training; Disability Supports Programme Activation and Delivery and Disability Supports Small Scale Equipment and Infrastructure.

September 1st Closing Date

The closing date for applications from National Governing Bodies to Sport Ireland will be Monday, September 1st, 2022. It is anticipated that an announcement of funding allocations will be made by December 2022.

All club enquires in relation to the ‘Sport for All’ Disability Supports Club Fund should be made directly to the relevant Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Body.

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