Carlow Sports Partnership Announces Two New Funding Opportunities for Sports Clubs & Community Groups

 

12th November 2021

1. Local Sports Participation Small Grant Scheme

Carlow Sports Partnership has secured funding from Sport Ireland to support the development of sport and physical activity with a particular emphasis on low participation groups such as young people, people with a disability, older adults, women and girls, ethnic minorities and people residing in disadvantaged areas. This fund aims to assist existing clubs and community groups that have physical activity and sport as their primary activity, and encourage the set-up of new clubs and groups to promote physical activity and sport. The maximum grant available is €2,000. This is a competitive fund. Evidence of match funding and/or benefit in kind will increase the chance of success for an application.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PARTICIPATION SMALL GRANT APPLICATION IS FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER, 2021.

Application Form Local Sports Participation Grant Scheme.pdf

Guidelines Local Sports Participation Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

 

2. Round 2 Covid19 Small Grant

Scheme With many sporting clubs & groups now back to training and activity across the County we are delighted to announce details of the second round of the Covid-19 Club Small Grants Scheme for 2021. Funding support up to the amount of €1,500 is available. The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of COVID-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland and the Government to support the sports sector in response to the current crisis. The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme will provide assistance to local clubs with covering costs associated with the reopening and delivery of their activities. The COVID-19 Club Small Grants can be used to support retrospective COVID-19 related expenditure dating from 1st January 2021 onwards.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF THE COVID19 SMALL GRANT APPLICATION IS MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER, 2021.

Application Form Covid19 Small Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

Guidelines Covid19 Small Grant Scheme 2021.pdf

 

Contact Carlow Sports Partnership: Clubs are advised to contact Carlow Sports Partnership via email mjduggan@carlowcoco.ie or phone 087 214 5262 for further information on these grant schemes.

 

 

 

 


COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme - Aiding Clubs In Their Return To Sport

Sports clubs in Carlow can now apply for COVID-19 Club Small Grants

of up to €1,500

through Carlow Sports Partnership.

 

The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of COVID-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland, following the announcement of €70 million of funding by the Government to support the sports sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme will be implemented by Sport Ireland’s network of Local Sports Partnerships and will provide assistance to local clubs with covering costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs. This scheme is separate to the Sports Club Resilience Fund, which will be delivered through National Governing Bodies.

This scheme is designed to support sports clubs that do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. The COVID-19 Club Small Grants can be used to support COVID-19 related expenditure dating from 2nd May 2020 onwards (Date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery). As the total fund available is limited, clubs that already have the finances to implement COVID-19 protocols should not apply.

This grant scheme is designed and intended to support return to sporting activities only and cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants within sports facilities.

The scheme will be based on identified needs.  Carlow Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly and every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme. There is a €1,500 limit per club on this grant scheme however applications will be means-tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full amount. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.

Speaking regarding the launch of the COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme, LSP Coordinator with Carlow Sports Partnership, Martha Jane Duggan, said “Carlow Sports Partnership welcomes the announcement of financial support for sports clubs across Ireland and encourages all sports clubs in Carlow to assess their need for financial support towards COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols.”

Clubs are advised to contact Teresa O’Meara at Carlow Sports Partnership for further information on this scheme.

  • Only one application can be submitted per sport club and the online application is accessible by clicking this link 
  • Applications to Carlow Sports Partnership are only applicable to clubs based within County Carlow
  • Funding applications must be submitted prior to Monday 7th September 2020 via the application form on Carlow Sports Partnership‘s website
  • Clubs must ensure that, where available, they prioritise the application for funding support via their National Governing Body or relevant representative body. Funding support for the same purpose should not be sought from multiple sources

Ends.

Further Information:

Teresa O’Meara, Development Officer with Carlow Sports Partnership

Email: tomeara@carlowcoco.ie  | Phone: 059 9170380 | Mobile: 087 386 8973