Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport & the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, announced the allocation of additional funding for the COVID-19 Supplementary Grant Scheme.
Minister Chambers added: “Throughout the difficult months of 2020, the sports sector has shown its resilience and ability to adapt. National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships have continued to keep their clubs and communities as active as possible and we have seen record numbers of people out walking and enjoying the many benefits of physical exercise. We recognise that the public health restrictions have had a severe impact on Irish sport, with many sports yet to make a meaningful return since the onset of the pandemic.”
The COVID-19 supplementary club small grant scheme is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This scheme is designed to support clubs, which do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. As the total fund available is limited, clubs which already have the finances to implement COVID-19 protocols, should not apply.
This grant would cover costs associated with reopening of clubs. The club grant scheme is designed and intended to support return to sporting activities only. This funding cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants. The scheme will be based on identified needs.
Sport Ireland and your Local Sports Partnership will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly. 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. Applications will be means tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full allocation. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.
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Galway Sports Partnership is inviting clubs, groups and organisations the opportunity to apply for our second round of Covid Small Grant for Community Support.
To be eligible for this fund, the club, group or organisation must be registered with Galway Sports Partnership's NEW database (from Jan 21) - https://form.jotform.com/galwayactive/CRF21
The list of clubs, groups and organisations currently registered with Galway Sports Partnership can be found at - https://bit.ly/3f3rxNw
Guidelines, eligibility and other criteria can be found at - https://bit.ly/33oJj8x