Coronavirus: Sports Sustainability Fund

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Note: This fund closed to applications at 4pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

The Sports Sustainability Fund aims to help address the economic consequences of the COVID 19 health pandemic

It will provide the financial interventions needed to stabilise and sustain sports core governing bodies of sport; enabling them to withstand the worst impacts of Covid19, specifically it will:

  • Minimise the financial stress on the sports sector due to lost income as a result of COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing restrictions so as to sustain the sector

What organisations are eligible to apply?

The Sports Sustainability Fund will only accept applications from a recognised (meaning that the governing body is named on the UK Recognition list, per the UK Recognition policy as implemented by the UK Sports Councils) governing body of sport.

If you are not a recognised governing body and have not submitted a pre-application for recognition before the 4 December 2020, you will not be eligible to apply for this fund. See recognition of governing bodies.

Clubs should apply through their governing body. Sport NI will not accept applications directly from clubs.

How do I apply?

Applications must be completed online through Sport NI’s Internet Grants Applications Manager (IGAM) portal. Governing bodies must complete the excel spreadsheet providing all information regarding current and historic income and expenditure. See links below to the relevant resources:

Clubs and entities should apply for funding through their governing body by providing the excel spreadsheet providing all information regarding current and historic income and expenditure. See links below to the relevant resources:

Please note only governing bodies should be submitting applications for the Sports Sustainability Fund.

Deadline for applications

This fund will close for completed applications at 4pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

If you require any clarification regarding the information provided in these guidance notes or advice/guidance concerning the questions within the application you can contact sportssustainabilityfund@sportni.net

Sports Sustainability Fund - Frequently Asked Questions.

First published 6 January 2021