The programme aims to prioritise sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, especially those based on areas of greatest need. In particular the programme will look to contribute to “Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion.”

Who can apply?

Governing Bodies of Sport (recognised by Sport Northern Ireland)
Sport Clubs (must be affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport recognised by Sport Northern Ireland)
Parent Teacher Associations
Community/Voluntary Groups

Funding limits?

Eligible groups can apply for grants from £1,000 – £10,000.

Key dates?

The current round of funding will close 12.00 noon 21 March 2014.

How to apply

Download the Guidance Notes (PDF) Sport Northern Ireland recommend you read these before completing the application form.

Information sessions

Belfast: 17 February 2014, NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB Session 1: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Session 2: 6pm-7pm
Derry/Londonderry: 20 February 2014, St Cecilia’s College, Blighs Lane Derry/Londonderry BT48 9PJ 6pm -7pm
Mid Ulster : 24 February 2014, Torrent Complex, 9 Hillview Avenue, Donaghmore, Dungannon BT70 3DL 6pm – 7pm

All places on these information sessions must be booked in advance. REGISTER NOW

Funding clinics:

Sport Northern Ireland will also be facilitating a number of funding clinics at various locations throughout Northern Ireland to give groups the opportunity to drop in and have a 1-1 chat about the Active Awards for Sport programme.
There is no need to book a place on these clinics; potential applicants will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Ballymena :27 February 2014, Ballykeel Community Centre, 20 Crebilly Rd, Ballymena BT42 4DN 12pm-6pm
Belfast: 3 March 2014, Sport NI, House of Sport, 2a Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LA 10am-6pm
Fermanagh/Omagh: 4 March 2014 Valley Hotel, 60 Main St, Fivemiletown BT75 OPW 12pm-6pm
Craigavon: 6 March 2014, Brownlow Community Hub, 7 Brownlow Road, Craigavon BT65 5DL 12pm-6pm

For further information on Active Awards for Sport please contact Conleth Donnelly on 028 9038 3233 or Joseph Donnelly on 028 9038 3232.

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