The Northern Ireland Sports Forum welcomes today’s announcement that the NI Executive has committed a further £10m for sports organisations which have lost income as a result of reduced spectators at their events, club membership and running competitions. This brings the Sports Sustainability Fund to £25m.
Following the announcement, NI Sports Forum Executive Manager Ciaran Kearney stated:
“We are very pleased that the NI Executive has committed a further £10m to the Sports Sustainability Fund. As previously outlined, sports organisations of all sizes have been concerned about their sustainability and this increased allocation will be a boost to the sector”.
Our members and their clubs have shown outstanding leadership throughout this pandemic by supporting their local communities whilst facing their own challenges and we are pleased that this has also been recognised by the NI Executive.
We look forward to engaging with the Department for Communities and Sport NI over the coming days to secure an efficient, seamless process for administering this support package with the aim of ensuring all within the sports sector are supported”.
The press release from the Department for Communities can be found HERE