The purpose of this Sports Sustainability Fund is to help address the economic consequences of the COVID 19 health pandemic effecting the sports sector. 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.
- Enable Governing Bodies and clubs to plan and prepare to increase opportunities for participation in sport, recreation and community use following the end of COVID-19 restrictions.
What Organisations are Eligible to Apply?
The Sports Sustainability Fund will only accept applications from a Recognised* governing body of sport.
Clubs should apply through their governing body. Sport NI will not accept applications directly from clubs.
*Recognised by Sport NI – meaning that the governing body is named on the UK Recognition list, per the UK Recognition policy as implemented by the UK Sports Councils.
If you are not a Recognised governing body and have not submitted a pre-application for Recognition before the 4th December 2020, you will not be eligible to apply for this fund.
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What is the application process?
Applications must be completed online through Sport NI’s Internet Grants Applications Manager (IGAM) portal (Live from 9am Friday 4 December 2020)
Governing bodies must complete the excel spreadsheet providing all information regarding current and historic income and expenditure. Please click links below for governing body spreadsheet and guidance notes.
Governing body spreadsheet (Application Form)
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. Please click links below for clubs and entities spreadsheet and guidance notes.
Clubs and entities spreadsheet (Application Form)
Please note only governing bodies should be submitting applications for the Sports Sustainability Fund.
This fund will close for completed applications at 3pm on 11 January 2021
What assistance is available to applicants?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport NI will release an FAQ webpage in the next few days.
Sport NI will be hosting the following governing body information workshops to answer any questions on the application process:
|Venue||Date & Time|
|Online Platform Login Details TBC||Wednesday 9th December 2020 TBC|
|Online Platform Login Details TBC||Wednesday 6th January 2021 TBC|