New recovery funding for Sports Clubs

Please see below the announcement from SportNI of a new recovery funding programme for Sports clubs.

This opens on the 7th of January and closes on the 28th of January. Please take the time to see if your club is eligible.

20th December 2021

The Executive and the Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, have provided COVID recovery funding for sports organisations and a range of other not-for-profit organisations. Sport NI will deliver the ‘COVID Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations’ with the aim to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible organisations which have arisen in the 2021/22 financial year because of the COVID pandemic. The ‘COVID Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations’ will support eligible organisations which have been negatively affected by the pandemic in the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022; and which have a financial operating deficit during that period which is attributable to COVID.

The Covid Recovery Programme Guidance Note provides information on funding priorities, those organisations eligible to apply to the programme, eligible costs & the application process.

All applications must be made on-line through Sport NI’s online grant application portal through the link at www.sportni.netThe application portal will open for applications on Friday 7th January 2022 and will close for completed applications at 12 noon on Friday 28th January 2022. Further information on where to apply will be available on Friday 7th January 2022.

The presentation from the sport engagement webinar on 21st December 2021 is attached here for more information on the programme details – Covid Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations Presentation 21Dec 2021

Programme specific queries can be sent by email to  – please note that due to Christmas leave responses will be issued post 4th January 2022.

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