Covid Grant FlyerIn December 2020, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership was delighted to assist 36 local clubs with Covid-19 related costs and expenditure totalling €43,000. Funding of €15,000 has also been made available to support the Parkruns in the area once they can return.

The COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme is part of a series of COVID-19 related funding schemes from Sport Ireland, following the announcement of €70 million of funding by the Government to support the sports sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

This scheme was designed to support sports clubs that do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. The COVID-19 Club Small Grants will be used to support COVID-19 related expenditure dating from May 2020 onwards.

The successful clubs in this grants scheme were:

Blackrock Flyers Special Olympics Club  €           500
Bray Emmets  €       1,500
Cabinteely Athletic Club   €           885
Cabinteely FC Ltd.  €       1,500
Cabinteely GAA  €       1,500
Dalkey Devils  €       1,200
Dalkey Rowing Club  €       1,000
Dalkey Scubadivers  €       1,110
De La Salle Palmerston FC  €       1,500
DLR Waves  €       1,300
Dublin Rebels  €       1,500
Foxrock Cabinteely Gaa Club  €       1,300
Foxrock Geraldine Patrick Morans GFC   €           960
Genesis Hockey Club  €       1,200
Ireland Hankuk Taekwondo   €       1,500
Irish National Sailing Club   €       1,430
Mariners Baseball Ireland  €           890
MTB Association of Dublin  €           900
Naomh Olaf GAA Club  €       1,400
Precision twirlers  €       1,100
Rosemount Mulvey Football Club   €       1,500
Sallynoggin Pearse Football Club  €       1,500
Seal Bay Divers  €           250
SEAPOINT RUGBY CLUB  €       1,500
St Marys Boys FC  €       1,500
St Raphaelas Badminton Club   €       1,500
St. Brigids Badminton Club  €       1,500
St. James Athletic Football Club  €       1,460
St. Michael's Coastal Rowing Club  €           310
Stars of Erin GAA Club  €       1,500
SuperSonic Trampoline Club  €           750
Swim Plus  €           965
Tivoli Tigers Special Olympics Club  €       1,050
Trident Sub Aqua Club  €           780
Trojan Gymnastic Club  €       1,500
Wayside Table Tennis Club  €       1,185

Speaking regarding the grants scheme, Coordinator with DLR Sports Partnership, Shane McArdle stated ‘We are delighted to be able to give local clubs a hand when and where we can. This financial support helps reduce the pressure that our local clubs are experiencing in these unprecedented times.’

A new round of this Covid-19 Clubs Small Grant programme will open in the first quarter of 2021 and details will be advertised on the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership website and social media channels from February.

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