In 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.
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport & the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, today announced the allocation of €5,804,828 in funding for the COVID-19 Supplementary Grant Scheme.
In November, an unprecedented €85 million funding package was announced for the Irish sport sector, which has been significantly impacted by the various Covid-19 restrictions imposed since March 2020. €5.8 million of that funding was ring-fenced to address any additional and immediate needs that may arise in the sector as a result of the recent Level 5 restrictions.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership have announced the awarding of 21 grants to 18 local clubs totalling over €25,000 under the Club Participation Grants Scheme 2020. The purpose of this grant scheme is to provide assistance to sports clubs/organisations based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to develop or expand targeted participation initiatives and the provision of training for volunteers/coaches.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers T.D., confirmed that the Department is accepting applications from today (11th December) under the new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme.
Minister Martin stated: “I am delighted that this funding is being made available. The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme plays a key role in providing the required sport and recreation facilities to enable as many people participate in sport as possible. I would urge all organisations with a suitable project to consider making an application.”
The closing date for submitting applications is the 12th February while the deadline for clubs registering on the Department’s online application system is the 1st February.