Community Participation Funding for Northern Ireland Sports Organisations
A new programme offering funding to community sports organisations in Northern Ireland for innovative projects which support the engagement and re-engagement of participants into sport, particularly people from groups who have been especially impacted by COVID-19, is open for applications.
Through the first application strand of the programme to open, sports organisations that are working collaboratively can access grants of £10,000 to £25,000 to develop participation projects.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
A constituted sports club which is affiliated to a governing body of sport recognised by Sport NI.
A community or voluntary organisation that delivers or enables sport and/or physical recreation as its primary activity.
A charitable trust that delivers or enables sport and/or physical recreation as its primary activity.
There is a particular focus on collaborative projects that support the following priority groups:
Women and girls.
People with disabilities.
People with long-term limiting illness.
Children and young people, especially those aged between 11 and 18.
Older people aged over 50.
Black and ethnic minority communities.
People on a low income.
People living in areas of greatest need.
Projects must be delivered by 31 March 2022.
The deadline for applications is noon on 1 March 2021.
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