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Sports Hardship Fund

Available: Closed 

Region: NI Only

A £750,000 Hardship Fund specifically targeted at sports clubs, and other organisations delivering sporting activities, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship.

Who is eligible?

Any organisation delivering sport and physical recreation can apply to our fund if experiencing short term financial hardship. These organisations include:

  • National Governing Body of Sport (based in NI)
  • constituted local sports clubs affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport
  • recognised by Sport NI
  • community & Voluntary sector organisations that deliver or enable sport
  • and/or physical recreation
  • small charitable trusts that do not qualify for financial help elsewhere

What can be funded

The fund has been developed to help sport and physical recreation organisations meet their obligations, in particular fixed costs, which are no longer supported with revenue as a result of coronavirus. This might cover expenditure on:

  • Rent/Lease
  • Utility costs
  • Essential ground maintenance
  • Insurances

How much funding will be received

Each successful applicant will receive £2,000 for costs incurred from 1st April 2020.

How to apply

Find out more information on the Hardship Fund and apply online on the Sport NI website here.

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