Limerick Sports Partnership in conjunction with Sport Ireland is promoting this grants scheme to support clubs and community groups. The COVID-19 club small grant scheme is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and its network of Local Sports Partnerships to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants within sports facilities. The COVID 19 Club Small Grants can be used to support COVID 19 related expenditure dating from 2nd May 2020 onwards (Date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery).
Closing date for the grants scheme is September 4th, 2020.
This scheme is designed to support clubs, which do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. As the total fund available is limited, clubs/community groups which already have the finances to implement COVID-19 protocols should not apply. Clubs must ensure that, where available, they prioritise the application for funding support via their National Governing Body or relevant representative body. Funding support for the same purpose should not be sought from multiple sources.
WHO CAN APPLY
Grants are available to all local sports clubs and community groups that promote increased participation in their sport or physical activity. Commercial, statutory or umbrella bodies are not eligible to apply for this grant.
Applications are encouraged from clubs/community groups that:
The scheme will be based on identified needs. Limerick Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland and will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly. Every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme. There is a €1,500 limit per club on this grant scheme however applications will be means tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full amount. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.
These grants can cover costs associated with reopening sports clubs and community groups during COVID-19, specifically:
Limerick Sports Partnership, Sport Ireland and LSP Board Members nor any bodies represented thereon will not accept liability for damage or injury which might arise in the use of any funds made available.