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Sport NI launch £5m funding wave as clubs invited to apply for up to £25,000 support

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Sports clubs across the country are being invited to apply for funding.

Sports clubs across the country are being invited to apply for funding.

Sports clubs across the country are being invited to apply for funding.

Sports clubs across Northern Ireland have been invited to apply for their chunk of £5m worth of National Lottery funding.

Sport NI has launched its new campaign Supporting Sport to Build Back Better, starting with Project Re-Boot.

The scheme is split into three strands, designed to help sports across the country to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic strengthened and confident in the new sporting climate.

While the Activate and Support Local strands, which carry up to £5,000 and £1,000 grants respectively, will be released later this year, Team-Up is now open for applications of funding ranging from £10,000 to £25,000.

The aim is to help with new initiatives designed to encourage the engagement or re-engagement of participants into sport. Successful schemes will help the sporting landscape to adapt to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, positively impact their communities and contribute to partnered working across the sporting sector.

Applications must be made by 12 noon on Monday, March 1 and schemes must be delivered by March 31, 2022.

“Thanks to the National Lottery players, Sport NI is able to invest in this exciting and ground breaking new programme, and work with our valued partners; to maximize the power of sport for all," said Sport NI CEO Antoinette McKeown.

"We have listened carefully to the sporting sector and public, regarding the profound impacts of COVID19, and so we have co-designed this programme; to help sport adapt and emerge stronger than ever before.

"Our clubs and governing bodies of sport have been critical in the COVID 19 response, and have shown what a critical role they have to play in our communities during the pandemic and as we emerge, in terms of our wellbeing, community connection and sense of belonging”.

For more information, click here to visit the Sport NI website.

Belfast Telegraph


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