Return To Sport – Sports Club Development Fund


This fund is open to sports clubs affiliated to their National Governing Body of Sport and is available to support the impact of Covid-19 on community sport.

The main areas for funding will be;

  • Health & Safety – materials to support the management and reduction of Covid-19 –signage, hand sanitisers, plexi glass, face coverings, disinfectants etc.
  • Sports Equipment – non capital equipment to provide for and manage community sport in the Covid-19 environment – coaching & training gear – bibs, cones, markers, ladders cones, boxing equipment, footballs, sports equipment to provide for inclusion of disabilities such as sensory sports equipment etc.
  • Provision of integration initiatives such as come and try or taster sports sessions, which engage and provide sporting opportunities for new memberships – older adults, women, people with disabilities, minority ethnic etc.
  • Initiatives which promote the benefits of sport and physical activity as a meaningful support to mental wellbeing will be positively received.

Funding Range €300 - €1500


Applications must be submitted by 25th November 2021.

Please note the following;

  • One application per affiliated club
  • All applicants will be required to provide bank account details.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • All applications must complete online application form in order to be considered.
  • Applications are part of a competitive process
  • Drawdown of funding will be via receipts
  • Canvassing will disqualify

How To Apply

Expression of Interest

Complete this form to access the online application form.

Please note: You will be emailed a direct link to the application form if you wish to complete it at a later time.

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