Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill has welcomed the opening of a €2m All Disabled Sport Support Club Fund as part of this year’s NGB Dormant Accounts Fund.
The program will be open to clubs affiliated to national governing bodies recognized by Sport Ireland.
The fund offers every club affiliated with a national governing body recognized by Sport Ireland the opportunity to provide disability-inclusive programs and supports.
“Helping the sports sector, in particular the club network, recover from the damage caused by the pandemic is a top priority, alongside promoting a Sport for All philosophy across the sector. Euros are set aside under this new fund and it represents a great opportunity for sports clubs around the world to reflect on how they can make their sport even more accessible to people in their communities, especially people with disabilities” , said MP Cahill.
Fianna Fáil TD said sport can deliver many benefits to people’s health and well-being and we need to make this a reality on the ground for more and more people.
The fund will support the initiation or strengthening of disability-specific activities within grassroots sports clubs. Clubs will approach their NGB directly for funding. NGB will in turn submit a consolidated application on behalf of its club network to Sport Ireland.
Clubs can apply for funding between €1,000 and €5,000 to support the following areas:
Disability supports education and training
– Disability support program activation and delivery
– Disability supports small-scale equipment and infrastructure.
The closing date for applications is Monday, September 1, 2022. It is expected that an announcement of funding allocations will be made by December.
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