August 05, 2020

In association with key partners, Sport Ireland and the Federation of Irish Sport, and alongside other NGB’s, Swim Ireland have been working consistently and persistently behind the scenes in campaigning the Government of Ireland for financial support for our network of clubs.

As such, we were extremely pleased and grateful when the government responded in a manner which would suggest that they had heard our call and subsequently made available a €15 million support package to sports clubs where financial hardship has become a concern for them.

In a further support package for our sport, the government (through the July stimulus package) made available a further €2.5 million to support swimming pools in their efforts to re-open and again we worked closely with Ireland Active in securing this particular funding stream.

The club resilience scheme has been designed by Sport Ireland to support clubs in financially supporting their sporting activities only and is specifically targeted at clubs who are experiencing immediate financial hardship and are facing the threat of closure due to financial pressure.

Swim Ireland is pleased to now open the application process for this fund and welcomes clubs to start putting together their application for submission. Clubs should spend time in preparing detailed responses to the questions and provide the required information/documents as incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that clubs are not permitted to make applications directly to Sport Ireland and must do so through their National Governing Body.

Clubs must apply through the online Application Form which can be found here.

Club Resilience Fund letter and application questions can be found here.