November 27, 2020

Swim Ireland is aware that clubs' situations have changed since we opened applications for funding from the Sports Club Resilience Fund last summer, so we are pleased to announce we are launching a second round of applications for clubs in the Republic of Ireland.

In June 2020, the Irish Government approved an investment programme of up to €70 million to support the sports sector.

This investment programme has been allocated through four targeted grant schemes; Scheme 3 relates to a Sports Club Resilience Fund of up to €15 million to support clubs, and we were very fortunate to receive a total of €500k to support our clubs through this scheme.

We have since awarded 38 clubs funding, ranging from a total of €3,000 up to €29,000 from this fund.

As part of the second phase we will be running two application processes for clubs in the ROI, as follows:

1. COVID-19 Related expenses - Clubs can apply for up to €1500 to cover the cost of any COVID-19 related expenses, such as sanitiser, face masks, face shields, cleaning equipment etc.

This must be equipment purchased to provide a safe return to the sport for your members and receipts/proof of purchase will be required

* Please note clubs who received grant funding from Local Sports Partnership’s for this expenditure are not eligible to apply under this application process

Apply HereOnline Application Form

2. Resilience FundingClubs can apply for grants up to €5k to support any financial hardship currently being experienced due to COVID-19.

This scheme is designed to support clubs in financially supporting their sporting activities only and not one to replace lost income from ancillary activities such as hospitality, subletting or other non-sporting commercial activity.

The funding available is specifically targeted at clubs who are experiencing immediate financial hardship and are facing the threat of closure due to financial pressure.

Once you have taken into account the extent of the club’s reserves and other sources of revenue/supports available to you, if you feel that your club is not at risk of closure, please do not apply for this particular funding source.

Apply HereOnline Application Form

*Please note clubs may only apply for one of these funds, and clubs who received grant funding from the first round of applications are not eligible to apply for either grant.

Applications close on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

For full details, terms and conditions see: Swim Ireland Club Resilience Fund Round 2

Please note: We continue to campaign on behalf of our clubs in Northern Ireland and wait for the funding announcement from Sport NI, which we are hopeful will come soon. If you have any urgent concerns in the meantime, please contact us.