Louth Local Sports Partnership have launched a Covid-19 Small Grant Scheme to help sporting clubs and groups reopen with a payment of up to €1,500 per club available.
The Covid-19 Grant Scheme is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and its network of Local Sports Partnership to support the sports sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
This grant scheme is designed and intended to support return to sporting activities only and cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants within sports facilities.
The scheme will be based on identified needs. Louth LSP and Sport Ireland will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly and every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme.
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There is a €1,500 limit per club on this grant scheme however applications will be means tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full amount. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.
The Coordinator ofLouth LSP, Graham Russell, said: “Louth LSP welcomes the announcement of financial support for sports clubs across Ireland and encourages all sports clubs in Louth to assess their need for financial support towards COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols.”
Clubs are advised to contact Áine McDonald on firstname.lastname@example.org or 042-9324318 for further information on this scheme.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st September 2020 at 3.00pm. Guidelines and application form are available here: CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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