Government announce Sport Resilience Fund

22nd June 2020, 11:48a.m. | National

The government have announced a €70 million resilience fund targeted specifically for the Irish sport sector. This fund is to support recovery from the recent Covid-19 lock-down measures which saw sporting activity and business grind to a halt for the past few months. The breakdown of the fund is as follows...

  • €40m for field sports
  • €10m for NGBs
  • €15m for clubs
  • €5m for restart costs

Commenting on the launch of the fund GI CEO Ciaran Gallagher commented...

"Following confirmation that our clubs can return to sport on 29th June the announcement of the sport resilience fund is a very welcome development for our community and the wider sport sector. Our thanks to Ministers Ross & Griffin and their teams at DTTAS, also to John Treacy & Paul McDermott and their team at Sport Ireland. Similarly huge thanks must also go to Mary O'connor at the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) with a special mention to our own GI independent Board director Roddy Guiney who also serves as Chair of the FIS. A huge amount of work has gone on behind the scenes to see this come to light. We await full detail on the specifics and application process for the fund and will be in contact with our clubs as soon as we have more info."

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