Sport NI Launches Renewable Energy Fund for Sports Clubs

Sport NI has opened a new £1million pound capital investment fund which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of sports clubs throughout Northern Ireland and contribute to a more sustainable sports club network. Funded by The National Lottery, the Renewable Energy Fund will support sports clubs with infrastructure upgrades such as solar energy systems, air…Continue reading this article →

Special Olympics Ulster medal haul celebrated at Stormont

Sport NI joined the Department for Communities to celebrate the Special Olympics Ulster athletes who competed at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Sport NI chair George Lucas joined sixteen Special Olympics Ulster athletes at the event hosted by the Department for Communities in Parliament Buildings. The Special Olympics Ulster athletes contributed 31…Continue reading this article →

Get Wet Stay Safe Training Sessions success

Sport NI has reported record engagement with the 2023 Get Wet Stay Safe Programme. Now in its second year, the scheme, which aims to raise awareness about water safety, has seen 729* people participate in training sessions across NI since May 2023, and over 1,300 since the campaign began. The initiative is intended to raise…Continue reading this article →

Applications open for New Governing Bodies investment

Sport NI is investing more money into more sports. We are pleased to announce a new £100,000 National Lottery funding programme, aimed at Recognised governing bodies of sport who are not currently in receipt of investment through Sport NI. We want to help governing bodies grow their sport. A programme budget of £100,000 is currently…Continue reading this article →

Do you know a SportMaker?

Sport NI launches its quest to celebrate the unsung heroes of sport through the annual SportMaker awards. As nominations open, former Ireland hockey international Shirley McCay MBE highlights the important role coaches and volunteers have had on her career. Ireland’s most capped sportsperson, Shirley played 316 times for Ireland, went to the Tokyo Olympics and…Continue reading this article →

Major All-Island study shows increase in children’s sport

Latest research on physical activity among children released by Sport NI and Sport Ireland Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and Healthy Ireland have released their latest research on physical activity among children. The research, conducted in 2022 through the Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA) provides valuable insights into post-pandemic sport participation and…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI increases funding to sport with £8.1 million investment

Sport NI is investing more money into more sports than ever before thanks to its £8.1m Sports System Investment programme. The organisation is boosting funding by 58% from last year to help sports thrive. The National Lottery funded programme currently supports over 400,000 people involved in sport in Northern Ireland. This encompasses 37 Sports Governing…Continue reading this article →

Starting the conversation: LGBTQ+ sport

For the first time Sport NI is joining thousands of others this weekend for the Belfast Pride parade in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Sport NI’s five-year plan, The Power of Sport. As an organisation we are striving to address inequalities within the sports sector and maximise…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Athlete Award Programme Recipients 23-24

The Athlete Award Programme opens on an annual basis to sports that have Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic events. Nominations are made by Governing Bodies on behalf of athletes that have a requirement for additional financial support. This may be due to a change in circumstances, a transition period within their sporting career or financial hardship.

District Council Community Planning 23/24

Sport NI is delighted to be a statutory partner in Community Planning, across all 11 District Councils. At the heart of Sport NI’s corporate plan ‘The Power of Sport’, is increasing and sustaining participation in sport and physical activity through connected communities. Rates of participation in sport and physical activity vary with those most inactive…Continue reading this article →