Record Olympic & Paralympic performance shows growing strength of our sporting system

The inspirational performances by Northern Ireland’s athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is a strong indicator of the growing strength of our local sporting system according to the Vice-Chair of Sport NI. Jay Colville made the remarks addressing a glittering array of homegrown sporting talent from Team GB and Team Ireland at a special…Continue reading this article →

Transgender inclusion in domestic sport guidance published

New guidance for transgender inclusion in domestic sport published by UK’s Sports Councils  The UK’s Sports Councils have today published new guidance for transgender inclusion in domestic sport. The Sports Councils’ Equality Group (SCEG), made up of representatives from each of the UK’s Sports Councils (UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Wales, Sportscotland and Sport Northern Ireland), commissioned a review…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI launches funding opportunity with Building Better Sports Facilities programme

Sports facilities across Northern Ireland will get a welcome boost following the launch of a new programme by Sport NI.   Funded by the Department for Communities, the £700k ‘Building Better Sports Facilities’ programme will invest in sports facilities to deliver increased, inclusive and safe sustained participation in sport. The programme is open from 9am…Continue reading this article →

Building Better Sports Facilities

Please be aware Building Better Sports Facilities programme closes for applications at NOON (12pm) on Monday 4th October 2021. Should you require any clarification regarding your application please contact: Introduction The Building Better Sports Facilities programme will invest in all aspects of a sports facility’s infrastructure with a view to improving operational efficiency leading to increased participation…Continue reading this article →

Project Re-Boot: Activate Launched

Introduction Sport NI are pleased to launch Project Re – Boot: Activate, the second strand of Build Back Better! This strand will focus on Crowd Funding, we understand that Crowdfunding will be a new concept to applicants, so here are some things should think about before applying to the Project Re-Boot Activate programme. Make sure…Continue reading this article →

Continued Return of Spectators to Sport

As numbers of sporting events continue to rise in the days and weeks ahead, it is worth reminding organisers of the current situation with regards to regulations and advice.  This information, including a letter to sports form the Minister for Communities, is included on the Return to Sport section of the Sport NI website ( If…Continue reading this article →

Hope United highlights inclusion for all in sport

  The recent Hope United football match at Seaview (Crusaders Football Club) was an excellent celebration of inclusion and the power of sport to unite people. A fantastic atmosphere from start to finish, the excitement was heightened by the involvement of Rio Ferdinand and many other sporting legends supporting the event. The competitive match saw…Continue reading this article →

Project Re-Boot: Activate

The Activate programme is now closed! Unfortunately, as indicated in our Guidance Notes, we have had to close the Activate programme before the 20th March 2023. This is due to reaching our maximum funding budget. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Project Re-Boot: Activate Project Re-Boot: Activate is the next phase of funding to help clubs…Continue reading this article →

Covid-19 Survey – One Year On

Covid-19 Survey – One Year On Sporting System Survey to Consider COVID-19 Related Need  Opened on Wednesday 21st July 2021 Closes at Midnight on Wednesday 18th August 2021   What is the purpose of the new COVID-19 Survey that Sport NI is undertaking? Just over a year ago, Sport NI completed a survey of the sports sector to help understand…Continue reading this article →

Daily Olympic Update – Day 14

Morning report from Team Ireland on Day 14 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games AUGUST 6th, 2021: The third round of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play got underway in Tokyo with Stephanie Meadow currently placed well inside the top 20, with the remaining day’s play still to be completed. It was a day of mixed fortunes…Continue reading this article →