The programme is currently closed for applications.
This year, April 2016 to March 2017, is the final year of the delivery of Sport Northern Ireland’s Athlete Investment Programme.
Sport Northern Ireland will, however, continue to invest in athlete development from April 2017 through its Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017-2021.
The Sporting Winners objective aims to help more Northern Ireland athletes to win at the highest level. In achieving this objective, Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan proposes two Priorities for Action:
Priority for Action 5
We will prioritise those sports and athletes who have the potential to achieve success and excel at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games.
Priority for Action 6
We will work strategically with sports (including culturally significant sports) to invest high performance expertise where it is most needed to ensure success.
In light of the Sporting Winners objective it is intended that proposals for future investment in athlete development will prioritise those Olympic / Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports and athletes most likely to achieve success. Where resources permit, consideration will also be given to the requirements of other sports and athletes, in particular focusing on those with the potential to win at the highest level.
Find out more about the Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme. This includes information about who can apply, key dates, how to apply through completion of an Expression of Interest and a link to the Guidance Document.