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Sports Hardship Fund

Sport Northern Ireland regrets to announce that we have reluctantly taken the decision to suspend new applications to the Sports Hardship Fund pending confirmation of additional funding.

By lunchtime on Thursday 16 April, the number of applications received had exhausted our confirmed budget. We would like to assure anyone who has already submitted an application that we have begun to process those already and expect to begin making initial payments to eligible applicants, over the next five working days. We will honour all eligible applications currently in our system.

We recognise the huge contribution that your club, and so many other sport clubs and organisations, are making on a daily basis to provide community resilience through the current emergency and the unique challenges that the current essential public health restrictions present to you in maintaining your club and facilities.

We would like to reassure you that we are working closely with the Department for Communities to identify and secure additional funding for the Sports Hardship Fund and will update this webpage at the earliest possible opportunity.

You may also wish to check other sources of potential funding by clicking on the following http://www.sportni.net/funding-and-support/

Antoinette McKeown

Chief Executive Officer

Help and Advice

Email: sportshardshipfund@sportni.net