Sport Northern Ireland is inviting applications from the local sports community to a new multi-million pound National Lottery capital programme.

The Multi-Facility Fund, managed and administered by Sport NI, will offer grants up to £1,000,000 towards projects which create a multi-facility environment of four or more different sports types located on a single site.

Speaking about the new Multi-Facility Fund during a visit to a training camp for Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games boxers at the Sports Institute, Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown said:

“Sport plays a vital role within local communities and we have seen from investments to date, the very positive impact which high quality sports facilities have on sporting communities, from grassroots through to high performance level.”

“Facilities which offer a range of different sporting opportunities are particularly important in bringing people together and promoting a sustainable sport system. I would encourage governing bodies, local councils, sports clubs and other organisations with viable projects that meet the sporting needs of communities, clubs and athletes, to engage with Sport NI on this new venture. We look forward to working with applicants and lending our expertise to help create places where more people can enjoy, engage and excel in sport for many years to come.”

“We are delighted our local boxing heroes have benefitted from National Lottery Funding and that they have joined us to say thanks again to the Lottery for much needed sports investment here”

Applications to the Multi-Facility Fund open on Thursday 1st March 2018, and Sport NI will be hosting a series of information sessions at the end of Februaryto provide guidance to potential applicants. For more information on the Multi-Facility Fund please click here.

Photo Caption: Pictured during a visit to a training camp for Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games boxers Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive, Antoinette McKeown launches the £6.7 million Multi-Facility Fund delivered through National Lottery funding.