The aim of the Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund is to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and ensure people with disabilities across Cork City and County can be active and access physical activity opportunities, while living with COVID-19. This funding was secured by Sport Ireland through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in response to COVID-19. Successful applicants will link with Cork Sports Partnership and Cork SportsAbility Forum to activate their groups, reengage their participants and continue striving towards a culture of active and healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities in Cork.
Following the Sport Ireland COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme, Cork Sports Partnership identified the lack of opportunity for community groups who support people with disabilities in sport and physical activity to apply for this fund. Cork Sports Partnership highlighted the need for funds to be made available to enable disability services, community / parent-led disability groups to return to activity. This request was granted through Sport Ireland.