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Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund 2021

THE Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund IS NOW CLOSED.

  • For more information on the Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund, please email Kate Feeney at kfeeney@corksports.ie 


Cork Sports Partnership as part of the Sports Inclusion Programme are delighted to announce the launch of the first Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund 2021! 

Aim of the fund:

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. 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 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 the Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Fund.

  • Target Groups: Disability Services | Community / Parent led Disability Support Groups | Disability Sports Clubs
  • How much can you apply for: The above groups can apply for funding of up to €1,000. 
  • Funding will be awarded through a competitive bid process. Only groups that demonstrate in full a requirement for this support and can adhere to funding guidelines and criteria are eligible for the full amount. Groups should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support. In the case of disability services, where applications are submitted on behalf of multiple sites, funding concessions will apply.

What can you apply for through the Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund 2021:

  1. Training and Education Leadership
  2. Participation Opportunities in Sport & Physical Activity
  3. Equipment and Resource Provision
  4. Communication & Marketing 

​1. Training and Education:

  • Providing training and education opportunities for coaches, volunteers, staff and any personnel who assist the delivery of sport & physical activity for your group. 
  • Examples include, but not limited to: Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Webinar, Autism in Sport Online, Safeguarding, Sports First Aid, Coaching Children & Physical Literacy, WellComm Active Initiatives i.e. Healthy Food Made Easy or Any other training and education your group identify to support a local need.

2. Participation Opportunities in Sport & Physical Activity:

  • Providing sport and physical activity opportunities for children, young people and adults with disabilities in your group or community to keep active.
  • Examples include, but not limited to:
    • Enhancing existing programmes / events that are working well for your group e.g. Exercise or movement sessions
    • Linking with local community agencies or facilities to provide physical activity programmes / events for your group e.g. liaising with a community fitness provider to lead 6 week programmes or activity sessions for your group 
    • Linking with Cork Sports Partnership led initiatives 

3. Equipment and Resource Provision:

  • Providing sport and physical activity equipment to assist delivery of programmes, and / or, Covid 19 Infection Control Measures to ensure safe return to delivery of activities. Examples include, but not limited to:
    • Sport & Physical Activity Equipment to assist delivery of your sessions
    • Resources needed to access online exercise classes i.e. chromecast, projectors etc. 
    • Covid 19 Hygiene Supplies i.e. sanitisers, face masks, signage etc.  

4. Communication & Marketing:

  • Providing opportunities to create marketing materials and signage to assist awareness of what is available and promoting all the above opportunities; Training & Education, Participation Opportunities, Equipment Provision etc. Examples include, but not limited to:
    • Marketing materials i.e. posters, flyers, signage etc.
    • Photographer costs to capture coverage of your programmes / event
    • Promotional videos and campaigns of your groups programmes / event

how to apply:

  1. Read the SportsAbility Resilience Fund Guidelines Document prior to applying for this fund - Click HERE
  2. Click the button below to complete the application process *Note: You must complete the application in one sitting 
  3. Applications must be submitted before April 2nd 2021 

Applications Process is Now Closed

For more information on any of the above;
  • Please contact Cork Sports Partnership's Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Kate Feeney on kfeeney@corksports.ie
  • Cork SportsAbility Resilience Fund Press Release - Click HERE 
  • Sample Application available to view - Click HERE


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