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Sports & Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund

The SPORTS & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES RESILIENCE FUND IS NOW CLOSED.

  • For inquiries on the Sports and Recreation Facilities Resilence Fund email Cathal Geraghty at cgeraghty@corksports.ie 

What is the Sports & Recreational FACILITIES Resilience Fund? 

The Fund is part of the government’s response nationally to support the sports sector through COVID-19.  With the support of Sport Ireland Cork Sports Partnership seeks to support, community sports and recreational facilities and amenities. The fund will look to rebuild the capacity of the many community facilities and amenities across Cork City and County.  These facilities and amenities are key to the delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities and events to people of all ages and abilities across Cork Communities.  

Who is the fund aimed at?  

This fund is aimed at:

  • Not-for-profit community-based facilities, eg; Community Sports Complexs, Community Centres, Community Halls & Recreational facilities. 
  • Amenity sites currently managed by community & voluntary groups. Examples such as parks and playgrounds.
  • Please note that this fund is for NON-SPORTS-CLUB related activities
  • For queries on eligibility contact Cork Sports Partnership's Community Sports Development Officer Cathal Geraghty cgeraghty@corksports.ie or at 0861451381.

How much funding is available? 

Community sports, recreational and leisure facilities and amenities can apply for funding of up to €1,500. Cork Sports Partnership will ensure that the investment is distributed fairly. Every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme. Funding will be awarded through a competitive bid process. 

What can facilities use the funding for?

Facilities can use the funding for the following:

  • Training and Education for staff or volunteers 
  • Participation Opportunities in Sport & Physical Activity  
  • Equipment and Resource Provision  
  • Communications and Marketing 

Applicants who demonstrate and provide sport & physical opportunities for multiple target groups within the local community will be prioritised.

Training and Education:
  • Providing training and education opportunities for staff, volunteers and any personnel who assist the delivery of sport & physical activity in your facility.   
  • Examples include, but not limited to: Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Webinar, Autism in Sport Online Training, 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.
Participation Opportunities in Sport & Physical Activity:
  • Providing sport and physical activity opportunities for your community.  
  • Examples include, but not limited to:  
    • Enhancing existing programmes / events that are working well for your community i.e. 8-week Physical Activity programmes, Couch to 5K, Yoga, Pilates,Activator Poles, Older Adults Sportsfest, Family Fun Days. Please outline in your application the programme name, duration and frequency of sessions.
    • Linking with local community agencies to provide physical activity programmes / events for your community.
    • Developing new community led programmes / events for your community i.e Couch 2 5ks, Step Challenges/Walking Programme, Yoga or Fitness programmes Please outline in your application the programme name, duration and frequency of sessions.
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 i.e., cones, beanbags, balls etc.  
    • Resources needed to deliver sports and physical activity programme face to face.
    • Resources needed to deliver sports and physical activity training from your venue i.e., overhead projectors, screens etc. 
    • Covid-19 Hygiene Supplies i.e., sanitisers, face masks, signage etc.  
Communication & Marketing
  • Providing opportunities to create marketing materials and signage to assist awareness of what is available and promoting all the above opportunities; training and education, participation programme, equipment provision etc. 

Examples include, but not limited to:  

  • Marketing materials i.e., posters, flyers, signage etc.  
  • Photographer/Videographer costs to capture coverage of your programmes / events.
  • Promotional videos and campaigns of your group's programmes / events.

APPLICATION PROCESS is now closed

Additional Information: 
  • Sports and Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund Guidance Document - Click here >>>
  • Sports and Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund Sample Application - Click here >>>
  • Sports and Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund Press Release - Click here >>>
  • Contact Cork Sports Partnership's Community Sports Development Officer Cathal Geraghty cgeraghty@corksports.ie or at 0861451381  

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