Next steps for GAA clubs applying for 'Sport for All' funding
A phenomenal response nationwide to the Sport for All Disability Supports Club Fund for 2022 saw over 450 clubs send in applications to the GAA for submission to Sport Ireland.
As part of 2022 NGB Dormant Accounts Fund, Sport Ireland will provide a €2,000,000 ‘Sport for All’ Disability Supports Club Fund with a minimum application amount of €1,000 and maximum application amount of €5,000 per club on this funding scheme.
The next step in the applications process is
· Sport Ireland will revert to each NGB with an amount allocation once a review of all the applications and that all clubs are found compliant with the Funding requirements.
· The club must ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for the overall governance and management (including financial management) of the Club receiving the support. It is hugely importance for your club to retain all receipts and documentation in relation to grant investment expenditure for inspection by Sport Ireland.
· Given the nature of the scheme, any clubs in receipt of funding must have a robust system in place in relation to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.
· The GAA will then review each club application for funding allocation. When considering the provision of funding to Clubs, the GAA will consider the following:
o Technical merits of the Clubs application (quality, detail, sustainability etc.)
o Size and strategic importance of the Club within the sport (membership numbers, area, facility sharing, existing diversity of activity & membership)
o Existing Club engagement with the NGB
o Level, scope, and track record of programme delivery by the Club
o Existing Governance, Financial and Safeguarding model within the Club
It is anticipated that an announcement of funding allocations will be made by December 2022. Applying does not guarantee that funding will be approved.