Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 club small grant scheme is providing support to sports clubs and community groups based in Co. Meath. The grant scheme is designed to support clubs and groups (whose primary focus is the delivery of sport or physical activity), and who do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols.
This grant can cover costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs & physical activity and is intended to support the return to sporting & physical activities only.
The COVID 19 Club Small Grants can be used to support COVID 19 related expenditure dating from 2nd May 2020 onwards (date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery). Meath LSP and Sport Ireland will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly. Every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme.
There is an upper limit of €1,500 per club/group; applicants will be assessed on demonstrable need. Decision of the committee is final, canvassing will disqualify. Clubs/groups should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered eligible for support.
This is an online based application – follow link: http://www.meathsports.ie/meath-lsp-covid-19-club-small-grant-scheme/
In exceptional circumstances, paper applications will be accepted (paper forms are available on request).
Conditions of the grant – clubs/organisations must:
- Be based in Co. Meath
- Be affiliated to a Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Body or disability sports organisation and/or operate as a not for profit with a primary purpose of encouraging sport and physical activity
- Be open for public membership
If an organisation requires assistance in filling out the application form or has any queries in relation to the grant scheme please contact our office, by email: [email protected] or telephone: 046 9067337.
Closing Date for applications is Monday 31st August 2020 at 3pm.