In association with key partners such as Sport Ireland and the Federation of Irish Sport, and alongside other National Governing Bodies, Rowing Ireland has been working consistently and persistently behind the scenes in campaigning the Government of Ireland for financial support for our network of clubs.
We were extremely pleased and grateful when the government responded in a manner which would suggest that they had heard our call; they subsequently made available a €15 million support package to sports clubs where financial hardship has become a concern for them.
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all sports clubs around the country; as such, the Sports Resilience Fund will now be made available through Sport Ireland to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. We very much welcome this news and want to work closely with our clubs to support them financially, a key measure in helping to safeguard their future and to get our members back into the water.
The scheme has been designed by Sport Ireland to support clubs in financially supporting their sporting activities only and not one to replace lost income from ancillary activities such as hospitality, subletting or other non-sporting commercial activity.
The funding available is specifically targeted at clubs who are experiencing immediate financial hardship and are facing the threat of closure due to financial pressure.
Clubs must apply through the Online Application Form
The closing date for submission of applications to Rowing Ireland is 12pm Monday 31st August 2020.