Federation of Irish Sport partner Clann Credo have provided the following information in relation to yesterday’s Sports Capital and Equipment Programme announcement by Minister Martin and Minister Chambers.
Clann Credo can help local clubs and communities to maximise Sports Capital funding by providing match funding loans as part of their applications.
Clann Credo is excited to see a new round of funding under the Sports Capital Programme announced on Monday. These grants fuel the growth of local sports clubs that play such a vital role in our communities.
Local sports clubs are enormous contributors to local identity, and they create a community of endeavour, pride and support. Never was this as true as in 2020, the year of Covid-19. At the onset of lockdown in March, the whole country saw how local clubs turned their skills, resources and energy into supporting people who had to cocoon. The return to sport during the summer months and the resumption of televised competitions was a highlight for many and brought a renewed appreciation of the central role of sport in our lives.
But even before Covid-19 turned our lives upside down, Clann Credo understood that local sports clubs provide essential engagement with disadvantaged young people on the margins of our communities as well as giving older people meaningful ways to contribute. In fact, it is hard to overstate the positive social impacts that sports clubs bring to local areas. This is why Clann Credo believes in sport and the people behind the thousands of local clubs and facilities nationwide.
Clann Credo supports available for clubs
Clann Credo is hosting an information evening for all sports and community groups who may require evidence of loan finance to support their application under the 2021 Sports Capital Programme.
This will involve:
The information evening will take place online on 13th January 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00pm. You can register for this event HERE.
Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment!
If individual National Governing Bodies or Local Sports Partnerships would like to arrange a tailored information evening on the supports that we can provide to your members, please contact Roisin Mulligan, Social Finance and Communications Executive by email or on 086 3098098.
There isn't much time! Please Advise Clubs to Contact Clann Credo Now.
The deadline in February may seem like a lot of time to get applications together, but successful applications take time!
There is huge demand from clubs and community groups nationwide for these loan facilities. In order to allow Clann Credo time to process new finance requests, the closing date is 29th January 2021. If a club is interested in working with Clann Credo to get their application ready, they need to contact them as soon as possible! The regional Clann Credo representatives can be found here. Alternatively, email or phone 01 4002100 for further information.
And Finally, Why Clann Credo?