Tipperary Sports Partnership COVID 19 Club Small Grant Scheme

Tipperary Sports Partnership COVID 19 Club Small Grant Scheme Guidelines

The COVID-19 club small grant scheme is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and its network of Local Sports Partnerships to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme is designed to support clubs, which do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. As the total fund available is limited, clubs which already have the finances to implement COVID-19 protocols should not apply. Clubs must ensure that, where available, they prioritise the application for funding support via their National Governing Body or relevant representative body. Funding support for the same purpose should not be sought from multiple sources.

This grant can cover costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs. The club grant scheme is designed and intended to support return to sporting activities only. This funding cannot be used to support COVID-19 costs related to hospitality services such as bars or restaurants within sports facilities.

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).

The scheme will be based on identified needs Tipperary Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland and 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 a €1,500 limit per club on this grant scheme however applications will be means tested and only clubs with the most need will be eligible for the full amount. Clubs should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered for support.

• Only one application can be submitted per club
• Applications must be submitted from clubs which are based in Tipperary.
• Operate as a ‘not for profit’ club or organisation that is open to public membership
• Have a primary objective of sport or physical activity and have policies and practices in place that encourage participation regardless of gender, age, race or ability
• Be compliant with Safeguarding regulations and evidence of this may be asked for
• Signed the CARA Sport Inclusion Disability Charter. www.caracentre.ie/sport-inclusion-disability-charter
• Be registered with their National Governing Body or affiliated to a National Organisation
• Be registered with County Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN) www.ppntipperary.org
• Individuals, National/Regional/County Governing Bodies/Statutory Agencies are not eligible to apply
• For profit groups/commercial organisations/private facility owners are not eligible to apply
• Capital Costs are ineligible e.g. building development
• Successful Applicants will be required to provide copies of appropriate receipts and submitted to TSP by 30th November 2020
• Related Expenditure must be dated from 2nd May 2020 onwards (Date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery)
• Applicants should note that successful clubs/organisations must comply with any reasonable request regarding publicity from TSP

We collect the personal data provided below for one or more specific purposes, on the basis of public authority to our statutory duties.

The purposes and reasons for processing your personal data are detailed below:
• Identifying and evaluating organisations that apply for funding
• Organisation overview and governance
• Conducting compliance checks
• Delivery of efficient services to meet organisations needs
• Recording and communicating the activities of our organisation and other organisations to stakeholders
• Facilitating future contact with relevant stakeholders
• In order to comply with a legal obligation
• Research and development of sports participation

We do not share or disclose any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified or where there is a legal requirement. The minimum amount of personal information is shared with Sport Ireland.

The information above should be read in conjunction with the privacy notice on our website-> https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/your-council/privacy-statement

The application form should be completed online at the following link-> Apply Here

Important - The form must be filled out in one attempt, there is no facility to save the form and return to it at a later date. Closing Date for Receipt of Applications is Monday, 31st August 2020 at 4pm.