British Gymnastics is delighted to announce that clubs in Northern Ireland can apply for funding to help combat issues that have been caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This additional funding has been secured in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Clubs programme to help reduce the impact of Covid-19 on the gymnastics community.
Restrictions placed on clubs has limited the space available for gymnastics to be delivered, the number of classes that can be held and the running of face-to-face coaching courses and CPD opportunities. Financial support in these areas is vital for clubs to continue to rebuild and recover once able to reopen.
The Northern Ireland Club Support Fund Application Form can be downloaded here.
The funding can be used in a variety of ways. For example, it could be used to*:
• train new or existing coaches due to a loss of workforce.
• upskill staff in other areas of club operations.
• contribute towards the start-up costs of accessing a new space due to existing venues not being open or unable to accommodate extra hours.
• buy resources to deliver fun and engaging sessions.
• purchase equipment to help with progressions whilst close contact is not permitted.
• support with the costs associated with increased cleaning/hygiene items.
*This list is not exhaustive.
The maximum amount depends on the size of your club as of 1st April 2020**:
**Membership figure will be cross referenced against the British Gymnastics database.
***Depending on the number of applications received, maximum amounts are subject to change and could be higher/lower than stated.
As long as a need is identified for the funding, the maximum amount will be awarded***
Unfortunately, due to other funding available, the award cannot be used to subsidise or replace the loss of income/revenue from the coronavirus pandemic or be used towards any retrospective activity/expenditure.
To apply for the funding clubs must be a current, registered club with British Gymnastics and have been registered on the 1st April 2020. Only clubs residing in Northern Ireland are eligible. Full eligibility criteria and T&C’s can be found in the Northern Ireland Club Support Fund Application Form.
Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 12th February 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Once completed, all forms need to be returned by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.