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Sports Grants

Ards and North Down Borough Council recognises the need for Capital Investment into our Sports Clubs and Facilities, in order to improve the quality of provision and sporting experiences for people living within the Borough.

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Sports Development Capital Grant Scheme

Ards and North Down Borough Council recognises the need for Capital Investment into our Sports Clubs and Facilities, in order to improve the quality of provision and sporting experiences for people living within the Borough.

The Sports Development Capital Scheme is available for capital expenditure, i.e. facilities and/or equipment. ‘Capital Expenditure’ is defined as expenditure for technical assistance and/or purchase, improvement, restoration and construction of an asset directly related to the applicant organisation. The Council has set aside £25,000 for 2020/2021 financial year and can award up to 50% of eligible capital costs with a maximum award of £5,000 in respect of any one project.

Projects must be completed, and expenditure incurred prior to 31st March 2021

The grant has only one tranche this year worth £25,000

Grant applications will be open during the following periods:

Tranche 1 open Tuesday 18th November 2020 at 12Noon and closes on Wednesday 9th December at 12Noon

Applications will be assessed week beginning Monday 14th December 2020. Notification to sports clubs will be in February following Council ratification.

Following grant assessment and allocations and if there is funding remaining, Council may consider awarding grants of more than £5,000 should the need be identified and in merit order.

Completed and signed Application form (in PDF format) along with supporting documentation must be submitted to sportsdevelopment@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk  no later than the closing date/time above.

Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered 

Applicants must complete all sections of the Application Form and all mandatory information must be submitted.  

 Sports Clubs applying for a grant must:

 

Find guidelines and applications forms in the Download section below

Email sportsdevelopment@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Please note that all projects and spend (including submission of all required evidence E.G. receipts/bank statements/reports etc) MUST BE completed and returned no later than 31st March 2021