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 £60,000 for 2019/2020 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.

The grant has two tranches in the year, each worth £30,000.

Grant applications will be open during the following periods:

Tranche 1  closed Friday 26th April 2019 at 4pm

Applications were assessed week beginning Monday 29th April 2019. Notification to sports clubs was in June following Council ratification.

Please note that as there was an underspend in Tranche 1, funds will roll into tranche 2, and the Council may consider awarding grants of more than £5,000

 

Tranche 2 Closed Friday 30th August 2019 at 4pm

Applications will be assessed week beginning Monday 2nd September 2019. Notification to sports clubs will be in October following Council ratification.

 

Sports Clubs applying for a grant must:

 

Find guidelines and applications forms below

Email sportsdevelopment@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Sports Development, Londonderry Park, Newtownards BT23 8SG

Contact Sports Development on 0300 013 3333 ext 40253/40327

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 13th March 2020