If your sports club or community organisation has been adversely affected by the pandemic, and has a small to medium sports project that will help you Build Back Better, then follow the link below to start setting up a crowdfunding campaign and apply for up to £5,000 match funding today.
If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign you can apply for the match funding via your Crowdfunder dashboard.
Get up to £5,000 to help your sport Build Back Better. We’re encouraging the sports sector who play an important role in keeping their community active to get involved.
You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.
This investment aims to support projects and initiatives that are creative and innovative and will engage or re-engage people back into sport, specifically those who have been most adversely affected by the pandemic. Applications should focus particularly on people from at least one of the following priority groups:
Our match investment, of up to £5,000, aims to help the sports sector on the road to recovery.To be eligible to apply you must be one of the following organisations:
Sports and activities must be recognised by Sport NI.Pledge Criteria
If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £5,000. This offer will be valid for 4 weeks after the date of notification, if you do not launch your crowdfunding campaign within 4 weeks of notification the offer will be rescinded.To receive a pledge, you will need to do two things (the ‘fund conditions’):
1) Raise at least 25% of your initial target,
2) Raise this from a minimum of 25 unique supporters.
Following receipt of a pledge you will also need to reach 100% of your initial funding target to receive the funds from Sport Northern Ireland. If the project fails to reach 100% of the target the Sport Northern Ireland pledge will be cancelled.Note – Sport Northern Ireland reserves the right to vary these pledge criteria; projects will be notified if their pledge criteria will vary from the stated terms above.
Before completing your application please read the Project Re-Boot: Activate Eligibility and Pledge Criteria
Funded projects will be required to agree to the Project Re-Boot: Activate Conditions of Grant.
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Rebuild & re-energise membership volunteers & supporters to offer an inclusive rural sports programme for local children and young people
Like most sports clubs Covid 19 has had a huge impact on Newry Rowing Club. We are crowdfunding to Get Rowing Going on Newry Canal.
We are raising money for girls cricket in New Buildings. We are trying to empower girls and women through the lovely game of cricket.
We will use funds to help pay for additional facilities hire and equipment & increase participation at our club & build new friendships
To enable people of all ages and abilities, including wheelchair users, to enjoy a family day at Portstewart Strand.
Increase participation in rugby for boys and girls in the Ballymoney Area Increase participation in ladies rugby in the Ballymoney Area.
To enhance the coaching structures and coaching skills across our volunteer coaching team and to enhance the skills of our young players.
Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.
You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.
Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.
Take part in our crowdfunding course designed specifically for sports ideas and ventures starting out looking to raise funds.
Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.
If applying to match funding from Sport Northern Ireland, this free PDF guide can give you all the information and inspiration you need to get started.