Sport Northern Ireland
Project Re-Boot: Activate
Sport NI’s Activate Fund is now closed.
Unfortunately, as indicated in our guidance notes, Sport Northern Ireland has closed the 'Project Re-Boot: Activate' programme before March 20, due to reaching our maximum funding budget.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused. However we would encourage you to continue your crowdfunding journey, accessing all the help and guidance available to unlock all the benefits of a fundraising campaign.
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.
Through working in partnership with Crowdfunder UK, Sport NI wants to invest in new, additional and exciting projects. We are keen to hear from any sports club, sporting organisation or Parent Teacher Association with a great idea that will make a difference within their community; that promotes sporting activity with a desire to increase current club membership and activity or provides opportunities for new people to get involved.
We believe that investment in local community-based clubs or sporting organisations, that are accessible and have facilities and equipment within the community will drive increased participation whilst encouraging people to get active and back to sport as we live with Covid-19.
In addition to the programme objectives Project Re-Boot: Activate seeks specifically to;
This fund is designed to help grassroots sport and physical recreation providers which means we are not able to help the following organisations through this fund:
As Project Re-Boot: Activate is all about being innovative and creative in how you deliver your sport or diversify your offer as a club or organisation, we are not being overly prescriptive in what we will fund, but projects must be new and/or an additional activity to address the challenges of living with Covid-19.
We are allowing clubs and organisations the opportunity to be as creative as you can and we will consider supporting almost anything (within reason) if it delivers the outcomes of the programme.
There are however a few things that we cannot invest in:
If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 60% (if you are located in an area of high social need or a rural area based on NISRA NI Multiple Deprivation Measures) or up to 50%, towards your initial crowdfunding target.
Match funding from Sport NI will not exceed the maximum of £5,000.
To receive a pledge, you will need to do two things (the ‘fund conditions’):
If these two fund conditions are met, Sport NI will pledge up to 50% or 60% of your target up to a maximum of £5,000.
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.
A full copy of the programme guidance note can be found at www.sportni.net
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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.