Sport NI Covid Recovery Fund

12 January 2022

Sport NI Covid Recovery Fund

The Executive and the Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, have provided COVID recovery funding for sports organisations and a range of other not-for-profit organisations.

Sport Northern Ireland will deliver the ‘COVID Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations’ with the aim to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible organisations which have arisen in the 2021/22 financial year because of the COVID pandemic. The ‘COVID Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations’ will support eligible organisations which have been negatively affected by the pandemic in the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022; and which have a financial operating deficit during that period which is attributable to COVID.

The Covid Recovery Programme Guidance Note provides information on funding priorities, those organisations eligible to apply to the programme, eligible costs & the application process.

All applications must be made on-line through Sport NI’s online grant application portal through the link here: (The application portal will open for applications on Friday 7th January 2022 and will close for completed applications at 12 noon on Friday 28th January 2022.)

Click to download a copy of the financial template: COVID Recovery Programme – Sport – Financial TemplatePlease use the mandatory enclosures checklist prior to submission to ensure all information is included in your application: Mandatory Enclosures Checklist 

Sport NI will present two information sessions through ZOOM on Monday 17th January and Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 6.30-7.30pm.To register interest to attend, please email

NICVA will hold two information sessions (The content is the same for both so you only need to attend one.) Register for session one on 10 January 2022 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm OR session two on 12 January 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Programme specific queries can be sent by email to