Sport Ireland Media Release 22nd April 2021

Sport Ireland announce €40 million investment in sports sector

€13.8 million for core activity of 59 National Governing Bodies

€9.5 million to support work of 29 Local Sports Partnerships

€8.5 million to support High Performance programmes

€2.68 million in International Carding scheme

Sport Ireland today announced an investment of €40 million to National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs), High Performance athlete support and to the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for 2021.

Today’s announcement follows a year in which the sector has been significantly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions in place since March 2020.

The funding of €13.8million for NGBs is maintained from 2020. This funding, in addition to the recently allocated Covid-19 Grant Scheme, will provide stability and certainty to organisations throughout 2021. In line with previous years, a portion of the Core funding budget (‘Special Projects & Programmes’) will be ring fenced to assist with strategically important NGB related events and projects.

The full details can be found here: 2021-funding-announcement

The Irish Judo Association thanks Sport Ireland for their continued support during the Covid 19 pandemic.