Sport Ireland announces €4million in funding for Women in Sport in 2021 and 2022.

Sport Ireland today announced an investment in its Women in Sport Programme of €4million over the two years 2021 and 2022. This investment aims to support NGBs and enhance all aspects of female involvement across the Women in Sport policy target areas, namely Coaching & Officiating, Active Participation, Leadership & Governance and Visibility.

Recognising that effective and sustainable programmes require a long-term approach, Sport Ireland is committed to a two-year Women in Sport investment cycle. The continuation of this two-year award cycle will enable NGBs to further progress their strategic objectives for women in sport.

Speaking at today’s announcement, Women in Sport Lead Nora Stapleton said: “2020 was a difficult year and like all areas across the sector, many Women in Sport programmes and events were curtailed or had to be redesigned. Many programmes will continue in to 2021 and the NGBs have submitted applications for many new, innovative and exciting projects for the next cycle and I look forward to working with them”.

The Irish Judo Association is delighted to receive WIS Funding for 2021 & 2022 of €60,000 and we thank the Chair of the WIS Commission Antoinette Earl for her work in securing funding for the IJA Women in Sport projects.

Details on upcoming Irish Judo Women in Sport Projects will be available in the coming weeks.