New Club Direct scheme to be major boost for Irish clubs

New Club Direct scheme to be major boost for Irish clubs

  • Dec 14,2017

The Board of Basketball Ireland has today announced the decision to revive the previous system of direct funding to its clubs as the financial state of the Federation continues to strengthen.

This new scheme will be called the CLUB DIRECT grant scheme.

Beginning in January 2018, the Board invites you to apply for some help in your activities and it is hoped that this will be helpful to clubs in promoting the sport of basketball throughout the country.

In Year One, the maximum grant will be €1,000 but it is believed that the average grant will be in the €200 to €500 spectrum. The Board has also stated that they will also favour matching funds grants i.e. if your club has €200, they will match it.

Activities that it is wished to support will be:

  • To increase participation
  • To encourage Women in Sport
  • To promote cultural inclusivity
  • To encourage players with disabilities

The CLUB DIRECT application forms will be available to download from the Basketball Ireland website in mid-January 2018.

Applications will be processed by BIHQ under the supervision of the Secretary General and will be put before the regular Board meetings for assessment.

Applications can be submitted anytime during the year.

You can read the full statement, and more detailed information on the announcement, from Basketball Ireland Board Chairperson, Fran Ryan, here: To all Member Clubs of Basketball Ireland.pdf

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