Applications now open for new Club Direct grant scheme

Applications now open for new Club Direct grant scheme

  • Mar 08,2018

As announced last December, the Board of Basketball Ireland is reviving the previous system of direct funding to its clubs as the financial state of the Federation continues to strengthen.

This new scheme is called the CLUB DIRECT grant scheme.

The Board now wishes to open applications for some help in your activities. 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 form is available to download here: Club Direct Application Form

IMPORTANT: ONLY online forms will be accepted for this application. Please do not send postal/handwritten entries. 

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 by emailing

You can read the full statement, and more detailed information on the announcement, from Basketball Ireland Board Chairperson, Fran Ryan, here:

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