Basketball Ireland and clubs receive 1.2m in Resilience Funding
November 02, 2020
Basketball Ireland would like to welcome €1.2m in funding for the federation and member clubs from the Irish government, following the distribution of the Sports Resilience Fund by Sport Ireland.
Basketball Ireland will receive €550,000, while basketball clubs across the country have been awarded €600,000. An additional €7,500 has been granted through the Sports Innovation Fund.
Basketball Ireland chairman Paul McDevitt said: “We really appreciate the financial support provided by the Irish government and Sport Ireland in allocating Basketball Ireland and its clubs with much-needed funding. This injection will help keep the sport and clubs above water in these difficult times.”
Basketball Ireland CEO, Bernard O’Byrne added: “This funding is hugely welcomed and is a shot in the arm for our sport. Our priority now is to get our National League’s up and running. Looking at the current downward trend in Covid-19 figures we hope to start our season on January 9th. We shall be working with the government and Sport Ireland to try and ensure this can happen, so our clubs can plan accordingly.
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