Sources of funding for Local Sports Partnerships is announced throughout the year and listed below.
Dormant Accounts Funding 2020:
Dormant Accounts Funding is made available for sport and physical activity measures. This funding enables Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy.
The funds announced in the allocations will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of communities and give people the opportunity to partake in sport, no matter what their circumstances.
Core Funding 2021:
The Sport Ireland 2021 investment for LSPs is determined at a national level to increase the capacity and capability of every LSP in Ireland to deliver participation opportunities in local communities. The 2021 investment is informed by the goals of the Sport Ireland Strategy and the actions of the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan.
Sport Ireland will invest €€9,573,068 in the network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in 2021, an increase of 15% on 2020.
This increase in investment provides an opportunity for Sport Ireland to support a locally lead safe return to sport. Sport Ireland will use the increased investments in 2021 to build the capacity of LSPs and to increase the reach and impact of LSP initiatives across Ireland. The 2021 investment strategy is informed by the goals of the Sport Ireland Strategy and the actions of the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan which are now captured in the Sport Ireland Sports Participation Plan.
Sport Ireland’s strategy to increase investment in LSP programming will support both the return to safe in person opportunities as well as build on the virtual opportunities developed in 2021. LSPs are continuing to ensure that everyone in our society has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity during these unprecedented times.