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Local Disability Sports Fund - Scheme Promotion

26 Sep 2023
Sarah Stanley

As part of the 2023 Dormant Accounts Fund, Sport Ireland has established a Local Disability Sports Fund for Sport Ireland recognised NGBs (National Governing Bodies of Sport)

Investment will be made centrally to NGBs specifically to initiate, advance or accelerate local disability sport initiatives in one or more of the following areas:


  1. The provision of disability specific training, education or resources to local clubs and volunteers.
  1. Support the initiation or expansion of disability specific participation programmes or projects.
  1. The provision of small-scale sports equipment to individual clubs to support disability specific programmes or projects. 


This investment seeks to support the development and delivery of disability sport at a local level or within a club environment.

Full guidelines and application forms have been distributed to Sport Ireland recognised NGBs.

The application process is open to NGBs until Friday October 6th 2023.

Affiliated clubs are encouraged to engage with their relevant NGB to provide feedback on local needs, opportunities and challenges in relation to disability sport.

A list of Sport Ireland recognised NGBs can be found here:

List of recognised NGBs links.pdf (sportireland.ie)

NGB Contact Finder | Sport Ireland