Wednesday 4 November 2020
Badminton Ireland Welcomes Announcement of €369k in Funding to Support Irish Badminton through Co-Vid 19
Badminton Ireland are delighted to confirm that following an announcement from the Government and Sport Ireland on Monday, we have received funding under ‘Scheme Two’ and ‘Scheme Three’ of the Co-Vid 19 Fund which has been implemented for NGB’s, LSP’s and Clubs to address related losses from the Co-Vid 19 pandemic. We are extremely grateful to avail of this funding, which will greatly benefit our sport as we proceed forward through these challenging times.
Scheme Two: National Governing Body Resilience Fund
Scheme Three: Club Resilience Fund
Furthermore, now that Badminton Ireland have received funding under Scheme Three, we will be launching a Club Grant Scheme Application Process for all clubs based in the Republic of Ireland in the coming weeks. This grant opportunity will present itself in a timely manner to our affiliated bodies as they navigate the challenges and difficulties which they have faced early in the 2020/2021 season.
For the full press release from Sport Ireland please click on the following link; https://www.sportireland.ie/news/eu85-million-provides-timely-boost-to-irish-sport-sector
Monday 12 October 2020
Badminton Ireland are delighted to confirm the recent announcement from the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport, and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, and Sport Ireland, that funding has been confirmed for our ‘Leaders of the Future’ school and disability inclusion programme in 2021. Moreover, new Badminton Ireland initiatives in the areas of coaching and innovation have received financial backing under this funding stream.
The Minister announced an investment package of €7.3 million in the Dormant Accounts Fund for sport and physical activity projects that align with the National Sports Policy and National Physical Activity Plan documents.
This announcement is significant given the challenging and uncertain times at present and will enable Badminton Ireland to provide continued exposure to the sport across the country. Our ‘Leaders of the Future’ programme has been delivered in Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, and Sligo over the past three years, and will not only further develop the initiative in those regions, but also expand to other counties over the next 12 months.
The ‘Leaders of the Future’ project focuses on removing the key barriers for schools and disability groups to participate in the sport by providing;
- Coaching qualifications to teacher’s in the form of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Shuttle Time course
- Teacher’s with a range of online resources and online lesson plans
- Equipment in the form of school kitbags which include rackets, shuttles, and nets
- Coaching visits
- Non-competitive Blitz days that focus on the personal, playing, and social development of all participants
- Club-school links
A full announcement from Sport Ireland can be found via the link below;