Funding

Welcome to Volleyball Ireland’s dedicated Funding Opportunity Page!

We are constantly searching for funding and grant opportunities that your club can avail of. We are combining all the opportunities onto one document so all the information is right at your finger tips!

This page will be updated minimum once a month.

January 2021
Funding Grant Opportunities V_1.4

Volleyball Ireland’s Club Re-Start Grant
We are now accepting applications from clubs to help with re-starting volleyball activity when it is permitted again. The primary purpose of the scheme is to prevent any viable Volleyball clubs from becoming insolvent, and to support clubs to re-start volleyball activity.

Further information, the Terms & Conditions and the Application form can be found below. Application deadline is 28th February 2021.

Club Re-Start Grant-Application Form
Club Re-Start Grant-Guidelines and Process
Club Re-Start Grant-Terms Conditions

Clubs are invited to contact norma@volleyballireland.com who will arrange a 1-to-1 with your club and answer any questions.

Sport Capital and Equipment Grant 2021
The Sports Capital Programme is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.

Volleyball Clubs are encouraged to submit applications for equipment such as new net systems, volleyballs and referee stands for example. Clubs who have a Tax Number can apply directly www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie Deadline for the above is 1st March 2021.

Volleyball Ireland can apply for equipment on behalf of clubs who don’t have a tax number. Complete the Sports Capital Expression of Interest and return to norma@volleyballireland.com  by the 1st February 2021 for review.

Clubs are invited to contact norma@volleyballireland.com who will arrange a 1-to-1 with your club and answer any questions.

Some Top Tips for Building your Funding Application

Have a Well Planned Project
Ensure the project you are seeking funding for is well planned out and demonstrate how the project will have a positive impact on the community.
Do Your Research
Take time to read the application carefully to ensure your project fits the description. Look at other sports and clubs who were awarded funds previously and ask to if they would share their application with the club. If it’s a business, have a look at their website, ethos to get an understanding of everything, not just the application.
Show Your Passion and Credibility of the Club
Make the people who will be reading your application excited about the project, show them how volleyball will make a difference to the community or individuals! Give them a brief overview about the club, if you are a Clubmark Club for example you are demonstrating that the clubs believes in best practice, high standards and growth of the club.
Make it Clear, Concise and Specific
Avoid waffling, just because you have another 1000 words to make up. Carefully plan what you are going to say and ensure it is clear and gets the message across.
Spend Time Working Out a Budget
It can be evident at times when figures are made up or pulled out of the air. Take the time to work out a budget and if the opportunity presents itself include the budget so they can see this is a carefully thought out plan right down to the finances.
Be an Honest Critic
Just because you wrote it doesn’t mean it will work. You need to ask ‘Why wouldn’t this be funded?’ get others to look over it and ask for honest feedback. Constructive feedback will only improve it.

Good Luck!