At the end of 2020, Volleyball Ireland was awarded €21,500 as part of the Sport Ireland Resilience Funding. Volleyball Ireland decided to run a support grant to help member clubs re-start activity, and to help offset losses incurred during the pandemic.
Round 1 which closed at the end of February saw applications from 7 member clubs. A total of 70% or €15,050 of the funding was available in round one. Applications were measured and scored objectively out of 100 points on a number of areas. The club’s score out of 100 points determined how much they would be allocated.
Congratulations to the following clubs on their grant allocation,
DVC – €1,869.13
Ballymun Patriots – €1,294.14
Galway Volleyball Club – €3,024.29
Santry Volleyball Club – €3,260.86
Netforce Volleyball Club – €1,540.87
Burren Volleyball Club – €2,822.15
Kilkenny Spartans Volleyball club – €1,238.99
“Congratulations to the clubs and individuals involved in making their application, the caliber of the applications in round one was very high and was evident that a lot of work went into them. Clubs demonstrated the need for financial support having suffered a loss from inactivity during the restrictions. A lot of clubs will be investing in outdoor equipment to ensure volleyball can begin safely, once outdoor volleyball gets the green light. Hopefully this funding is the beginning of brighter days for volleyball and what’s to come.” Norma McIntyre, Volleyball Ireland
Round 2 of the Club Re-Start Grant will open over the Summer and clubs will be notified of the details shortly.
Volleyball Ireland would like to thank the Government for investing the financial support into sport and Sport Ireland for distributing the funding. A special thanks to the VI Covid Sub-Committee for their work.