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Covid Club Re-Start Grant (round 2) and Net & Posts Scheme Allocation

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. After the first round, which closed at the end of February 2021, in September 2021 round 2 was launched, with total available funding of €6450. 10 member clubs applied in order to receive funding for re-starting their club activities. 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:

  • Athenry Volleyball Club: €552.50
  • Balbriggan VC: €720.00
  • Ballymun Patriots VC: €692.50
  • Carrick Crows Volleyball Club: €612.50
  • Galway VC: €387.40
  • Gardians VC: €941.51
  • Kilkenny Spartan Volleyball Club: €335.00
  • Munster Thunder VC: €742.50
  • NET FORCE CORK VBC: €917.50
  • Tallaght Rockets Volleyball Club: €548.59


In October, VLY also launched a round of funding as part of our Net & Posts scheme. According to the scheme, VLY contributes 85% to the price of new competition equipment, while the remaining 15% is paid by the clubs. 4 successful clubs applied to substitute their equipment:

  • Athenry Volleyball Club: 1 set of wall-mounted competition posts
  • Ballymun Patriots VC: 1 set of floor fixed competition posts, 1 referee stand, 1 competition net
  • NET FORCE CORK VB: 1 set of floor fixed competition posts
  • Santry VC: 1 set of socketed competition posts, 1 referee stand, 1 competition net

A round 2 for the Net & Posts Scheme will be launched in early 2022.

Volleyball Ireland would like to thank the Government for investing the financial support into sport and Sport Ireland for distributing the funding.

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