IFA Inclusive Clubs Programme – Disability New Needs


Introduction:

The IFA through the Community Foundation are delighted to open a new Inclusive Clubs Programme.  The Inclusive Clubs Programme – Disability New Needs, is aimed at supporting football clubs who are developing a disability section, and who wish to encourage participation from everyone in society.

For the past 139 years, the Irish Football Association has organised, promoted and developed football. It has discovered some of the greatest talents to ever play the game, helped make history in major tournaments on the world stage and perhaps most important of all, engendered a life-long love of football in generations of men and women.

The Irish FA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Irish FA and exists to further equip the association to foster and grow the sport.

The Foundation has four main aims:

  • Develop amateur football, youth football, schools football and futsal.
  • Advance education by providing work experience and support to educational establishments and extra-curricular groups
  • To provide funds and football facilities in areas of economic need with the object of improving circumstances
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland through football

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland was established in 1979 as the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust before changing their name to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland in 2002. Throughout their history they have been committed to addressing the challenges of peacebuilding, social justice and effective community development.   They work in partnership with communities, encouraging them to be proud of who they are and what they have achieved; and with donors, local and international, helping connect them to people and projects who are transforming our community.

For over 40 years the Community Foundation has been a trusted, secure means through which donors choose how, when and where they give, by helping them to set up funds, supporting them to make grants and to see the impact of their donations on local communities in greatest need.

The Coronavirus has presented a significant challenge for Northern Ireland and the sporting sector.

It has been a huge shock on a global scale in the short term, and is expected to have much longer term effects. As we move out of lockdown we’re all aware that coronavirus is still with us and will continue to affect the way many of us live our lives. It will require significant changes to how we function as a society in the medium to longer term, and how we continue to encourage and support and develop sport.

The Inclusive Clubs Programme – Disability New Needs will support Clubs to respond to this crisis, addressing the new needs appearing as a result of the Coronavirus for football clubs who wish to include people with disabilities, and where restrictions mean finding new ways of meeting continuing to support development of the clubs for people with disabilities.  The aim of the fund is to enable clubs to continue to play and develop the game, safely.

Eligibility:

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from eligible Clubs who are developing an already existing disability section.

Size of Grant:

Grants available: Up to £500

What can be supported?

  • facility hire
  • equipment
  • coach education
  • and any covid related costs to enable safe reopening

 

Notes:

  • All receipts must match the funding awarded at the end of the funding period for any claim to be valid. 
  • We will particularly reward clubs who can demonstrate clear policy against racism and sectarianism and links with BME participation.  This should be clear and detailed within the Equality Policy and added as a supporting document to the online application.

There are some general things that our grant aid cannot be used for:

The Community Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

In addition the fund will not support:

  • Applications from Individuals
  • Salary Costs
  • Trips outside Northern Ireland, holidays away, and one-off residentials
  • Funding for projects that have already started
  • Promotion of religion or party political activity

Closing dates and awarding of grants:

The fund will be open for applications from 9.00am on 5th October 2020 and will close at 9:00am on 2nd November 2020.

  • You are a locally based not-for-profit, voluntary or community club working in Northern Ireland registered with the IFA
  • You have an active management committee
  • You have a current in credit bank account in the name of your organisation
  • You have up to date annual accounts
  • You have complied with the conditions of previous grants including submission of monitoring returns.

If you are unsure about any of the above text or have any other queries then please contact the Grants Team via e-mail applications@communityfoundationni.org


Closing Date: Nov 2, 2020 09:00

Nov 2, 2020 09:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £500

  • Priorities:

  • Develop amateur football, youth football, schools football and futsal; Advance education by providing work experience and support to educational establishments and extra-curricular groups; To provide funds and football facilities in areas of economic need with the object of improving circumstances; To improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland through football

Ready To Apply?

Apply Now

Apply Here

The fund will be open for applications from 9.00am on 5th October 2020 and will close at 9:00am on 2nd November 2020.

 

Apply Here

Who to speak to

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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team

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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team

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