Sport NI’s Proposed Financial Response to COVID-19 – Consultation

1st July 2020


Sporting organisations have responded tremendously during the Covid-19 global pandemic, with many still playing a pivotal but quite different role within their communities.  However, Sport NI recognise that some organisations are still facing difficult challenges and that these organisations need their support.

On 10 th June 2020, the Sport NI Board approved the development of a National Lottery investment of up to £5m to run from June 2020 through to 31 March 2022 to strengthen the sports sector, improving resilience now and for the future and increasing capability within the sports sector.

This new project will be developed in response to the findings from the recent ‘Covid-19 Survey: Understanding the Current Sporting Landscape in Northern Ireland’

This new project will support sport to ‘Build Back Better’ and seek to increase the number of innovative means of adjusting to new ways of working and environments and take full account of the key cornerstones set by Sport NI for investment of our people, time and money. These cornerstones form the foundations of a strong sporting culture in NI and are:-

  • Well-being in sport
  • Duty of care
  • Women in Sport
  • Inclusion in Sport

Sport NI is now seeking your views on our proposals for this investment and requests that you complete the questionnaire as part of their consultation process as they aim to Support ‘Sport to Build Back Better’


This consultation closes at 10pm on Thursday 9 th July.

The consultation will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and we thank you for taking the time to give us your views.