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Community Sport

 “A Sports Council Lottery Fund capital programme to assist community-based organisations with the development of sports facilities”

One of the key aims of the Strategy for the Development of Sport in Northern Ireland 1997-2005, is to enable as many young people as possible, and especially young people to take part in sport. 

The Community Sport capital programmes aims to support this objective by helping to create well-designed sports facilities at community sites in order to cater for recognised sports activities at a foundation/recreation level.   

Eligible Groups:


Community Groups
Youth Organisations
Other Community - Based Organisations
Minimum Grant: £5,000
Maximum Grant: £100,000
Maximum % Award: 70%

Closing Dates:

Indicative Available Budget:
28th February 2003
29th August 2003
"This programme will be closing on 29 August 2020 for a period of review and consultation, and will be relaunched in 2004.  For further information please contact an Enquiries Officer on 028 9038 2222".

The SCLF will only consider projects where there is an identified element of sporting use.  If an application for funding is successful, the SCLF award will be directed towards the sports elements only.

Applications can only be process if they are eligible under the conditions of the award programme and the terms of the legislation that governs our activities.  For further information on eligibility criteria please refer to the Community Sport Information & Guidance Booklet.

This Information & Guidance Booklet is designed to provide information you need to enable you to judge whether or not your project is eligible to apply for an award from the Lottery Fund.  However, should you required further information please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


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