AN extra £2 million is on offer to help sports clubs across the North of Ireland deal with the impact of the Coronavirus.
Communities Minister Carál ní Chuilín has announced that the Sports Hardship Fund is reopening today.
It opened initially on April 14 and has provided £1.245 million support to more than 600 sports clubs during lockdown.
“I was delighted to be able to secure a further £2 million to help the sector deal with the impact of lockdown restrictions,” said Ms ní Chuilín.
“This re-opening of this fund will help those clubs who were unable to apply during the initial funding round.
“It will also help clubs to deal with the social distancing and PPE measures they now have to put in place.”
The fund is only open to new applicants.
Those who previously received a hardship fund payment cannot apply.