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Sports to Impact Fund 2020

Supporting the most innovative projects across Ireland using sports as a means to create positive social impact.

The Sports to Impact Fund has been created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.

We believe that when designed and applied deliberately for change, sports can have the potential to be a great equaliser for society, with the power to drive positive transformation in our lives and our communities. Through the Sports to Impact Fund, we are aiming to support the most innovative projects across the country that are using sports as a means to create positive social impact in Ireland.

THE SPORTS TO IMPACT FUND OBJECTIVE

The goal of the fund is to support the innovative use of sports as a means to improve physical and mental health and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults. We are calling out to innovative projects or programmes that focus on using sports as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities across Ireland.

The Sports to Impact Fund aims to have wider impact and will contribute to Ireland’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

WHAT DOES THE SPORTS TO IMPACT FUND OFFER?

  • 50% uplift on philanthropic funds raised by applicants (applicants must provide evidence to verify the private funding has been secured)
  • Capacity building programme including strategic planning, communications and impact measurement
  • Peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing
  • Workshops and one-to-one support
  • A platform for Awardees to showcase their work at an awards event

HOW LONG IS THE SPORTS TO IMPACT FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS?

Our Sports to Impact and Arts to Impact Funds have been postponed until further notice and we are not currently accepting applications.

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Need More Information?

Please contact us at hello@rethinkireland.ie with any questions you have on the criteria.