Cricket Ireland receives €1.49M from Sport Ireland COVID-19 Grant Schemes

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DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland has been granted €1,498,500 through three grant schemes announced by Sport Ireland today, recognising the negative impact of the pandemic on cricket at a national and local level.

The three grant allocations were:

  • €1,109,000: National Governing Body Resilience Fund
  • €197,500: Club Resilience Fund
  • €192,000: Restart & Renewal Fund

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:

“On behalf of the Irish cricket community, Cricket Ireland would like to thank Sport Ireland and the Irish Government for their ongoing support. This much-needed funding injection is a recognition of the negative impact that the global pandemic has had at both an international and grassroots level.”

“This funding goes some way to acknowledging the scale of loss of our growing commercial revenues as well as our commitment to compliance costs towards COVID preparedness for our 2020 season. We are also reassured by the new funding package announced by the Government in the recent budget, and we look forward to further support over coming months as we build towards a still uncertain 2021.”

The Club Resilience Fund allocation will be passed on to clubs across the Republic of Ireland through a scheme that will be launched this week. We are pleased that, with input from the Provincial Unions, we were able to put a successful case together to attract funding that will help a wide range of clubs following possibly their most challenging season.” 

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