Motorsports (both cars and motorcycles) to get  €370,000 in Sport Ireland Funding 

Motor Sport Ireland will receive a total of €320,000 in grant funding under new schemes announced this week. 

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jack Chambers T.D, together with Sport Ireland, have announced almost €80m for the sport sector under two separate support programmes.

Some €73.6m in Covid funding is being allocated under five separate streams to help sports organisations to recover and grow post pandemic, support our grassroots network of clubs and local sports partnerships, and ensure people of all ages and abilities return to sport and physical activity.

Motorsport Ireland qualified under three streams of the package. 

A total of €120,000 will be made available to MI under Scheme Two which is essentially to cover operating costs and losses incurred by National Governing Bodies throughout the Pandemic.

A further €150,000 will be made available under Scheme Three – which is very similar to the Club Resilience Fund already released to the clubs late last year. 

A further €50,000 will be made available under Scheme Five which covers the resumption of sports and physical activity. 

Meanwhile Motorcycling Ireland will get €50,000 under  Scheme Two. 

A further €5.3m is being provided to sport National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for the provision of sports equipment including the roll out of defibrillators for clubs, kits for school children and state of the art equipment for our high-performance athletes. 

From a Kerry point of view a total of €84,000 has been made available to Kerry Sports Partnership – Kerry Motor Club received a small amount of funding from KSP earlier this year.

The GAA, Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland are to get the lion’s share of the funding – totalling €57 million out of the total €73million on offer

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