Associate Club Funding

Welcome to Vision Sports Ireland’s Associate Club Funding page! Our Associate Club Programme is designed to support clubs and organisations that promote and facilitate sports for individuals with vision impairments. Through this programme, we aim to enhance the availability and quality of sports opportunities, ensuring that all blind/ vision impaired individuals have the chance to participate and excel in sports of their choice. 

About the Associate Club Funding

Vision Sports Ireland’s Associate Club Funding provides financial assistance to clubs that are part of our Associate Club Programme. This funding is intended to help clubs with:

– Purchasing specialised sports equipment
– Organising events and competitions
– Providing education and training to coaches and volunteers
– Enhancing facilities to be more accessible

Clubs will be allocated funding between the value of €500 and €2,000 based on the information provided in the application.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Associate Club Model Funding, clubs must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting sports for individuals with visual impairments.
  • Be a registered Associate Club with Vision Sports Ireland.
  • Submit a detailed application outlining the intended use of the funds.
  • Have a minimum of four coaches/volunteers/committee members who have completed (or are signed up to) Vision Sports Awareness Training. From the four, there must be a minimum of one committee member complete this course (this is to promote a culture of inclusion from the executive to coaches and volunteers).
  • Signed the Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

Applying for the Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Funding is a straightforward 2 step process.

Clubs are required to fill out an application form, providing details about their activities, needs, and how the funding will be utilised. To start your application, please click the link bellow to access the Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Funding Application.

Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Funding Application

Clubs are required to sign Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Terms and Conditions, please see link below: 

Vision Sports Ireland Associate Club Terms and Conditions document

Please send any additional supporting information to sean.moyles@visionsports.ie

We look forward to supporting your club’s initiatives and helping you create more opportunities for blind/vision impaired individuals to participate in sports.

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