Free Equipment and Training for Sports Clubs 2021/22


Opened: Monday 8th November 2021

The Clear Project in conjunction with the Public Health Agency, are offering constituted voluntary sector sports clubs in the Western Trust area the opportunity to avail of training, which will help them support their members and receive up to £300 worth of relevant sports equipment for their club.

In order to receive this aid clubs must:

  • Be a constituted voluntary sector sports club and enclose a copy of this document and a list of their committee members.
  • Have a bank or building society account in the name of the club.
  • Be appropriately insured or prepared to obtain appropriate insurance if awarded.
  • Enclose the most recent annual accounts or statement of income and expenditure which must be approved and signed by an officeholder.
  • Operate within the Western Trust area.
  • Have a significant impact upon or involvement from their local community.
  • Must have Three members attend training, either safeTALK (delivered face-to-face) or Connection’s training (delivered online).

Please note: This must be members who have a significant input / involvement / role within the club.  

Equipment requested, should help the club develop activities that meet the needs of the local community and support the delivery of the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’.  These are five simple steps to help maintain and improve your wellbeing through the themes of ‘Connect’, ‘Be active’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Keep Learning’ and ‘Give’.

To claim the funding from the Clear project clubs will be asked to:

  1. Complete training.
  2. Seek out a quote for the equipment (quote to be approved by the Clear Project).
  3. Pay the chosen supplier directly.
  4. Submit an invoice made out to the Clear Project for the amount spent, accompanied with the receipt/s as proof of purchase.

If the Club does not have the finances, then requests for advance payment will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Any relevant sports club within the Western Trust area can apply for the funding however preference will be given to:

  • Groups operating in the top 20% most disadvantaged Super output areas (SOA’s).
  • Those with lower capacity.

Please note: The funding award will not be released until all training has been completed.  All training must be completed by 15th March 2022. 

To apply, please complete an application form below:

Closed for applications – Thursday 9th December 2021 at 3pm

Sports Grants Funding: 2020 Outcomes