New Funding Scheme


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council in partnership with Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh have invested £30,000 towards a new funding scheme, which will provide much needed financial support for local sports clubs experiencing hardship as a result of Covid-19.

The ‘Return to Sport Fund’ has been launched to help local sports clubs meet their running costs, specifically those no longer supported with revenue due to the impact of the pandemic. Costs covered under the fund include, rent, facility hire, governing body fees, utility bills, ground maintenance, PPE and selected insurance and sports equipment.

Groups can apply for funding from approximately £500 - £1,000 for costs incurred from 1st April 2020. The fund is open to sports clubs located within the Lisburn & Castlereagh area who are affiliated to both a Governing Body and Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh.

To make an application for the Return Sport Fund, please visit or email Kevin Madden, Community Sports Development Officer at

To download a copy of the funding criteria please click here.

Completed application forms must be submitted before Friday 27th November at 5pm.