Sport Ireland announced an additional allocation of funds for the sports sector under the COVID-19 Supplementary Grant Scheme this week. Irish Squash are delighted that our application to Sport Ireland in respect of this scheme was successful. Therefore, we can confirm that no affiliation fees will be charged for the current season and we will refund in full all affiliation fees paid by our clubs (in the Republic of Ireland) last season. We hope that this will be welcome news for our affiliated clubs as we come to the end of an exceptionally difficult year.
We will also be able to provide much-needed support to our provincial associations in 2021. A sub-committee will be established under the leadership of our Honorary Treasurer to assess additional needs of clubs who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 pandemic – more information on this will be provided to the Provinces & clubs in January 2021.
Clubs affiliated to Irish Squash in Northern Ireland may apply to Sport NI for welcome and appropriate financial support under the current SNI scheme for support.