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Factsheet for measure IE-2020-25/1746 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 19 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||29 January 2021 (updated 02 February 2021)|
A number of supports and initiatives have been provided to the sports sector.
According to Sports Ireland: The funding will "address the existential threat to National Governing Bodies and their club networks, allowing sports organisations to off-set significant losses incurred in recent months and add a semblance of certainty to planning for 2021. The significant investment will reach all levels of the sport sector with National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships and thousands of grassroots clubs across Ireland set to benefit."
Supports totaling €85 million include:
According to Sport Ireland: Over €64 million of funding has been allocated to National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships and other funded bodies across four key schemes.
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is occupation-specific
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Legal, social, cultural and related associate professionals|
Eurofound (2021), Funding supports for the sport sector, measure IE-2020-25/1746 (measures in Ireland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IE-2020-25_1746.html
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