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Sport Northern Ireland football clubs to benefit from FIFA funding

00:45  23 september  2020
00:45  23 september  2020 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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The Irish Football Association has agreed to distribute FIFA funding to senior and intermediate clubs across Northern Ireland affected by Covid-19. It could also cover carrying out vital work in preparing and maintaining pitches (for a return to competition football ) which may not have had their usual

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The Irish FA is set to release emergency FIFA funding aimed at supporting clubs during the coronavirus crisis.

The money is being distributed from FIFA’s Covid-19 Relief Funding programme, and will help clubs meet some of the costs associated with the impact of the ongoing pandemic.

The cash pot is open to Northern Ireland Football League clubs and intermediate level clubs affiliated to the IFA.

Those clubs must also participate in season 2020-21 to be eligible.

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"Items related to addressing issues arising from the pandemic and combating the spread of Covid-19 (including eligible expenditure incurred since the Irish FA suspension of football in March 2020) will be eligible for support under the funding scheme," the IFA said on their website.

"This may include, but not be limited to, clubs adapting and maintaining their facilities to help mitigate the possibility of spreading Covid-19, including promoting good hygiene, keeping facilities and equipment clean, maintaining social distancing and avoiding congestion.

"It could also cover carrying out vital work in preparing and maintaining pitches (for a return to competition football) which may not have had their usual close-season maintenance due to budgetary constraints or contractor availability.

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Traditionally, association football clubs in the Republic of Ireland have been classified as either senior, intermediate or junior. These classifications effectively categorise clubs who compete in

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI; Irish: Cumann Peile na hÉireann) is the governing body for association football in the Republic of Ireland . The FAI has an Executive Committee of five members under the President, who receive expenses

"The funding might also help to meet some ongoing costs, including utility bills, insurances, affiliation fees, facility hire and enhanced cleaning requirements.

"However, the support scheme will not cover activities or costs which are already covered by or claimed from other government funding/funding providers including rates, player and staff wages/expenses; capital works programmes, funding shortfalls or new activities and events."

The maximum funding allocation per club is £21,000 for NIFL Premiership teams, £7,500 for NIFL Championship sides (subject to outcome of an appeal by PSNI FC) and £2,000 for NIFL Premier Intermediate clubs (subject to PSNI appeal) and sides in intermediate leagues across Northern Ireland affiliated to the association.

All funding applications must be submitted by Monday,  September 28.

Application forms received after this date will not be accepted. Only one application per club is permitted.

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The Fifa Fund for Football Players ( Fifa FFP) will provide financial support to players who have not been - and will not be - paid by their club . World governing body Fifa has set aside m (£12.3m) for the fund up to 2022, split into yearly allocations.

If clubs have any queries regarding the support scheme contact info@irishfa.com


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