HORSE Sport Ireland will receive €1.795 million in funding from Sport Ireland in 2020.
Sport Ireland announced a significant €36 million investment package for National Governing Bodies of Sport, High Performance sport and Local Sports Partnerships for 2020, yesterday (Monday).
Horse Sport Ireland, the National Governing Body (NGB) for equestrian sport in Ireland, have been allocated €930,000 for core funding, from €855,000 in 2019. They are fourth on the list of 58 NGBs behind Special Olympics Ireland (€1.4 million), Athletics Ireland (€1 million) and Swim Ireland (€950,000).
The High Performance programme will get €690,000, the same figure as 2019. With three teams qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games, the biggest increase for Horse Sport Ireland comes in the ‘High Performance Special Project Funding for Tokyo 2020’ where they have been allocated €175,000, a €105,000 increase of the 2019 figure of €70,000.
The overall €9.4 million being invested in High Performance programmes and Tokyo 2020 support, along with €820,000 allocated to the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics to support operations and administration ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is the highest amount ever invested in High Performance sport in Ireland.
Speaking at the announcement at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena, chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey, said: “It is encouraging to see this significant uplift in funding for sport in Ireland; 2020 will see Sport Ireland allocate the highest amount ever in grant funding across the board. I would like to thank Minister Ross and Minister Griffin, and their colleagues in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, for their continued commitment to the National Sports Policy and the vision to transform the Irish sporting landscape in the coming decade."
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