Today, 27th of May 2021, The Federation of Irish Sport are pleased to release an important report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Sport and Physical Activity sector in Ireland. The report illustrates findings of a survey conducted with Federation of Irish Sport member National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships and highlights the significantly challenging circumstances of many Irish sporting bodies as a result of the pandemic. The Federation is hopeful that the insight provided in the report will assist in shaping further economic and social supports for the sector.

Top level findings include 86% of NGBs describe the economic impact of COVID-19 as ‘Negative’ or worse, 74% of NGBs have availed of at least one government financial support and 53% of LSPs will require ongoing financial support to return to full capacity. The report focuses on Economic and Social impact as well as impact on progress made and the future outlook of those within sector.