IOHA Renews Infrastructure Support Program with EHF

Day 2 of the 12th EHF Congress saw the Irish Olympic Handball Association sign a renewal of the Infrastructure Support Program (ISP) with the European Handball Federation.

The extended three-year agreement with the Irish Olympic Handball Federation will see the federation work to enlarge its membership, develop events and also look for additional funding sources to support its activities. With part-funding from the Irish Sports Council. The agreement was signed by the IOHA President, Fintan Lyons (pictured below with EHF President, Jean Brihault).


Introduced in 2010, the Infrastructure Support Programme or ISP supports the building of capacity in member federations. The idea is the part funding (together with national authorities) of salaries of full-time or part-time staff members, mainly development officers, hired by the national federation for the management of grassroots and development projects.