International Competitions Bursary

Commencing in 2020, the IHPA will be implementing a bursary scheme for members who are seeking to participate in international competitions. The bursary scheme is intended to provide partial financial aid to pilots participating in recognised FAI Category 2, Category 1 or recognised Nationals competition.

IHPA Competitions Bursary Rules:

  • Pilots must be fully paid-up member of the IHPA.

  • The bursary is open to Hang Glider and Paraglider pilots in all classes.

  • Pilots must submit an application form to the IHPA Competitions Officer for their discipline (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before February 1st.

  • Pilots must submit proof of payment (receipt from competition organisers) for the specific competition they have entered.

  • All applications will be reviewed by the IHPA committee and successful applications will be announced by 1st of March each year.

  • Bursary payment may only be made once the IHPA have been furnished with proof payment of the full competition entry fee.

  • The bursary fund in any given year will be made up of a percentage of the IHPA’s surplus account balance from the previous year, defined by the IHPA on an annual basis.

  • The bursary fund will be divided equally between all successful applicants, but will not exceed a limit of €200 per applicant per application year.

  • There is no limit on the number of pilots that may apply and be approved to receive bursary funding.

  • There is no guaranteed entitlement for the bursary fund and it will be granted at the ultimate discretion of the IHPA committee.

  • Pilots receiving sponsorship under the IHPA Competitions Bursary Scheme are required to represent Ireland at the competition(s) for which they are receiving support.

  • Pilots are required to make it clear that they are "Sponsored by the Irish Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association" on their competition registration form.

  • Pilots are required to adhere to Section 7 of the FAI's Sporting Code and, above all else, shall represent the IHPA's spirit of sportsmanship at all times while preparing for and participating in competitions for which they have received sponsorship.


IHPA International Competitions Bursary Application

Dear IHPA Competitions Officers,

I wish to apply for IHPA International Competitions Bursary funding support for the coming flying season.

First Name:
Last Name:
IHPA Membership Number:
FAI Sporting License Number:
Discipline (HG / PG):
Competition Name and Location:
Date of Competition:
Link to Competition Website:

I confirm that I have read and agree to abide by the IHPA International Competitions Bursary Rules.

Pilot's Name

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 [Note to self] ...or I can do this through CBSubs as a membership 'plan' option - which will automatically verify that the pilot is a member.

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