For information on the main types of funding available and advice on doing applications, click on the headings below:
Remember before doing up any application that your starting point should be -What do we need the funding for?
Go for Life Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People 2015
This is available to groups who are specifically encouraging and promoting opportunities for older adults to participate in sport and physical activity.
Closing date 5pm Friday 25th September. For application form and terms and conditions please click here
Coca Cola “Thank you Fund”
The ‘Coca-Cola Thank You Fund’, which is being supported by The Wheel and The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), has been developed to support innovative projects and initiatives that are helping people and communities adopt and enjoy more active lifestyles. Closing date is 29th June 2015. To apply click here
2015 Sports Capital Programme – Closed for Applications
The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme for applications. A fund of €40 million is available for development of sports facilities and the purchasing of sports equipment.
Applications are now sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs.
Application can only be made online at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.
- Registrations will close at 5pm on Friday 10th April 2015.
- The closing date for submitting applications is 5pm on Friday 24th April 2015.
The 2015 guide to filling out the online application form, including the terms and conditions, may be downloaded:
A blank sample application form is also available for download.
The Sports Capital Programme YouTube channel has guides to the registration and application processes.
Louth Local Sports Partnership Club Grant Schemes 2014
The goal of Louth Local Sports Partnership is to increase participation in Sport and Physical Activity in the Louth area. In line with this goal, Louth Local Sports Partnership is currently running two grant schemes. The grants are to provide financial support for initiatives run by sports and physical activity clubs in the Louth area who are working to increase participation.
- Sports Club Grant Scheme for Increasing and Sustaining Participation 2014
- Grant Scheme for increasing participation opportunities in sport and physical activity for PwD (People with a Disability)
Grants of up to €700 max. may be applied for. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 8th August. Applications received after this will not be accepted. Application forms and scheme criteria please click Louth LSP Grant Application Form 2014
2014 Sports Capital Programme
On the 3rd July 2014 the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced grants of €40.5 million for 880 sports projects across the country. For a list of grant receipients please click here
Energy Fit – Grants for Energy Efficiency
€500 is available to clubs to complete an energy audit and for installation of an energy monitor. For further details click Energy Fit Funding Brochure 2014. For examples of grants awarded click Energy Fit Examples of Grants Awarded. See www.futurefit.ie.
National Lottery Funding
The Department of Health & Children has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once – off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related activities. For criteria and application forms for the National Lottery Funding please click on the link: http://www.dohc.ie/other_health_issues/lottery_grants/
Other Grants and Awards
- AIB Better Ireland Awards
- Reward Schemes for Sports Equipment:
- Supervalu “Get Active”
- Tesco Sports Equipment Scheme