2into3 Securing Sports Capital Funding for Sports Clubs

2into3 are delighted to have assisted 4 of our clients in the 2017 Sport Capital Programme Grant round. Since 2014, 2into3’s consulting practice has assisted clubs across a range of sports to secure funding.

The capital projects that 2into3 assisted in secure funding for are;

YMCA Hockey Club: in association with Wesley College: Awarded €150,000 towards resurfacing of the main hockey pitch at Wesley College, Ballinteer, Co Dublin.
Loreto Hockey Club: in association with Loreto High School Beaufort awarded €150,000 towards resurfacing of the hockey pitch at Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin.
Fr. Mathew’s Basketball Club, Cork: Awarded €59,000 towards provision of two portable basketball courts.
Monkstown Hockey Club: In association with Rathdown School awarded €19,000 towards provision of Hockey Goals and renewal of fencing.

The State, via the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sports, uses the National Lottery Funds to support capital investment by both National Governing Bodies and Sports Clubs through the Sports Capital Programme. A call for funding is usually made each year and funds are allocated by County. The 2017 round of the Programme closed for applications on the 24th February 2017 and by that date a record number of 2,320 applications were received. €56m was then allocated to over 1,700 different sporting projects. Just over 1 in 5 applications were deemed invalid (21%) with many applications falling down on avoidable issues.

2into3’s consulting practice can assist your sporting organisation in securing these grants through the following model:


In addition to working on a 1-2-1 basis with clubs 2into3 also work with National Governing Bodies. To help inform clubs on the Sport Capital application process 2into3 have developed a Sports Capital Masterclass. 2into3 have recently delivered a Sports Capital Grant Masterclass and Fundraising Masterclass to member clubs of Cricket Leinster, a partner organisation of 2into3.

Attendants were given an in-depth look at the Sports Capital landscape, looking at the performance of cricket compared to other sports, while also analysing the performance of Cricket Leinster clubs. Clubs were shown the common pitfalls of Sports Capital applications, while also examining the necessary steps to strengthen a grant proposal. As part of the Fundraising Masterclass participants were then provided with an in-depth look at the private investment landscape, looking at the role of philanthropy and sponsorship in the sport sector.

If your organisation is considering applying for a grant in the next Sport Capital Programme funding round (2018) and you would like to learn about how 2into3’s expertise can help, please click here or feel free to contact Dennis O’Connor directly via or on 01 234 3184.