Sports Capital applications

€250m Fund Available for Sports Capital and Equipment Programme

On Wednesday 29th May, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne T.D., and Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., announced at least €250m in funding under the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. The allocations will be made this autumn.

The funding available represents a 50% increase on the funding allocated in early 2022 under the 2020 round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme.

Since 1998, more than 13,000 projects have benefited from sports capital funding, bringing the total allocations in that time to approximately €1.15 billion. The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme has transformed the sporting landscape of Ireland with improvements in the quality and quantity of sporting facilities in virtually every village, town and city.

This represented the largest-ever allocation of equipment-only grants under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme to date which will be of practical benefit to multiple sports organisations, their members and athletes across Ireland.


Minister Martin said:

“I am delighted to have secured the largest ever allocation for the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. This is great news for sporting organisations throughout the country, their members and athletes. As a Government we have committed to 60% overall participation in sport by 2027.

Today’s announcement takes us further along that journey as the funding confirmed, including over €26m for sports equipment earlier this month, will help to increase participation in a wide range of sports. As we look forward to the Olympics just around the corner today’s announcement is an important demonstration of the Government’s commitment to the sports sector and the communities that use the facilities to be funded. I look forward to announcing the sports clubs and organisations throughout the country who will get the funds.”


About 2into3 Grants & Economic Services

In the previous Sports Capital round, our Grants & Economic Services team secured over €3 million for our clients. In this round, we’ve had the pleasure of working with over 50 clients, supporting their Sports Capital Grant Application.

If you have any further queries, contact our Director of Grants & Economic Services, Patricia Keenan on 086 065 7347 or at, or visit our webpage for more information.