Sports Capital Grant Announcement 2023 2into3 Grants

Sports Capital & Equipment Grant Announcement

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has announced that Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023 will open on Monday 17th of July at 9am and will close at 5pm on the 8th of September. It is important to list the changes that have been made to the Sports Capital Application this year.


The major changes to the programme are: 

  1. Capital Grants have risen from €150,000 to €200,000. Equipment Only grants have also risen from €50,000 to €70,000 and only needing only 5% match funding.  
  2. Regional Grants have increase from €300,000 to €500,000 with grant applicants needing a letter of support from national governing body of sport confirming the regional status of the project. 
  3. A specific focus on gender equality with all applicants must be compliance with the provisions of the Equal Status Acts. Clubs that do not provide equal access to its facilities, on similar terms, to men and women will not be eligible for capital funding. Funding of women-only facilities will still be valid for the grant. 
  4. The introduction of a separate category for environmental initiatives, population growth and level of existing facilities.  


A link to the application guidelines is included here 


Our Impact

We are here to help you with your grant application. Since 2014, 2into3 has helped Clubs and NGBs secure over €3.3m in Sports Capital Grants. In the 2021/22 announcements, our results were as follows:

Over €2.4million in grants allocated across 16 applicants 

Success rate of 94% of applications successfully allocated and the remaining being supported in the appeals process 

50% of clients receiving the full allocation of 100% of what they applied for 

Average allocation of amount sought was 84% 

2into3 also offers webinars on the Sport Capital Programme for your National Governing Body. As availability is limited, please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Get in Touch

If you would like to have an initial discussion about your groups needs and how we can help, then please contact Patricia Keenan at 086 0657347 or David Kerley on 086 4400850. For more information on our Grants Advisory Practice area, visit our website here.