Increased Sports Capital Grant 2023 to open for applications

  • Applications open July 17th
  • Significant interest expected


Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the announcement that the 2023 Sports Capital & Equipment Programme will open for applications on Monday, July 17th.

Thresholds have been increased across the board, with the local project maximum grant now €200,000 (up from €150,000), while regional project maximum grants are now €500,000 (up from €300,000).

“The Sports Capital Grant scheme is hugely popular in Co. Clare so I know clubs across the county will be excited to see it open for applications once again,” said Deputy Crowe.

“Last year, clubs in Clare received €4.6 million and I hope to engage with many clubs over the coming weeks and support them in their applications for their share this time around.

“I know many clubs who applied were left disappointed not to receive funding so this is a fresh chance to do so.

“The importance of participation in sport cannot be understated and the Sports Capital Grant is inclusive of all types of sports.

“This year, there is specific focus on climate action, sustainability and gender equality and it’s vital that our sporting model is inclusive of people of all genders, backgrounds and ages.

“I look forward to a positive announcement for Clare clubs in the coming months when the grants are unveiled.”