Over 1,900 clubs and facilities set to benefit from €2.5 million investment in Sports Energy Support Scheme
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, today announced a €2.5 million investment under Phase II of the Sports Energy Support Scheme. This funding will provide support to over 1,900 clubs, community-led sports facilities, National Facilities and Major Stadiums in Ireland, to meet the rising energy costs associated with the provision of sport.
Building on the support previously provided by the Government last winter, this funding stream aims to help alleviate financial pressure as a result of increased energy costs on sports organisations, and ensure the sustainability of Irish sports clubs.
Irish Sailing helped to draw down €134k in Phase I and €90k in Phase II of the Energy Grant Scheme, shared between 26 participating clubs across the country.
Speaking on behalf of Sport Ireland, Dr. Una May, said:
"We would like to thank Ministers Martin and Byrne for their ongoing support. The re-opening of the Sports Energy Support Scheme demonstrates the Government's dedication to alleviating the impact of increased energy costs on sports clubs and organisations, allowing them to continue providing access to sport and physical activity throughout 2023."