Capital Sports Grants 2024 Announced



Cork City Council’s longstanding support for sporting clubs and organisations continues with the approval of €500,000 in Sports Capital Grants for 2024.

The Council recognises that these clubs, run by volunteers, are essential to maintaining a vibrant, sustainable sports sector. The grants scheme provides funds for projects that are directly related to enhancing facilities or the purchase of equipment.

Announcing this year’s grants, David O’Brien, Interim Director of Services, Cork City Council, said: “Sporting clubs and organisations are a vital outlet for people’s health and wellbeing. With the Capital Grants Scheme, we are delighted to play our part in the continuing development of sports facilities throughout the city.”

Over the years this scheme has assisted all types of clubs and organizations, from football and rowing to athletics and taekwondo. There were approximately 100 applications received for the 2023 Scheme. This consistent financial support offered by the Council greatly assists the clubs and delivers benefits to the wider community.

The capital grants are not intended as an alternative to other sources of funding, but they complement other schemes, helping to bolster local contributions or assisting with funding where certain works are not covered by other grant schemes. They allow for minor capital work towards enhancement of premises, pitches, etc., as well as funding non-personal sports equipment that will be used for at least five years.

Sporting clubs and organisations can find further information at Sports Capital Grants - Cork City Council and apply for a grant online at Grant applications.  For any queries, contact the Sports and Sustainability Section of Cork City Council at or call 021-238 9845.