Increased funding for Sports Capital Grants Scheme 2023


14th February 2023

Cork City Council’s longstanding support for sporting clubs and organisations continues with the approval of €470,000 in Sports Capital Grants for 2023.

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, Adrienne Rodgers, Director of Services, Cork City Council, said: “It has been a difficult few years, so sporting clubs and organisations are even more vital now 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 organisations, from football and rowing to athletics and taekwondo. When the 2022 Scheme was announced almost 100 applications were received. 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 Application. For any queries, contact the Sports and Sustainability Section of Cork City Council at or call 021-238 9845.