Club Grant and Funding Programmes

Club Grant and Funding Programmes

Clubs are the hub of our sport and are central to the long-term sustainable development of the game in Ireland.

In order to support clubs, in partnerships with the Provincial Unions, Cricket Ireland provides direct investment into club facilities, infrastructure and equipment through the Cricket Ireland Club Facilities Grant scheme, as well as provides information on other Government-supported Grant funds that clubs may apply to.

Read more about:

  • Cricket Ireland Club Facilities Grant
  • Republic of Ireland Grant and Funding opportunities
  • Northern Ireland Grant and Funding opportunities
  • Sports Partnerships and Local Councils - ROI and NI

 

Cricket Ireland Club Facilities Grant

The Cricket Ireland Club Facilities Grant assists cricket clubs to improve grounds, pavilions and equipment. through the Provincial Union support structure to clubs. Over the last two years €100,000 has been invested in clubs through the Club Facilities Grant.

Successful projects funded have included:

• sightscreen replacement;
• upgrades to squares and outfields;
• drainage improvements;
• installation of artificial wickets;
• purchase of a mobile cage and bowling machine;
• purchase of a Water Hog and run-up covers; and
• club house upgrades and repairs.

The 2018 application process is now open.

Eligibility

• Clubs that are in good standing with their Provincial Union are eligible and have completed - or are on their way to completing - the relevant Clubmark (or similar) accreditation process.
• Clubs must confirm that they are providing a minimum of 50% funding for the nominated project.
• If approved for a grant from the Fund, the Club agrees to host at least one Cricket Ireland representative match over each of the following two seasons (if required), and/or two Cricket Ireland representative team training sessions per season for the next two seasons (if required) – for which a venue hire fee would apply.
• Clubs are eligible to receive a maximum of €2,500 / £2,000 per project.

Applications must be received by Provincial Unions by 31 October 2018.

Club Facilities Grant Application Process

Information for clubs registered in Cricket Leinster Provincial Union
Information for clubs registered in Munster Cricket Provincial Union
Information for clubs registered in Northern Cricket Union Provincial Union
Information for clubs registered in North West Cricket Union Provincial Union

Grant Application Form

Download the Cricket Ireland Club Facilities Grant Application Form (PDF)

 

Republic of Ireland Grant and Funding opportunities

Irish Government’s Sports Capital Programme

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. 

The Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country.

Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.

• Further Information: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
• Watch a video guide to making a grant application.

Community Loan Finance

Clann Credo Community Loan Finance has helped transform communities and the lives of many. They work with Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities, Social Enterprises and Amateur Sports Clubs around the country.

Clan Credo provide loans for groups working in the areas of: Community Facilities; Sports and Recreation; Social Housing; Arts and Tourism; Enterprise Centres and Sustainable Energy. Clann Credo Community Loan Finance takes the form of: Bridging Loans; Match Funding Loans; Capital Equipment Loans; Working Capital and Property Loan

• For further Information: www.clanncredo.ie

Local Sports Partnerships

Local Sports Partnerships in the Republic of Ireland offer a variety of excellent opportunities to access funding to support clubs and their development. A list of Local Sports Partnerships are available by scrolling to the next section below.

 

Northern Ireland Grant and Funding opportunities

Government Grants and Funding Programmes
We will update with funding information when programmes are announced. Information/FAQ’s on funding in Northern Ireland can be found here.

Local Councils
Local Councils in Northern Ireland offer a variety of excellent opportunities to access funding to support clubs and their development. A list of Local Sports Partnerships are available by scrolling to the next section below.

 

Sporting Partnerships and Local Councils - ROI and NI

Local Sports Partnerships
Local Sports Partnerships in the Republic of Ireland offer a variety of excellent opportunities to access funding to support clubs and their development

 

Ireland Sports Partnerships  
Carlow Sports Partnership Sports Partnership Coordinator
www.carlowsports.ie
Cavan Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
www.cavansportspartnership.ie
Clare Sports Partnership Co-ordinator
Email: info@claresportspartnership.ie
www.claresportspartnership.ie
County Cork Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator
www.corksports.ie
County Galway Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
Email: sports@galwaycoco.ie
www.galway.ie
Donegal Sports Partnership Co-ordinator
www.activedonegal.com
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
Email: sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie
www.dlrsportspartnership.ie
Dublin City Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
Email: dcsn@dublincity.ie
www.dublincity.ie
Fingal Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
Email: info@fingalcoco.ie
www.fingalcoco.ie
Kerry Sports Partnership Sports Development Officer
www.kerrycdb.ie
Kildare Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator
www.kildare.ie
Kilkenny Sports Partnership www.kilkenny.ie
Laois Sports Partnership Sports Coordinator
E-mail: info@laoissports.ie
www.laoissports.ie
Leitrim Sports Partnership Leitrim Sports Partnership Coordinator
Email: sports@leitrimcoco.ie
www.leitrim.ie
Limerick City Sports Partnership Co-ordinator
www.cllsp.ie
Longford Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator
Email: info@longfordsports.ie
www.longfordsports.ie
Louth Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator
www.louthlsp.ie
Mayo Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator
www.mayosports.ie
Meath Sports Partnership Co-ordinator
Email: mlsp@meathcoco.ie
www.meathsports.ie
Monaghan Sports Partnership

Sports Coordinator
Email: info@monaghansports.ie
www.monaghansports.ie

North Tipperary Sports Partnership

Local Sports Co-ordinator
www.ntsp.ie

Offaly Sports Partnership

Co-ordinator
Email: info@offalysports.ie
www.offalysports.ie

Roscommon Sports Partnership

Co-ordinator
Email: info@rosactive.org
www.rosactive.org

Sligo Sports Partnership

Sports Co-ordinator
Email: info@sligosportandrecreation.ie
www.sligosportandrecreation.ie

South Dublin Sports Partnership

Co-ordinator
www.sdcsp.ie

South Tipperary Sports Partnership

Sports Co-ordinator
www.stsp.ie

Waterford Sports Partnership

ports Development Officer
Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Westmeath Sports Partnership

Co-ordinator
Email: info@westmeathsports.ie
www.westmeathsports.ie

Wexford Sports Partnership

Co-ordinator
Email: sports.active@wexfordcoco.ie
www.wexfordcdb.ie

Wicklow Sports Partnership

Administrator
www.wicklowlsp.ie


Local Councils
Local Councils in Northern Ireland offer a variety of excellent opportunities to access funding to support clubs and their development

 

Councils of Northern Ireland  
Antrim Borough Council Sports Development Officer
Antrim Borough Council
Tel: 028 9446 3113
www.antrim.gov.uk
Ards Borough Council Sports Development Officer
Tel: 028 9182 4018
Mob: 07920 187819
www.ards-council.gov.uk
Armagh City and District Council Armagh Sports Forum
Tel: 028 3752 9636
Fax: 028 3752 3064
Email: armaghsportsforum@armagh.gov.uk
www.armagh.gov.uk
Ballymena Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.ballymena.gov.uk
Ballymoney Borough Council Sports Development Officer
Tel: 028 2766 0267
Email: sportsdevelopment@ballymoney.gov.uk
www.ballymoney.gov.uk
Banbridge District Council Sports Development Officer
Tel: 028 4066 0605
www.banbridge.com
Belfast City Council Support for Sport Scheme
Tel: 028 9027 0515
Email: supportforsport@belfastcity.gov.uk
www.belfastcity.gov.uk
Carrickfergus Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.carrickfergus.org
Castlereagh Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.castlereagh.gov.uk
Coleraine Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.colerainebc.gov.uk
Cookstown District Council Sports Services Officer
www.cookstown.gov.uk
Craigavon Borough Council Sports Services Officer
www.craigavon.gov.uk
Derry City Council Club and Performance Development Manager
www.derrycity.gov.uk
Down District Council Tel: 028 4461 0800
Fax: 028 4461 0801
www.downdc.gov.uk
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council Tel: 028 8772 0370 Ext. 375
www.dungannon.gov.uk
Fermanagh District Council Secretary
Fermanagh Sports Advisory Committee
www.fermanagh.gov.uk
Larne Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.larne.gov.uk
Limavady Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.limavady.gov.uk
Lisburn City Council Sports Development Officer
www.lisburncity.gov.uk
Magherafelt District Council Sports Development Officer
www.magherafelt.gov.uk
Moyle District Council Sports Development Officer
www.moyle-council.org
Newry and Mourne District Council Sports Development Officer
www.newryandmournedc.gov.uk
Newtownabbey Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.newtownabbey.gov.uk
North Down Borough Council Sports Development Officer
www.northdown.gov.uk
Omagh District Council Sports Development and Recreation Officer
www.omagh.gov.uk
Strabane District Council Sports Development Officer
www.strabanedc.org.uk