Carlow Sports Partnership is once again launching the Local Sports Participation Grant Scheme. This fund aims to assist existing clubs and community groups that have physical activity and sport as their primary activity and encourage the set-up of new clubs and groups to promote physical activity and sport. The National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 highlights the need to prioritise support for minority sports and low participation groups including young people, females, people with a disability, ethnic minorities, older adults, ethnic and clubs/groups located in disadvantaged areas. To access the National Sports Policy, please click here.

How Much Funding is Available?

For 2023 the maximum grant available is €2,000 per club. Please note that capital projects are not eligible under this grant scheme.

Who Can Apply?

Grants are available to all local sports clubs, community groups, and voluntary organisations that promote physical activity & sport. This grant is not available to schools, contact the Sports Partnership office for information on school support.

Please Note:

Only fully completed application forms will be considered. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00pm, Friday 8th December 2023. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

To download a copy of the Guidelines and Application Form, please see below. Or for more information, please contact Ger via