Welcome to Laois Sports Partnership   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to Laois Sports Partnership

In 2022, the Government provided an additional investment of €35 million to support sporting organisations with the rising energy costs associated with the provision of sport e.g., indoor activity in winter, the provision of outdoor floodlighting etc. To date €19m has been distributed to Sport Ireland Recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport.

Phase 2 of the above scheme will target community owned sports facilities which do not currently qualify for TBESS or other Government support schemes through DRCD, Local Authorities etc. Laois Sports Partnership are now seeking expressions of interest from facilities that qualify under this phase. Clubs or facilities affiliated to Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Bodies should access support directly through their NGB.

General cost of living increases such as rising costs in accommodation, rent, rates or labour costs are not eligible. Fuel costs associated with machinery, vehicles, travel or transport do not qualify.

Full eligibility details and expression of interest form can be found through this link: http://www.laoissports.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/The-Sports-Energy-Support-Scheme-Elibility.pdf

Head of Laois Sports Partnership Caroline Myers welcomed this support for local community facilities “ Local Community Centres and facilities run by Community Councils across Laois play such a massive role in supporting the health and wellbeing of all members of the community. The costs of running these facilities have increased massively in recent times and with the help of government funding we hope to be able to help them in some small way”

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest is 5pm Wednesday 24th May.

For queries etc please contact Laois Sports Partnership at 057 8671248 or email cmyers@laoissports.ie

To proceed to the application form, click on the link below:


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