Sports Energy Support Scheme – Phase III

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.

A third phase of the Scheme is now open. The eligibility period of this Scheme will extend to the end of July 2023.

Under the Scheme NGBs/LSPs can now:
(a) Apply for support towards the increased costs of energy for the months of June 2023 and July 2023.
(b) Apply for support for the complete period (Sept 2019 – July 2020 vs Sept 2022 – July 2023) for those clubs/facilities who did not previously make a claim.
(c) Utilise unused surpluses from Phase I/Phase II SESS funding to offset claims for June and July 2023.

Funding will be made available to support :

  • NGB affiliated Clubs along with their large scale national sporting facilities, centres or stadiums owned/affiliated or connected to the NGB.
  • LSP known, community-owned sports facilities which do not currently qualify for TBESS or other Government support schemes through DRCD, Local Authorities etc.
    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 can be found by clicking the link below:

Energy Scheme Guidelines Phase III

You can apply for the scheme by filling out this form:

You can also click find the form here by copying and pasting this link into your browser

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest is 5pm Tuesday 24th October.

For queries etc. please contact Westmeath Sports Partnership at 044-9390208 or

To find out more information about the scheme, click on the link below: