Club Grants Scheme

Club Grants Feature image. showing 27000 euro has been granted to 75 sports clubs

Every year Westmeath Sports Partnership invite applications for their Club Grants Scheme. The maximum grant available per club is €500.

Applications are normally accepted in the final quarter of the year with applicants notified prior to Christmas if they have been successful

Who can apply:

•Sports Clubs/Community Groups/ Voluntary Organisations and Disability Groups based in Co. Westmeath.
• Affiliated sports and physical activity clubs, community groups and disability organisations.
• Clubs and Organisations who operate as a not for profit group and be open for public membership.

Who is ineligible to apply:

  • Individuals.
  • Schools.
  • National/Regional/County Governing Bodies/ Statutory agencies.
  • For profit groups/commercial organisations / Private Facility owners.
  • Applications eligible for funding under other schemes will not be considered. Go for Life, Sports Capital etc.

What can you apply for:

• Proposed initiatives should attract new members and ideally enhance ongoing participation.
• Existing clubs can apply for sports equipment costs to increase participation.
• Set up costs for New Clubs e.g. bibs, cones, training equipment, insurance, registration, affiliation fees, first aid kit etc.
• Fees for coaching/referee courses accredited by Coaching Ireland or a National Governing Body of Sport to support the proposed participation initiative.

How are Club Grants applications evaluated

• Priority will be given to supporting new initiatives that result in increased participation.
• Applications with emphasis on participation of WSP target groups : Older Adults; Women;
Teenage Girls; Disadvantaged Communities; People with Disabilities.
• Sustainability and numbers participating.
• Ability to generate own funds to support programme / event

Please note: There is no guarantee of funding of proposals which achieve the minimum
eligibility criteria. The fund is limited, and eligible applications will be evaluated on a
competitive basis against the criteria being applied. The decision of the grant subcommittee is final.

Terms and Conditions

• Successful applicants will be required to submit an expenditure report with supporting
receipts and photos within 6 months of receiving their grant. Failure to submit this report in a timely manner will omit the applicant from future funding opportunities.
• Clubs/Groups with juvenile members must operate under the basis of best practice for children in sport : a member of the club must have previously attended a Child Welfare & Protection Awareness course (new clubs must commit to attending training where appropriate).

You can find a list of the 2022 Club Grants recipients here: