Services Provided Or To Be Provided To the Public

Grant Schemes.

The Irish public through Sport Ireland, provides grant funding for:

·         National Governing Bodies of Sport

·         High Performance

·         Local Sports Partnerships

National Governing Bodies of Sport

Sport Ireland acts as a resource for the National Governing Bodies of Sport ( NGBs). One of the main priorities of Sport Ireland is to strengthen and develop capabilities of the NGBs of Ireland. The NGB Unit is an advisory Unit for Governing Bodies in areas of governance, change management, strategic planning and procedural issues as well as compliance. This is facilitated through regular liaison meetings with updates from Governing Bodies and advice and support provided by the Unit.

Sport Ireland operates a recognition process for organisations wishing to become eligible for support as Governing Bodies of Sport. The recognition criteria establish minimum requirements for all organisations wishing to apply for financial support.

For more details on the Recognition Process and administration of grant schemes to National Governing Bodies of Sport visit the NGB Section of the website: <>

High Performance

Sport Ireland aims to ensure Ireland's performances in elite international sport improve and to create consistent success at elite level defined as producing Irish athletes in the finals at European, World, Olympic and Paralympic level.

Sport Ireland also supports elite athletes through the International Carding Scheme. Athletes should contact their relevant Sporting Body for details on the programme.

Local Sports Partnerships

The key aims of the Local Sports Partnerships are to increase participation in sport, and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect.

For more information on your Local Sports Partnership, please click here:


Services to the Public

National Sports Campus

The National Sports Campus provides state-of-the-art sports facilities to both elite athletes in Ireland while offering valuable amenities to the local community.

The Campus boasts an impressive array of facilities including the National Aquatic Centre,Tone Zone, Irish Institute of Sport- providing sports science and medical facilities, a National Modern Pentathlon Centre,Horse Sports Arena, the National Aquatic Centre, National Diving Centre, and outdoor synthetic playing pitches, complete with floodlights and pavilion.

Phase 1 of the National Indoor Arena has open with phase 2 underway and the Campus has received planning for the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre.

For full details on the services on offer to the public please visit the National Sports Campus official website < >