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FAI welcomes launch of 2018 Sports Capital Programme

Over €7.25million was awarded to football clubs last year

The Football Association of Ireland is encouraging all grassroots clubs throughout the country to apply for funds from the 2018 Sports Capital Programme.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced that €40million will be made available to different sports around the country.
Last year, over 2,300 applications were made across 45 different sports, with over 230 football clubs receiving grants, totalling over €7.25million.
FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has welcomed the new application stage, and hopes to see clubs from around the country apply for state funding.

“I would like to thank Minister Shane Ross, Minister for State Brendan Griffin and their colleagues in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for making such a financial commitment to sport in Ireland.
“Last year we were delighted to see over 230 football clubs receive grants of over €7.25million, that will help grassroots clubs around the country improve their facilities.
“Clubs have until October 19th to make their applications, and I encourage all clubs with an interest in applying to do so.”

The guide to making an application is now available on the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport website on

Registrations will close at 5pm on Friday, October 5.