Sports Energy Supports Scheme

Update on Phase 2 as well as Phoulaphouca Scratch Cup

Sports Energy Supports Scheme image

Following the announcement yesterday of Phase 2 of the Sports Energy Supports Scheme Pitch & Putt Ireland invites any club that wants to apply for assistance with increased Energy Costs from September 2022 to March 2023 to email any payment receipts made during that period to Treasurer Breda Brophy on [email protected] by Wednesday May 24th  


Please note the eligibility criteria below:  

• The Sports Energy Support Scheme (SESS) will contribute to the increased energy costs  

associated with providing sporting activity only. 

• The Eligibility period will relate to increased costs sustained between September 1st 2022  

and May 31st 2023. 

• Non Energy related increases are ineligible. These include increased costs in  

accommodation, rent, rates or labour costs. 

• Fuel costs associated with machinery, vehicles, travel or transport do not qualify. 

• Pre-existing debts or deficits do not qualify. 

• Energy costs associated with non-sporting activity such as bars, restaurants etc. are not  

eligible under SESS; however, such trading activity may be eligible for support under the  

Government’s Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS). 

• Organisations applying for support must own/lease the sporting facilities or be the  

primary utility bill payer. 

• The Scheme will be open to Sport Ireland Recognised/Funded NGBs. This is to ensure  

pre-existing levels of governance and operational assurances exist between Sport Ireland  

and those in direct receipt of funding. 

• The Scheme is aimed at supporting Clubs in the Republic of Ireland only. 

• Support will be capped at a maximum of €90,000 (average of €10k per month) for any  

one club/facility. 

• The Scheme will not cover:  

➢ Private/Commercial gyms, pools & sports facilities (Private/commercial enterprises  

are eligible to apply for TBESS) 

➢ Local authority facilities 

➢ School or Third level sports facilities 


We also ask everyone to note that the Poulaphouca Scratch Cup takes place on June 10th this year and not the date stated in the fixture book.