Sports Energy Support Scheme (SESS) Club Applications 2023
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. To date €19m has been distributed to Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport.
A third phase of the Scheme is now open. The eligibility period of this Scheme will extend to the end of July 2023.
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.
The primary target is sports clubs with dedicated facilities.
If you meet the eligibility criteria below, please fill in the form and send the supporting documents to email@example.com before Friday the 20th of October 2023.Under the Scheme NGBs can now apply for:
(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.
The Sports Energy Support Scheme (SESS) will contribute to the increased energy costs associated with providing sporting activity only.
Organisations applying for support must own/lease the sporting facilities or be the primary utility bill payer.
The Scheme will not cover:
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.