Irish Football Association: Applications for 2022/23 DCMS Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund

Irish Football Association: Applications for 2022/23 DCMS Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund


The application process for the 2022-23 Irish FA/ DCMS Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund is now open. The fund aims to allow local grassroots football clubs in Northern Ireland (NI) to improve and refurbish facilities, helping to create a better grassroots football infrastructure foundation.

The latest tranche of funding, a further total funding pot of £700,000, is available for the 2022-23 financial year. This funding is for small capital grassroots projects to improve football infrastructure throughout NI, thus increasing participation in the grassroots game.

The minimum award available in this tranche of funding will be £15,000 with a maximum award of up to £30,000.  The objective of the award is to represent around 75 per cent of the total project cost, with 25 per cent match funding to be available from an alternative source. Greater levels of match funding may be viewed more favourably whilst lower levels will be considered in the context of the strength of the overall application.

Information relating to the 2022/23 funding scheme including eligible projects/ applicants and the application process is detailed on the Information and Guidance Notes document via the Irish FA’s website –

Application forms and relevant documents must be uploaded and submitted electronically to the Irish FA via the Survey Monkey link – the stipulated deadline of 12.00pm on Monday 24 October 2022.  

The Irish FA will publish a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) log to help potential applicants get answers or clarification to their queries which is available on the Irish FA website – If after reading the FAQ log the potential applicant still hasfunding queries or is seeking further clarification, they should direct these queries to[email protected] or [email protected].  

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