Women in Sport Funding

The Women in Sport Programme was established in 2005 with the key aim of attaining equal participation between males and females in sport.

The new Woman in Sport (WIS) Policy was published in March 2019. The policy outlines Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport as one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport.

Sport Ireland is committed to increasing women’s sustained involvement in sport as coaches, volunteers, club members, athletes, advocates, leaders, and participants from grassroots to the podium.

The Women in Sport Programme allocates funding to National Governing Bodies through a thorough application process. Over €22m has been allocated through this programme since 2005. National Governing Bodies for Sport now develop innovative programmes which target the four key areas as outlined in the Policy.