LSP Investment

Sources of funding for Local Sports Partnerships is announced throughout the year and listed below. 

Dormant Accounts Funding 2019:

Dormant Accounts Funding is made available for sport and physical activity measures.  This funding enables Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy.

The funds announced in the allocations will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of communities and give people the opportunity to partake in sport, no matter what their circumstances. 


Core Funding 2020:

 The Sport Ireland 2020 investment for LSPs is determined at a national level to increase the capacity and capability of every LSP in Ireland to deliver participation opportunities in local communities. The 2020 investment is informed by the goals of the Sport Ireland Strategy and the actions of the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan.

Sport Ireland will invest €8,270,909 in the network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in 2020, an increase of 13% on 2019. The increased investment will provide an opportunity for Sport Ireland to consolidate the additional LSP resources employed in 2019. This will strengthen the LSPs potential to deliver on both Sport Ireland’s strategic objectives and those identified in the Government’s National Sports Policy. The design, delivery and evaluation of targeted initiatives by LSPs directly increases the level of sports participation locally, particularly amongst the harder to reach social groups such as people with a disability, people from areas of socio economic disadvantage, ethnic minorities, older adults and women. Through their expertise and local connections with the sports communities, LSPs are able to identify specific needs and deliver effective initiatives accordingly.