A new €15 million scheme to support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast-charging for sports clubs and communities across the island of Ireland, in line with the recently launched National EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy, opened for applications on Monday.
Developed in partnership with Sports Ireland and Sports Governing Bodies across the island, and administered by Pobal, the Shared Island Sports Club EV Charging Scheme will allow sports clubs North and South, to apply to install a fast EV charge point at their grounds providing charging for club members as well as the local community.
Resourced through the Government’s Shared Island Fund, applications will be gathered and assessed by Pobal, who will provide guidance on the scheme generally and who will offer direct support to applicants.
The purpose of the newly launched scheme – announced by Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D, along with Minister for Sport Catherine Martin T.D. – is to support the roll out of publicly accessible electrical vehicle charging points at sports club facilities across Ireland.
The infrastructure supported by this scheme must be as simple as possible for people to use i.e., accessible, and interoperable. The scheme will be cost-neutral for clubs who are selected and who meet the terms and conditions of the scheme, including that the charge point remains publicly accessible.
This is the first destination scheme launched as part of the Government’s EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy and will be followed by destination schemes for commercial and public sector locations, as well as by a neighbourhood charging scheme which will support local authorities to provide charging for areas where home charging is not possible.
For further information on how to apply, visit pobal.ie/programmes/ZEVISchemes