Basketball Ireland

Basketball Ireland (BI) is the National Governing Body of Sport for basketball in Ireland. BI have over 200 clubs and 30,000 members. BI provides basketball opportunities to people throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. BI have a proud tradition of attracting diverse communities to the sport and have programs under Women in Sport, Older Adults, Disadvantaged Areas and Disability Inclusion. These programs help engage communities who may not have had the chance to participate in sport but can do due to the work of BI.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Services for older people
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Social inclusion
  • Sport and exercise
  • Volunteering
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Digitalization
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research
  • Technological innovation

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

In the first two years BI's goal will be to create partnerships and links with more experience organizations to get a better understanding of how the system works and what can be achieved.

In five years time BI would like to be applying to run its own initiatives linking with various partners around the areas of Youth, Sport and research. The hope would be these projects could solves issues and answer questions for our own or similar organizations.

Within ten years BI hope to be an experienced and respected organization within the EU, whos projects are contributing to the knowledge of all EU communities.


BI's specific strengths is the inclusion of disadvantaged groups especially Women in Sport projects and Disability Inclusion. Our projects in these areas have been nationally and internationally recognized for their ability to attract more people into sport.

BI have a huge network of members that we can access as well as professional staff spread out throughout the island that can engage with participants at a local level.


Contact Name:

Paul Carr

Job Title:

Grants and Participation Manager

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