More than a Club

More than a Club is a joint project between the Football Association of Ireland and Welsh social enterprise, Vi-Ability. It aims to work with local professional football clubs in Ireland and Wales to help them set up stand-alone social enterprises which will address social needs within disadvantaged communities. 

The project will empower the clubs to recognise and use the powerful attraction of football and the value of their club brand locally in order to develop partnerships with statutory agencies and community groups to deliver important social programmes.


Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Football Association of Ireland €572,183 €715,229
Vi-Ability €453,350 €566,687

Location of Activity


  • Carlow
  • Cork
  • Dublin City
  • Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
  • Fingal
  • Kerry
  • Kildare
  • Kilkenny
  • Meath
  • South Dublin
  • Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford
  • Wicklow


  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea
  • Wrexham

Partner Contacts

Name Organisation Email Telephone
Derek O Neill Football Association of Ireland 353 (0) 18999500
Kelly Davies Vi-Ability 44(0)1492583555