The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.
The Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its stated objectives are to:
- Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and Education and Training Boards and schools to develop high quality, accessible, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation.
- Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities.
- Encourage the sharing of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.
Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.
All applications must be made online
The 2017 Sports Capital Programme will be open for applications from 9am on Monday 23 January 2017.
The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 10th February 2017. If your organisation is not registered on OSCAR by 5pm on10 February 2017, you will not be able to make an application. If your organisation has already registered, you do not need to register again.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017.The online system will be shut down at this time and no late or partial applications will be accepted.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 February