Sports Capital Programme 2018

By | 7th September 2018

The Programme is currently open for applications.

The Sports Capital Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its objectives are to:

  • assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and in some cases VECs and schools to develop high quality, 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 multi-purpose use of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport

Online System for Sports Capital Programme

The online OSCAR(link is external) website (Online Sports Capital Register) is the only way to apply for grants under the Sports Capital Programme. OSCAR also allows groups to view previous grants and payments, change contact details, seek payment of a grant and otherwise communicate with the Department online.
Any organisation that wishes to make any future applications must first register online at WWW.SPORTSCAPITALPROGRAMME.IE.(link is external)  Register early to ensure that you can apply under future rounds of the SCP.  The Department has written a GUIDE TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS(link is external). Please read this prior to registration. An Irish language copy of the guide is available HERE(link is external).

Sports Capital Programme Guide to Accessible Gym Equipment

It is a requirement of the SCP that all gyms funded by the Programme have accessible gym equipment.

2018 Sports Capital Programme

The 2018 Sports Capital Programme is open for applications from 9am on Friday 7th September to 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018. Any organisation wishing to make an application under the Programnme must be registered on OSCaR ( is external)) by 5pm on Friday 5th October, 2018.

The following resources relating to the 2018 SCP are available:

Further Information

If you require further information on the Sports Capital Programme, contact

Sports Capital Programmes Unit
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
New Road
Co. Kerry, V93 A49X

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