Sports Capital Programme

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).

2015 Sports Capital Programme

The 2015 Sports Capital Programme is open for applications from 5 pm on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 and the deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 24 April 2015. The 2015 guide to filling out the online application form, including the terms and conditions pertaining to applications, may be downloaded below: ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IRISH LANGUAGE: blank sample application form(link is external) is also available for download. The Sports Capital Programme YouTube channel(link is external) has guides to the registration and application processes.
The Department does not run or endorse any seminars on how to make an application.  

Further Information

If you require further information on the Sports Capital Programme, you can contact us at: Sports Capital Programmes Unit Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport New Road Killarney Co. Kerry E-Mail:
(+353 64) 6627301 Cork, Limerick, Wicklow and Carlow