Sports Capital Grants Open - application extended until 1st March 2021 

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 11 January 2021

Sports Capital Grants Open - application extended until 1st March 2021 

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers, T.D., today announced that €40 million is being made available in 2021 under a new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).

The first step in obtaining a grant is to register on the department’s online system (OSCAR). The Ministers encouraged any clubs which are not already registered to do so now. Clubs can now register on the department’s online system at  www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.  Once registered, all applications must be made on the same website. The system is open for applications until  extended date of 1st March 2021.

For a guide to the registration and application process go to

 http://dttas.ie/sport/english/sports-capital-programme 

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme  funds:

  • natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts (including pitch drainage)
  • energy efficient floodlighting
  • artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas
  • security fencing, ball stop netting and goal posts
  • hurling walls / handball alleys
  • building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets
  • building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms
  • non-personal sports equipment
  • limited COVID-19 related works/equipment
  • modifications to sports facilities to reduce energy consumption
  • any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance