Sports Capital Programme 2020: new closing date for registration

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***Sports Capital programme deadline has been extended to Monday 1st March; clubs must be registered through the online system (OSCAR), deadline for registration in 15th February 2021***

The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

Its 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 and groups (such as people with disabilities) in the provision of sports facilities
  • encourage the sharing of sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.


With the evolving COVID-19 situation we are aware many sporting cubs and organisations are facing disruption. Our aim in the Sports Capital Programmes Division is to continue to support you and we encourage you to continue to contact us to advance your project.

We will continue to do all that we can to respond as quickly as possible to any queries that you might have but as resources are diverted in response to the challenge posed to the nation by
COVID-19 the level of service that we provide may be affected.


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.
  • This portal is used to apply for funding and manage the drawdown of grants.


The 2020 Round of the Programme will be open for applications from 9am on Friday 11 December 2020 until 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

The deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday 15th February 2021.



Useful Links.


2. Frequently Asked Questions about the Programme

3. The 2020 Guide to making an application

4. A video guide to making an application

5. The 2018 Sports Capital Programme Scoring System and Assessment Procedures

6. The Sports Capital Programme Guide to Accessible Gym Equipment. For more information, Cara – Sport Inclusion Ireland have created resource Factsheets (link is external) on how to make your sports facilities, equipment and activities more accessible to people with disabilities (this link is to an external website and the information and views are not those of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport).

7. A series of guides on how to get your grant paid




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