Sports Capital Programme

The Programme is currently closed 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 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.  Register early to ensure that you can apply under future rounds of the SCP.  The Department has written a GUIDE TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. Please read this prior to registration. An Irish language copy of the guide is available HERE.

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. The Department has prepared a guide which sets out the requirements for grantees who have been allocated funding towards gym equipment.


2017 Sports Capital Programme

The following resources relating to the 2017 SCP are available:

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
Co. Kerry, V93A49X


Enquiries can be made by calling the phone number matching your county from the list below.


Telephone Number


(+353 64) 6627362

(+353 64) 6627362

(+353 64) 6627374

(+353 64) 6627364

National and Regional Projects

Large Scale Infrastructure Projects

National Governing Bodies

Local Authorities (Except National and Regional Projects)

(+353 64) 6627363

Clare and Wexford

(+353 64) 6627366


(+353 64) 6627369

Donegal, Cavan and Longford

(+353 64) 6627338

Kilkenny and Offaly

(+353 64) 6627301

Galway, Louth and Westmeath

(+353 64) 6627368

Kerry, Laois and Monaghan

(+353 64) 6627308

Carlow, Waterford and Wicklow

(+353 64) 6627316

Meath and Mayo

(+353 64) 6627371

(+353 64) 6627367

Cork and Limerick

Kildare, Tipperary, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim