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 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.

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. For more information, Cara - Sport Inclusion Ireland have created resource factsheets 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).


2018 Sports Capital Programme

The 2018 Sports Capital Programme closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018

The following resources relating to the 2018 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, V93 A49X


Enquiries can also be made by calling the phone number matching your county from the contact us section.