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 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.

2017 Sports Capital Programme

The 2017 Sports Capital Programme is currently closed for applications.

The deadline for applications was 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017. The online system was shut down at this time and no late or partial applications are being accepted.

The 2017 guide to filling out the online application form, including the terms and conditions pertaining to applications, may be downloaded below:



  • An Irish language guide is also available.


blank sample application form is also available for download.

The Sports Capital Programme YouTube channel has guides to the registration and application processes.

A copy of the assessment procedures and scoring system that will be used to score all valid applications is available to download.

A list of all successful local applications under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme is available here and a list of invalid applications here. A list of successful national and regional applications is available here and a list of unsuccessful applications is available here.

149 results of the 2017 Sports Capital Programme were appealed, a full list of which may be downloaded here. Of these, 35 appeals were upheld, a list of which can be downloaded here.
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

National and Regional Projects (Except NGBs)

(+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

NGBs, Kerry, Laois and Monaghan

(+353 64) 6627308

Carlow, Waterford and Wicklow

(+353 64) 6627316

Meath and Mayo

(+353 64) 6627301

Cork and Limerick

(+353 64) 6627367

Kildare, Tipperary, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim