The 2018 Sports Capital Programme is now open for applications as of Friday 7th September with a closing date of 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018. Any organisation wishing to make an application under the Programnme must be registered on OSCAR by 5pm on Friday 5th October, 2018. Applications are being sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs.
For all information see www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
A number of changes have been made to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme so please read this guide fully and carefully before applying online.
All applications, including supporting documentation, must be submitted online. Applications by post or email will not be accepted and will be returned. If you have not previously registered, your organisation must register on the website
first and your organisation must have a Tax Registration Number from the Revenue
Commissioners to register.
The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday 5th October
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th October
The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.
The Programme’s 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.
Who can apply for a Grant?
Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport, and local authorities. Third level colleges
Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.
Any organisation that wishes to make an application must first be registered at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. A separate guide is available to the registration process at http://www.dttas.gov.ie/sites/default/files/corporate/guide-registering-scp-online.pdf The Sports clubs within schools and third level colleges are not entitled to apply for funding even when joined to another sports club.
All applications must be made by 5pm on Friday 19th October. The online system will be shut down at this time and no late or partial applications will be accepted. If you have not clicked the “Save and Submit” button on the final page of the application form by this deadline your application will not be considered. You are strongly advised to start the application process as soon as possible as it may not be possible for the Department to help
you nearer to the deadline due to the volume of calls and emails. When you have submitted your application you are strongly advised to save and/or print a copy of the “Grant Application Submitted” page. You may need this later as evidence of making your application. Applications by post or by email will not be accepted and will be returned.
How to apply
The only way to apply for grants is on the Online Sports Capital Register (OSCAR system) at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. The website also allows those registered to view previous applications, grants and payments, change contact details, seek payment of a grant and otherwise communicate with the Department. To make an application go to www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie and log in using the tax registration number and password used at registration stage. The application wizard will guide you through the application process and you can save and review your work as you fill out the form. As the system will log you out after a period of inactivity it is important that you regularly save your application using the “Save” button at the bottom of each page. You can return to it later when you have more information or electronic documents ready to upload. On each page some fields are mandatory. If you try and proceed without filling in these fields text will appear beneath each mandatory field stating what needs to be added. Applicants must note that funding is limited and that this is a competitive process. Simply meeting the minimum criteria under the headings above does not guarantee funding.