A €40 million fund for important sports capital projects was been announced by the Department of transport on Sunday 22nd December 2013.The Sports Capital Programmecan be used for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland.
Fianna Fáil Local Area Rep. for Cabra-Finglas David Costello said "I am urging all sporting clubs and organisations that are interested in applying for funding to prepare their applications as soon as possible. The fund will be of enormous benefit to our community as I know that there are numerous clubs in urgent need of upgrade works. The funding can be sought for projects such as floodlighting, new pitches, drainage, building sports halls, building dressing rooms etc."
Costello reminds applicants that "Applications for the 2014 programme will only be accepted online, and organisations must be registered in order to apply.”
The Sports Capital Programme is now online in a system called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register).This will be the only way to apply for grants under any future rounds of the Sports Capital Programme. OSCAR will also allow 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.
Costello said "If I can be of any assistance to any club in this process please feel free to contact me."
The deadlines for applications are as follows:
- Open for applications from 12 noon on Friday 17th January;
- Closed for registration at 5pm on Friday 7th February;
- Closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 28th February.