IRISH SQUASH welcomes that Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, have announced that the 2018 Sports Capital Programme is now open for applications.
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.
The Department has committed to, where possible, allowing those who submitted invalid applications in 2017 to submit corrected documents allowing those applications to be considered for funding under the 2018 Programme. If your organisation submitted an invalid application in 2017, you will be contacted separately in this regard.
The Sports Capital Programme is the Government’s primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment.
The programme funds:
Natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts (including pitch drainage)
Artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas
Security fencing, ball stop netting and goal posts
Hurling walls / handball alleys
Building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets
Building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms
Non-personal equipment including lawn mowers and defibrillators.
Any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance
Clubs who wish to register on the Department’s online system can do so now at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie (link is external). Once registered, all applications must be made on the same website. The system will be open for applications from 9am on Friday 7th September to 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018.
A guide to making an application and a link to YouTube video instructions is also available on the Department’s website. https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie/
THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS 5PM ON FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS 5PM ONFRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018.