Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Sports Capital Programme
The Sports Capital Programme is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.
The most recent (2018) round of the Sports Capital Programme attracted a record 2,337 applications. Allocations were announced in January, May and November of last year with a total of over €56 million awarded to 1,648 different projects.
All unsuccessful applicants were given the opportunity to appeal the Department’s decision. In relation to the capital grants announced in November, a total of 122 appeals were submitted by the December deadline. The review of these appeals was completed last month with 6 new allocations approved.
Now that the appeals process is finalised, a full review of the 2018 round of the SCP is being undertaken. A decision on the timing of the next round of the programme will be taken when this is complete.