DTTAS logoMinister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan T.D., announced today that €30m is being made available under the Sports Capital Programme to develop sports infrastructure around the country.

In this regard, online applications will be accepted from the 23rd January to the 24th February, 2017.

Clubs not previously registered on the Department’s online application system need to do so in advance of this date and the Ministers encouraged clubs to register now. The guide to making an application was also published on the Department’s Sports Capital Programme website today ( www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie ). 

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) Floodlighting 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.  Anything set in the ground (such as goal posts) is not considered equipment.

Any other capital projects that are clearly sporting in nature and that will increase participation in sport or improve performance

For more informatiion please contact  www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie