Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan T.D., announced 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)
- 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
Clubs who wish to register on the Department’s online system can do so now at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. Once registered, all applications must be made on the same website. The system will be open for applications from the 23rd January. A guide to making an application and a link to YouTube video instructions is also available on the website.
You Need a Tax Registration Number to Register
A Tax Registration Number (TRN) is required for all organisations wishing to register on OSCAR. The TRN is the unique identifier and user name for logging into the system.
It is not permitted to use the TRN of your national governing body, regional grouping or of a different organisation. If your organisation already has a tax clearance certificate, the TRN is in the top left hand corner of the certificate.
If your organisation is not a limited company and does not currently have a TRN, getting one is simple. You complete the 1 page form ‘Registration Form for voluntary non-profit making organisations’ and return to your local Revenue Office. It should take around 10 working days to get written confirmation of your TRN.
If your organisation is a limited company, the form to be completed is Form TR2. In this case, you should ensure that your company is registered with the Companies Registration Office prior to application for a TRN.
- Clubs must be registered by 5pm Friday 10th Feb
- Deadline for application is 5pm Friday 24th Feb
- Sports Capital Programme will be open for applications from 9am on Mon 23rd Jan
The 2017 guide to filling out the online application form, including the terms and conditions.
The YouTube guide to making an application.
The YouTube guide to registration.
A blank sample application form is available for download.
The Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland is available to support any applications made through the 2017 Sports Capital Programme, and offer any assistance to any club that request aid – please email [email protected] or call the office on 01-6251110.
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