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Grants and Funding

The Department runs two grant progammes: The Sports Capital Programme and the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme. The Irish Sports Council are responsible for the administration of the Grants Scheme for National Governing Bodies of Sport

Sports Capital Programme

This Sports Capital Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its objectives are to:

  • assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and in some cases VECs and schools to develop high quality, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation
  • prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities
  • encourage the multi-purpose use of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport

2012 Sports Capital Programme

The 2012 Sports Capital Programme is now closed. The closing date for online applications was 5pm on Friday 1st June 2012.

A full list of all the applications received under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme can be found here.

Allocations to local projects were made on 2nd December, 2012 and allocations to projects of national and regional significance were made on 21st December, 2012. In January, 2013, the Department informed all applicants in writing of the outcome of their application.

Details of the grants awarded under the 2012 Sports Capital Programme can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links in the left banner menu on this web-page.

Allocations to local projects were made on 2 December 2012 and allocations to projects of national and regional significance were made on 21 December 2012. The Department is writing to all applicants with the outcome of their application.

For your information the 2012 application form and guide to filling out the application form can be downloaded below:

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If you require further information on the Sports Capital Programme, you can contact us at:

Sports Capital Programmes Unit
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
New Road
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Telephone No: (+353 64) 6627353
E-Mail: sportscapitalprogrammes@dttas.ie

Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme

Grant aid from the Exchequer is made available to local authorities and bodies supported by local authorities, towards the cost of providing new swimming pools or refurbishing of existing pools. The closing date for receipt of applications under the current Programme was 31 July 2000 and since then some 57 applications have been or are being dealt with.

The current Programme is closed to new applicants.

If you require further information on the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, you can contact us at:

Local Authority Swimming Pools Programme
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
New Road
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Telephone No: (+353 64) 6627362