Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) to reopen on December 11th

Added November 30th, 2020

Limerick TD and local Minister Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the announcement that the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) will reopen to applications on the 11th December.

“The Sports Capital Scheme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 and was reintroduced by me when I was Minister for Sport. These grants can be a major boost, particularly in small rural communities.”

The SCEP is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure around the country. Applications can be made online only from 9am on Friday 11th December until 5pm on Friday 12th February, 2021.

“In the last round of SCEP I worked closely with most of the clubs across the County during the application phase of the process and I will again this time round. These clubs and organisations across the County are run by volunteers who put the interests of their clubs and communities first.”

The Minister for Sport has confirmed that the programme will again prioritise applications from disadvantaged areas, applications which will increase participation including female participation and disabled users and those which share facilities with other users and the wider community.

“There is no doubt that this year has been a tough year for many sports clubs and organisations with COVID-19, and this round of the programme will provide clubs with an opportunity to apply for funding to improve their facilities.”

“I would advise any sporting club or organisation that is interested in applying to the SCEP to register if they have not already done so on the Department’s online system at https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie. All applications must be made on the same website. The system will be open for applications from 11th December to 12th February, 2021. The “Guide to Making an Application” has also been published on the Department’s website today and can be found here: https://www.gov.ie/sportscapital”.

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