Department of Transport Tourism and Sport Logo JPegShane Ross T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Brendan Griffin T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, today announced €56m in allocations under the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) to over 1,700 different sporting projects. 

The SCP is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the Programme closed for applications on the 24th February and by that date a record number of 2,320 applications were received. 

Minister Ross said “This is a great day for Irish sport. When we originally invited applications under the scheme, we had just €30m to allocate and the record level of applications would have left a large number of good projects unsupported and many clubs disappointed. Happily, following the conclusion of budget discussions, I was delighted to secure the required additional resources to enable me to allocate €56m in total to local sports clubs and organisations throughout the country. The net result of this is that we are able to provide financial assistance towards over 1700 different projects all over the country. The benefits of participating in sport are well documented, for both physical and mental health, and these new grants for local clubs will help us in our overall objective of getting as many people participating in sport as possible. The grants are also excellent news for our communities both rural and urban, as club sport is a superb way to bolster local pride, affinity and inclusion.” 

Minister of State Brendan Griffin T.D., highlighted the importance of the programme:- “Anybody with even a passing interest in sport will be aware of the importance of the Sports Capital Programme and the difference it has made to practically every community both large and small in the country. The €56 million in grants which we have announced will ensure that this excellent work continues and will ensure that the backlog of schemes which were awaiting funding can be cleared. In the region of 50 different sports benefitted from the grants announced today and every county has benefitted substantially from the extra resources we secured. While the individual grants vary from a few hundred euros to €150,000, every single one of the grants can make a significant difference to their community. I want to commend the many volunteers for their efforts in submitting the applications and I look forward to seeing their efforts coming to fruition in the coming months.” 

Full details of all allocations on a county basis are set out on the Department’s website. is external)

A further €4m has been set aside for regional grants (with maximum grants of up to €200,000) and these allocations are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

dlr Sports Capital Programme Allocations 2017  
41st Dublin (St.Patrick's Dalkey) Group Dalkey Sea Scouts - Sports Equipment replacement €4,500
Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club - adult facilities €50,000
Blackrock College Rugby Football Club Construction - All Weather pitch and floodlighting €150,000
Broadford Rovers Football Club Supply of Non Personal Sports Equipment €3,176
Dalkey Rowing Club Acquire a new boat oars and equipment €19,526
Dalkey Scubadivers Replacement engine for our dive boat. €20,830
De La Salle Palmerston R. F.C. Pitch Equipment and Sports Equipment Upgrade €108,419
De Vesci Lawn Tennis Club De Vesci Lawn Tennis Club - maintenance equipment €5,822
Deerpark Tennis Club Replacement of essential equipment €1,451
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Purchase 5m RIB and Capstan Winch €18,515
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCo Meadowvale Tennis facilities Upgrade €41,556
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCo Hyde Road Ball Stop Netting €9,500
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCo Refurbishment of Loreto Clubhouse/Changing rooms €60,000
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CoCo Hyde Park Community Sport & Leisure Facility Plan €135,627
Irish National Sailing Club Renewal equipment & purchase of new boats €40,058
Leicester Celtic AFC Replacement of existing All Weather Pitch €150,000
Leopardstown Tennis Club Ltd Tennis court practice wall and security fencing €32,128
Mount Merrion Youths FC Improving Safety ,Pitch Cutting & portable goals €17,643
Royal Irish Yacht Club Safety and support fleet €25,000
Sailing in Dublin Club Ltd Keelboat for racing and training €20,000
St. Josephs Boys AFC Limited Refurb of Existing Facility & upgrade Fire Safety. €17,884
St. Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire St. Michael's Skiff, Oars and Trailer 2017 €21,089
St. Olafs GAA Club Construction of new dressing rooms and gym €150,000
Stars of Erin Gaelic Sports Club Hurling Ball Wall & astro warm up area €126,550
The National Yacht Club Increasing Women and Teenagers participation €142,375
The Royal St. George Yacht Club RSGYC Club Firefly Dinghy Renewal €31,228
Total allocated to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County €1,402,877
Total allocated Nationally   €56,000,000



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