2023 Sports Capital & Equipment Programme to open on 17 July

July 13th 2023 by Craig Easdown | International, Other

2023 Sports Capital & Equipment Programme to open on 17 July

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Irish Government and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. It is part funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery.

The 2023 round of the Programme will open for applications from 9am, Monday 17 July 2023 until 5pm, Friday 8 September 2023 and Cricket Ireland is urging all clubs based in the Republic of Ireland to consider, prepare, and apply ahead of the deadline.

If they haven’t done so in previous rounds of the scheme, clubs must register with the programme in advance and the deadline for registration of a club is 5pm on Friday 25th August 2023.

The Department have renewed the portal that is used to apply for funding and manage the drawdown of grants and it can be accessed at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie

To support clubs with their applications, Cricket Ireland in partnership with the various Provincial Unions, will deliver several guidance workshops, the details of which will be announced shortly. 

Outlined below are several underlined Useful Links that clubs are encouraged to visit if considering an application. Within them there are details about the programme, how to register and apply and video guide to making an application.

Useful Links

  1. A guide to registration is available.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions about the Programme

  3. The 2023 Guide to making an application

  4. A video guide to making an application

  5. The 2020 Sports Capital Programme Scoring System and Assessment Procedures

  6. The Sports Capital Programme Guide to Accessible Gym Equipment.

For more information on #6 above, Active Disability Ireland has created resource Factsheets on how to make your sports facilities, equipment and activities more accessible to people with disabilities.

Further information or support

If your clubs are interested in applying and would like further information, feel free to contact richard.fahey@cricketireland.ie, emma.butler@cricketireland.ie or your Provincial Union.


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