2023 Sports Capital and Equipment Programme launched

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2023 Sports Capital and Equipment Programme launched

The Football Association of Ireland is delighted to support the announcement by Minister Thomas Byrne of the launch of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
12th Jul 2023

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is the primary vehicle for Government funding support for the development of sports and physical recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

As part of the recently announced Facility Investment Vision and Strategy for Irish Football by the FAI, the association is looking to support clubs to access all available current funding with a host of webinars designed to support all potential applicants.

Sports Capital and Equipment Programme Key Points for Applicants:

- Clubs who haven't applied for SCEP before will need to register on the Online Sports Capital Register (OSCAR) right away.
- The 2023 Round will open for applications at 9am on Monday July, 17 2023 until 5pm on Friday, September 8 2023.
- The deadline for registration is 5pm on Friday, August 25, 2023.
- Maximum grants for local projects increased from €150,000 to €200,000.
- Maximum grants for regional projects increased from €300,000 to €500,000.
- Clubs that do not own their own facility, equipment only grants are also available for up to €70,000
- All grants issued to successful clubs are awarded at a rate of 95%.
- New rules on providing similar access to facilities for men and women.

To further support Leagues, Clubs and Affiliates in the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme process, the FAI's Facility Development Department will be hosting an Educational Webinar series in the coming weeks to support clubs with their SCEP applications.

This Webinar Series will be a great resource for all potential applicants in how to go through the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme process.

All clubs, leagues and affiliates should attend to understand the benefits of this funding scheme with regional webinars announced today.

24th July - Region 8: Connacht 
Meeting Link here
25th July - Region 5: Kerry, Limerick, Clare, North Tipp
Meeting Link here
26th July - Region 3: Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, South Tipp
Meeting Link here
27th July - Region 4: Cork
Meeting Link here
1st Aug - Region 6: Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, South Kildare
Meeting Link here
2nd Aug - Region 7: Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Meath, Louth
Meeting Link here
3rd Aug - Region 1: North Dublin, East Meath
Meeting Link here
8th Aug - Club Mark Clubs: Nationwide Club Mark Clubs Only 
Meeting Link here
9th Aug - Region 2: South Dublin, Wicklow, North Kildare
Meeting Link here