Thursday, 14 November 2013
Cork sports clubs and organisations urged to register their interest on the new online system for Sports Capital Funding
Many clubs hoping to access the next round of the Sports Capital Programme may not realise that they need to register their interest now using the new Online Sports Capital Register (OSCAR). This new system has been designed to streamline the process, and will also allow clubs to track their applications.
It is important to point out that before applications are invited, clubs wishing to avail of Sports Capital funding in 2014 must register now. OSCAR will allow groups to view previous grants and payments, change contact details, seek payment of a grant and otherwise communicate with the Department online. I strongly encourage all clubs thinking about applying for Sports Capital funding in 2014 to register with this new online system as soon as possible.
The OSCAR system will be the only way to apply for Sports Capital funding in the future, so it’s worth getting used to the new system now. If you don’t register now, you won’t be able to apply for 2014 funding.
A Tax Registration Number (TRN) is required for all organisations wishing to register on OSCAR. You need written confirmation of the TRN from the Revenue Commissioner prior to completing the registration process either in the form of a tax clearance certificate or a letter from Revenue confirming your TRN. For more information see www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.
Details on the next round of Sports Capital funding are expected to be announced shortly. This funding is of great benefit to sports clubs, helping them to develop and expand their facilities. After having been suspended for around four years this Government restarted the scheme last year, next year’s round of funding will be the second year, demonstrating a clear commitment to supporting the excellent work of sports clubs in our communities. I am sure that many clubs in Cork will be very keen to avail of funding when it becomes available, so it’s important to register online now.