The National Lottery-funded Sports Capital Programme provides funding to voluntary sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country towards the provision of sport and recreational facilities.

Applications are invited by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism under the National Lottery funded Sports Capital Programme in respect of the round of grants on an annual basis.

Proposals for the development of sport and recreational facilities are eligible for funding under the Programme with special priority given to the development of facilities in disadvantaged areas in line with Government policy aimed at increasing participation in sport and recreation in those areas.