Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony has urged Mayo sports clubs and organisations to register their interest on the new online system for Sports Capital Funding.
The second term Dáil deputy said, “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 system known as OSCAR [Online Sports Capital Register]. This new system has been designed to streamline the process, and will also allow clubs to track their applications. But 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. 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.”
Speaking about some of the criteria required he reminded groups he said, “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 https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie/.” He concluded by saying “Details on the next round of sports capital funding are expected to be announced shortly. It’s great news that the programme is being extended again next year, after being suspended by Fianna Fáil. I am sure that many clubs in Mayo will be very keen to avail of funding when it becomes available, so it’s important to register online now.”