The Community Activities Fund was announced in November 2021 and it is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It provides €9 million to support community groups impacted by COVID-19.
What you can apply for
It provides funding to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their running costs such as utility or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.
Groups are able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment.
How to apply
This once-off fund is allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) and is administered locally by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.
In order to allow flexibility, the Department did not set a national closing date, but allowed each LCDC to set its own, to best suit its area. The Department requires that all closing dates are no later than 28th March 2022.
Contact your local authority
using the service link below to find out details about your Local Community Development Committee.
Once available details of approved projects will be published here.
List of Allocations
For details on the funding in each Local Authority area please see the below table.
Local Authority area
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