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Community Services Programme

From: Department of Rural and Community Development

The Community Services Programme provides funding towards hiring additional staff for organisations to meet local service gaps, through a social enterprise model. This allows supported communities to access services and facilities that might otherwise be unavailable.

Three strands are supported:

  • community services for the disadvantaged (home insulation, disability transport, meals-on-wheels day care, social activities, personal security, visitation services, community radio and other media)
  • employing people distant from the labour market, including people with disabilities, travellers, recovering drug misusers and ex-prisoners. The company or co-op must demonstrate some form of progression of the workers
  • buildings for community use, such as town halls, and facilities which enable the day-to-day operation of community infrastructure

How to apply

Complete the Expression of Interest form below and submit it to csp@drcd.gov.ie or by post to the address at the bottom of the page.

Community Services Programme EOI

Community Services Programme Expression of Interest


For assistance with filling out the Expression of Interest Form, please view the CSP Guidance Note to the Community Services Programme

Community Services Programme Contact Details:

Community Services Programme
Address: Libraries Development and Community Policy Unit, Government Offices, Ballina, Mayo, F26 E8N6
Phone numbers: 076-1006864
Emails: csp@drcd.gov.ie