2023 Community Support Fund Launched

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17th February 2023

Cork City Local Community Development Committee and Cork City Council launches Community Support Fund (CSF) 2023 under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) and the Cork City Council Community Associations Capital Grant and Small-Scale Programme Grant 2023

 Cork City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Cork City Council wishes to invite applications for the Community Support Fund (CSF) 2023) and the Cork City Council Community Associations Capital Grant and Small-Scale Programme Grant 2023.

 The Community Support Fund (CSF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CSF at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD: gov.ie - Ministers Humphreys and Joe O’Brien announce €10 million Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/aec90-ministers-humphreys-and-joe-obrien-announce-10-million-fund-to-support-parish-halls-and-community-centres-with-energy-bills/

 The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas:

  • With their non-pay running costs such as energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for e.g. rental/lease costs, insurance bills.
  • Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements of a capital nature to their facilities and/or purchase equipment for e.g. tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.

The Community Fund Women’s Sheds (CSFWS) is a small scale grant to provide funding towards the operation and running costs of women scheds e.g. electric/heating/insurance.

Community Associations Capital Grant is for Community Associations across Cork City for works of a capital or building maintenance nature.

 Cork City Council Small Scale Programme Grant 2023 is for Community Groups in the Cork City area. and is for, once off, small scale programme activities, excluding arts and sports activities.

 Please note that while there are two separate Capital Grants outlined, applicants are only eligible to apply for one capital funding stream.

 Chief Officer of the Cork City LCDC, Adrienne Rodgers, welcomed the 2023 Community Support Fund and the Cork City Council grant funds:


Cork City Council welcomes this round of funding for community projects across our city. The funding, both from national and local government, is aimed at grassroots projects who deliver a vast range of important and quality services and supports locally. These grants will provide much-needed additional funding to communities, especially in disadvantaged areas”.


Further details in relation to 2023 grants, including the online application form for funding, visit https://submit.link/1nY

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. 6th March 2023.