Community Funding

The Community Activities Fund is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. To view the press release for the launch of the fund 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, please click here.

Community and voluntary groups, who fit the criteria, could have applied strategically, under the 3 following headings:

  • Non Pay Running Costs
  • Capital Grant Funding
  • Project Grant Funding

From the Community Activities Fund and the Community Development Grants, Community Groups, Organisations and Associations could have applied for funding from the following options. Please note that while there are two separate Capital Grants outlined, applicants are only eligible to apply for one capital funding stream.

LCDC Community Activities Fund 2022 for Non Pay Running Costs

With non-pay running costs for example utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Any funding awards will generally be for €1000 or less. Depending on number of applicants and total allocatable funding available, cost greater than €1000 could also be considered. Eligible operating/running costs must be related to the period 1st of July 2021 to 30th of June 2022.

LCDC Community Activities Fund 2022 Capital Costs

Funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment, e.g. such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc. Funding will be awarded towards large scale Capital Grants between a minimum of €5,000 and a maximum €35,000. Approved grants are usually between €5,000 to €10,000.

Cork City Council Community Development Grants 2022 Capital Funding

For recognised Community Associations in Cork City for works of a capital or major building maintenance nature. Funding will be awarded towards large scale Capital Grants between a minimum of €5,000 and a maximum €35,000. Approved grants are usually between €5,000 to €10,000.

Cork City Council Community Development Grants 2022 Project Funding

For Community Groups in the Cork City area and is for once off, small scale programme activities and community projects, excluding arts and sports activities. The maximum grant that can be applied for will be €2,500. However, please note most grants awarded are closer to €1,000

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The deadline for applications was the 21st of February 2022. This funding stream is now closed.
Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.
X(ITM) and Y(ITM) Co-ordinates

To facilitate the identification of the location of the projects/work, a new field has been introduced in the form requesting the X(ITM) and Y(ITM) co-ordinates of the project/work.

These co-ordinates can be found on the website irish.gridreferencefinder.com. For a guide to help applicants find their co-ordinates for an application, please click here for a pdf guide.

For further information, please see the following video from Kieran O'Connell from the Community Section of Cork City Council.

If you have any queries or problems  with the application process, please contact francis_freyne@corkcity.ie or phone 021 492 4045.