Community Funding

Cork City Council and the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) would like to invite applicants to apply for funding under the joint Community Enhancement Programme's Community Activities Fund 2022, in Partnership with the Cork City Council's Community Development Grants 2022.

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, can apply 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 can apply 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.

To apply for funding for Non Pay Running Costs please click here.

 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.

To apply for funding for CAF Capital Costs please click here.

 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.

To apply for funding for Community Development Grants Capital Funding please click here.

 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

Complete Terms and Conditions, and Eligibility will be outlined on the Submit portal through the links above.
All applications must be made through Cork City Councils Submit Application Portal by 21st February 2022, using the links above.
You may be required to submit Quotes/Estimates with your application. Please leave adequate time to submit your form by the closing date. Applications do not need to be completed in one sitting. Progress can be saved and resumed at another time.
Please note that 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 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 or phone 021 492 4045.