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:
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
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.