Limerick Communities Receive €1.4 Million for ‘Answering the Call’ to Help Ukraine Families

Limerick communities who have welcomed Ukraine families and citizens have been granted funding totalling almost €1.4 million for local projects under the first ever Community Recognition Fund (CRF).

Ninety projects put forward by Limerick City and County Council, based on direct engagement with local communities, were successful.

Limerick Community Recognition Fund

The funding of €1,389,505 will contribute to upgrade and improvement works for sports and community facilities, energy efficiency upgrades, purchasing of equipment for festivals, clubs and community projects and the construction of a childcare facility among other projects. Proposals had to be consistent with Local Economic and Community Plans.

It’s part of the €50 million in funding for over 880 projects across the country announced by the Government today. Funds were allocated across all local authorities based on the number of new arrivals located there.

There are currently around 2,600 Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTP) in Limerick City and County. They are being accommodated in a variety of settings including privately sourced accommodation, multi-occupation centres, tourist accommodation, student accommodation, pledged rooms with host families and pledged houses through the ‘Offer a Home Programme.’

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Francis Foley said “This funding will make a huge difference for communities across Limerick. It is a recognition of the warm welcome the citizens of Limerick have given our friends from Ukraine and other countries. The projects funded will support those communities across Limerick that have answered the call in hosting these families and citizens, integrating them into their communities and helping them at a difficult time in their lives.”

Director of Services, Rural, Culture and Community Development, Stephane Duclot said: “The Communities in Limerick were energised by the funding announcement right from the start with a high level of engagement received by Limerick City and County Council. They outlined what they wanted to do for their communities. This investment supports community participation, helping build better communities across a broad range of needs including the refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities, the purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs and festivals and the enhancement of school facilities that are open to the wider community.”

Further details on the €50 million Community Recognition Fund can be found on

The full list of successful Limerick projects can be found by clicking here:

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