Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, have announced a €9 million fund to support community groups impacted by Covid-19.
The allocation for Limerick is €305,884.
What projects are eligible for funding?
The following provides a non-exhaustive list of projects that could receive funding under the programme:
- Development/renovation of community centres
- Community amenities
- Development of youth clubs or facilities
- Development of sports/ recreation facilities
- Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
- Public realm improvements
- Development of play/ recreation spaces
- Energy efficiency type projects
- Purchase of equipment
- Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of Covid-19
- Maintenance of premises
- Utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges)
- Operating costs (e.g. existing rental/ lease costs, insurance bills)
- Website maintenance
- Audit and accountancy fees
The Community Activities Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas
- With their 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. Only running/operating costs relating to 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022 are eligible.
- Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment
How to apply
All details are available here.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications and supporting documentation is 12 noon on Friday 28th January, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Signed: Kathy O’Grady – Staff Officer, Community, Limerick City and County Council