About Grants and Funding

Limerick City and County Council administers funding on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development and other Government Departments as well as providing funding through its own funding schemes.

Bike Week Funding

Grant applications are now invited from individuals, clubs, groups, communities, schools and workplaces interested in running cycling related initiatives in Limerick during Bike Week. Grant funding of up to €500 is available to support people who want to run their own cycling inspired event.

Bike Week Grant Funding is now closed for applications.


Burial Grounds

A grant of €350 per burial ground to community groups who maintain burial grounds owned either by Limerick City and County Council, Community Group or Church Body.


CLÁR

CLÁR is a targeted investment programme that provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas which have suffered the greatest levels of population decline. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there.

The CLÁR 2022 Scheme is now closed for applications.


Community Activities Fund

The Community Activities Fund is a once-off fund which will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme and will be administered locally by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) and the final approval of grants will be a matter for the LCDC.

The Community Activities Fund is now closed for applications.


Community and Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme

The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) provides for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community voluntary sector organisations for their energy costs for 2022. The scheme provides once-off support to organisations which fall outside the parameters of other energy support schemes being delivered by Government, such as the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS).


Community Environment Action Fund (Formerly LA21EPF)

The Community Environment Action Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. It aims to increase awareness of environmental issues locally or help your community to become more sustainable. Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.


Going for Gold

The aim of the Limerick Going for Gold campaign is to make Limerick a cleaner, brighter place to work, live and visit. The Limerick Going for Gold Grant and Competition supports Tidy Towns groups, resident's associations, environmental groups, sports groups with environmental work.

The 2022 Going for Gold Environmental Improvement Grant & Competition is now closed for applications.


Maintenance of Open Spaces in Housing Developments Grant

This scheme is designed to assist residents in the maintenance of open spaces in their estates by providing funding towards grass cutting.

Maintenance of Open Spaces in Housing Developments Grant 2022 is now closed for applications.


Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS)

This Scheme provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the necessary repair, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in countryside areas.

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2022 is closed for applications.


Repair and Upgrade Scheme of Assistance for Community Playgrounds Final

Limerick City and County Council is providing a scheme of assistance for Community Playgrounds targeted at repairing and upgrading community playgrounds in County Limerick.

The Repair and Upgrade Scheme of Assistance for Community Playgrounds is now closed for applications.


Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme

Limerick Local Community Development Committee allocates funding under the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme.

The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved €39,883.29 in funding for Limerick under the 2021 scheme.

Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 is now closed for applications.


Social Enterprise Development Fund

This fund was created by the Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The objective of the fund is to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact.

The Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021 is now closed for applications.


Town And Village Renewal Scheme (T&V)

This Scheme targets rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000 people. Applications from towns and villages can range from €20,000 to a maximum of €500,000. Limerick City and County Council works in partnership with local community groups, businesses and other organisations to identify suitable projects.

The Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2022 (T&V) is now closed for Expressions of Interest.