Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invite Men’s and Women’s Sheds applications for funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme 2019.
On 31st May 2019, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring TD, announced the provision of €500,000 of funding for Men’s and Woman’s Sheds in Ireland.
The Community Enhancement Programme funding ring-fenced for Men’s Sheds was launched for the first time in 2018 and provided in excess of €31,000 of funding for Men’s Sheds projects across Limerick city and county.
For 2019, Limerick has received an allocation of €27,487 and both Men’s and Women’s Sheds are invited to apply. The amount of funding available to each Shed will be dependent on the number of eligible applications received.
This funding is for small capital grants to enable individual Men’s and Women’s Sheds to purchase equipment or to carry out minor works to improve their premises.
Only Men’s Sheds that are affiliated with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association are eligible to apply for this ring-fenced funding and only one application per group is permitted.
As there is no equivalent national affiliation for Women’s Sheds, the following will be considered by the LCDC when deciding whether a group that applies is a ‘Women’s Shed’ and is eligible for funding:
- If the group is affiliated with another parent association, then it should not be eligible for funding
- Is there is an appropriate organisational structure to the Shed
- The number of members and level of activity
- The group demonstrates that its ethos is consistent with that of the Men’s Shed movement (click here)
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the 2019 application form available to download here or in the supporting documents below.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 16th August 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Completed application forms including supporting documentation to be submitted by email or by post to:
Community Enhancement Programme – Men’s and Women’s Sheds Funding
Urban and Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
Limerick V94 EH90