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.

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 2021 Scheme is now closed for applications.


Community Enhancement Programme

Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) allocate funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme.

Community Enhancement Programme 2021 Scheme is now closed for applications.


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.


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 2021 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 2021 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.

Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2021 (T&V) is now closed for new applications.


Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

Applications were invited from within the following towns and villages for funding of streetscape and shopfront enhancement projects under the 2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement scheme.

The Streetscape Enhancement Scheme 2021 is now closed for applications.