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 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.

CLÁR 2021 funding has been increased by 10% in recognition of the importance of the programme to some of our most remote rural areas.

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invite applications for funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme 2021.

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.

Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2

The Department of Community and Rural Development (DRCD) launched the second round of the Covid-19 Emergency fund. A national allocation of €1.7m has been made available to assist voluntary and community groups/ organisations in their response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The allocation for Limerick is €62,071.

The Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2 is now closed for applications.

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 campaign continues to be supported and sponsored by the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation in 2021. The Limerick Going for Gold Grant and Competition supports Tidy Towns groups, resident's associations, environmental groups, sports groups with environmental work.

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 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.

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.