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.

Christmas Lights

This scheme supports business associations and/or community councils in towns and villages in Limerick to meet some of the costs of the provision of Christmas lighting as set out below. The scheme is confined to towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000.Successful applicants can avail of a contribution towards electricity and insurance costs, for December/January, up to a maximum of €1,000 and towards the purchase of Christmas Trees and Energy Efficient Christmas Tree Lights up to a maximum of €300.


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.

Community Enhancement Programme (CEP)

The Community Enhancement Programme supports local community groups based in disadvantaged communities or that serve disadvantaged communities by providing capital grants for local projects.

Community Enhancement Programme - Men's And Women's Sheds

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.

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. Limerick Going for Gold Campaign continues to be supported and sponsored by the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation in 2020. The Limerick Going for Gold Grant and Competition supports Tidy Towns Groups, Residence 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.

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 (TVRS)

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 generally of €100,000. Limerick City and County Council works in partnership with local community groups, businesses and other organisations to identify suitable projects.