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.
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 open 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.
On the 10th August 2020 the Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, announced a €5 million fund, under the Community Enhancement Programme, to provide capital grants towards the maintenance improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings. The allocation for Limerick is €203,981.00.
The Community Enhancement Programme: 2020 Fund for Community Centres and Community 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.