Applications are open for the South Dublin County Community Activities Fund. The Community Activities Fund is open to local community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas, and, not-for-profit organisations in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council. Funding will be targeted at disadvantaged areas or targeted at communities that have specific needs.
This €9m fund is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups impacted by Covid-19. This once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme and is administered locally by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).
South Dublin County will receive €338,797 which comprises of €207,043 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs and €131,754 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy efficiency type projects, purchase of equipment etc.
The Community Activities Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their non-pay running costs, for example, utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills.
Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment, for example, tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.
The deadline for the submission of online applications is Midnight on Friday 25 February 2022. Further information and an online application form are available on www.sdcc.ie.