Community Centre Fund

A new 15 million capital fund to help support community groups to upgrade and restore Community Centres was recently announced by Heather Humphreys Minister for Rural and Community Development.

The new fund will support community groups in both rural and urban communities across the country with upgrading and developing their local Community Centre facilities…

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The Creative Ireland Programme

2022 Creative Ireland Programme Creative Communities initiative The ambition of the Creative Ireland Programme is to mainstream creativity in the life of the nation.  Participation

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The Community Environment Action Fund

The Community Environment Action Fund – (formerly known as the Local Agenda 21 grant), available through the Environment Dept of Clare Co Co. is due to be announced in early 2022 – gov.ie – Apply for the Community Environment Action Fund (www.gov.ie)

https://www.clarecoco.ie/services/environment/education-and-awareness/default.html

Clare Co Council Rural and Community Development Officers

Clare Co Council Rural and Community Development Officers are also a good point of contact for grant support – Rural & Community Development Officers | A- Z directory | Contact us | Council | Clare County Council (clarecoco.ie)

Congella McGuire, Heritage Office, Clare Co Council can be contacted regarding Heritage and Biodiversity grants -

Clare Local Development Company

Clare Local Development Company provides supports to the self employed, community and voluntary groups, entrepreneurs, the unemployed, farm families, children and youth – see their various programmes, resources and trainings here https://cldc.ie/

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2023 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

https://cldc.ie/sicap-2/

Leader

LEADER wants to support communities and businesses to take action on climate change through Co. Clare’s rich renewable resources. LEADER supports for renewables include:

  • Training, networking and mentoring for renewable energy production, supply chain development and consumer demand
  • Capital grants and feasibility funding to support renewable energy production and utilisation

Contact Clare Local Development Company to apply.

Leader Renewables | CLDC

Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools

Scheme is designed to support local cultural festivals and summer schools which are not in receipt of other central Government monies and which may not be eligible under funding criteria for larger scale events supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Arts Council and similar bodies. Events which are funded by the Arts Council and/or Fáilte Ireland are not eligible. Funding available under this scheme is typically capped at €5,000. Full details of this year’s scheme are available at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/89595-small-scale-local-festivals-and-summer-schools/ and it is currently envisaged that this funding scheme will run again in 2022 and will launch in the first quarter of the year. Keep an eye on the website.

Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYPs)

LCYPs is being piloted with Limerick Clare ETB. These partnerships are one of the key initiatives of the Creative Youth Plan, and seek to develop closer local networking and provide more opportunities for young people to engage with creative activities, particularly those previously least served. The LCYP coordinator for Limerick Clare is Monica Spencer (monica.spencer@lcetb.ie ).

The SEAI Community Grant supports energy efficiency community projects through capital funding, partnerships, and technical support. https://www.seai.ie/grants/community-grants/ 

Opens annually early in year