Deadline: 14 July 2022

Location: Ireland

Community Centres Investment Fund supported by Department of Rural and Community Development is a new capital fund of €15 million for the improvement and refurbishment of existing community centres in Ireland, in both rural and urban areas.

About the fund

Funding will be available under 3 Categories, with grants of between €10,000 and €300,000 available:

  • Category 1 : Small scale projects/improvements to facilities - €10,000 to €25,000
  • Category 2 : Larger scale projects - €25,001 to €100,000
  • Category 3 : Major projects - €100,001 to €300,000

Funding is available for capital works such as:

  • improving heating systems
  • upgrades to lighting systems and stage areas
  • addressing safety concerns
  • improving disability access
  • assisting in providing additional or better services to the community such as Meals for the elderly and youth facilities works to develop Community Centres as Social Hubs through the development of Community Cinemas, Youth Hubs and Community Libraries 

and more.

How to apply?

Before you apply, please check the full terms and conditions available here.

Applicants need to register as 'users' on the online portal here in advance of the application opening date on 7 June 2022.

This will allow you to identify any potential setup issues and rectify them in advance. The Department will be hosting an information event on Wednesday 1st June between 2.30 and 4pm to provide guidance in relation to the application process.

In the meantime please submit any queries and/or requests to be added to the mailing list to [email protected].