Please read the Application Guidelines for the ‘Community Activities Fund’ before completing this form.
Department of Rural and Community Development Community Activities Fund under the Community Enhancement Programme.
The Department of Rural and Community Development (“the Department”) funds the Community Activities Fund (CAF) which provides funding to support community groups across Ireland.
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.
It is administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.
Applications should relate to one or more key priority areas identified in their LCDC’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) in order to be eligible for consideration.