The Heritage Council Grants 2015

The Heritage Council is now Open for Grants for 2015. We intend to allocate the sum of €600,000 to our Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme in 2015. *Please read the criteria for the scheme to see if your project qualifies and also the technical advice notes before commencing your application. Applications must be submitted using our online application system…

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Cork County Council Municipal District Community Grant Schemes 2015

Cork County Council, through its Municipal Districts, is committed to supporting local communities.  Grants from the above Schemes will be available as financial support to community groups and local organisations wishing to undertake development projects in their area, to support festivals, and for local communities to work with Cork County Council on projects that enhance…

Farm Safety Scheme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced the introduction of a new Farm Safety Scheme. The Minister stated that everybody was acutely aware of the very high level of risk which Irish farms represented in terms of occupational safety. He was accordingly taking advantage of available funds under the…

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.  Under this scheme, a total of 400,000 euro has been provided by the Department in 2013 to 669 projects around the country.  This funding is matched by equivalent funding from the local authorities. A wide…

Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund 2014

The Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund is designed to help more people to get active in 2014. In its fourth year, the Thank You Fund is once again investing €125,000 in charity projects with innovative ideas to get people moving through sport and activity-based programmes. In 2014, we’re awarding five Irish non-profit organisations €25,000 each to put towards…

National Lottery Grant Scheme

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (“DCYA”) has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of Children’s and Youth services Statutory basis The National Lottery Act 1986 Amount of fund The Department of Children and Youth Affairs entire…

Local Enterprise Office

The Local Enterprise Office provide a range of financial supports designed to assist with the establishment and/or growth of businesses employing up to ten people. These financial supports are designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients We provide direct financial supports to micro businesses*. Micro Enterprises are businesses…

Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014

The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund is a €290,000 fund established to give local communities a welcome boost by providing grants to support their work in enterprise creation, financial education and employability initiatives throughout the Island of Ireland. It has been developed through a partnership between Ulster Bank, The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation…

Community Tourism Diaspora Project

The Community Tourism Diaspora Project is a partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Local Authorities and has been established as a follow on from the success of the Gathering in mobilising local communities to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local tourism. Each party is contributing €330,000 per year for 3 years towards community…

Cork County Council Amenity Grants

For a number of years Cork County Council has been operating an Amenity Grants Scheme. The general purpose of this Grants Scheme is to aid and encourage works and public amenity schemes for the benefit of residents in the County of Cork. The works that qualify for consideration for amenity grant schemes include the provision…

Cork Competitive Feasibility Fund: http://wp.me/pqEOi-Ds

Enterprise Ireland is responsible for supporting the establishment and growth of high potential start-up (HPSU) businesses in Ireland. These are manufacturing and/or internationally traded services businesses with the potential to create 10 jobs and international sales within the first three years of trading. The Enterprise Ireland Cork Competitive Feasibility Fund is designed to assist individuals…

New Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Scheme

The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its London Chapter, has launched a new Conservation Grants Scheme to provide financial assistance for works to structures of significant architectural merit. The scheme will operate over a four year period with funding of approximately €50,000 to be made available in each year. Grants will be awarded…

Cork County Council Amenity Grants Scheme

  For a number of years Cork County Council has been operating an Amenity Grants Scheme. The general purpose of this Grants Scheme is to aid and encourage works and public amenity schemes for the benefit of residents in the County of Cork. The works that qualify for consideration for amenity grant schemes include the…

Learner Fund

Learner Fund to Up-skill Early Years Practitioners (2014 / 2015) – important notice   This notice is for information purposes only and is to advise that the Learner Fund will launch later in March (after St. Patrick’s Day) and that further details will be forthcoming.   As part of a range of initiatives underway to  enhance…

The Community Foundation for Ireland Mobilises €100,000 Emergency Storm and Flood Relief Fund

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of the country’s leading philanthropic organisations, is responding to the recent storms and flooding that have been devastating communities across Ireland by launching an Emergency Flood and Storm Relief Fund of €100,000. The fund has been established to relieve the hardship being experienced by local communities following widespread flooding…

The Older Persons’ Fund Grant is Now Open

  Empowering older people to speak up for what they want and need Championing older people’s participation as active citizens in their communities.   The Older Persons’ Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland is a long term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making…

Heritage Management Scheme 2014

The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €700,000 to its Heritage Management Scheme in 2014. The objective of this scheme is to support projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings). Download the information booklet about the scheme here [.PDF 461KB] Please note that due to funding…

RTE Dragons Den

‘One idea, one pitch, one deal away from the dream’  Dragons’ Den is back and looking for entrepreneurs and inventors! If you’re a start-up operation with big dreams, are looking to expand your existing company, or just have an exciting new idea, then apply today and see if you have the powers of persuasion needed…

2014 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today announced the opening of applications for the 2014 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme. “I am delighted that this scheme, run in partnership with the Heritage Council, continues to ensure that a number of traditional farm buildings which contribute to the visual landscape and are of…

Music Capital Scheme

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional performing artists. The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network,…

National Lottery Grant Scheme

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of Children’s and Youth services. Amount of fund The Department of Children and Youth Affairs entire 2013 allocation is €500,000 A similar fund…

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

Do you have a project or initiative that could contribute to increasing local levels of environmental awareness or one which promotes building greener more sustainable communities? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2013. The Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects…

National Lottery Grant Scheme 2013: http://wp.me/pqEOi-yH

The Department of Health is currently accepting applications for Natural Lottery funding for voluntary organisations and community groups. Funding is for once-off initiatives not for ongoing costs of staff. Projects may like to apply for once-off programmes or capital projects or capital projects (including equipment or minibuses) for initiatives addressing obesity/mental health/disability/health promotion/drug and alcohol…

€11m Funding for Energy Schemes

€11 million funding for energy schemes promoting energy efficiency retrofits in local communities was highlighted today by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) at the Energy Show in the RDS. The eight annual Energy Show for business energy solutions was opened by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Mr Pat Rabbitte TD.…

Minister Fitzgerald announces €1 million for new Youth Cafés

rances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today (12th March 2013) announced details of the allocation of €1 million to support the development of new youth cafés. Details of the scheme are available on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs websitewhere a link will be provided to the online application process. Minister…

National Tree Week 2013 – A Feast of Trees!

National Tree Week takes place from March 3rd to March 10th 2013. The theme is ‘A Feast of Trees’! With this theme we are asking people to recognise and celebrate the role of trees in providing food for humans, birds, bees and other wildlife. Cork County Council in conjunction with the Tree Council of Ireland…