Ulster Bank Community Impact Grants

The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund has been established to give local communities a welcome boost by providing grants to support their work in enterprise creation, financial education and financial inclusion initiatives. The fund will distribute £250,000 in grants to community organisations across Ireland during 2013. Applications for funding will be assessed in partnership with…

Community Food Initiatives Programme (2013-15) Funding

This is a call for Expressions of Interest in participating in the new all-island Community Food Initiatives (CFI) Programme for 2013-15. The main aim of the CFI Programme is to positively influence eating habits of families in a community setting. The main objective is to promote greater access and availability of healthy and safe food in low…

REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme – Now Open

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, the Heritage Council administers a grants scheme to REPS 4 participants on the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings called the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme(TFBGS). Grants are available to carry out approved conservation works to the exterior of farm outbuildings (roof, outside surface…

Better Energy Communities Pilot 2012 – Open for Applications

UPDATE: This pilot is now closed for applications. This is an exciting new pilot programme to stimulate the delivery of innovative energy efficiency projects at a community level. With a fund of €3M, the pilot projects will test the benefits of delivering energy performance upgrades through existing community groups/networks rather than targeting individual homeowners or businesses.…

Cork County Council Amenity Grants

Cork County Council’s Amenity Grants Scheme aids and encourage works and public amenity schemes for the benefit of residents in the three County health districts of Cork. The works that qualify for consideration for amenity grant schemes include the provision or improvement of amenities and the provision of community facilities. You can download the application…

McEntee announces re-opening of Neighbourwood Scheme

Shane McEntee TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, today announced the re-opening of the Neighbourwood Scheme, a forestry support scheme to assist communities to create their own ‘close-to-home’ woodland amenities. The Neighbourwood Scheme, operated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is…

Minister Hogan Announces Funding Of €337,000 For Local Environmental Initiatives

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, (11 June, 2012) announced funding for local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups and organisations.  The Minister has allocated funding of €337,000 to local authorities to fund projects under the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2012. Matching funding…

Cork County Council Community Fund

Cork County Council has established a €1 million fund to support community projects and initiatives. Allocations from the fund will be made to Community groups, sporting organisations and local organisations who propose to undertake projects in their areas. The aim of this Scheme is to promote sustainable community development by supporting community & voluntary groups…

Rainwater Harvesting Grant Scheme 2012

The Rain Water Harvesting Grant Scheme aims to conserve water by maximising the use of rainfall run-off and reduce water costs on the farm. Overview of Grant Scheme The scheme will be targeted, in the first instance, at young trained dairy farmers. Rainwater harvesting facilities and equipment will be grant-aided at 40% up to a maximum…

€790,000 to Fund Small, Local Projects which will Improve Environment

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, 28 September, announced funding for local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and non-profit groups and organisations.  The Minister has allocated funding of €395,000 to local authorities to fund projects under the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2011. Matching funding by…

Cork County Council to Invest €1.25m in Economic Development

Cork County Council today approved a €1.25M investment which will include a range of business development supports that will lead to increased job creation in the County. A total of €500,000 is being invested in financial contributions and bank guarantees to the SME sector. Funding will only be considered for projects that are recommended to…

Bank of Ireland Launches €200m Agri Farm Investment Fund

Bank of Ireland today, 5th July 2011, announced a €200m Agri Farm Investment Fund dedicated to supporting the financial needs of the agricultural sector.  The fund, which is open to new and existing customers, is available to those who are involved in agri related SME businesses, ranging from farmers to food related businesses.  It is…

Cork County Council Amenity Grants

The general purpose of Cork County Council’s Amenity Grants Scheme is aid and encourage works and public amenity schemes for the benefit of residents in the three County health districts of Cork. The works that qualify for consideration for amenity grant schemes include the provision or improvement of amenities and the provision of community facilities.…

REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2010-2011

The 2011-12 scheme is now open for applications. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 1st July 2011. Traditional farm buildings can make a significant positive contribution to the Irish landscape. Many were laid out using local tried and tested materials, built to patterns and arrangements that made optimum use of resources.…

Win €30,000 for Your Organisation!!!!

Do you ever find it difficult to recruit suitable volunteers for your organisation? Would you like to be in with a chance to win €30,000 for your organisation??? Then Volunteering Ireland (VI) can help you! VI is delighted to announce the introduction of www.irelandinvolved.ie – a revolutionary new technology for all those interested in volunteering in Ireland.…

Minister Rabbitte launches Better Energy Programme

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D, today launched Better Energy – The National Upgrade Programme which will streamline the existing residential programmes, support jobs and help consumers lower their energy bills. Welcoming the decision by the Minister for Finance to allocate an additional €30 million towards the new programme, Minister Rabbitte…

Minister Coveney Launches AEOS For 2011

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced the re-opening of the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS) for 2011 and confirmed that the scheme will be open for applications until 16th May next. Minister Coveney said that “I am delighted to be in a position to announce a new AEOS scheme…

Grant Scheme Funding Update

Due to an upwardly revised budget the Heritage Council is now in a position to make available specific funding to a limited number of grants schemes for projects in Ireland. These schemes have been prioritized as they help meet the aims of the national recovery programme by supporting skills and crafts while conserving important aspects…