South Dublin County County
Community Activities Grant Application

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This €9m fund is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups impacted by Covid-19. This once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme and in order to ensure there is sufficient flexibility to allow funding to be targeted to where it is needed in each Local Authority area it will be administered locally by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs). 


South Dublin County will receive €338,797 which comprises:

·      €207,043 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs

·      €131,754 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy efficiency type projects, purchase of equipment etc.


In general, the Department requests that LCDCs ring fence 30% of its funding for grants of €1,000 or less, this is for guidance only.


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.


The funding could be used for the following (Note: This list is not exhaustive, but gives examples of types of expenditure):

·      IT Equipment    

·      CCTV                           

·      Training Equipment

·      Safety Equipment

·      General Equipment   

·      Sports Equipment

·      Machinery      

·      Construction Works   

·      Energy efficient upgrade       

·      Renovation of building/premises      

·      Development of community facilities

·      Maintenance of building/premises   

·      Non-pay Operating / running cost (Give details)

·      Other (Give details)   


The source of the funding (the Department of Rural and Community Development) is to be acknowledged:


The Community Activities Fund (CAF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CAF at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD:


Closing Date for applications is midnight on Friday 25th February 2022

Please note that applications will not be processed unless all required information is provided. Additional information can be uploaded at the end of this application.           
* denotes fields that are mandatory

1. Group Details

Project refers to activity / equipment purchase / event for which funding is being sought

Locate your Eircode at

Please Note: These contact details will be used for all communication regarding this application

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2. Project or Activity or Event Detail
2.1 Describe the project as clearly as you can in 200 words or less.

2.2 Please enter the exact location (X-Y co-ordinates) of where the proposed project will be based.  This information is required in ITM format.  The simple guide we have provided will show you how to find these on


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3. Target Groups 

4. Key Priorities within the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).

The LCDC will check to ensure that this application works towards addressing priorities within its Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) which you can access here.  If your application is for an amount greater than €1,000 please enter the number of people to benefit for each priority area.

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5. Financial Information
5.2 Please provide a full breakdown of costs.  Note that the items listed below must total the full cost of your project and will be the only items considered.
Item Cost of item € 
Please Note:
Upload a separate sheet if you do not have room to list a full breakdown of costs.  This can be done on the last page of this application.
The Total Amount to cover Capital Costs plus the Total Amount to Cover Current MUST EQUAL the Total Amount for which you are applying.

5.4   If funding from another source (in addition to LCDC) has been applied for or approved, please give details.

The full cost of the project (5.1) must equal (5.3) the total amount for which you are applying plus (5.4a) the amount applied for/approved from other sources plus (5.5) the amount of own funds allocated to project.

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6. Insurance Details

7. Bank Details

8. Other Details

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9. Relevant Supporting Documentation
If you wish to attach documentation to this grant application, please do so below. 

Please attach an estimate or quote for the project from an independent supplier.

For the operation/running costs, please provide supporting documentation e.g. utility bills, etc

If you have any more attachments, please email them directly to
10. Declaration

Declarer is the person authorised by his/her group to submit this application

You will receive a confirmation email when you submit this application.