Community Grants Scheme 2020
The Community Grants Scheme provides grant aid to Residents Associations, Community Groups and other groups/committees who are engaged in community amenity works in their own area. Each year applications are invited for amenity projects such as landscaping, purchase of equipment i.e. strimmers, lawnmowers etc. and the maximum grant available is determined by the number of complete and valid applications received.
The Grants Scheme for 2020 is now open. Forms can be obtained at the bottom of the page or by contacting the Community Section at 057 86 64078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 20th March 2020 at 12 noon. Due to the large number of applications received, incomplete and late applications will be refused and returned to the applicants.
Criteria and Eligibility
- Groups/committees/organisations must be formally constituted i.e. hold an A.G.M. or regular meetings.
- Copy of minutes of recent committee meeting to be submitted with application.
- An up to date quotation for goods/services to be submitted with application.
- Be Revenue complaint and provide TRN / Revenue Number for your group / committee. This must be applied for through from Revenue, Business Registrations South, Officer of the Revenue Commisioners, P.O. Box 1, Wexford. Any queries should be directed to 01 738 3630.
- New Committees or those who have changed their details must also request a supplier set up form from the Community Section or can be obtained at the bottom of the page.
- On completion of the project, invoices, receipts and before and after photographs must be submitted .
- All works must comply with relevant legislation and all local authority requirements. For clarification, applicants should seek advice from relevant sections within Laois County Council. It is recommended that applicants arrange adequate and suitable insurance cover and provide for maintenance and upkeep after the works have been completed.