Community Activities Fund


 

 

 

 

 

Community Activities Fund

2nd Call – CURRENT Expenditure ONLY

THIS APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.

This 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 will be administered locally by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).

 

The Community Activities Fund (CAF) provides funding to support community groups across Ireland and 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.

 

What is the application closing date?

Friday 4th March 2022 at 4.00pm

Please ensure that all documentation required to complete the application is included, otherwise this may render your application invalid.

 

Where can I download a form and guidelines?

By clicking on the following link your group / organisation can download an Application Form: 2nd Call Application – Community Activities Fund (CURRENT Spend ONLY)

By clicking on the following link your group / organisation can down Grant Guidelines: CAF Guidelines (CURRENT Spend ONLY)

 

Who is eligible to apply?

Any not-for-profit community or voluntary group can apply.

Commercial organisations and individuals are not eligible for funding.

 

What costs are eligible for funding?

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of projects that could receive funding under the programme:

  • Utility Bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges)
  • Operating costs (eg existing rental/lease costs, insurance bills)
  • Website Maintenance
  • Cleaning
  • Audit & Accountancy fees

Note: only operating/running costs related to period 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022 are eligible for funding.

What is NOT eligible for funding?

The following expenditure is not eligible for funding:

  • Any project not in keeping with the ethos of the Programme
  • Employment costs
  • Legal fees
  • Project management fees
  • Purchase of lands or buildings
  • Feasibility studies
  • Private or commercial operations
  • Costs which are being paid for by another funder or department

 

For further information please read CAP Guidelines for clarification, alternatively  email rdoolin@laoiscoco.ie or call 057-8664206

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The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4th March 2022 at 4.00 pm. Please ensure that all documentation required to complete the application is included, otherwise this may render your application invalid.

The application process is administered by Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).