On Friday 18th of November the Government announced a Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills. This is a CEP(Community Enhancement Programme). Grants are usually between €500 and €2500 depending on the number of applications received.
This is similar to last year's scheme. Community groups can apply for grants to help cover running costs and/or to carry out small upgrade works and to purchase equipment to support their activity.
We have received terms and conditions and are looking into the application process.
We expect to open the application process before Christmas and close it mid to late January.
The grant will cover energy/operating/costs incurred in the period 1st Jan 2022 to 31st Dec 2022 is eligible.
You will need proof of expenditure so you could start getting you bills and bank statements together for the running costs.
We have funded some groups from 1st Jan to the 1st of July 2022 and Pobal have a fund for groups with a CRO number, you can not apply for support on bills you have used in these schemes.
For capital items we would still expect three quotes or evidence that you sought three quotes.
We will promote the scheme on Tipperarycoco.ie and through Tipperary PPN