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Funding for Women's Groups under Local Enhancement Programme

7 June 2024

Minister Humphreys announces funding for almost 500 Women’s Groups nationwide

From Department of Rural and Community Development 

Published on 5 June 2024

Last updated on 5 June 2024

Funding to benefit Women’s Sheds, Sports Clubs, ICA Groups, Toddler Groups, Girls Guides and much more

  • Small grants to assist groups in every county with their capital costs

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced funding to support almost 500 Women’s Groups nationwide.

Under the initiative, small grants are being provided to assist groups in every single county to enhance/improve their facilities and to purchase equipment.

The groups that are receiving funding include Women’s and Hen’s Sheds, Camogie and GAA Clubs, ICA Groups, Toddler Groups, Girl Guides and more.

Minister Humphreys said:

“I am delighted to announce the successful projects today for Women’s Sheds, Groups and Networks throughout the country. These groups are working tirelessly within communities to provide both young and old with an outlet to socialise, upskill, relax and so much more. I am constantly amazed by the work, community spirit and ethos of the many, many groups that give so much of their time to enhance and improve their communities. I want you to know that I see what you do and I hope that through these grants my Department can help.”


The following is a list of Women’s Groups and projects funded in Tipperary from this ring-fenced funding:

Ardfinnan Community Council Women's Knitting Group Ardfinnan                   €795.00
Ardfinnan Ladies football Clonmel                                                         €795.00
Ballina Camogie Ballina                                                                          €695.00
Ballina Handball Mothers & Others Ballina                                                   €695.00
Ballingarry Camogie Club Ballingarry                                                        €795.00
Ballingeary ICA Ballingeary                                                                      €795.00
Ballymackey Women's Shed Ballymackey                                                 €695.00
Ballynonty Community Centre Group Killenaule                                           €895.00
Ballypatrick Sports Centre - Ladies Squash and Ladies Tennis Ballypatrick        €695.00
Ballyporeen Ladies Club Ballyporeen                                                         €795.00
Ballyporeen Ladies Gaelic Football Club Ballyporeen                               €795.00
Boherlahan Dualla Camogie Club Cashel                                                     €795.00
Boherlahan Dualla Gaelic For Mothers and Others Cashel                              €795.00
Cahir Ladies Soccer Club Cahir                                                                  €695.00
Capparoe Women's Shed Capparoe                                                           €695.00
Cappawhite Ladies Football Club Cappawhite                                               €795.00
Carrick on Suir Women's Group Carrick-on-Suir                                           €895.00
Clonakenny ICA Guild Roscrea                                                                  €895.00
Clonoulty Rossmore Ladies Sport Club Cashel                                              €895.00
Cloughjordan FC - Kick Fit Group Cloughjordan                                           €695.00
CRK Active Retirement Association Carrig                                                    €695.00
Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill Camogie Club Annacarty                                     €895.00
Holycross FC Women's Holycross                                                               €795.00
ICA Fethard Guild Fethard                                                                       €895.00
Kilcash Ladies Club Kilcash                                                                       €695.00
Killenaule Ladies Football Club Killenaule                                                    €995.00
Knockavilla Doneskeigh Kickhams Camogie Club Dundrum                           €795.00
Lakeshore Ladies Group Terryglass                                                           €695.00
Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club Rathcabbin                                                        €795.00
Mount Bruis Women's Group Rathkea                                                        €695.00

3 GROUPS Moycarkey Borris Mothers & Others / MB Ladies Football / 

MBc/o Moycarkey Borris GAA Club Littleton                                                

Mullinahone G4M&O Mullinahone                                                               €895.00
Newport Women's Shed Newport                                                              €695.00
Pre Play by Killenaule Moyglass Ladies Soccer Killenaule                                €995.00
Roscrea GAA Ladies Football Club LGFA Roscrea                                          €995.00
Roscrea Rugby Club Girls and Ladies Roscrea                                            €995.00
Sisters Section (Thurles Islamic Community Centre) Thurles                         €895.00
South Tipperary Federation of I.C.A. Clonmel                                              €700.00
St Cronan's Camogie Club Roscrea                                                            €995.00
St. Mary's Mamogie Clonmel                                                                    €995.00
Templemore Ladies Football Club Templemore                                            €895.00
Thurles Squash Club Thurles                                                                     €895.00
Age Friendly Roscrea Women's Craft Group Roscrea                                     €655.50

Minister Humphreys added:

“The grants may be small in value but to the successful groups they are invaluable – they can open up so many possibilities for so many people. I will continue to engage with the communities of Ireland to see how my Department can continue to support you going forward. I would encourage all groups out there to check out [external-link and see if you too can benefit from some of my Department’s programmes.”

The funding is being delivered as part of The Local Enhancement Programme 2024.

This programme allocated €6 million in capital supports for community groups and organisations around Ireland, with funding of €1 million being ring-fenced for women’s groups.

Information garnered from distributing these supports will help the Department to get a better idea of the spread of Women’s Sheds, Groups and Networks across the country. This will inform the Department on how to best support these groups in the future.

This funding adds to the €100,000 which was ring-fenced for Women’s Sheds under the Community Enhancement Programme 2022.