Tipperary County Council is launching a new scheme called The Community Activities Fund to support community groups. The total amount of funding available is €199,381 and it is estimated that each grant will be €2000. The scheme is to support community and voluntary groups impacted by Covid-19. This once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) and it will be administered by Tipperary Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).
1. The Community Activities Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their running costs such as utility ( Electricity, Heating charges) or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.
2. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment.
The closing date for applications will be the 17th of December 2021.
Guidelines, information notes, PPN Presentation and the application forms can be downloaded from this web page.
To facilitate the identification of the location of the projects/work, a new field has been added to the application form requesting the XY co-ordinates of the project/work. To assist with sourcing the co-ordinates, the Department has developed a simple guide for use by applicants (attached below).
The Community Activities Fund (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the Fund 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:
grants towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities (similar to previous years) and
one-off grants towards costs associated with running of a facility or the sustainability of a facility.