Community Recognition Fund 2023

Offaly County Council and Offaly Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are seeking expressions of interest from community groups under the Community Recognition Fund.

The Fund aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in Offaly in recognition of the contribution being made by communities in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.

The funding is specifically targeted at capital projects that are located in communities, towns and villages that are hosting the Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection and/or International Protection Applicants (‘new arrivals’) including towns identified for the rapid build homes programme. The Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.

The allocation for Co. Offaly is €669,691. Funding will be targeted at those communities, villages and towns where the highest level of new arrivals are located and where there is a clear need for investment identified.  Projects situated in areas that do not have high levels of new arrivals will not be deemed eligible.

Full details are available: Community Recognition Fund 2023 - Expressions of Interest