The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until further notice. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development (Rapid) Programme

Call for targeted Urban area applicants 2017


The Department of Rural and Community Development operates a recast RAPID capital grant programme through the Local Community Development Committees with the over-arching objective being to facilitate a more integrated approach to funding and supports in disadvantaged urban areas/provincial towns. 

Under the programme, eligible groups/organisations may apply for grants for capital projects or elements of projects which would improve the quality of life for residents in disadvantaged urban areas, providing tangible supports.


Target groups and thematic areas

In line with the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) and priority projects and groups the following target groups in disadvantaged urban areas/provincial towns have been selected to apply for this fund 

  1. Urban Tidy Towns Groups (must have participated in the 2017 Tidy Towns Competition)
  2. Urban Community build and managed Playgounds in Offaly

Please download the details and application forms below:

Call for applicants RAPID.docx (size 144.1 KB)

Call for applicants RAPID.pdf (size 61.3 KB)

RAPID application form Tidy Towns groups.docx (size 185.1 KB)

RAPID application form Tidy Towns groups.pdf (size 399.5 KB)

RAPID application form Playgrounds.docx (size 187.9 KB)

RAPID application form Playgrounds.pdf (size 399.6 KB)

Please note the closing date is Friday 24th November 2017 by email to: or hard copy to:

Offaly LCDC, C/o Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co.Offaly

For further information please contact 057 93 57460


Niamh Dowler

Community & Local Dev.

Offaly County Council

Ph. 057 93 57460