NEW: Community Support Fund 2022-23

€298,782 AWARDED UNDER OFFALY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND 2022-23

Offaly County Council in conjunction with Offaly Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites grant applications for the Community Support Fund 2022-2023 under the Community Enhancement Programme.   The Community Support Fund is a once-off fund, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is administered locally by Offaly LCDC.

A total fund of €298,782 has been made available to Offaly LCDC to support small-scale projects for not-for-profit community or voluntary groups. Applications may be made online using the links below, before the closing date of noon on 24th February 2023.

Grants will be provided ranging from €500 to a maximum of €5,000. Match funding is not required. All funding must be drawn down by 31st August 2023, and all documentation/evidence of completion must be submitted before 17th November 2023.

Grant Element and Offaly Allocation 

  • €146,403 Current non-pay running costs such as energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for e.g. rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Only energy/operating costs incurred in the period 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 are eligible.

 

  • €99,391 Capital repairs and improvements to facilities / purchase of equipment, e.g. tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, training equipment etc.

 

  • €50,000 LED Lighting. Offaly LCDC has decided to ring fence up to €50,000 towards grants of up to €5,000 each to support community groups with replacement of existing lighting with energy efficient LED Lighting in their premises.

 

Please apply online via https://submit.link/1ly

 

  • €2,988 Women’s Sheds Non-pay Running Costs. This Fund has been ring-fenced for operational costs for Women’s Sheds.

A Women’s Shed can also apply to the funds outlined in part 1 above (under the 2nd and 3rd category) above.

 

Please apply online via https://submit.link/1lX

 

All applications must be made online using the links above.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 24th February 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Queries can be emailed to community@offalycoco.ie or by phoning 05793 46800.

Full details on this scheme are available here: https://www.offaly.ie/!CIZPTQ