CLOSED: 2021 Community Activities Fund (CAF)

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Offaly Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding under the 2021 Community Activities Fund (CAF). This once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme and will be administered locally by the LCDCs. 

Closing Date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 11th February 2022.

The CAF is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with €277,102 approved for Offaly. Please note that for this fund Offaly LCDC has decided to ring-fence up to €75,600 towards grants of up to €7,000 each to support established community playgrounds with replacement of equipment or running costs.

The Community Activities Fund will support not-for-profit community or voluntary groups:

  1. With their non-pay running costs, e.g. utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or operating costs e.g. rental/lease costs, insurance bills). For grants towards operating/running costs, claims must be related to the period 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022 in order to be eligible.
  2. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment, for example, tables and chairs, tools and signage, lawnmowers and training equipment, etc.

Please note that applicants must have completed all works funded under previous Community Enhancement Programmes, and submitted the required documentation to Community Section to be eligible under this Fund.

Click here for 2021 Community Activities Fund Application Form

Click here for 2021 Community Activities Fund Guidelines

Click here to Submit Application Online    

Click here for Guidance Document for submitting Online Application

Click here for Application to Help Find Location XY

To facilitate the identification of the location of the projects/work, a new field has been added to the application form requesting the XY coordinates of the project/work. To assist with sourcing the XY coordinates, the Department has developed a simple guide for use by applicants. 

Click here for LECP (Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021)


If you have any queries please email or telephone 057 93 46800.

Queries on the fund will be responded to from 4th January 2022 onwards.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon Friday 11th February 2022.