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Community Centres Investment Fund 2024 – Refurbishment Grant

August 29

This capital fund of €20 million will provide funding for the improvement and refurbishment of existing community centres in both urban and rural areas.

Funding will be available under 2 Categories, with grants of between €10k and €100K available:

  • Category 1: Small scale projects/improvements to facilities – €10,000 to €25,000
  • Category 2 Larger scale projects – €25,001 to €100,000

Match funding is required for both Categories: a minimum of 5% for Category 1 and a minimum of 10% for Category 2.

Funding is available for capital works such as: –

  • Projects which improve access for all to community facilities
  • Works to improve communal facilities such as kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Improvements to buildings that improve the usability of the facility e.g. kitchen and toilet upgrades, lighting systems and stage areas
  • Improvements that will assist the applicant in providing additional or better services to the community for example additional facilities, repurposing existing space, kitchen upgrades to provide meals for the elderly and youth facilities
  • Improvements to facilities which are necessary to meet fire safety and building regulations
  • Retrofitting/energy upgrade projects that improve the usability or longevity of the facility and reduce energy bills
  • Essential maintenance work

The Department will be hosting a number of online information events to support committees in preparing and submitting an application under this fund.

The first of these events will be held on Tuesday June 25th 2024. This information session will run from 12:30 to 2:00pm. We would encourage all interested committees to register for this event at the following link;

Click here for more info.

Deadline for applications: 29th August

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