2021 Community Activities Fund

On the 11th November, 2021 the Department of Rural and Community Development announced the launch of a new scheme called The Community Activities Fund (CAF).  This €9m fund is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups impacted by Covid-19.  The allocation to Sligo LCDC under the scheme is €268,168.

This once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme.  Accordingly, it builds on the most recent iteration of that scheme by providing funding to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas with;

  1. Small scale capital grants of up to €1,000
  2. Capital grants in excess of 1,001 (towards projects not exceeding €7,500 in value)
  3. Grants of up to €2,000 towards ‘recurring’ operational costs
  4. Combination of A + C or B + C above

Application Forms and Guidelines are available below:

Guidelines - Community Activities Fund under CEP 2021 (PDF) - 184 kbs  PDF
Application form - Community Activities Fund under CEP 2021 (DOCx) - 163 kbs  WORD

Completed application forms and accompanying documentation will be accepted only via the lcdc@sligococo.ie email address and by the closing date of Monday 28th February at 4pm.

NB  However, with regards to applications under Categories B &D, details of the proposed application must be discussed with LCDC support staff at least 5 working days prior to submitting the application.  To arrange, please contact Jude Mannion on jmannion@sligococo.ie


D. Clarke
Director of Services
Planning, Community & Economic Development, Arts & Culture
Sligo County Council