Register your interest in the 2022 Community Support Fund Grant Scheme

On the 18th November, 2022 the Department of Rural and Community Development announced the launch of a new scheme called The Community Support Fund (CSF). This fund is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups. The allocation to Sligo LCDC under the scheme is €282,702. Funding is split 50:50 towards

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;

• Non Pay Running Costs such as Electricity, Heating, Insurance, Lease/Rental.

• Capital Costs (Small Scale) such as premises repairs/upgrades and equipment purchases

There are 2 Steps involved in applying for funding to Sligo LCDC under the Community Support Fund

Step 1 – Groups must complete an online ‘Registration of Interest’ by Friday 10th February
To do this, groups must logon to a dedicated portal at where they will be asked to enter some important preliminary data and summary information
Only those who complete this online process will then subsequently be eligible to go forward to Step 2

Step 2 - Following an examination of all online ‘Registrations of Interest’ received, the groups concerned will then be contacted and asked to submit more detailed information.

The online Registration of Interest’ portal will open on Monday 30th January and close on Friday 10th February at 4:00pm sharp

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