Community Support Fund 2022


Department of Rural and Community Development

Community Support Fund (CSF)

under the Community Enhancement Programme 2022

The Community Support Fund (CSF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Press release on the launch of the CSF at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD. 

The CSF will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas -

  • With their non-pay running costs such as energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges), rental/lease costs, insurance bills. To ensure appropriate monitoring and governance, the Department states that energy/operating/running costs incurred in the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 are eligible. This period's costs which were grant aided under the Community Activities Fund (CAF) are ineligible.
  • Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment for e.g. such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.

Longford LCDC awarded €276,585 to 131 community groups under its CFS allocation. Details of CSF Awards

Applications for this scheme are now closed 

For any queries, please email or telephone: 043 334 3472/ 3307/ 3456

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