Community Support Fund 2022
Department of Rural and Community Development
Community Support Fund (CSF)
under the Community Enhancement Programme 2022
Longford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from community groups for the Community Support Fund (CSF) under the Community Enhancement Programme Apply Here
The 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.
CSF 2022 Application - Apply Here
Closing date for submission of online applications and all supporting documentation is
4pm on Tuesday, 7 February 2023
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
For any queries, please email LCDC@longfordcoco.ie or telephone: 043 3343472/ 3343307/ 3343456
Important note; Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS)
Organisations that are incorporated as Companies Limited by Guarantee or as Co-operatives and/or are registered charities, that have an electricity (MPRN) and/or gas (GPRN) account in their name, should apply to the CVESS in respect of their energy costs. Such organisations may apply under the CSF for support in respect of other running costs or for facility enhancements, only.
UPDATE: 27 January 2023: The Applications Portal for the (CVESS) remains open for applications and will close on 24 February 2023. – see Community and Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme - Pobal
Unincorporated or small voluntary organisations may apply under the CSF for support for energy costs as well as other running costs and facility enhancements.
Data Privacy;The purpose of processing personal data collected on this application form is to assist Longford LCDC/Longford County Council manage and administer your application. We process this Personal Data under Article (6)(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” processing is necessary for the performance of the contract to which that data subject is party”. Further information on how Longford County Council process your personal data and your rights can be found on our Privacy Statement available on our website longfordcoco.ie under Your Council , Data Protection.