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Local community groups urged to apply to Community Activities Fund

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Longford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from community groups for funding for the Community Activities Fund (CAF) under the Community Enhancement Programme. The CAF is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CAF 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: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/c53a9-ministers-humphreys-and-obrien-announce-9-million-community-activities-fund/ 

The CAF will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas

  • With their non-pay running costs, for example, utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills.
  • Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, purchase equipment for example tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment, etc.

Please view our Community Activities Fund (CAF) web page for more information about the fund and also to access the online application portal.

Closing Date for receipt of online applications and all supporting documentation is no later than 4pm on Wednesday 16 February 2022.