Community Grants and Funding
Community Grants and Funding
We hope the information contained on this webpage will provide local groups with easier access to information on available community grants and funding available from Dublin City Council, member organisations of the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee and other local, regional, national and international organisations. We will continue to develop this page and upload more information, links and advice over time.
NEW! Dublin City Fundingpoint Local Digest, Fundraising Guidance Library and Fundraising Helpdesk
The Dublin City Local Community and Development Committee is very aware of the funding needs and challenges facing local community and voluntary groups across the city. As a result, it has recently partnered with The Wheel to provide local community and voluntary not-for-profit groups in Dublin City with access to three great new resources.
1. Dublin City focussed Fundingpoint Local Digest - By drawing on a well-established body of funding research, the Dublin City focussed Fundingpoint Local Digest provides up to date detailed information about viable alternative sources of local, national and EU funding to which local groups could apply. 6 issues of the Dublin City Fundingpoint Local Digest will be available per year. Click below to download the latest issue.
2. The Wheel’s Fundraising Guidance Library
3. The Wheel’s Fundraising Helpdesk
If you need more guidance on fundraising (how to fundraise/tools groups can use etc), then please get in touch with The Wheel’s Fundraising Helpdesk where the team will provide timely and expert fundraising advice and assistance to all local organisations in the Dublin City local authority area via email at [email protected] or [email protected]. Please note the Fundraising Helpdesk does not provide advice about how to apply for specific funding grants. For all specifics about a particular funding grant and how to apply for it, please go directly to the funder in all instances.
Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) 2021
Dublin City Local Community Development Committee member organisation, the City of Dublin ETB, welcomes the opportunity to support community education providers in accessing the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) 2021. The purpose of the fund is to support community education provision targeted at adult learners, who have the highest level of need. It aims to increase the participation of disadvantaged learners, particularly those on literacy and basic skills programmes at NFQ levels 1 to 3. The fund has a strong focus on building the digital infrastructure of community education providers and increasing their capacity in delivering online learning.
For more information please visit the CDETB website http://cityofdublin.etb.ie/
MAEDF application packs can be requested from the CDETB at [email protected]
Closing Date for applications: 5pm Friday 10th September 2021
Late applications, cannot be accepted
Dublin City Community Grants 2021
Dublin City Council runs an annual Community Grants Scheme and we are currently working on how we will run the 2021 scheme. We will post any new announcement here, so please watch this space.
Dublin City Council's community development officers work directly with communities in supporting community development. These community development officers liaise with community members from all backgrounds helping to build strong social networks, which are essential for viable, inclusive, sustainable communities. They work to give everyone in the community the opportunity to participate in the life of the city and have their voices heard.
Staff are involved in a large range of projects annually, for example, family fun days, resident associations, local festivals, environmental initiatives such as area clean ups and flower/shrub planting; as well as age-friendly initiatives such as “Passport for Leisure” and social inclusion initiatives such as ”Let's Walk and Talk”.
Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme
For up-to-date information on the Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme in Dublin City, please click here
Dublin City council COVID-19 Emergency Fund (2nd Round)
For info on the Dublin City Covid-19 Emergency Fund (2nd Round) please click here.
Dublin City Council’s Arts Office Funding
For information on the various annual funding schemes Dublin City Council’s City Arts Office runs to support local arts projects and programmes in the city, please click here
Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Community Grants
For information on Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Community Grants please click here
Dublin City Council’s Community Monuments Fund 2021
For information on Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Community Grants please click here.
Sport for Young People Small Grant Scheme 2021
For information on Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership’s annual Sport for Young People Small Grants Scheme please click here.
Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Fund
For information on the Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Fund for the catchment area of Irishtown, Ringsend, and Sandymount please click here.
Dublin City’s Local Enterprise Office Supports for Social Enterprises
For information on the various supports available to social enterprises from Dublin City’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) please click here.
Community Environment Action Fund (Local Agenda 21)
For information on the Community Environment Action Fund (Local Agenda 21) please click here
Shop Front Improvement Scheme 2021 (Ballymun and Finglas)
For information on the Shop Front Improvement Scheme 2021 in the Ballymun and Finglas areas of Dublin City Council please click here