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.
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 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 focused Fundingpoint Local Digest
By drawing on a well-established body of funding research, the Dublin City focused 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.
Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021
For up-to-date information on the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 in Dublin City, please click here
City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB)
Dublin City Local Community Development Committee member organisation, the City of Dublin Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for Dublin city. It provides, supports and co-ordinates a comprehensive range of professional high-quality education, training and youth services in Dublin city. It is also responsible for supporting further and higher education students all over Ireland through SUSI, the national awarding authority for student grants. The CDETB administers various educational related grants and initiatives e.g. the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) and the Targeted Youth Employability Support Initiative. For more info please see http://cityofdublin.etb.ie/
Dublin City Community Grants
Dublin City Council runs an annual Community Grants 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 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 Commemorative Community Grants
For information on Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Community Grants please click here
Dublin City Council Community Monuments Fund
For information on Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Community Grants please click here.
Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership Funding
The Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership provides opportunities for everyone in our communities to partake in sport and physical activity regardless of age, ability or background through our dedicated programmes, services and facilities. For information on the latest grants and funds it administers, 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