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.
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. Download the latest issue below.
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.
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 Council runs a Local Area Community Grant’s Scheme to support community activity/participation within Dublin city. The scheme involves Dublin City Council development officers liaising 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 vibrant life of the city. Staff are involved in a large range of community led projects annually, such as family fun days, residents associations, local festivals, environmental initiatives and community enhancement projects.
The Grants Scheme has a particular emphasis on community development and social inclusion actions or initiatives to promote and enhance community activity, active citizenship and Adult Education to bring benefits to local communities within Dublin City.
The maximum value of the Local Area Community Grants is up to €1,500.
Dublin City Council also has specify funding available for Adult Education to support local groups and informal learning. The range of an Adult Education Grant is between €200 and €800.
Both grants cover a broad range of activities and topics.
In order to provide a more user friendly and efficient process an online portal for the local area grants scheme has been developed to allow for an online application process. This portal will be open for one month from 22nd June and will close on the 22nd of July 2022.
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