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SDCC Grants Deadlines 2024

Rolling update from 2/2/24. This update 23rd February 2024. Click on highlighted area to go directly to that section

Details of the Separate Community Infrastructure Fund will be announced later in the year.

NOW CLOSED 16th Feb - Tidy Towns - Round 1 Seed funding


Local Enhancement Programme - deadline 6th March

The Local Enhancement Programme will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, and/or to purchase equipment, such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc. (Capital Grants only). Click here for information:


Community Grants Programme - Rolling applications from now until 31st October

The Community Grants Programme is aimed at providing financial assistance to Community and Voluntary Groups who are responding to locally identified needs within their communities. Applications must be made online and can be accessed on the Council’s website.

A wide range of Community Development & Community Events funding will be available to Community groups across the County. These are listed below with links to the Community Grants Booklet and the Online Application Form for your convenience.

Types of Grants

Community Development Grants

  • Start Up Costs for Community Groups

  • Running Costs Grant for Community Groups

  • Support for Community Events/Festivals

  • Summer Projects Grants

  • Environmental Improvement Grant

  • Major & Minor Equipment Grant

  • Community Centre Based I.T. Infrastructure Grant

  • Community Centre I.T. Networking and Administration Grant

  • Management Support Fund for Community Centres (advertised via SDCC website)


Community Climate Action Programme - deadline 6th March - EXTENDED TO 27th March

Ireland is aiming to become a climate neutral economy and resilient society by 2050. To achieve a climate neutral economy, it is about dramatically reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that we release into the atmosphere. To achieve a resilient society, we need to adapt our communities to be better prepared to face the impacts of climate change, for example flooding or heat.

Communities can play a critical role in driving such positive change. South Dublin County Council, in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, will support this through the Community Climate Action Programme.

We got news on 23rd Feb that this programme has been extended to 27th March: "The Council has taken the decision to extend the Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) application deadline to Wednesday 27th March for strand 1 and 1a.

"The application extension is necessary due to the high level of interest in the fund and our desire for the most successful outcome for the CCAP, as possible. The extension will be communicated shortly to local groups and through SDCC’s communication channels."

There's an initial fund of over €1 million available within SDCC. More details at this link:


Community Infrastructure Fund - Not published yet

The Community Infrastructure Fund is a fund (€350,000 in 2023) which offers Community Groups (including Sports Clubs) the opportunity to apply for funding, to assist with the costs of either constructing new Community Facilities or for the modernisation and/or expansion of existing premises, requests from a minimum of €5,000 up to a maximum of €50,000 will be considered.

I will update when this programme is published, likely around May. For now, there's information on the 2023 page here:



Tidy Towns Groups - Seed 1 deadline 16th Feb

Round 1 Seed funding 2024 application form is now live. Please click on link for app Closing date 16 Feb.


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