Community Facilities Scheme 2017
Tipperary Local Community Development Committee is seeking applications from community groups for funding under the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government’s Communities Facilities Scheme 2017
On 10th March 2017 the Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, announced a new Capital grants scheme for disadvantaged urban and rural areas. The Scheme will run initially from July 2017-December 2017 and is focused on providing small-scale capital grants to help grass roots community projects get underway or take the next step towards completion.
In County Tipperary the Scheme is being administered, on behalf of the Department, by Tipperary Local Community Development Committee along with the five Municipal Districts of Tipperary County Council.
The aim of the Scheme is to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level by providing access to small-scale capital grants. The Scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project. The maximum amount of €1,000 is small, acknowledging that there would be other grant schemes for larger works. This would cover the cost of, for example, office equipment, project resources, research facilities or maintenance of premises, etc. for voluntary groups.
Applications are now being invited for funding under this Scheme.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 30th June 2017 at 5pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
It is anticipated that Municipal Districts will make their final decision to approve or deny applications at their meetings during September 2017.
The Application Form and a Scheme Guidelines Document are attached and are available for download here on Tipperary County Council’s website.
For any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSE National Lottery Funding Grants
Applications are now being invited by the HSE for National Lottery Funding Grants.
This funding is distributed by the HSE each year to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects.
The HSE is advertising in regional newspapers over the coming weeks for applications, and you may wish to share this notification among your professional or local networks.
All of the information required, including application forms, is now available on www.hse.ie/lotterygrants
Completed Application Forms must be returned to the local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO).
Closing Date for Applications – 17:00 on Friday 26th May 2017.
Applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their application no later than Thursday 31.08.2017.
For more, please visit www.hse.ie/lotterygrants
Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017 was recently launched by the Department of Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, and is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential. The scheme is specifically targeted at towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. A National Fund of €20m will be made available on a competitive basis for projects developed at local level. The Department have indicated that they will approve nationally up to 300 projects, to be commenced in 2017 and completed by mid 2018.
The focus of the Scheme is on rejuvenating Ireland’s rural towns and villages to make them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential.
An advert/notice will be appearing this week in the local newspapers seeking submission of Expression of Interests from interested town/village groups under the terms of this Scheme.
All expressions of interest will be assessed by the Council based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline. A maximum of 15 proposals can be selected for County Tipperary, including those put forward by the Council itself, for development into detailed applications which will be submitted by the Council to the Department. It is the Department who will make the final selection and approval of projects to be funded by the Scheme.
Project proposals must include activities that will have clear positive impacts on the town or village making them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential. Extra priority will be given to projects which stimulate economic activity in the town/village and between it and neighbouring townlands.
Up to 80% of the total cost of a project can be provided for any individual project; 20% match-funding has to be provided. A town/village project application can include several linked components to support the rejuvenation of the town/village. The minimum grant which is available is €20,000 and the maximum, generally, is €100,000.
The Department’s 2017 Scheme Outline document and Expression of Interest form is attached for your information. Any interested town/village group must complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to the Community & Economic Development Section, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or email email@example.com no later than 12noon on Friday 26th May 2017.
Additional information and an expression of interest form are attached to this newsletter.
Tipperary Creative Ireland Programme Grant Fund
This grant scheme is open to community groups and not for profit organisations, arts, heritage and cultural groups, venues and societies. Applications by individuals must be in partnership with a community, cultural or heritage group. All groups in receipt of funding from Tipperary County Council must be members of Tipperary PPN.
The closing date is Friday 9th June @ 4.30pm
Guidelines, Criteria and Application forms – follow the link below: