The Community Activities Fund (CAF) 2 provides funding to support community groups across Ireland.
The CAF is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.
The Department provides funding to each Local Authority (LA) area and the LCDCs then administer this funding locally to ensure funding is targeted appropriately towards addressing disadvantage in the areas that need it most.
It is important to note that other agencies and departments also invest in disadvantaged areas
. The CAF will operate in a complementary manner to add value to other front-line schemes and programmes being operated in communities.
Kildare LCDC was allocated funding under this scheme earlier this year. Funding was split a) for use towards running/operating costs and b) capital costs. An open application process took place in January and €219,744.28 was approved for allocation. However, €76,282.72 under running costs was not allocated. This was due to not having enough applications completing the form satisfactorily for example, no evidence of bills.
Groups/organisations are requested to apply for total application funding based on a minimum of €1,000 up to a maximum of €10,000. Successful applicants must base the application on running costs already incurred between 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022 and return a report with receipts by 31stJanuary 2023.
Therefore, these grants will be given on running costs already incurred only.
All applications must be
- made on this official application form
- accompanied by all relevant supporting documents
- submitted by 5.00pm on Wednesday 31st of August 2022
- Please note that when you click on "Apply" on the right you will be invited to setup an account/profile for your group. Please have your group's email address to hand (we strongly recommend using a group email address rather than a personal email address).
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. It is highly advisable that applicants give plenty of time to make their applications. As this is a new online system, it is recommended that applications are made at least ten days before the closing date.
For assistance please email email@example.com
In order to complete this application form properly you must read the following guidelines which are available at the following link: