"Our local community centres & parish halls are the heart of our towns, villages & parishes."
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced registration is now open for a new €15 million capital fund for the upgrade and refurbishment of Community Centres.
All interested applicants must register online at gov.ie/CommunityCentresFund
Registration for the fund must be completed prior to submitting a formal application.
The formal application process will open on Tuesday 7th June and closes on Thursday 14th July 2022.
Information session for applicants
The Minister also announced that her department will host online information sessions on: Wednesday 18th May 2:30 – 4pm and Wednesday 1st June 2:30 – 4pm.
These information sessions will provide guidance on the application process.
Applicants can also register to attend an information session at gov.ie/CommunityCentresFund.
Minister Humphreys said:
“Our local community centres & parish halls are the heart of our towns, villages & parishes. Many of them need improvement works and that is why I have put this new fund in place.
“I am encouraging all community groups to look at this fund and think about how they can use it to improve their own local parish hall or community centre.
“It’s vitally important for local groups and organisations to:
1) Complete the online registration process
2)Attend the information sessions and learn about the application process and criteria before submitting their formal application.
“Completing these 2 important steps will help to ensure your organisation is well placed to submit a strong application to this Fund”
For more information and to register for the information sessions, please visit gov.ie/CommunityCentresFund.