Community Biodiversity Grants

This fund has been devised to enhance biodiversity in communities throughout the country by combining the expertise of qualified ecologists with the skills, experience and enthusiasm of local community groups.

There are currently two grant rounds open to applications:

  • Developing Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPPs)
  • Implementing recommendations from a previous CBAPP


Closing Date: 7th October 2022

DAF Scaling Fund for Social Enterprises

The DAF Scaling Fund for Social Enterprises scheme is designed to improve the impact and sustainability of social enterprises that address economic, social, and educational disadvantage, or support those with a disability.

Closing Date: 15th September 2022

Social Transport


The Social Transport Fund that is aimed at assisting individuals and groups with once off transport needs.

The establishment of a social transport fund fills a gap in the region where many community and voluntary groups are unable to afford transport to engage in social activities and individuals, particularly in rural areas without a car, are unable to access services in the main urban centres.

The Social Inclusion Fund will provide a minimum of 25% and a maximum of 75% funding towards trips which must take place between July and December 2022.

Coca Cola Thank You Fund

€100,000 in grants now available to youth-orientated non-profit groups committed to developing a nation of Change Champions focused on who will help to shape, create and maintain sustainable communities for the benefit of all.

Energy for Generations Fund

Charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support can apply to the Fund for project specific funding.

Every quarter ESB allocates an amount from the Fund for disbursement. The amount may vary because of the volume of applications received or seasonal considerations – wintertime and Christmas may require more funding than summer.

Life Funding

All LIFE Calls for proposals 2022 are expected to be published on the Funding & tender opportunities portal on 17 May 2022.

Anticipated submission deadlines:

  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for circular economy and quality of life, nature and biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation sub-programmes: 4 October 2022
  • LIFE Action Grants for clean energy transition sub-programme: 16 November 2022
  • Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) and Strategic Nature Projects (SNAPs):
    • Concept notes: 8 September 2022
    • Full proposals: 7 March 2023
  • Technical Assistance preparation for SIPs and SNAPs: 8 September 2022                    
  • Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA OG) for non-profit making entities: 21 September 2022

Transitional LEADER Funding

This funding will support locally-led projects which focus on many of the key themes of Our Rural Future such as building capacity and empowering local communities, embracing opportunities in the green economy, supporting remote working and the digital transformation, developing our outdoor amenities and creating jobs in rural areas.

For further details, contact County Kildare LEADER Partnership

Tel: 045 – 895450


Arts Council Funding

Discover what funding is available from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Better Energy Communities

Better Energy Communities is our national retrofit initiative with grant support of up to €28 million for 2021. SEAI support new approaches to achieving energy efficiency in Irish communities. Upgrades can take place across building types to reduce energy use and costs throughout the community. We aim to deliver energy savings to homeowners, communities, and private sector organisations. All projects should be community oriented with a cross-sectoral approach, and you must show that you can sustainably finance the proposed project.