Community Recognition Fund 

€50 million in funding announced under the Community Recognition Fund with €830,007 allocated to Kildare

Specific details on how to apply to follow from Kildare County Council shortly. 


2024 Collaboration and Innovation Fund

The Collaboration and Innovation Fund supports adults to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital literacy.

The fund is for projects that support:

  • adults to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital literacy needs, and
  • organisations to be literacy friendly.

There must be at least two organisations in the application.

These must be from the public, not-for-profit or community and voluntary sector.

Deadline: 5:00pm on Thursday 4 April 2024.


The Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2024


The new €3.5m fund will help to promote disability awareness and training in local communities, increase participation among disabled people in social, cultural, arts and sporting activities, and support pathways for young people with disabilities in transitioning through education.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday, 5 April.


Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024


The Heritage Council is accepting applications from community groups and not-for-profit non-governmental organisations around the country for its Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024.

A broad range of project types are eligible for funding under the scheme including:

  • Workshops and training events
  • Development of Digital Heritage Resources
  • Conservation surveys, reports, plans, and audits
  • Conservation works

Deadline:  25 March 2024 at 5pm.

Local Grant for Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme


Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but need funding to work with an artist?

This long-running scheme managed by NYCI on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has been successfully bringing together young people, artists, and youth workers over the past number of years to create exciting and meaningful youth arts residencies.

There are two types of grant available:

  • Youth Arts Explorer grants of up to €1,500 for those starting out and
  • Artist and Youth Work Residency grants of up to €5,000 for those with a little more experience.

National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2024 Now Inviting Applications


The National Lottery are seeking entries to this year’s Good Causes Awards.


PwC Ireland Resilient Communities Fund

PwC has launched the PwC Ireland Resilient Communities Fund in collaboration with ChangeX. The PwC fund is designed to empower individuals and teams to spearhead local community projects that promote inclusion, equitable access to opportunities, skills development, and sustainability.

Deadline: 5th April 2024

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.

Deadline: 22nd April 2024

Arts Council Funding

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