Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme
Funding 2023

A fund of up to €500,000 is being made available to
support community-led projects as part of the Peatlands
Community Engagement Scheme 2023. This Scheme
seeks to encourage local peatland communities,
groups, schools and other interested parties to play a
part in the conservation and revitalisation of raised and
blanket bogs – particularly protected bogs and fens –
and to promote public engagement with and awareness
of our natural heritage and environment.

Community Centres Investment Fund

The Community Centres Investment Fund – New Builds Measure is for new build community centres with grant funding of at least €1 million available per project.

SPAR Community Fund

SPAR is inviting all community clubs and groups across Kildare to apply for a chance to win €10,000 in funding as part of their new SPAR 60th Community Fund.

2023 Community Safety Innovation Fund

€3 million has been made available to support the
development of community safety through innovative,
local community based initiatives.
Applications will be invited from community safety
initiatives as well as groups co-funded with local
authorities, NGOs and community organisations
working on issues relevant to community safety and
youth justice

Closing date: Friday 19 May 2023

Adult Literacy for Life: Collaboration &
Innovation Fund 2023 Opens for Applications

Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research,
Innovation & Science has announced the opening of a
€1 million funding call for new projects to help address
unmet literacy needs.
€1 million is available for grants under the Adult Literacy
for Life (ALL) Collaboration & Innovation Fund and
public, nonprofit, community and voluntary
organisations are all eligible to apply to a maximum of
€50,000 each.

Pobal – Community Services Programme (CSP)

Funding of €1 million will be available for this new call in 2023 which will provide new organisations with an opportunity to access support to employ additional staff in line with the
programme’s re-defined sub-programmes and new vision, which were approved in 2022. The purpose of this funding is to support social enterprises and community/voluntary
organisations that:
* Are addressing a local priority and evidenced need, particularly for those most disadvantaged in their community
* Are delivering tangible and practical benefits for those most disadvantaged in their community
* Are moving towards a sustainable social enterprise business model through trading.

Closing: 14th April 2023

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.

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.