Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022

Kildare County Council are inviting community groups in Kildare for applications to the Community Heritage Grant Scheme.


Closing Date:  Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 4.00pm.

Community Activities Fund 2022

The Community Activities Fund provides funding to community groups/organisation to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas/target disadvantaged groups or respond to COVID 19 priority groups.


Closing Date:  28th February 2022

Kildare County Council Community Grant Scheme 2022

The Community, Festival, Local Authority Residents Association and Private Estate Residents Association Grants Schemes 2022 are now open for applications.


Closing Date:  11th March 2022

RTÉ Toy Show Fund

Children and Family focussed charities working at local, regional and national level can apply for a grant under one of the following thematic pillars:

  • ·Addressing Essential Needs
  •  Improving Wellbeing
  • ·Creativity and Play


Closing Date: 18th February 2022

Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme

The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme offers financial supports – provided by Sport Ireland – to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide who promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people.


Closing Date: 25th February 2022

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022

The aim of this scheme is to support capital projects that improve access and inclusion to heritage sites; that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections, or objects (including buildings). The scheme also supports the purchase of essential equipment. This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue their work in this area or to start new initiatives.


Closing Date:  16th March 2022

Community Water Development Fund now open for 2022

Grants are available from the Local Authority Waters Programme for communities to deliver water, biodiversity, and climate action initiatives.


Closing Date:  8th February 2022

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme Funding 2022

A fund of €500,000 is being made available in 2022 to support initiatives with community benefit that promote awareness, conservation and revitalisation of Irish Peatlands.


Closing Date:  18th February 2022


The aim of the SSNO is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national, community and voluntary organisations in Ireland.

Opening Date: 10th February 2022

Closing Date:  24th February 2022

Kildare Co Co Creative and Arts Grants

Kildare County Council has published details of 17 separate grants and award opportunities to support the development and presentation of creative and artistic projects in the county this year. Applications will be accepted from both solo artists, collectives and community groups. Full details of the eligibility criteria are available through each individual call out.

Closing Date: March 21st 2022

Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2)

The purpose of this funding is to facilitate eligible organisations to collaboratively develop supports, tools, know-how and approaches to assist local communities take climate action. The strand focus is on climate education, capacity building and learning by doing – moving beyond ‘raising awareness’ to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to respond to the challenges of climate change at a community level.

Closing Date: January 27th, 2022

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.