Community Centres Investment Fund 2024

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced €20 million in funding to support the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres across the country on June 14th. Under the Community Centres Investment Fund 2024 , Community organisations will be supported with grants of between €10,000 – €100,000 to develop and enhance their existing community facilities.

How to Apply

The ‘Community Centre Investment Fund 2024 – Refurbishment’ will provide grants for projects from €10,000 up to a maximum of €100,000 towards capital costs.

This is broken down into two categories of funding:

  • Category 1: Small scale projects/improvements to facilities: €10,000 – €25,000.
  • Category 2: Larger scale projects: €25,001 to €100,000.


The scheme will be delivered in conjunction with Pobal. All applicants must register as ‘users’ on the online portal here in advance of the application process which will open on 29th July 2024 . Groups that applied for this fund previously will not need to register again but should check that their details are still correct.

Groups are strongly advised to get their application and paperwork ready in advance of the application process opening on 29th July. The closing date for applications will be 29th August 2024.

There will be a number of online information events to assist potential applicants, the first of which took place on Tuesday 25th June , the next event takes place on July 2nd from 12:30 to 2pm and on 10th July, from 5:30pm to 7pm and all information can be found on the DRCD website: gov – Community Centres Investment Fund (

A recording of the first event for anyone who missed it is live on the Department website . It can be viewed by clicking here

All materials to support applicants will be updated regularly on the DRCD website , including access to the online portal, template application form, guidelines, FAQ, links to tutorials and details on information sessions : gov – Community Centres Investment Fund (

For any queries please contact [email protected]

Closing Date:
August 29, 2024

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