2024 Community Recognition Fund

Our Rural Future: 2024 Community Recognition Fund

The Minister for Rural & Community Development has announced a further €50 million in funding under The Community Recognition Fund, to deliver projects over 2024- 2025. The Community Recognition Fund was first introduced last year to recognise the huge efforts made by communities in welcoming and supporting people coming to Ireland.

Through the 2023 allocation, funding of €50 million was approved for some 900 projects in supporting cities, towns and villages nationwide that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries. Local authorities, in collaboration with communities, will be funded to develop projects that will deliver long term benefits to those living in the areas selected. 

Projects that will be funded include

  • Development or refurbishment of community or cultural facilities including play areas, walkways, parks, community/sensory gardens, allotments, and recreational areas; 
  • Development or refurbishment of local club and sports facilities; 
  • Enhancement to school/parish facilities which are open to use by all of the community after school hours; 
  • Purchase of equipment for local clubs, festivals, community events and organisations 
  • Transport infrastructure such as community vehicles

Require support with your Grant Application? 

Applying for state funding can be a difficult and timing consuming process. Many organisations struggle with the grant application process, as they lack the capacity or resources to do so. To date, our Grants & Economic Services team have secured over €3m in capital project funding for nonprofit organisations. We can assist you with developing an application which is in line with the Government’s Public Spending Code.  

If you’re interested in gaining support with this grant application, contact our Director of Grants & Economic Services, Patricia Keenan at patricia.keenan@2into3.com, or on +353 860 657 347. To see our range of grants supports, visit our webpage.