Community CCTV scheme

Community CCTV scheme

The Department of Justice has made funding available for Community CCTV schemes.

Published on: 22 Dec 2017

The information below is intended to support community groups to apply for this scheme.

The maximum grant for this scheme is €40,000.  This figure can be up to 60% of total costs. So if you are applying for a grant of €40,000, you must have access to matching funding of €26,666 (or 40%) in place.


Step 1

Agree on a committee / community group to lead the application. Familiarise yourselves with the guidelines from the Dept of Justice.

Step 2

Assess whether you have the required match funding (40%) in place or decide how you will raise funds.

Step 2

Organise a public meeting to find out what support there is locally for the proposal. Document the meeting. Consult with residents in particular.

Step 3

Contact Inspector Nial McKiernan to discuss your proposal.  He will arrange for the Garda Crime Prevention Officer to visit your community group and make an assessment.

Step 4

Complete your application form including quotes from suppliers. Please provide a copy of this application to Cavan Joint Policing Committee and An Garda Siochana. The Gardai must also complete an ‘assessment of local need’ form to accompany your application.

Step 5

Contact the Joint Policing Committee to obtain a letter of support.

Step 6

Contact Cavan County Council (Data Protection Officer) to review and sign up to the local authority’s Community CCTV policy.


Information leaflet produced by Cavan Joint Policing Committee, Dec 2017



Support is available from the following contacts:



Muintir na Tire



Planning Department,

Cavan Co Council


An Garda Siochana


Cavan Joint Policing Committee


Data Control, Cavan County Council



Department of Justice


Vanessa Clarke

086 600 0757


Community Alert Development Officer 

Northern Region


Sligo Leitrim Cavan Monaghan Donegal Louth


Gary Farrelly – Balllyjamesduff area

(049) 437 8618


Noeleen Shannon – Cavan area

(049) 437 8617


Sinead Gibbs- Cootehill area

(049) 437 8615



Inspector Nial McKiernan


Garda Station

Farnham Street

Cavan Town


086 8282207

Emer Coveney

(049) 437 8581


Sinead Tormey

(049) 437 8578



Lynda McGavigan

Corporate Affairs


Tel (049) 437 8300

Mark Doyle

(01) 602 8202



There are numerous documents that must be completed when applying for this scheme. These are available on the Department of Justice website (under ‘Forms’ tab):


It may be necessary to seek planning permission depending on the proposed location of cameras.

Groups may apply to the local authority for Municipal District or Community Facilities grants which could be used as match funding.