Community Recognition Fund 2024

On 15th March 2024, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, announced details of a €50 million Community Recognition Fund. The allocation for County Cavan is €1,155,190.00   The Community Recognition Fund 2024 aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities for the entire community in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.

The scheme details set out that only areas which have high levels of new arrivals will be deemed eligible for this scheme:

  • Cavan Town
  • Virginia
  • Blacklion
  • Belturbet
  • Kingscourt
  • Killinkere
  • Ballinagh
  • Gowna
  • Mullagh
  • Crosskeys
  • Shercock
  • Ballyhaise
  • Cootehill
  • Kilnaleck
  • Mullahoran

Cavan County Council is seeking expressions of interest for project proposals from community groups in the areas listed above.

Minimum Grant amount €50,000

The possible types of projects that can be funded under the scheme include:

  • Development, enhancement or refurbishment of community or cultural facilities including play areas, walkways, parks, community/sensory gardens, allotments, and recreational areas.
  • Development, enhancement 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 the purchase of community vehicles, bus shelters and attendant information boards.
  • Purchase and refurbishment of vacant or derelict buildings for community use where a clear need is identified.

Eligible groups can apply by downloading the Expression of Interest Application Form for the Community Recognition Fund at the link below:

Proposed project details within the identified areas should be submitted by post or email to: via the EOI Application Form  by 5pm on 26th April, 2024

Information Workshop

Cavan County Council will be holding a dedicated Community Recognition Fund 2024 information workshop in the Council Chamber, Courthouse, Cavan, H12R6V2 on Thursday 18th April from 2.30pm to 5pm. Members of staff will be on-hand to give a presentation on the scheme and answer any questions potential applicants may have. Email with any queries regarding the workshop.