The purpose of the Wicklow County Councils Community Award Scheme is to assist local community and voluntary groups, including sporting, arts and cultural organisations that would benefit from small scale or once-off funding to support the groups’ activities i.e. running costs or to develop a particular project. The Award Scheme gives the County Council the opportunity to recognise and value the voluntary contribution made by local groups in their own localities.
Applications will not be accepted from statutory bodies. Proposals from individuals will not qualify.
The aim of this Fund is to support community and voluntary groups in County Wicklow who wish to undertake projects that will:
The maximum grant available is €500 per organisation – one application only per organisation.
Social inclusion is a central theme of the Programme – Social Inclusion is about focusing on the needs of marginalised and disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities, the unemployed/low income groups, travellers, homeless, lone parents, gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender community, older people, children/young people, rurally isolated etc.
Appraisal and decision process
A small appraisal committee including representation from the Municipal Districts will consider all applications made under the Community Awards Scheme.
Key considerations in assessing applications will include:
information requested on the form
When will grants be paid?
The grants will be paid out to successful applicants via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to the receiving organisation’s bank account by the end of June 2023, subject to timely receipt of financial details.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4.00 p.m. on Friday 24th February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Applications should be sent to Community Awards Scheme 2023, Community Cultural & Social Development, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow, A67 FW96 or scanned and emailed to email@example.com to arrive before the deadline.
Please do not submit multiple applications as only one application per organisation will be considered.
Application for a grant should be made by downloading the form on Wicklow County Council’s website www.wicklow.ie
Queries should be directed to Community, Cultural & Social Development. Tel. (0404) 20208 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org