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Community Awards Scheme

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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.

Aims of the Community Award Scheme
The aim of this Fund is to support community and voluntary groups in County Wicklow who wish to undertake projects that will:

Carry out a service or activity that makes a contribution to the quality of life in their local community.

 Increase voluntary activity,

Target the socially excluded and increase their opportunities and particularly those who target anti-racism and accessibility issues.

Recognise the valuable contribution of community and voluntary organisations in Wicklow in some way.

The maximum grant available is €500 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.

When will grants be paid?

The grants will be paid out to successful applicants via Electronic Fund Transfer to the receiving organisation’s bank account before the end of July, 2022.  

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4.00 p.m. on Friday 29th April 2022.

Any queries to Community, Cultural & Social Development. Tel. (0404) 20208 or email: