Communities Facilities Scheme

About the Communities Facilities Scheme (CFS)

Community groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas can apply for funding under the Communities Facilities Scheme:

  • The Scheme has a national allocation of 2m euro for 2017, up to 1,000 euro per project
  • It provides small-scale grants for community groups all across Ireland
  • It operates alongside other schemes and programmes already in place in communities, but groups can only use this funding for capital projects, or part of a capital project

Examples of projects, or parts of projects, which are eligible for this capital funding include:

  • Office equipment
  • Project resources
  • Research facilities
  • Energy efficiency equipment

The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Municipal District in each Local Authority will administer the Scheme on behalf of the Department.


  1. Communities Facilities Scheme funding is only for capital projects, or capital parts of projects
  2. In cases where both current and capital works are carried out together, only the capital part can get funding from this Scheme
  3. Groups must apply for funding to the Local Authority in which they are based, using the application form provided at the link below
  4. Match-funding from other sources is not required in order to be approved for a grant

See Communities Facilities Scheme Application Guidelines for further details.


The Scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of 1,000 euro per project.

How to apply

Your group must submit a completed Communities Facilities Scheme Application Form to your Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

You can find contact details for your LCDC at the link below:
Local Community Development Committee.