Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development (RAPID)

About the RAPID Programme

In 2017 the recast RAPID Programme provided support to groups tackling social exclusion and improving quality of life in disadvantaged urban areas and provincial towns across the country.

The 2017 RAPID Programme had  a national allocation of €2m for 2017 and there was no maximum grant amount per project.

Some examples of projects, or parts of projects, which were eligible for this capital funding include:

  • CCTV
  • Community gardens
  • Public realm improvements
  • Streetscaping
  • Youth facilities and play/recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects
  • Projects in support of the Creative Ireland policy objective

The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Municipal District (where in place) in each Local Authority administered the Programme on behalf of the Department.

How to apply

This 2017 Programme is currently closed to applications. Details for 2018 will be posted on this website in due course.