Minister Humphreys Announces €20 million Fund for the Construction of New Community Centres

Posted on 3 Apr 2023
  • first ever dedicated fund for shovel-ready community projects in our towns and villages
  • investment of at least €1 million per amenity; Focus on areas which currently lack community facilities
  • Minister Humphreys: "This is about delivering ambitious projects that bring communities and families together"

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has launched the 2023 Community Centres Investment Fund, which will see €20 million invested in new and ambitious community projects in our towns and villages.

For the first time, funding of at least €1 million will be invested in projects that are shovel ready and which are in areas that currently lack community facilities.

This builds on the highly successful 2022 initiative, which delivered an investment of over €45 million to renovate and upgrade over 850 projects the length and breadth of the country.

The 2023 New Builds Measure is for new build community centres on brown/green field sites with grant funding of at least €1 million available per project.

Funding for renovations or refurbishment of existing community centres is not eligible but can still be accessed through the department’s CLÁR Programme, Town and Village Renewal Scheme or LEADER Programme.

An application form can be requested from

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 12 noon on 3 July 2023.

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