GIY Get Ireland Growing Fund Now Accepting Applications

Developed by GIY in partnership with AIB, the GIY Get Ireland Growing fund is currently open to community groups, schools, allotments with communal space, community gardens and not-for-profits looking to develop or enhance an existing community food-growing initiative. Schools can apply for training services or equipment that will allow students to grow their own fruit or vegetables.


The Fund was developed to encourage food growing projects community groups, schools and not-for-profit initiatives seeking financial assistance to develop their food growing project. Over 70 community food growing projects were funded with grants of between €500 and €5,000 in 2013. This years fund and grant size will be similar.

Apply Now

The 2014 round of grants is now open. To apply for a grant, please fill in the Get Ireland Growing application form here.

Deadline for applications: Fri, 16 May 2014

You can also visit this webpage and follow the link from there to the same form.

Please take the time to read through all of the questions and answer them fully. There are notes at the beginning of the form, and also dropdown notes appear below most of the fields in the form when you click on them. If you have any questions on the application process, email Mícheál at

The closing date is Friday 16 May 2014 (extended from 30th April).