On the 18th of November Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD, announced a new €10 million fund to support thousands of local community & voluntary groups with their energy bills/running costs.


Small grants in the range of €500 to €2500 are provided to help groups with running costs and rising energy bills or insurance.

Applications from groups supporting rural pursuits and activities welcome
Groups can also use the funding to carry out small upgrade works and to purchase equipment to support their activities such as laptops and printers, lawnmowers, training equipment, etc.


Tipperary LCDC have received €338,885:
• 49% Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards energy running/operating costs
• 50% Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy efficiency type projects, purchase of equipment etc.
• 1% ring-fenced for Women’s sheds
Applications can be made to the Tipperary LCDC from Wednesday 4th of January 2023. Application can be made online via this link https://submit.link/1he.

Applicants need to provide proved location information in X and Y coordinates (ITM).

A simple guide is attached below

Applicants need to provide their Electoral Division from the drop down. If you don’t know your electoral division a simple guide is attached.

Applicants need to be registered with the Tipperary Public Participation Network and have a TPPN number. If you are not already registered or your PPN number is not of the TPPN format, you will need to re-register with the PPN here (https://www.ppntipperary.ie/contact-us/).

If an applicant wants to apply in Irish they can request an Irish application form from

Applications will close on January 31st 2023 at 5pm.

The Community Support Fund (CSF) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CSF at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD:

What is Eligible:

• Parish Halls
• Community Centres
• Local Development Associations
• Social Clubs
• ICA Groups
• Senior Citizen Groups
• Men’s Sheds
• Women’s Sheds and more

Grant Size:
€500 – €2500
Source: https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/content/community-support-fund