Community Recognition Fund 2023

Mayo County Council wish to announce an open call for Expressions of Interest from community & voluntary groups for delivery of projects under the ‘Community Recognition Fund 2023’.

The fund aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in recognition of communities hosting new arrivals from Ukraine and other countries (Temporary Protection and/or International Protection Applicants).

To be considered for funding under this Programme, communities must have:

  • Projects specifically targeted in communities/villages/towns where beneficiaries of Temporary Protection and / or International Protection are hosted, including towns identified for rapid build homes programme.
  • ‘Shovel-Ready’ Projects, with all necessary permissions and consents in place

Projects must directly address local needs and be capable of being delivered over the course of 2023 and 2024, in line with dates set by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Min. Grant application €25,000. Max. rate of aid 100%.

Closing Date for submission of Expressions of Interest, through an online system, is 3pm Friday 24th February 2023.  The online portal will close at this time.

Projects situated in areas that do not have high levels of new arrivals will not be deemed eligible.

For Scheme Guidelines and online application, please visit:

Please Note:  there is no guarantee of funding and eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the assessment criteria set out in the Programme Guidelines and in particular the numbers of ‘new arrivals’ in the community.

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]