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Funding For Your Group

This section provides information on possible sources for funding for your community based group:



Funding for Community and Voluntary Groups who are involved in the delivery of COVID 19 Community Response efforts


Development Fund Initiative

Funding for community projects supporting local economic, social, cultural, heritage or related activity.


Members Development Fund

A small, but flexible source of funding to assist groups in the development of locally based community projects and group activities.


Community Enhancement Programme

Grants for Community Groups for capital projects


Community Enhancement Programme Mens/Womens Shed


Grants for eligible Men's & Women's Sheds for capital projects



Funding for Heritage Projects

Details of possible sources of funding for heritage initiatives.


LEADER/Rural Development Programme

Funding to support sustainable development of rural communities


Regional Festivals & Participative Events in 2020

Funding to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Donegal. 


CLÁR Funding 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development has recently announced a new round of funding under the 2020 CLAR Scheme which provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects for the benefit of communities in CLAR areas.


Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development has recently announced a new round of funding under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2020 which provides funding for rural towns and villages with population of less than 10,000.  The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020 is specifically tailored to address the emerging challenges associated with COVID-19, accordingly a new Measure in response to Covid-19 has been introduced, named the Accelerated Measure in Response to COVID-19. 


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