Community Grant Support Scheme

Longford County Council

Relevent Country: Ireland

Longford County CouncilLongford County Council is pleased to launch the Community Grant Support Scheme (CGSS) to provide a means for decision-makers, the elected members of Longford County Council and each Municipal District to consider and prioritise applications for grant assistance.

Longford County Council, through the Municipal Districts, is committed to working in partnership with the community to encourage, develop, support and sustain a wide range of activities/projects (eg recreational, artistic, cultural, social and community support and business group initiatives) that

  • Make a positive contribution to County Longford
  • Promote the development of strong local communities
  • Improve the quality of life of their citizens.

Focus Areas

The grants awarded under the CGSS may support activities/projects under the following headings:

  • Active elderly
  •  Arts
  • Community involvement
  • Environment
  • Events
  • Legacy
  • Intercultural
  • Sport and recreation


The following grant types are excluded from this grant scheme as they are co-funded by other bodies or are subject to separate applications:

  • Burial Grounds – maintenance
  • Longford Sports Partnership grants
  • Anti-li tter specific projects


  • Activities/projects must benefit the local community and be promoted by Longford based not-forprofit, charitable and community and voluntary groups.
  • Activities/projects should make some contribution to one or a number of the values/objectives in the Equality and Human Rights Statement of Longford LCDC; LCDC-equality-human-rights-statement
  • Applications must be via the online CGSS 2022 application and must be signed by the Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer of the group making the submission.
  • Bank account details must be provided and must be in the name of the group.
  • Groups must be affiliated with Longford Public Participation Network (PPN); PPN online registration
  • All Community Groups must provide their Tax Registration Number (TRN).
  • If annual payments exceed €10,000 please provide details of your current Tax Clearance Certificate or Tax Clearance Access Number in your application.
  • Salary and operational/running costs are ineligible for funding.
  • The information supplied by the group must be accurate and complete – misinformation may lead to disqualification and/or the repayment of the grant.
  • Applicant must have no outstanding liabilities to Longford County Council.
  • Applicants must be willing to support Probation Service Initiatives.
  • It is the responsibility of each group to ensure that it has proper governance, procedures and policies in place including appropriate insurance to support the proposed activity.
  • If the proposed activity/project includes children or young people under 18, each group must have in place a child protection policy including a vetting procedure.
  • Successful applicants for grants exceeding €1,000 will be required to complete an online evaluation report on the completed activity/project funded, including evidence of expenditure, receipts, photos, etc.
  • Successful applicants will be required to comply, if applicable, with all requirements in relation to Planning, Building Regulations, Health and Safety and Fire Codes.
  • Longford County Council’s contribution must be publicly acknowledged in all materials associated with the purpose of the grant – publications, media, etc.
  • Approved applicants give permission to Longford County Council to use photographs of their funded project for publicity purposes.
  • The Cathaoirleach and Elected Members of the relevant Municipal District must be invited to official openings or events where funding has been awarded under the Community Grant Support Scheme.
  • Applications for retrospective grants and late applications will not be considered.
  • Only one application per group (including any joint initiative) will be considered.
  • Specific conditions may be attached to the grant including insurance indemnity.
  • Breaches of the terms and conditions of the grant scheme may result in sanctions including disbarment from future grant applications.
  • Applications will be centrally screened for adherence to the above criteria.
  • The Freedom of Information Act applies to all records held by Longford County Council.
  • In certain circumstances an Event Management Plan will be required. If this is required, the committee should appoint an Event Controller to prepare the plan and manage the event.