The Community Recognition Fund 2023 (‘the Fund’) aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.
The funding is specifically targeted at projects that are located in communities, towns and villages where the highest levels of new arrivals are located – see target areas below. Projects must be capital in nature and cannot be used to fund or co-fund existing financial commitments from any Government Scheme already approved.
Waterford City & County Council would like to have your input of what community capital projects you would like to see developed or enhanced under this fund. Projects must directly address local needs and be capable of being delivered over the course of 2023 and early 2024.
Waterford City & County Council will consider all survey submissions before submitting a funding proposal application to the Department of Rural & Community Development.
Areas that have or will host greater than 50 arrivals from the Ukraine and other countries will receive Priority 1 status when assessing submitted projects. Those areas are: Waterford City, Tramore, Dungarvan, Lismore & Tallow.
Areas that have or will host greater than 10 arrivals will receive Priority 2 status as follows: Kilmacthomas, Kilmeaden/Ballyduff Lower, Ballymacarbry, An Rinn, Ardmore, Cappoquin, Faithlegg, Passage East & Dunmore East.
TAKE THE SURVEY HERE
The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 4pm, Thursday February 16th.