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May 27, 2008

Invitation to Community Groups - Small Grants Scheme 2008


Kildare Community Partnership and OAK Partnership Small Grants Scheme 2008.

Invitation to Community Groups

1. Are you a voluntary organisation/community group operating on a not for profit basis in the following areas. Balhareen; Celbridge; Donaghcumper; Leixlip; Maynooth; Straffan; Bodenstown; Donore; Kill; Kilteel & Oughterard?

2. Does Your Group have an idea or initiative you would like
to develop?

Would this initiative improve the quality of life of one of the following:


  • The long-term unemployed
  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Disadvantaged women
  • Travellers
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Homeless persons
  • Ex-prisoners and ex-offenders
  • Low-Income Households
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Substance Misusers
  • Lone Parents
  • Gay/Lesbian/ Bi-sexual Community
  • The underemployed
  • Young People at risk
  • Communities experiencing disadvantage living in isolated rural areas or deprived urban areas.


Grant assistance will be made available to a number of groups which promote social inclusion and seek to improve the quality of life in local communities. This fund will range from a minimum of €500 to a maximum of €3000 for once off expenditure. Examples of possible initiatives include, small equipment, capacity building events, facilitation costs for groups/communities, transport costs needed to bring people together around a particular project/issue etc

Funding cannot be awarded for

  • Staffing Costs
  • Building Costs
  • Individuals aiming to develop their own business.

Closing date for applications Friday 4th July 2008. All applications subject to assessment by an appraisal panel.

Download Eligibility Criteria

Download Application Form here

Application forms and further details available from:

Catherina Brady, Community Development Worker, C/O Kildare Community Partnership, Jigginstown Commerical Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Telephone: (045) 895450
Fax: (045) 895449

Support in filling application forms is available. Please contact Catherina Brady for further details.