Community Recognition Fund 2024

Closed 6 May 2024

Opened 28 Mar 2024


The funding is specifically targeted at projects that are located in towns and villages that are hosting the Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection and/or International Protection Applicants including towns identified for the rapid build homes programme. The Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community. It is separate in its objectives and scope to any other public funding streams which aim to support the development of public service needs arising from the significant number of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.

Why your views matter

Interested groups should consider the requirements of the project, possible costs involved and plan their application carefully.  The funding allocation will be a competitive process and where numerous applications come from areas that are identified as high need, groups should endeavour to answer all parts of the application form fully.  Projects should be specific, time bound, show clear costings and planning throughout, and be achievable within the timeframes involved.  Any planning issues should be clearly identified. 

 Important things to note in submitting your application:

  • Only those areas/communities that are hosting high levels of the Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection or International Protection Applicants are eligible for this funding.
  • All applications should include as much information as possible including details of any organisation or community group which you represent.
  • All submissions are subject to the Data Protection Act (as amended) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (as amended) and the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (as amended).

The Department of Rural and Community Development has published the full details of the scheme (including funding allocations) online

The Expression of Interest Form (See below) can be downloaded, completed and returned via email:


  • All Areas


  • Stakeholders


  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • City Development Plan
  • Forward Planning
  • Local Area Plans
  • Public Realm
  • Economic Development
  • Property Development
  • Strategic Development Zones
  • Conservation
  • Heritage
  • Parks, Greening and Biodiversity
  • Open and Civic Space
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Events
  • Tourism
  • Casual Trading
  • Control of Dogs and Horses
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Facilities
  • Childrens Services
  • Older Persons Services
  • Arts and Culture
  • Street Performance/ Busking