Applications for RAPID Scheme Programme Funding 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee is pleased to announce that grant applications are being invited under the national RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development) Grants Programme 2017. The total funding allocated for the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area is €64,500.

Please see Application Form and Guidance Document on how to apply for the funding. Applications are invited for funding for capital projects that target the relevant groups or issues in disadvantaged urban areas and seek to enhance communities in disadvantaged urban areas. Applications should relate to strategic themes in the DLR Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 in order to be eligible for consideration.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 24th November 2017 at 5pm.


In November 2017, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of the recast RAPID Programme, with an allocation of €2million in Capital funding for disadvantaged urban areas.

The scheme will run to December 2017 and is focused on supporting projects that would improve the quality of life for residents in disadvantaged urban areas, providing tangible supports.

The Programme is being administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDC’s) under the remit of the Local Authorities (LA’s) on behalf of the Department. The LCDC’s will be responsible for targeting and allocating funding, as they are ideally placed to identify the applications which most suitably address the Programme’s target groups and issues, including complementarity with the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) in each LA administrative area.

Read more here about the work of the dlr Local Community Development Committee here.