How to Apply

Any social enterprise interested in becoming part of the Community Services Programme (CSP) must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form available on the Department of Rural and Community Development’s website: https://drcd.gov.ie/community-services-programme/.

Some tips for social enterprises exploring other sources of funding:
  • Check with the local implementing bodies for the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and the LEADER programme for relevant funding or other support opportunities. Get on their mailing list.
  • Approach relevant companies about opportunities via their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes
  • The Wheel also maintains a webpage on funding opportunities, which you might find helpful – http://www.wheel.ie/Funding