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Applications open for community-safety fund
Department of Justice, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

30 May 2024 / justice Print

Applications open for community-safety fund

Applications are now open for grants from a fund that uses the proceeds of crime seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau for projects that support and improve community safety.

The Department of Justice says that €3.75 million is available for local initiatives from the Community Safety Fund.

The funding call is open from 30 May to 26 July 2024, and eligible projects could include activities intended to:

  • Tackle crime or reduce the fear of crime; improve community safety and feelings of safety,
  • Support the creation of safe and resilient communities,
  • Reduce re-offending, and
  • Divert vulnerable individuals away from engagement in criminal behaviour.

Repeat funding

Projects that have already received funding under a previous round can apply for repeat funding, once strong results to date are demonstrated as part of the application process.

Grants will range from €20,000 to €150,000, but smaller or larger grants may be considered “on merit, on an exceptional basis”.

Applications are invited from community-safety initiatives, as well as groups co-funded with local authorities, NGOs and community organisations.

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