Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has announced the launch of the Community Safety Innovation Fund (CSIF) funding call.
The open call for Community Safety Innovation Funding will run until 8 June 2022. €2 million has been made available to support the development of community safety through innovative, local community based initiatives
The Community Safety Innovation Fund will:
This could include activities intended to
There is also potential from Year 2 onwards to hold a competition for ‘Best Community Safety Project’ in a manner similar to the Tidy Towns competition (e.g. Best Community Safety Project at county, provincial or national level). The format of any such competition will be determined following an evaluation of Year 1 of the fund.
Grants will be in the range of €20,000 - €150,000.
Applications will be invited from community safety initiatives as well as groups co-funded with local authorities, NGOs and community organisations working on issues relevant to community safety and youth justice. Applications may be submitted by individual organisations, or by a consortium involving two or more organisations where the lead partner is a community organisation, not-for-profit, social enterprise or similar with a remit relevant to community safety and/or youth justice. Applications with innovative approaches to be especially considered.
An online information webinar will be held on 30th May 2022 for anyone interested in submitting an application. Register to attend here: Community Safety Innovation Fund Webinar