Community groups in Waterford are being reminded by Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD to submit their applications for the new €15 million Community Centre Investment Fund.

According to Minister Butler, community groups have about one week left until the deadline for applications for this community investment funding closes on 14 July at 3pm.

“A number of community groups in Waterford have already attended online information clinics organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development since the fund was launched in April. I am now urging any remaining interested groups in Waterford to submit their applications before the closing date,” Minister Butler said.

The fund, which is the first of its kind, will provide grants of between €10,000 and €300,000 for the upgrade and refurbishment of Waterford’s community centres in both urban and rural areas.

“I believe this initiative will have a hugely positive impact in communities throughout the county. It will provide communities in both rural and urban areas in Waterford with the support they need to upgrade and renovate their local community centre”.

“For any community groups in Waterford that still has questions about their applications, I’m urging you today to attend the final online information clinic on Monday, July 11,” she concluded.

Further details on the fund are available at