Community Biodiversity Grants

Community Biodiversity Grants

As Ireland loses its biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that communities engage with biodiversity conservation at a local level. So to help make this possible, The Community Foundation for Ireland is offering one grant of €10,000 and five grants of €5,000 to organisations who are undertaking new projects that aim to protect, enhance, restore or create biodiverse habitats, or protect and provide shelter and/or food sources for native Irish species. If you are part of a formal or informal group/network engaging with members of the community, are involved in this sort of practical conservation, and have an income of not more than €1,000,000 per year, we are interested in hearing from you.

Please download and read the full criteria document here

Community Biodiversity Grants


  • Round opens for application              21st May 2018
  • Closing date for applications             6th July 2018
  • Grants awarded by                              10th August 2018
  • Progress report/presentation            20/21st February 2018
  • Final Outcome Reports due              August 2019

How to Apply:

Once you have ensured that you meet all of the grant criteria above, you can then make an online application by clicking on the following link:

If you have any queries in relation to the grant criteria, application process or your eligibility for the scheme, please don’t hesitate to contact Fania Ellison