Play and Recreation Grant Scheme

Local authorities may provide financial support to community and voluntary groups that work with children and young people to provide recreational and play activities which promote free play and are non competitive.

A capital grant-funding scheme for play and recreation provides capital funding to support new and existing play and recreation facilities for children and young people. The total amount of funding made available each year is €250,000. A maximum grant of €20,000 is allocated to each local authority.

Local authorities are invited to apply for funding for projects, which provide new and innovative play and recreation spaces and facilities (new and innovative projects can include new facilities, equipment, designs and /or the utilisation of non-traditional play spaces) and refurbishment or upgrading of existing play and recreation spaces and facilities.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.