Who can apply?

The Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme is open to all Local Authorities. It is a competitive application process. 

Local Authorities must submit an application to the Scheme by completing the Application Form on the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal

The deadline for submitting applications is 12pm on Friday 18 June 2021.  

The final date for completion of successful projects is for Summer 2022.  

All projects in receipt of grant assistance must comply with Public Procurement Guidelines.

Imaginative creative designs are strongly encouraged under the Scheme. Proposals are welcomed which demonstrate synergy with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media Outdoor Public Space Scheme 2021, and other relevant schemes. 

How to apply

Sign up for a Trade Portal account

The process for applying for the Urban Animation Scheme is to sign up for a Trade Portal account. If you do not have a Trade Portal Account, please sign up for an account.

If you have a Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal Account:

Note your Application Form may have been automatically allocated for you. To check, sign into your account, then click the 'Available Funding’ tab. Applicants should review the guidelines before submitting an application.