2022 Community Safety Innovation Fund - Funding Call 



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.


Size of Grants

Grants will be in the range of €20,000 - €150,000.


Call for applications

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.




Completed Application Forms must be returned online by 5pm on 8 June 2022 to CommunitySafetyInnovationFund@justice.ie