Small Sparks Community Grant

New 'Small Sparks' Community Grant Scheme

Apply before 1st May 2020

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Neighborhoods Community Grant Scheme

UCC are proud to present the ‘Small Sparks’ community grant scheme. This grant scheme aims to provide small seed funding to assist neighbours as they undertake community projects, with collaboration from UCC students and/or staff.

These projects should be small scale, achievable, sustainable and should benefit the community. This could include graffiti removal, biodiversity projects, education or cultural initiatives. The initiative also aims to contribute to community life, through fostering positive connections between local residents, UCC staff members and UCC students.

The scheme is open to neighbourhoods that have significant numbers of UCC students residing in the area. Projects can apply for up to €250 in funding.

To run a ‘Small Sparks’ project you just need:

  • An idea
  • A plan to involve local people, including students or staff
  • To keep a record – maybe in photos
  • To share the story of your project
  • To report on the success of the project

The scheme was launched on 4th Febraury 2020. Applications forms and presentation from the launch can be found below.

Hardcopies can be requested by emailing us on


Community Grant Scheme Launch 4th February

Applications are due before the 1st May 2020 to

Projects must complete by July 3rd 2020 and send a short project report via email to

READ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHEME: Small Sparks Community Grant Scheme Info

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM: Small Sparks Grant Application Form

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