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Community Support

Community Support

The Community Officer conducts regular inter-agency collaborations, creates and rolls out community engagement projects, develops unique initiatives such as the LoveD8 event in February 2019, and co-ordinates the Community and Charitable Fund annually.

Community and Charitable Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support charities, voluntary and community groups in realising their projects. Each year monies from offertories, collections and other donations are distributed to charitable groups working to address areas of need in our communities.

The following are the categories of need addressed:

  • Christian Faith in Action
  • Health & Well-being
  • Alleviation of Suffering
  • Education
  • Inclusivity
  • Community Support
  • Conservation & Restoration


As part of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Community and Charitable Fund, organisations must link their projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Please take the time to research the goals, targets and indicators that relate to your work.  Our hope is to create momentum on the achievement of the goals, creating a better world with local action for global impact.

From 2007 to 2017 more than a million euro in support was extended to organisations by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Community and Charitable Fund – 2019

Applications for the Charitable & Community Fund will open on the 13th of September 2019.

Start your funding application HERE

Timelines for the 2019 Community and Charitable Fund are as follows

  • Applications open Friday, September 13 2019 09.00
  • Applications close on Friday, October 18 2019 17.00
  • Analysis, criteria assessment and application of scoring matrix commences Monday, October 21 2019
  • Panel deliberations take place in November 2019
  • Shortlisting announcements expected in December 2019
  • Final list of successful applicants and distribution announced in January 2020

Please note that queries in relation to the Community and Charitable fund will be accepted via email from the 1st of October.  Contact the Saint Patrick’s Community Officer here

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To ensure that you are on our mailing list for news about this fund, please click HERE and enter your details.  Applications will remain open for one month at which time they will forwarded to a panel for shortlisting November – December.  Announcements will be made in January 2020.

If you have previously received funding from the Cathedral, we would appreciate if you could please ensure that you have submitted a report on the impact of the funds.

For more information contact Community Officer Kelley Bermingham at community@stpatrickscathedral.ie