Community Enhancement Programme
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME (CEP)
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is a new programme for 2018. It provides funding to communities across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. The programme can fund or partially fund larger scale capital projects to address disadvantage. Some funding is ring-fenced to provide small capital grants of €1,000 or less. This is aimed at assisting small grassroots community projects to get off the ground. Ring-fencing funding at this level will allow a larger volume of those with limited resources to receive some funding.
WHAT IS FUNDED
The funding covers capital projects only and should demonstrate added value. Projects or elements of projects of a capital nature may be funded. These include, for example, office equipment, project resources, research facilities, energy efficiency equipment, etc. for voluntary groups. The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under the programme for:
- Community amenities.
- Youth Clubs or Facilities
- Sports / Recreation Facilities
- IT Equipment
- Sports Equipment
- Safety Equipment
- Training Equipment
- Development / renovation of community centres
- Once-off maintenance of premises. This does not include regular routine maintenance.
- Improvements to Town Parks / common areas / spaces
- CCTV Equipment
- Public Realm Improvements
- Play / Recreation spaces
- Energy Efficiency Type Projects
Projects which would improve the quality of life for residents, providing tangible supports which address disadvantage will receive priority.
HOW MUCH IS FUNDED
Galway County Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has been allocated an amount of €143,401 under the above Programme for:
- Type A: small scale capital projects, up to a maximum grant of €1,000
- Type B: medium scale capital projects, up to a maximum grant of €15,000
Match-funding from other sources is not a requirement under this programme.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
Eligible applicants under the Programme are community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations.
Applications must be submitted on the official application form, fully completed and include all relevant supporting documentation. Please read CEP Application Terms & Conditions before completing the form.
Status – Open for Applications
Closing Date – 5pm on Monday 30th July 2018
Apply for it – Application form and Terms & Conditions attached
For more information please contact Mary McGann at 091 509128