The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced funding of €67,777 for the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020 which supports disadvantaged communities throughout the country by providing capital grants to community groups.
This has been a popular scheme and has been over subscribed other years. We will anticipate that grants will not exceed €500 per applicant.
The CEP provides a flexible and targeted approach to funding those communities most in need, while reducing the level of administration involved.
Minister Ring said: “The Community Enhancement Programme supports a range of investment in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and the elderly.
“Typical enhancements under the programme could include the renovation of community centres and community amenities; improvements to town parks, common areas and spaces; and the purchase of equipment which is used to benefit the community.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon 15th July, 2020.
Application form and guidance notes are below.