2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2

Offaly Local Community Development Committee invite applications for funding under the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2.

All applications that were unsuccessful under Community Enhancement Programme 1 are automatically enrolled for CEP 2.  Please do not resubmit.

The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved € 137,549 in funding for Offaly under the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2. 

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) offers funding to not-for-profit community groups and communities in County Offaly to enhance facilities for a disadvantaged area/group, or a group/facility providing services to the disadvantaged as identified in the Offaly Local Economic and Community Plan.

Applications must be for capital projects and the following groups are eligible to apply:   

Locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas

Not-for-profit organisations

The Department of Rural and Community Development has approved € 137,549 in funding for Offaly under the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2. 

Strand 1 – Small Scale Capital Projects: Minimum grant of €500 and a maximum grant of €1,000.

Strand 2 – Medium Scale Capital Projects: Minimum grant of €1,001 and a maximum grant of €3,000.

Strand 3 – Large Scale Capital Projects: Maximum of €10,000.

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under the programme:

  • Development/renovation of community centres
  • Once off maintenance of premises. This does not include regular routine maintenance
  • Community amenities
  • Development of youth clubs or facilities
  • Development of sports/recreation facilities
  • Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
  • CCTV equipment
  • Public realm improvements
  • Streetscaping
  • Development of play/recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

Click here for 2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2 Application Form.  

Procurement must be submitted with the application form 

(If your total project cost is less than €5,000 and is not related to building/ landscaping/ construction works, then please include estimates/quotes from a minimum of three different independent suppliers with your application).

 Click here for 2020 Community Enhancement Programme 2 Application Guidelines.

 Click here for LECP (Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021)

For any queries please contact the Community & Culture Section by email community@offalycoco.ie or telephone 057 93 57401 or 057 93 46800.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is at 1pm Friday 28th August, 2020.