Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Grant Application Process

Community Enhancement Programme 2018 - Grant Application Process

Offaly Local Community Development Committee invite applications for funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) offers funding to not-for-profit community groups and communities in Co. 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. 

The Department of Rural and Community Development provide the funding which will be administered through Offaly LCDC and the Community and Culture section of Offaly County Council.

Strand 1 – Small Scale Capital Projects: Approximately €50,000 will be available to fund small capital projects with a minimum grant of €500 and a maximum grant of €1,000.

Strand 2 – Medium Scale Capital Projects: Approximately €50,000 will be available to fund medium scale capital projects with a minimum grant of €5,000 and a maximum grant of €10,000.

Strand 3 – Large Scale Capital Projects: Approximately €40,000 will be available to fund one large scale capital project.

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
  • Youth clubs or facilities
  • Sports/recreation facilities
  • Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
  • CCTV equipment
  • Public realm improvements
  • Streetscaping
  • Play/recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects

Approval of successful projects will take place in September 2018.

Click here for Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Application FormProcurement must be submitted with the application form 

Click here for Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Application Guidelines.

For any queries please contact the Community & Culture Section by email community@offalycoco.ie or telephone 057 9357401.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 30th July, 2018 at 5pm.