Community Enhancement Programme 2020


Offaly Local Community Development Committee is now inviting applications for funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020.

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. 

The Department of Rural and Community Development will provide €59,756 of grant 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 €14,756 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 €15,000 will be available to fund medium scale capital projects with a minimum grant of €1,001 and a maximum grant of €3,000.

Strand 3 – Large Scale Capital Projects: Approximately €30,000 will be available to fund large scale capital projects to a 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

 

NB:  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).