The 2020 Community Enhancement Programme is open for applications

The 2020 Community Enhancement Programme in Fingal will be open for applications from Wednesday 15th July 2020.

Fingal County Council and the Fingal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are pleased to announce details of the2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP)The Community Enhancement Programme provides small grants to enhance facilities in urban and rural communities.The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with Fingal allocated €68,375 in grant funding towards enhancing the facilities available to communities. The Programme has a focus on supporting groups in areas of disadvantage.

Typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres and community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces, and the purchase of equipment for community usage. The Programme has also supported energy efficient upgrades, development of community gardens, provision of defibrillators, CCTV, and sports and IT equipment.

The CEP is administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. Since it was first launched in 2018, the CEP has funded over 5,000 projects in urban and rural communities throughout Ireland.

Applications are now sought from community and voluntary groups in Fingal for grants up to a maximum of €2,500, with a closing date for applications of noon on August 21, 2020.

Further details on the scheme and the online application form can be found at the following link

https://submit.link/S4Hmq

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