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Community Enhancement Programme

This programme provides capital funding nationally to help community groups to improve facilities in disadvantaged areas. The funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage. The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development

New: Community Activities Fund 

Under the Community Enhancement Programme, the Community Activities Fund has been recently announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development. 

The closing date for applications will is 4pm on Friday 25th of February 2022.

The Community Enhancement Programme was created in 2018 and replaces two funding schemes; RAPID and Community Facilities Scheme. It provides capital funding nationally to help community groups to improve facilities in disadvantaged areas.

The funding programme is managed by the Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in Clare's Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP ). Classification of affluent and disadvantaged areas are based on Pobal HP deprivation scores which can be viewed through Pobal Maps - Deprivation.

The Community Activities Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas with their non-pay running costs for example utility bills (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills.Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities and/ or purchase equipment. Clare LCDC has been awarded €278,514 of which 60% will be allocated towards operating costs for community and voluntary groups. The remainder will be allocated towards capital projects up to a maximum of €10,000 per group.

Online Application Form

Full Guidelines for the grant available below and in the application form.

For queries, please contact (065) 6846498 or email cep@clarecoco.ie.

Page last reviewed: 10/01/22

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Contact

Community Enhancement Programme
Rural and Community Development
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Ennis
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846498
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with offices open through lunch. 
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