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Local Enhancement Programme

The Department of Rural and Community Development Local Enhancement Programme (LEP) 2024 will provide capital funding to support community groups in County Clare.

The Local Enhancement Programme will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, and/or to purchase equipment.

Now open for online application

This funding will help communities, community groups and committees, allowing them to continue to provide valuable services to the people in their area, and in the process strengthen the bonds that tie communities together.Classification of affluent and disadvantaged areas are based on Pobal HP deprivation scores which can be viewed through Pobal Maps - Deprivation.

The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 supports groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas with capital projects. 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 €166,056.66.  Funding of €138.380.55 is available towards capital projects up to a maximum of €10,000.00 per group.  €27,676.11 has been ring fenced for Women’s group's. Any not for profit community or voluntary group can apply.

The application forms and programme guidelines are available below. 
For queries, please contact (065) 6846498 or email

Closing date for submission of completed online application forms for both programmes is 4:00pm on Friday 1st of March 2024

Page last reviewed: 26/01/24

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Local Enhancement Programme
Rural and Community Development
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
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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