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Community Enhancement Programme 2020

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Community Enhancement Programme 2020

Wicklow Local Community Development Committee invites applications from community and voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations for small scale capital projects that will enhance community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage.

What is it?

Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from community and voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations for small scale capital projects that will enhance community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage.  These grants are funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

 

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides capital grants to community groups with the aim of enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas. Separate to the €2m CEP launched in June 2020, the Department is now launching a new €5m fund, under the CEP, which will provide capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings. Similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed. This funding is being made available under the Government’s July stimulus package, and is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas.  This €5m fund will be administered in a manner similar to the €2m CEP that was launched in June 2020.

 

What does it fund?

 

Capital expenditure on adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible, depending on the work being completed. Capital projects only that comply with the objectives of County Wicklow’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the development of community facilities including adaptation or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 (please see guidelines for further information).

 

There are two parts to this funding scheme:

 

 

  1. Grants up to a maximum of €1,000 for small grassroots community projects that address disadvantage and fulfil the objectives of the LECP.
  1. Larger grants greater than €1,000 for projects that can clearly demonstrate that they address disadvantage and fulfil the objectives of the LECP including adaptation or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

How to Apply?

Applications for funding can now be made under this Programme to the relevant LCDC by 5.00 p.m. on THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2020.

Application Forms are available below or from Community, Cultural & Social Development, Wicklow County Council, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, A67 FW96 - telephone 0404 20208 or email cep@wicklowcoco.ie

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