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Community Enhancement Programme

Community Activities Fund under the Community Enhancement Programme

Community Activities Fund under the Community Enhancement Programme

 

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 support community groups impacted by COVID-19, particularly those in disadvantaged areas. The Community Activities Fund is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

 

What does it fund?

Capital projects that comply with the objectives of County Wicklow’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the development of community facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres, with small grants for running costs such as utility or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities, to carry out necessary repairs and to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment.

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.

 

2.    Larger grants greater than €1,000 for projects that can clearly demonstrate that they address disadvantage and fulfil the objectives of the LECP.

  

How to Apply? 

Applications for funding can now be made under this Programme to County Wicklow LCDC by 4.00 p.m. on Monday 31st January 2022.

Application Forms are available from: 

The Council’s website www.wicklow.ie  or from Community, Cultural & Social Development, Wicklow County Council, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, A67 FW96 - telephone 0404 20208 or email cep@wicklowcoco.ie