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Local Enhancement Programme 2024 (LEP)

Applications are now open for the Local Enhancement Programme 2024.

Local Enhancement Programme 2024

The Local Enhancement Programme for 2024 was announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphries T.D. and Minister of State with Responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien T.D. on the 6th of December 2023.  This scheme has a total budget of €6m, with €176,338.11 being allocated to Wicklow County Council.

This funding will provide capital supports essential for the many small community groups and organisations, particularly those who serve disadvantaged areas in rural and urban areas. There will be a particular focus on small capital works/improvements, and the purchase of equipment for community use.

Minister Humphries noted that €1m of the fund has been reserved for Women’s groups in recognition of the fact that there is a growing number of Women’s Sheds, Groups and Networks across the country. 

Wicklow County Council LEP Allocation:                       €146,948.43

Wicklow County Council Women’s Group Allocation:   €29,389.69

Wicklow County Council Total Allocation:                      €176,338.11

Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding for this scheme. Applications should relate to one or more key priority areas identified in their LCDC’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) in order to be eligible for consideration. 

How to Apply

Applications for funding can now be made under this Programme to County Wicklow LCDC by 4.00 p.m. on Friday 8th March 2024.

Community, Cultural & Social Development, Wicklow County Council, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, A67 FW96.

Phone: 0404 20208 

Email: LEP@wicklowcoco.ie