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Community Enhancement Programme

 

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

 

Community groups in disadvantaged areas can apply for funding under the Communities Enhancement Programme:

 

The Department of Rural and Community Affairs have launched the Community Enhancement Programme for 2021 , with a national allocation of €4.5 million. 

 

Donegal Local Community Development Committee have been granted a fund of €159.461.00.

 

  • The 2021 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) will provide small grants designed to assist in the re-opening of facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls, sports groups and youth centres.
  • The funding is to help groups and clubs get back on their feet and may be used to carry out necessary renovations and repairs or to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies, training equipment and so on.
  • The Community Enhancement Programme places a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas.

 

The Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will administer the Programme on behalf of the Department.

 

Rules

 

Community Enhancement Programme funding for 2021 is open for application under two categories as follows:

 

 1.    Large Grant

        Capital Grant towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities

 

 2.    Small Grant

        (a)  Once off grant towards costs associated with reopening of a facility or the

              sustainability of a facility to include costs from 1st January 2021 such as utility

              bills etc.

 

        (b)   Capital Grant towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities.

 

Groups must apply for funding to the Local Authority in which they are based, and applicants in Donegal can use the application form provided at the link below

 

Match-funding from other sources is not required in order to be approved for a grant

See Community Enhancement Programme 2021 Guidelines  for further details.

 

Applicant groups must provide the following when submitting their application for funding:

 

  • Tax Registration (Charitable Status No, Tax Reference No or Tax Clearance Access No)
  • Bank or Credit Union Account Details (copy of recent Statement)

 

The application form requires applicants to provide the co-ordinates of their proposed work/project.  A Sourcing Co-Ordinates Guide to assist you is appended in the documents section of the webpage.

 

Applicants applying for the large grant are required to state the key priority area(s) in the LECP that their application relates to.  A summary of the LECP Goals and Strategic Themes is appended in the Documents section of the webpage.

 

Rates


The Programme will offer two levels of grant aid:-

 

  • Small Grants (a) & (b)  from €500 up to a maximum of €1,000 per project

 

  • Large Grants from €5,000 up to a maximum of €10,000 per project

 

 

How to apply

 

Your group must submit a completed  Community Enhancement Programme 2021 - Application Form to Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) with the necessary supporting documentation to the following address:-

 

Community Enhancement Programme

Community Development

Donegal County Council

Station Island

Lifford

F93 X7PK

Co Donegal

 

Emailed applications can be sent to lcdc@donegalcoco.ie but a hard copy of the form and supporting documentation must also be submitted.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday, 1st July 2021.

 

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

 

Application Forms/Supporting Documentation:

 

Community Enhancement Programme 2021 - Application Form

Community Enhancement Programme 2021 Guidelines

Sourcing Co-Ordinates Guide

LECP Goals and Strategic Themes

Community Enhancement Programme 2021 - Application Form - Irish

Community Enhancement Programme 2021 - Guidelines - Irish

Sourcing Co-Ordinates Guide - Irish

 

 

 

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