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Community Enhancement Programme


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Community Enhancement Programme

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides capital funding to community groups across Ireland. This allows these groups to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.

CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and provides grant funding towards enhancing the facilities available to communities. The Programme has a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas.

Typical enhancements under the CEP include:

  • IT and CCTV equipment
  • minor improvements to buildings
  • minor renovation of community centres
  • development of community amenities
  • purchase of equipment for community usage.
  • improvements to town parks, common areas and energy-saving projects

The CEP is administered in Longford by the Longford Local Community Development Committee.

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CEP at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/df30e-ministers-humphreys-and-obrien-announce-45-million-to-improve-community-facilities/

The 2021 iteration of the CEP provided:

  • grants towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities, and,
  • one-off grants towards costs associated with reopening of a facility or the sustainability of a facility. These include costs such as utility bills, etc.

In 2021 Longford LCDC awarded €132,385 to seventy-six community group projects under its CEP 2021 allocation. Please see details of Community Groups and approved grants  - CommunityEnhancementProgramme2021- approved list.


Community Enhancement Programme 2020

Longford LCDC awarded €55,317 to fifty-one community group projects under an initial CEP 2020 allocation, and a further fifty-two community group projects were approved for funding of €109,088 under a new CEP 2020 allocation for Community Centres/Buildings.  Please see details of Community Groups and approved grants  - CommunityEnhancementProgramme2020- approved list