Community Enhancement Programme

Community Enhancement Programme

South Dublin County Community Enhancement Programme 2020 Round 2 

Funding of €279,000 has been made available to the South County Dublin Local Community Development Committee by the Department of Rural and Community Development for the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020.

Who can apply?

The Community Enhancement Programme is open to locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas, and not-for-profit organisations in in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council. Funding will be targeted at disadvantaged areas or targeted at communities who have specific needs. This fund is more focused on maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings. However, similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed.

Eligible Funding

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under the programme:

· Development/renovation of community centres

· Once off maintenance of premises. This does not include regular routine maintenance

· Community amenities

· Development of youth clubs or facilities

· Development of sports/recreation facilities

· Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces

· CCTV equipment

· Public realm improvements

· Streetscaping

· Development of play/recreation spaces

· Energy efficiency type projects

· Purchase of equipment

How much can I apply for?

Funding available is €279,000 grants of €1,000 or less for small capital grants are particularly welcome and a proportion of funding will be ringfenced to allow a larger volume of those with limited resources to receive funding.

How to Apply

Applications under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 may only be made online

Guidelines and a privacy statement are available at The deadline for the submission of online applications is Friday 23rd October 2020 at midnight. Late applications will not be considered.

For any queries on the Community Enhancement Programme or application process please contact Andy Lane at 01-414 9270 or email: stating “Community Enhancement Programme” in the email subject line.

This funding is being made available under the Government’s July 2020 stimulus package, and is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas. This programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with support from the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and South Dublin County Council.

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