Community Funding & Support

Applications invited for Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) Funding 2019

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Friday, May 10, 2019
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee is pleased to announce that grant applications are being invited under the national Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) Grants Programme 2019. This scheme with a total budget of €4.5m was announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring on the 27th of March 2019. 


The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.  The total funding allocated for the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area is €142,108 (to be administered by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown LCDC).

It is recommended that a minimum of 30% of the funding be ring-fenced for projects of up to €1,000 or less with the remaining funding being directed towards larger capital projects.

Applications are invited for funding for capital projects that target the relevant groups or issues in disadvantaged areas and seek to enhance communities in disadvantaged areas as identified in the DLR Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021. Applications should relate to strategic themes in the DLR Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 in order to be eligible for consideration.

In line with the ethos of the Scheme, applications for funding for projects targeting the following (non-exhaustive) list of groups and issues, including complementarity with the DLR Local Economic and Community Plan, will receive priority:

  • Youth                                          
  • Older people
  • People with a disability
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Travellers
  • Ex-prisoners and families of prisoners/ex-prisoners
  • Projects promoting cultural activity
  • Projects promoting equality
  • Community development projects
  • Projects promoting integration
  • Projects which qualify under the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 pillars

Please see the application form here (PDF) or (Word) and the application guidelines here (PDF) or (Word).

Applications are to be received by 5 p.m. on the 30th of May 2019.