The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides capital funding to community groups across Ireland. This allows these groups to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.
The 2021 CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and provides €4.5 million of 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 Community Enhancement Programme was put in place for the first time in 2018 and provided capital funding to community groups across Ireland. This allowed these groups to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.
The CEP was put in place following a review of the recast RAPID programme and the Communities Facilities Scheme (CFS). A report on the review is available here.