The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides capital funding to community groups across Ireland. This allows these groups to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas.
The 2020 CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide €2 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 CEP is administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.
Details of the 2020 CEP allocation to each local authority area are set out in the table below
History of Community Enhancement Programme
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 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 two existing programmes. A report on the review is available here.
Funding of €4.5 million was provided in 2019, with an additional €0.5 million ring-fenced for Men’s and Women’s Sheds.
A full list of projects supported under this fund for 2019 is available here.
A list of projects approved in 2018 Community Enhancement Programme is available here.
A list of projects approved under 2018 ring-fenced Men’s Shed fund is available here.
The Community Enhancement Programme replaced two programmes that operated in 2017. These were the recast RAPID programme and the Communities Facilities Scheme (CFS).
A full list of projects supported under the CFS for 2017 is available here
A full list of projects supported under the recast RAPID funding for 2017 is available here