Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications from community groups for funding under the Department of Rural & Community Development for the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020.
The CEP provides funding to communities to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas, as identified in the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).
The programme can fund or partially fund larger scale capital projects to address disadvantage. Some funding is ring-fenced to provide small capital grants of €1,000 or less. This is aimed at assisting small grassroots community projects to get off the ground.
Typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres and community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces, and the purchase of equipment for community usage. The Programme has also supported energy efficient upgrades, development of community gardens, provision of defibrillators, CCTV, and sports and IT equipment.
The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under the programme:
This funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the LECP.
A church/school may apply for funding under the CEP but only in certain capacities. For example, if the church/school applied for funding for a facility which any child could attend, (not just specific religions or school attendees), then this might be considered in the same light as a community group/organisation project.
€2m has been provided nationally with €58,331 allocated to Westmeath LCDC.
Please read this document and the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 Application Guidelines
before you apply
Please complete the CEP 2020 Application Form
Application forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to Westmeath Local
Community Development Committee (LCDC): email@example.com
Closing date 5pm Friday 7th August 2020.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Data Privacy; In order to process your application, it may be necessary for Westmeath LCDC / Westmeath County Council to collect personal data from you. Such information will be processed in line with the Local Authority’s privacy statement or contact our Data Protection & Information Compliance Officer on 0449332136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.