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 funding covers capital projects only. In cases where both current and capital works are carried out together, only the capital element can be funded through this Programme.
Funding could fill in gaps in Local Authority funding and make particular projects viable or improve them. Funding could be applied to speed up and improve projects already identified i.e. those in planning stage or ready to implement.
The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under this programme:
This funding is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).
€5m has been provided nationally with €128,410 allocated to Westmeath LCDC.
Please read this document and the Guidelines for 2020 fund under CEP for Community Centres and Community Buildings
before you apply
Please complete the Westmeath Application form CEP fund for Community Centres & Community Buildings
Application forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC): firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 25th September 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 email@example.com.