Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME (CEP) 2021 is now open for applications

The CEP provides funding to communities across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.

Who is eligible for funding- Locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas, and, Not-for-profit organisations.

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of projects that could receive funding under the programme:
Development/renovation of community centres
Once off maintenance of premises.
Community amenities
Development of youth clubs or facilities
Development of sports/recreation facilities
Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
CCTV equipment

Public realm improvements
Development of play/recreation spaces
Energy efficiency type projects
Purchase of equipment
Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

Separately, for this iteration of the CEP grants are available for costs associated with reopening of a facility or the sustainability of the facility. These include costs such as utility bills, etc. To ensure appropriate monitoring and governance, the Department is stating that only costs falling due for payment in 2021 are eligible.
Small scale project applications accepted for grants up of up to €3,000
A limited number of medium scale applications accepted for grants of up to €10,000 please note medium scale projects will be limited in number and competitive in nature

How to apply? Application Forms & Guidelines are available for download from Kilkenny County Council website or by contacting:
Cora Nolan Tel: 056-7794931 E-mail:

CEP Kilkenny 2021 Application Form.docx (size 771.7 KB)

CEP2021 Kilkenny Guidelines.pdf (size 255.1 KB)

Information Sheet CEP Grant.pdf (size 229.7 KB)

The closing date for receipt of valid applications is Friday 18th June, 2021

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