Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee has announced that grant applications are being invited under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) Grants Programme 2018. The closing date for Applications is 5 p.m. on the 16th of January 2019.

The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.  The total funding allocated for the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area is €361,092 with €253,000 having been allocated through the initial round of applications.   The remaining funding of approximately €108,000 will be allocated through this second call for applications. 

As far as possible, a minimum of 30% of the funding may be ring-fenced for projects costing up to €1,000 with the remaining funding being directed towards larger projects.  The maximum grant that may be allocated to any one project under this round is €25,000.

Applications are invited for funding for capital projects that target the relevant groups or issues in disadvantaged areas and seek to enhance communities in disadvantaged areas as identified in the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021. Applications should relate to strategic themes in the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 in order to be eligible for consideration.

In line with the ethos of the Scheme, applications for capital funding for projects targeting the following (non-exhaustive) list of groups and issues, including complementarity with the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan, will receive priority:

  • Youth                                          
  • Older people
  • People with a disability
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Travellers
  • Ex-prisoners and families of prisoners/ex-prisoners
  • Projects promoting cultural activity
  • Projects promoting equality
  • Community development projects
  • Projects promoting integration
  • Projects which qualify under the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 pillars

 This information with associated Application Form and Criteria can be viewed online here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/community/community-funding-support/community-enhancement-programme

Applications are to be received by 5 p.m. on the 16th of January 2019.