Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invite applications for funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme 2019.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring TD has announced initial funding of €4.5 million for the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) with an allocation of €152,942 for Limerick.
The CEP has a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged communities throughout the county by providing capital grants to community groups. The funding is targeted at improving facilities in order to address disadvantage, in a manner consistent with Limerick’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2016-2021.
The Community Enhancement Programme was launched for the first time in 2018 and provided in excess of €540,000 of funding for 186 projects across Limerick City and County.
The CEP was the result of the first significant exercise in the streamlining of schemes and programmes carried out by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It combined two existing schemes so that funding is now provided to improve facilities in a manner that is more flexible and responsive at a local level.
Limerick’s 2019 funding allocation of €152,942 is to be distributed under two measures and will have regard for and target Small Scale Renewable Energy Efficiency Type Projects and Burial Grounds.
The measures are as follows;
- Measure 1 - At least 30% of the funding will be allocated to small scale capital grants of €1,000 or less
- Measure 2 - The balance of the funding will be allocated to capital grants in excess of €1,000 up to €10,000
All applications for funding under this programme will be reviewed and assessed to ensure consistency with the relevant Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).
In deciding the final allocations of funding to projects, the LCDC may take account of a number of factors including geographical balance, previous funding received by the applicant and the desirability to fund a variety of projects. The relative disadvantage of the area where the facility is located or the area it serves will form part of the decision process along with cross-reference being made to the The Pobal Hasse Deprivation Index. Click here for link.
How to apply
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on 30th May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Completed application forms including supporting documentation to be submitted as follows;
Community Enhancement Programme
Urban and Rural Community Development
Social Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org