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: 2020 Fund for Community Centres and Community Buildings.
On the 10th August, 2020 the Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien, TD announced a €5 million fund, under the Community Enhancement Programme to provide capital grants towards the maintenance improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings. The allocation for Limerick is €203,981.00.
This funding is available under the Government’s July stimulus package, and is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas in a manner consistent with Limerick’s Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2016-2021. It provides support to local community and voluntary groups to deliver small-scale capital projects.
What projects are eligible for funding?
The funding covers capital projects only. Priority types of small-scale works for Limerick are as follows:
- Upgrade of Community Buildings/ Community Centres
- Kitchen/Food preparation upgrades
- Disability access works
- Improvements to toilet/shower/changing facilities
- Energy efficiency/ heating upgrades
- Or other repairs and improvements
All applications for funding under this programme will be reviewed and assessed to ensure consistency with the Limerick 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 HP (Hasse Pobal) Deprivation Index. Click here for link.
How to apply
All applicants must complete the 2020 application form. Please see briefing document, application form and guidelines below.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th October, 2020. Late Applications will not be accepted.
Completed application forms including supporting documentation to be submitted as follows;
Community Enhancement Programme
Urban & Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City & County Council
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org