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.

The Community Enhancement Programme: 2020 Fund for Community Centres and Community is now closed for applications.

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.

The Community Enhancement Programme: 2020 Fund for Community Centres and Community is now closed for applications.



Limerick LCDC
Community Enhancement Programme
Urban & Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City & County Council
Merchant’s Quay
V94 EH90

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Urban and Rural Community Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90