Community Enhancement Programme 2021


The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. For a press release on the launch of the CEP 2021 at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, please click here.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides funding to community groups across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas and is administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. The Department provides funding to each Local Authority (LA) area and the LCDCs administer this funding locally to ensure funding is targeted appropriately towards addressing disadvantage in the areas that need it most.

This iteration of the CEP will provide:

  • Grants towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities (similar to previous years)
  • One-off grants towards costs associated with reopening of a facility or the sustainability of a facility.

To facilitate the identification of the location of the projects/work, a new field has been introduced in the application form requesting the XY co-ordinates of the project/work.
To assist with sourcing the co-ordinates, the Department has issued a guide for use by applicants.

Please click here to view and download this guide. Leagan Gaeilge.

All applications for the Community Enhancement Programme 2021 must be made online through Cork City Councils Submit platform here.

The closing date for applications is July 11th, 2021.
You may be required to submit Quotes/Estimates with your application, please leave adequate time to submit your form by the closing date. Please also note that incomplete applications or late applications cannot be considered.