Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme and Community Activities Fund
Information on the Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme and Community Activities Fund
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides capital funding to community groups across Ireland. This allows these groups to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. In 2018 a stream of funding was available to Men's Sheds, in 2019 this stream was extended to include Women's Sheds.
The Programme has a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas. Typical enhancements under the CEP include:
- IT equipment
- improvements to buildings
- renovation of community centres
- development of community amenities
- purchase of equipment for community usage
- improvements to town parks, common areas and energy-saving projects
The CEP is administered locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. The Dublin City LCDC administers the CEP in the administrative area of Dublin City Council. It decides the types of enhancements that will be prioritised and supported in the administration of the programme based at the local level and on local needs.
Community Activities Fund (CAF) – NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
The Community Activities Fund (CAF) was launched as a once off fund on the 11th November 2021 to support community groups. Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CAF 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: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/c53a9-ministers-humphreys-and-obrien-announce-9-million-community-activities-fund/
The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), through the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Dublin City Council, invited applications under the Community Activities Fund (CAF) from 09.00 on Friday 4th March to 17.00 on Friday 25th March, 2022. A total of €427,358 is available under this fund. Applications to this fund are now closed. The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be assessing the applications. It is expected that applicants will be notified of the LCDC decision in July, 2022.
In 2021, Dublin City was allocated €212,306 under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). The Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme 2021 grantees are listed below.
In 2020, Dublin City was allocated €112,860 under Round 1 and €478,005 under Round 2. Applications for both rounds of this fund were invited locally via an online system. The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020 Round 1 and Round 2 grantees are listed here.