Community Enhancement Programme 2018
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, has provided €142,409 for projects in Kerry in 2018. This CEP programme replaces and builds on two existing schemes (Communities Facilities Scheme and RAPID).
Grant applications were invited from community groups and local organisations across the county. In Kerry it was agreed that the funding under this Programme would be targeted at supporting Age Friendly initiatives; actions targeting age friendly work from the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) and Kerry’s Age Friendly Work Plan.
A total of 66 projects have been approved for funding under this scheme. The range of projects supported include accessibility projects, the provision of comfortable meeting spaces for older people, community amenities, public realm improvements, social spaces, community safety initiatives, inter generational projects, creative and recreational activities for older people.
The funding is being administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in cooperation with the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).
The Community Department