Community Enhancement Programme 2019

Community Enhancement Programme – Closing date: Thursday, 30th May 2019

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 2019.  The 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.

Kerry County Council is pleased to announce that grant applications are now being invited from Community Groups and Local Organisations across the county.

In Kerry it has been agreed that the funding under this Programme will be targeted at supporting Age Friendly & Healthy Community initiatives, that target actions in the Local Economic and Community Plan and Kerry’s Age Friendly Strategy.

Typical enhancements under the programme could include, Home Maintenance programmes, Accessibility Projects, the provision of comfortable meeting spaces for older people, community amenities, public realm improvements, social spaces, community safety initiatives, intergenerational projects, creative and recreational activities for older people.

The funding covers capital projects only and should demonstrate added value.

The CEP will be administered by Kerry County Council in cooperation with the Local Community Development Committee. 


There are 2 levels of Grant available under the programme in Co Kerry.

  1. Small scale capital grant of €1,000 or less
  2. Capital grant in excess of €1,000

Organisations eligible for funding include:

  • Locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas,
  • Not-for-profit organisations

Those not eligible for funding include:

Commercial organisations, individuals and for-profit organisations.

Requests for assistance usually exceed the funds available. Offers of funding may be for a lesser amount than that sought by the applicant.  Applicants should be aware that the Programme may be oversubscribed.  Therefore, all applications fulfilling the conditions may not be successful or may be allocated a lesser amount.

Applications will be evaluated by the LCDC to ensure eligibility and consistency with the scheme as advertised.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 30th May 2019

Community Enhancement Programme Application Form

Community Enhancement Programme Guidelines


Contact Us

The Community Department
County Buildings
066 7183680

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