Donegal County Council and the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) are inviting applications for a programme which provides funding to communities in Ireland.

The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide grant funding in 2019 towards enhancing the facilities available to communities. The programme, now in its second year, has a focus on supporting groups in disadvantaged areas.

The CEP was launched for the first time in 2018 and funded 145 projects across County Donegal.   The fund for Donegal in 2019 will be €159,461 and will be managed by the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).  Two grants are available – small scale capital grant of between €500-€1,000 and large capital grant of between €7,000 - €21,892.

Cllr  Martin McDermott, Chairperson of Donegal LCDC, encouraged all Community Groups to apply and stated that  "This programme allows community groups to carry out the invaluable work they do on behalf of others in local areas throughout the county. The impact of the Community Enhancement Programme is considerable.  Typical enhancements under the programme last year included the purchase of equipment or materials, improvements to public areas in towns and villages, CCTV equipment, Defibrillators and energy efficiency type projects."

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Thursday 30 May 2019.

For further details and application form visit http://www.donegalcoco.ie/community/fundingforyourgroup/communityenhancementprogramme/

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