DRCD Community Enhancement Programme 2018


The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide €284,032 of capital grant funding to community groups in County Laois in 2018, to enhance facilities available to communities.

Typical enhancements under the programme include the upgrading of community centres, community amenities, improvements to town parks, common areas and spaces, CCTV equipment, defibrillators, IT equipment and energy efficiency-type projects.

A total of 92 community groups in County Laois will receive funding under this scheme, with a good spread of funding across the county.

The CEP is the result of the first significant exercise in the streamlining of schemes and programmes carried out by the Department of Rural and Community Development and it is envisaged that further schemes of this type will be rolled out in 2019.

The application process for the CEP is administered by Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

In addition €10,145 was also provided to support the work of Men’s Sheds through the Community Enhancement Programme.  7 Men’s Shed groups in Laois will receive Funding under the programme.

For the full list of successful applicants please click here: Community Enhancement Programme Grants 2018