Galway City Council, through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), invites applications for funding from interested Community Groups / Organisations within the Galway City administrative area under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) for 2019.
Under the programme grants will be provided towards capital projects to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. Applications should relate to one or more key priority areas identified in the Galway City Local Economic & Community Plan 2015 – 2021 which can be viewed online at https://www.galwaycity.ie/uploads/downloads/publications/communityculture/Galway%20City%20LECP.pdf
The programme can fund, or partially fund, larger scale projects to address disadvantage. Some funding is ring-fenced to provide small capital grants of €1,000 or less. This is aimed at assisting grassroots community projects to get off the ground.
The funding covers capital projects only and should demonstrate added value. The following provides a non-exhaustive list of capital projects that could receive funding under the programme:
- Development/renovation of community centres
- Once off maintenance of premises. This does not include regular routine maintenance
- Community amenities
- Development of youth clubs or facilities
- Development of sports/recreation facilities
- Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
- Public realm improvements
- Development of play/recreation spaces
- Energy efficiency type projects
- Purchase of equipment
Target groups - This funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the LECP.
Application Forms and Guidelines are available from the Community & Culture Department, Galway City Council, City Hall or by phone to 091 536406 / 091-536808 and also available to download here:
The closing date for applications under the Community Enhancement Programme 2019 is Thursday 30th May 2019 at 5.00pm.