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Community Enhancement Programme 2020

Community Enhancement Programme 2020

Galway City Council through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding from interested Community Groups / Organisations with the Galway City administrative area under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) for 2020.

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 on line at

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
Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

Target groups - This funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the LECP.

Online Application Forms are available at  Application Forms and Guidelines are available to download from or by emailing

The closing date for applications under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 is Friday, 7th August, 2020 at 5.00pm.

Galway City Council in partnership with the Galway City Community Network will host a webinar on the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme on Tuesday 21st July 2020 from 7.00pm – 8.30pm.

Please register in advance for this meeting -   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Community Enhancement Programme 2020 - Public Notice

Community Enhancement Programme Application Form 2020

Community Enhancement Programme Guidelines 2020