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Community Enhancement Programme 2021

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

Galway City Council through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding from interested community / voluntary groups within the Galway City administrative area under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2021.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2021 aims to provide funding to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas / communities. This iteration of the programme will provide grants towards projects or equipment enhancing facilities (similar to previous years) and one off grants towards costs associated with reopening of a facility or the sustainability of a facility.

Under the programme the LCDC will ring-fence some funding to provide small grants of €1,000 or less, which will allow a larger volume of those with limited resources to receive some funding. The programme can also fund or partially fund larger scale projects to address disadvantage.

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

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of projects that could receive funding under the programme:

  • Development/renovation of community centres
  • Once off maintenance of premises.
  • 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
  • Streetscaping
  • Development of play/recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19


Applications can be completed online at and a copy of the terms and conditions, including the guidelines are available on this link to assist with your online application.


For any queries in relation to the above please email Elaine Clifford / Angela Breslin at


The closing date for applications online under the Community Enhancement Programme 2021 is Friday, 18th June 2021 at 5.00pm.            


The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  Please see the following link for a press release on the launch of the CEP at national level by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD: