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Kildare Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Kildare Community Enhancement Programme 2018

A new national Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) was recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This programme provides funding to communities to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas or with disadvantaged groups.

Projects or elements of projects of a capital nature may be funded to address disadvantage e.g. office equipment, development/renovation of community centres, community amenities, youth clubs/facilities, sports/recreation facilities.

Applications for grants are invited from community groups and organisations across Kildare. The minimum amount for application is €5,000. There is no upper limit.  However the total budget available to this programme in Kildare is €148,013.

How to apply

Guidelines and the official application form are available online at

 All applicants must complete the official application form and return it by email or post to the following contact details: 

By email:  Telephone (045) 980538

By post:  Community Enhancement Scheme,

Community & Culture Department, Level 7 at the address below.


Closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Monday 30 July 2018
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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