Community Enhancement Programme 2021

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides funding to locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas across Co. Louth. The funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic Community Plan.  Louth County Council has been allocated €145,542. 

 The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be administered through the LCDC and the Community Section of Louth County Council.  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:

The funding covers capital projects only and should demonstrate added value. Projects or elements of projects of a capital nature may be funded. These include, for example, office equipment, project resources, research facilities, energy efficiency equipment, etc. for voluntary groups.

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

  • Development/renovation of community centre’s
  • 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
  • CCTV equipment
  • 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

English version with full details of the programme click here. Irish version of the programme click here

English version of the Application Form click here.

Irish version of the Application Form click here.

To obtain your location XY co-ordinates English version please click here

To obtain your location XY co-ordinates Irish version please click here

Applications should be returned to Community Enhancement Programme, Community Section, Louth County Council, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 KFW6 or by email to  Any queries can emailed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 16th July 2021.

Applications for this Fund are now closed