Thursday, 25 January 2024
Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have announced that they are now accepting applications for grant funding under the Local Enhancement Programme 2024. With a national fund of €6m, the programme will provide capital supports essential for many small community groups and organisations, particularly those who serve disadvantaged areas in rural and urban areas.
The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link to the press release announcing the Local Enhancement Programme 2024 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 on gov.ie.
The scheme is designed to ensure local priorities are identified and met, so as to improve and enhance community facilities for all. The funding will provide capital supports essential for the many small community groups and organisations, particularly those who serve disadvantaged areas in rural and urban areas. There will be a particular focus on small capital works/improvements, and the purchase of equipment for community use. There will also be a specific allocation to support Women’s groups in the county.
Cllr. Niamh Kennedy, Chairperson of the Donegal LCDC welcomed the allocation and its potential to support local community and Voluntary groups: “as Chairperson of the Donegal LCDC, I welcome the allocation of the Local Enhancement Programme funds for the County. I believe the focus on small capital works, repairs and improvements as well as the purchase of equipment can improve access to our many community facilities, help disadvantaged and marginalised groups as well as supporting important issues such as improving energy efficiency and reducing ongoing costs. I also especially welcome the allocation of specific capital funds towards women’s groups in the county”.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3.30pm on Monday 26th February 2024.
For further details on the Local Enhancement Programme 2024