Applications for funding under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) for 2021 are now invited from interested community groups and organisations in Galway City from May 26th until June 18th 2021

Galway City Council has been approved funding of €132,455 under the Community Enhancement Programme 2021, which will be administered by Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) as per previous years.

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 can be completed online and guidelines are available to view at

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

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

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

Information Webinar

Recording and Presentation

Following the Information Webinar on the Community Enhancement Programme 2021 hosted remotely on Thursday, June 10th, Galway City Community Network and Galway City Council would like to share with all interested groups and organisations the recording and webinar presentation as follows:

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: