101 Local Community Groups receive €150,000 in Grant Aid from Wexford LCDC to improve their local areas and facilities
Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development celebrated the allocation of funding of €150,000 to 101 community groups under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2019 at a presentation event in County Hall this afternoon, Friday, 23rd August, 2019.
The Community Enhancement Programme provides vital support to community groups in order to help them improve their local facilities. It supports small-scale funding of community-based projects, ranging from purchasing defibrillators and IT equipment to minor renovations to community facilities. Ultimately the Programme responds to local needs and also provides funding towards larger projects.
The Programme is administered by Wexford County Council’s Community Department on behalf of Wexford LCDC., with funding available under the following measures:
- Measure 1: A total fund of €100,000 was available to support the enhancement
of communities through small scale capital grants.
- Measure 2: An additional fund of €50,000 was made available to support climate
change reduction and mitigation measures.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Councillor Michael Sheehan attended this afternoon’s event at County Hall Wexford where he paid tribute to all local community groups and associations across County Wexford and commended them on their continuing efforts to improve their local areas. Cllr Sheehan added that he hoped that this funding would allow community groups to continue the invaluable work they do on behalf of others in local areas throughout the county.
Chairperson of Wexford LCDC, Cllr. Lisa McDonald also warmly welcomed the announcement of funding for all the local groups and said the LCDC looks forward to supporting the successful communities as they continue to respond to the local needs of their areaS to local needs, in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation. Cllr. McDonald added that the impact of the Community Enhancement Programme is considerable in augmenting existing projects and acting as a catalyst for new community initiatives.