Monaghan LCDC Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020 - Round 2

Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) announces an additional phase (Round 2) to the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) for 2020. The CEP provides capital grants to community groups with the aim of enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas.

In June 2020, the LCDC launched the CEP aimed at all community groups with a fund in the county of €55,451 (Round 1).
The LCDC is now implementing the €109,947 fund (Round 2), which will provide capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings in county Monaghan. Similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed.

This funding is being made available under the Government's July stimulus package, and is targeted at measures that stimulate local economies, while enhancing facilities in disadvantaged areas.

This fund will be administrated in a manner similar to the CEP (Round 1)but with a later closing date. Applications received under Round 1 in respect of community centres and community buildings will be automatically redirected to Round 2 and not considered in Round 1.
Capital expenditure on adaptions or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible, depending on work being completed.

Applications should be made to the LCDC by 12 noon, Monday 5th October , 2020.

General Conditions to the Scheme:

Projects or elements of project or capital nature may be funded.

Organisations eligible for funding include:

Any not for profit community or voluntary group can apply.
Commercial organisations and individuals are not eligible for funding

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

Development /renovation of community centres
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
Improvement to town parks and common areas and spaces
CCTV equipment
Public realm improvements
Development of play/recreation spaces
Energy efficiency type projects
Purchase of equipment
Adaptions or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

Note: requests for assistance usually exceed the funds available. Applicants should be aware that the programme is likely to be oversubscribed. Therefore, all applications fulfilling the conditions may not be successful or may be for a lesser amount.

Applications will be evaluated by the LCDC to ensure eligibility and consistence with the Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 (LECP) which can be viewed at the following link.


Funding will be ring-fenced as follows:

At least 30% of grant aid will be ring-fenced for grants of €1000 or less.
Further assessment criteria may be added by the LCDC prior to the closing date and if so, this will be communicated via the usual channels.
With the remainder of the funding to be awarded at the discretion of the LCDC.

Applications can be made online only at

This is an online application process and hard copy application forms will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of completed online applications is 12 noon, Monday 5th October, 2020. Applications received after this date will be deemed ineligible.

For queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact 047 73720/ 047 73717/ 047 73707