Community Enhancement Programme

  • 132 small scale local community initiatives in Mayo have been supported under the 2018 Community Enhancement Programme.

    The news was confirmed by Minister for Rural and Community Affairs Michael Ring.

    The CEP provides capital grants to community groups and is targeted at enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities.

    Last year Minister Ring allocated €403,732 to Mayo LCDC to support small scale local initiatives. The Minister has today announced the identity of the projects supported under the 2018 CEP funding.

    The full list of 132 Mayo based projects supported can be found on https://drcd.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/CEP-Jan-2019-Project-approvals.pdf

  • €145,000 has been allocated to Mayo under the Community Enhancement Programme.

     Over €4.5 million will be provided to disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas throughout the country through the Community Enhancement Programme.

    Announcing the funding Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring says typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres, community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces, CCTV equipment and energy efficiency type projects.

  • Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that €145,353 has been allocated to 83 projects in Mayo under his Department’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). 

    The CEP provides capital grants to community groups and is targeted towards enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities. It supports a range of investment in all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds,  landscaping, and supporting the elderly.

    The full list projects which are approved to receive support in Mayo are listed below.

    Organisation

    Project

    Funding Allocated (€)

    Crossmolina No name Club

    Winter entertainment equipment for members

    850

    Naionra Cois Fharraige, Drum, Ballina

    Equipment for indoor and outdoor use to make naionra more inclusive for children with disabilities.

    850

    Ballina Town F.C.

    2 x sets of goals

    850

    North Mayo Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Ballina

    Creating a support trellis for growing plus irrigation system for 4 polytunnels

    733

    River Moy Search and Rescue Ballina CLG

    Purchase of Defibrillator

    850

    Tithe Cois Tra   Hi-Noon Club, Carrowmore-Lacken

    Purchase of presentation equipment for training

    850

    Lacken Carers

    Purchase of I.T. tablets and equipment for use by carers

    850

    Lacken Community Care

    Purchase of I.T. equipment for the group.

    850

    Bonniconlon I.C.A

    I.T Equipment

    850

    Drum Community Council

    Community enhancement

    850

    Glencastle Special Class

    To provide Specialised & Adapted Sports Equipment for Children with Special Needs

    850

    Killasser Community Care Group

    Purchase of a Defibrillator

    850

    Kiltane Community Gardens

    Community enhancement composting tumbler bin

    680

    Geesala Tidy Towns

    Purchase of a lawnmower and 2 strimmers

    850

    Quay Foroige Club, Ballina

    Storage facility for equipment

    850

    Attymass Community Centre

    Purchase of a defibrillator

    850

    Glen Rí Residents Association, Ballina

    Enhancement of community area

    1000

    Brusna Court Residents Assoc.

    Purchase of 6 semi-mature trees for community enhancement

    549

    Fr Peyton Memorial Centre, Attymass

    Office Equipment

    850

    Bangor Erris Tidy Towns

    Replace fence – Community Enhancement

    850

    Barnatra Village Enhancement Committee

    Community Enhancement works

    850

    Coiste Pobal Thuar Mhic Eadaigh

    Community Enhancement works

    850

    Corrib Mask Search & Rescue

    Emergency medical bag including defibrillator equipment

    850

    Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Castlebar

    Water irrigation system to support gardening project.

    170

    Breaffy Community Council

    Community enhancement equipment - Ride-On Mower

    850

    Carnacon LGFA

    Replace existing equipment and purchase new equipment

    850

    Belcarra Ladies Group

    Purchase of tables

    850

    Ballintubber Bord na Nog

    Essential Equipment for the club

    850

    Race 2 Glory Adventure Race Committee, Kiltimagh

    Marquee equipment

    850

    Mayo LGFA

    Test development, measure and monitoring equipment.

    850

    Straide N.S Parents Association

    Safety fence.

    850

    Kilmovee Community Housing Ltd

    I.T Equipment

    850

    Swinford - Killasser Ladies GFC

    Sports Equipment

    850

    Kilkelly FRC

    Enhancement

    1000

    Kilcolman Bridge Club

    Equipment for the bridge club

    850

    Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre Ltd

    I.T Equipment

    850

    Tooreen National School Parents Association

    To make a defibrillator available to the community

    850

    Neale Heritage & Development Committee

    Refurbishing an old post office, painting and cleaning it

    850

    Rooskey Community Council

    Purchase of Safety Equipment

    850

    Seirbhísí Curam Chill Chomáin Teo

    Health / Safety equipment - 6 DEIS Schools in Kilcommon Parish require insulated cool boxes

    850

    Achill Tourism CLG

    Equipment & Community Enhancement

    850

    Aughleam Residential Assoc.

    Communal garden areas to be landscaped – Community Enhancement

    820

    Inver Community Centre

    To set up a parent & toddler group in the community

    850

    Order of Malta Ireland-Westport Unit

    Installation of CCTV of premises

    1000

    Achill Community Futures

    Equipment

    850

    St. Joseph's Community Alert, Dooniver,

    Achill

    Purchase of equipment for use by the community

    850

    Belmullet Tidy Towns

    Cleaning Equipment

    753

    Coiste Dhuinibhir, Dooniver, Achill

    Community function equipment

    850

    Valley National School, Achill

    Purchase of P.E. equipment

    795

    Burrishoole Community Partnership

    Purchase of a equipment for the new community pitch

    850

    Inver Community Enhancement Group

    Purchase of a I.T. Projector equipment

    850

    Comharchumann Forbatha Cill tSeadhna Teo

    Erect signage on interior and exterior of the community and visitor centre to identify it as a community & visitor centre and community services provider

    1000

    Ballina Family Resource Centre

    Upgrade and purchase equipment for the facility: CCTV, I.T equipment, Furniture, Office Equipment

    7700

    Crossmolina Community Council CLG

    Installation of Tiered Seating and equipment

    5000

    Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua Club, Ballina

    Equipment for search & recovery

    4500

    Moy Villa Football Club, Ballina

    Purchase of Lawnmower and training equipment

    3800

    St Cormac’s Society, Moygownagh

    Purchase IT Equipment.

    2500

    Eskeragh Old School House

    Purchase and Installation of Defibrillators in the Eskeragh area

    2000

    Manulla Community Centre

    Community Centre works and upgrades

    5000

    Killawalla Community Centre

    Community Centre works and upgrades

    3400

    Clooncundra Trails Development Group

    Trail Enhancement works

    3100

    Laherdane Tidy Towns Group

    Enhancement works on scenic route and introduce wildflowers

    3000

    Belcarra Community CoOp Society Ltd

    Repair of stone walls – and planting of Native trees

    2500

    Castlebar Social Services CLG

    Freezer equipment for Meals on Wheels purposes

    2000

    Ballintubber Cycle Club

    Purchase indoor equipment for club

    1750

    Ballintubber Community Council

    Community enhancement - Fencing, seating, planters, info signs - complete with boards & posts, safety barriers, bicycle racks

    1750

    Michael Davitt Museum, Straide

    Presentation equipment

    1500

    Straide Community Development Group

    External Storage Facility and furniture

    1500

    Foxford & District Alzheimers Trust

    Equipment to help those with dementia and brain injury.

    5000

    Kiltimagh Community Futures

    Electric charging point, Defibrillator Signage & Bike Stands

    4500

    Ballinrobe C.D.C

    Community enhancement - Sustainable lighting surface

    4000

    Killasser Community Centre Ltd

    Community Centre works and upgrades

    3700

    Ballyhaunis Family & Community Resource Centre

    Equipment and Furniture

    2700

    Claremorris F.R.C

    Upgrade computers in IT Internet community café facility

    2100

    Hollymount Defibrillator Group

    Defibrillator equipment

    2000

    St. Patricks Festival Committee, Kilkelly

    Safety Barrier Equipment

    1500

    Erris FM Community Radio

    Enhance the infrastructure and facilities of the Erris Arts Centre

    4750

    Glencastle Parish Enhancement Group

    Community Enhancement - Reconstruct walls & construct footpath

    4150

    Westport F.R.C

    Upgrade of facilities, safety Equipment & I.T equipment

    4000

    Erris Heartbeat Defibrillator

    Purchase defibrillators

    4000

    Killeen Community Council Ltd

    Community Centre works and upgrades

    3500

    Irish Wheelchair Association, Belmullet

    Conversion of office space to Snozzle Room for young people with Autism

    2800

    CLG Acla - Community Resource Centre, Achill

    Purchase signage, CCTV, Equipment and furniture, complete community rooms

    2300

  • The Minister for Rural and Community Development,Michael Ring  today announced an additional €258,600 in funding under his Department’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) to help tackle disadvantage in Mayo. The Community Enhancement Programme provides capital grants in order to address disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic and Community Plan.

    Today’s allocation for Mayo follows on from a separate allocation of €145,203 under the Community Enhancement Programme earlier this year. This brings to €403,803 the amount Minister Ring has approved to tackle disadvantage in Mayo under the Programme in this year alone.

    The CEP was originally launched in May 2018 and provides a flexible and targeted approach to funding those communities most in need, while reducing the level of administration involved. 

    Minister Ring said: “The applications currently being processed will bring a range of benefits to all areas of communities, such as childcare groups, playgrounds, recreational groups, sports grounds, landscaping, and the elderly.

    Typical enhancements under the programme could include the renovation of community centres, community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces, and the purchase of equipment which is used to benefit the community.

    Minister Ring told Midwest News that the additional funding has been allocated in a way that takes deprivation levels into account and says he’s  confident that those communities who need it most, whether in towns or rural areas, will benefit.”