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Community Enhancement Programme 2020

The Community Enhancement Programme for 2020 is now open for applications.  The closing date is 3pm on Friday 25th of September 2020. 

The application form and guidelines are available on the Kildare County Council website at the following link:



By |August 27th, 2020|Latest News|

Launch in June 2020 of Craft Network website www.originalkildare.ie

The LEADER Programme supports “community led local development” where the people most directly involved take the reins, and develop responses to the needs of their own community. Sometimes this involves training or mentoring so that they have the skills, confidence and ownership of the initiative. It can also involve building social capital – “networks together […]

By |August 26th, 2020|Latest News|

LEADER Funding Newsletter Dec 2019

Read about LEADER funding supports for Biodiversity Training, Community Facilities and Rural Tourism Projects in the December issue of the Kildare LEADER Newsletter: LEADER Kildare Newsletter Dec 2019

By |December 13th, 2019|Latest News|

LEADER Funding Newsletter Nov 2019

Read about LEADER funding supports for Community Facilities and Rural Tourism in the November issue of the Kildare LEADER Newsletter:  LEADER Kildare Newsletter Nov 2019

By |November 18th, 2019|Latest News|

LEADER Funding Newsletter Oct 2019

The Kildare Rural Development LEADER Programme continues to support groups and communities in Kildare.  Click on the following link to see the October issue of the LEADER Funding Newsletter with news on Communities 4 Climate Change, Craft Network Training, Digital Readiness Programme and other projects:  LEADER Kildare Newsletter Oct 2019



By |November 18th, 2019|Latest News|

Healthy Ireland Kildare Round 2 Progress Update


Following on from this very successful first programme further funding of €112,100 became available in 2018.  A second joint application was made by Kildare LCDC and CYPSC.  This round of funding was used to build on the first round of funding led by the following organisations:

Kildare Sports Partnership.
County Kildare LEADER Partnership.
County Kildare Chamber […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Latest News|

Community Enhancement Programme Funding 2019

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2019 was recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This programme provides funding to community/voluntary sector organisations to progress capital projects based in or targeting disadvantaged communities. Examples include: office equipment, development/renovation of community centres, community amenities, youth clubs/facilities, sports/recreation facilities.

The CEP is administered through Kildare Local […]

By |May 10th, 2019|Latest News|

The Big Hello events in Kildare on the May bank holiday weekend #TheBigHello

A number of Big Hello events are taking place across Kildare over the May bank holiday weekend.  “The Big Hello” supports communities to host events in their local area in order to strengthen community ties and help tackle the problem of social isolation.  Events across Kildare are as follows:

By |May 2nd, 2019|Latest News|

Launch of Healthy Ireland Cannabis & You Website on 11th of March 2019

The South Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force launched a new website targeting young people who use or are at risk of using cannabis:  www.cannabisandyou.ie.  The website is an interactive tool for young cannabis users to encourage them to consider their use and make the changes that they decide.

Ed Sipler, Health Development Specialist and author of Cannabis […]

By |March 12th, 2019|Latest News|

LEADER Funding Call for Expressions of Interest Feb 2019

County Kildare LEADER Partnership are calling for Expressions of Interest for LEADER funding for Artisan Food Enterprises, Rural Tourism, and Local Biodiversity Initiatives.  For further information and contact details, click on the following link  LEADER EOI Flyer Feb 19

By |February 28th, 2019|Latest News|