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Community Enhancement Programme Funding 2021 – open for applications

CEP 2021 is now open for applications from community/voluntary groups and organisations . The application process has moved to online submissions only. As this is a new process we are strongly advising that all applicants read the guidelines fully, review the YouTube video prepared for the Community Grants and give plenty of time to make […]

By |July 26th, 2021|Latest News|

Covid-19 Emergency Fund

An application form and guidelines for the Covid-19 Emergency Fund is available on the following link on the Kildare County Council website.

This second round of Emergency Funding targets community/voluntary groups and organisations to help support their responses at this challenging time. The funding available for Kildare is €57,940 and the closing date for applications is Friday […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Latest News|

LEADER Funding Newsletter Dec 2020

Read the latest news about the LEADER Programme in Kildare

Kildare LEADER Newsletter December 2020

By |January 21st, 2021|Latest News|

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

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|