Cork County Council is currently inviting applications from Community and Voluntary groups under the Community Enhancement Programme 2019.

The scheme is an opportunity for community groups to access funding for capital projects to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas or in order to kick-start, advance or complete their projects.

The administrative boundary of Cork City Council will expand with effect from 31st May 2019. As a result, services that have traditionally been delivered by Cork County Council in the transfer areas of Tower, Blarney, Killeens, Kerry Pike, Ballincollig, Douglas, Rochestown, Togher, Glanmire, White’s Cross/Ballyvolane will
become the responsibility of Cork City Council from that date. Please note that if your group is based in these areas, you will now be required to apply to Cork City Council for the Community Enhancement Programme.

The 2019 scheme is funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development with support from the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) of Cork County Council.

The Countywide allocation under the scheme is €160,000. There are two types of grants available under this Programme:

  • Small scale capital grant up to a maximum of €1,000 or less
  • Capital grant in excess of €1,000

Eligible Projects
Examples of eligible capital expenditure under the Programme include:

  • Youth Clubs or facilities
  • Sports / Recreation Facilities
  • Development and Improvements to community centres and common areas
  • Once off maintenance of Premises (does not include regular maintenance)
  • Upgrade Community amenities/equipment
  • Energy efficiency type projects

Applications and Guidelines

Applications should be made online at

Application guidelines are available to download below:

Community Enhancement Programme Application Guidelines 2019

Queries please contact: 
Local Community Development Unit, Cork County Council on 021- 4285230 or 021-4285295 or email

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Friday 28th June 2019