A total of €7 million was allocated in the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme

Dublin Bay North TD Seán Haughey has welcomed the funding for community groups on Dublin’s Northside through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).

A total of €26,445 was allocated to groups in Dublin Bay North including the Casino Park Community Association, Community Law and Mediation, Glin Boxing Club, Donnycarney Community and Youth Centre, Moatview Early Education Centre, New Life Centre, Raheny Guides, St. Anne’s City Farm, St. Anne’s Walled Garden Allotments and Thornwood Residents Association.

The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is designed to support community groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, through the provision of small capital grants. A total of €7 million was made available for the CEP in 2020 and 3,068 projects are being funded throughout the country.

Haughey commented “Community groups have played a vital role throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding will help these organisations to continue to serve their communities for the coming years. I’d encourage all groups to contact their Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) for information and assistance regarding the 2021 Community Enhancement Programme.”