Community Support Fund

Local Enhancement Programme

The Local Enhancement Programme (LEP) provides funding to support community groups across Ireland.


The LEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. 

The Local Enhancement Programme will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, and/or to purchase equipment, such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc. (Capital Grants only).

This funding will help communities, community groups and committees, allowing them to continue to provide valuable services to the people in their area, and in the process strengthen the bonds that tie communities together. 

 Guidelines for Local Enhancement Programmee 2024.pdf (size 106.8 KB)


Application Forms:

LEP2024ringfencedforwomensgroups   -  (Ringfenced for Women’s Groups)

LEP2024grantfunding  -  (LEP 2024)


If you require further information about this fund, please contact the Community Grants Section at