Community Initiative Fund 2016

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Following on from it’s first successful year in 2015, South Dublin County Council has launched its second Community Initiative Fund, with the fund increased in 2016 to a value of €250,000.

In early 2016 South Dublin County Council invited Community Organisations to apply for funding support which is not available from other resources under the Community Initiative Fund.

The fund was designed to provide an opportunity for Organisations to access funds for projects providing significant community development, social inclusion and/or cultural / heritage enhancement.

Mayor Guss O’Connell met the successful groups in County Hall on Thursday 22nd September and congratulated each group and thanked them for the work in making South Dublin County a better place.

The Mayor acknowledged the partnership between the elected members, council staff and local community groups which resulted in new and innovative projects and existing groups being supported.

The following groups were approved for funding:

CoderDojo Quarryvale

Clondalkin Equine Club

Irish Red Cross – Tallaght Unit

New Hope Residential Centre

Dodder Anglers Association

Beacon of Light

Saggart Village Residents’ Association (SVRA) and Saggart Heritage and Arts Centre

Clondalkin Tidy Towns

The WEB Project

Glendoher and District Residents Association (GDRA)

Tallaght Community Arts

Four Districts Day Care Centre

Rathcoole Community Centre

Youth Horizons

Brittas and District Community Association (BDCA)

Killinarden Community Council

Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Group

Ballyroan Community and Youth Centre

Further details are available from the Community Services Section, South Dublin County Council, tel. 4149270 or by email at [email protected]

Images of all successful groups are available to view on South Dublin County Council’s Facebook page.