South Dublin County Council

Community Endeavour Awards

Applications  are invited for Community Endeavour awards 2017

The aim of South Dublin County Council’s Community Endeavour Awards is to recognise and reward community effort and achievement. The Council is particularly conscious of the efforts of the many individuals and community organisations that work together on an ongoing basis to deliver and implement improvements in a sustainable and inclusive way in servicing the needs of their local communities.

The closing date for  receipt of  fully completed applications is Friday 13th October, 2017 at 4pm.

Awards will be presented at a function in the Red Cow Moran’s Hotel on Saturday, 25th November 2017

Applications can be made by downloading the pdf or using our secure on-line form

For further details please contact Community Services on 01 4149270 or email

The Awards:

Overall Community Endeavour Award 2017 €3,000
Special Recognition Award 2017 €2,000
10 Category Awards of €1,000
Category Award Name Who Can be nominated?
A Civic Pride and Community Endeavour Community groups involved in instilling civic pride and encouraging community participation and endeavour.
B Community Facility of the Year Community facilities addressing the needs of the local community.
C Sport and Recreation Clubs & groups that have demonstrated a commitment to the community. Focusing in particular on the positive impact and response to community development needs
D Social Inclusion Award Community groups that create opportunities for all to participate in local/community life.
E Active Age Award Active age groups providing support, activities and services by and for older people.
F Gradam Cultúr agus Oidhreacht na hÉireann Community groups working to promote the Irish language, Irish culture, local history or local heritage.
G Community/School Garden or Allotment Community groups and/or schools who provide community/school gardens or who work on providing local community/school allotment(s).
H Community Sustainability Initiative Community groups who are involved in and promote environmentally sustainable initiatives in their local community.

Groups can only apply on their own behalf. Only one application should  be made per category.

Category Award Name Who can be nominated?
I Corporate Endeavour  Community groups can nominate businesses who have a track record of supporting local community initiatives.
J Volunteer of the Year Community groups can nominate a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to their local community.

Groups can nominate Business or Volunteers for consideration for these awards. Only one nomination should be made per category.

Application guidelines:

  • Categories A to H are self-nomination categories i.e. Groups  entering can only apply on their own behalf. Only one application should be made per category. Select the category which you feel best fits the work of your group.
  • Categories I to J  - Groups can nominate a  Business or a  Volunteer. Only one nomination should be made per category.
  • Applicants must be located and/or have a significant operation within the administrative area of South Dublin County Council.
  • Applications may be made as follows:

Please return completed forms to:

Community Services,
South Dublin County Council,
County Hall, Tallaght,
Dublin 24.

Please note that as applications will be assessed solely on information supplied, it is vital to fully complete application and attach any documents you feel will strengthen your application.

Community groups must be registered with the Public Participation Network (PPN).


Please note that the independent judging panel will assess entries and decide on awards based on community effort, participation, achievement and value to their community.

The judging panel reserve the right to re-categorise applications, if deemed appropriate.

Closing Date:

The closing date for receipt of applications is FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER 2017 AT 4PM Late applications will not be accepted.