South Dublin County Council

Community Endeavour Awards

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

Awards will be presented at a function in the Red Cow Moran’s Hotel on Friday, 2nd December 2016.

The Awards:

Overall Community Endeavour Award 2016 €3,000
Special Recognition Award 2016 €2,000
10 Category Awards of €1,000

Category Award Name Who can apply?
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 persons.
F Gradam na Gaeilge Community groups promoting Irish language and culture.
G Community/School Garden or Allotment Community groups and/or schools who provide community/school gardens or who work on an allotment.
H Community Sustainability Initiative Community groups who are involved in and promote environmentally sustainable initiatives in their local community.


Category Award Name Who can be Nominated?
I Corporate Endeavour Award Community groups can nominate businesses 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.

Application guidelines:

  • Only one application/nomination per category is permitted.
  • 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:
  • Following receipt of submissions and entries, applicants will be shortlisted based on the information supplied, so it is vital that as much information as possible is provided.
  • Community groups must be registered with the Public Participation Network (PPN).


A panel of independent judges will assess entries and decide on awards based on community effort, participation, achievement, value to the community etc. The judging panel reserve the right to re-categorise applications, if deemed appropriate.

Closing date:

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is: 5.00pm on 14th October 2016
  • Late applications will not be accepted.