Council Awards Over €227,000 in Community Grants
A total of 149 applications for South Dublin County Council's Community Grants programme in 2020 saw over €227,000 awarded to several community and voluntary groups.
Community and voluntary groups responding to locally identified needs within their communities were able to apply for assistance from the Council under the following categories:
- Community Development Grants
- Sports Development Grants
- Community Centre Re-Opening Funding
- Community Events Funding
- COVID 19 Resilience Funding
Following an assessment of all applications, 107 grants totalling €227,321.94 were approved for 76 local groups.
These include a wide range of groups, such as Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, the Adamstown Youth and Community Centre, Clondalkin Women's Network, Esker Amateur Boxing Club, Killinarden Community Council, Knocklyon Men's Shed, the WEB Project and more.
Applications were assessed by the Council under the following criteria:
- Impact on local community and local community involvement.
- Proven track record of project delivery and non-duplication of activities in the local area
- Sustainable & value for money projects with clear/accurate costings
- Existing funds available to the group/alternative funding sources.
Colm Ward, Director of Housing, Social and Community Development, said,
"This funding provides a real boost to community groups and projects across South Dublin County. The wide range of activities and groups being supported shows the strength and resilience of community spirit in our County."