A total of 122 applications for South Dublin County Council’s Community Grants programme have been awarded over €175,000 at the monthly meeting.  These include a wide range of groups, such as Clondalkin Rugby Club, The Web Project, Knockmitten United FC, the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, South Dublin Taekwondo and the Women Together Tallaght Network. Applications were sought under the Council’s Community Grants Programme 2019 between Monday 11 March to Friday, 5 April 2019.   The Community Grants Programme is aimed at providing financial assistance to Community and Voluntary Groups who are responding to locally identified needs within their communities.

Community Grant Applications are assessed by the Community Department under the following criteria; Impact on local community and local community involvement, Availability/existence of other groups doing the same work or duplication of activities, Proven track record and ability of the group to deliver the project, Provision of clear and accurate project costings, Projects/works demonstrating good value for money, Existing funds available to the group/funds in hand and availability of other funding sources and Projects or works demonstrating sustainability.

Colm Ward, Director of Housing, Social and Community Development, said, “This funding will provide a real boost to community groups and projects across South Dublin County. The wide range of activities and groups being awarded shows the strength of community spirit in our County.”