Funding of nearly €30,000 was approved at South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) monthly meeting for a range of group and projects. Summer projects are aimed at providing a supervised programme of recreational and educational activities for young people over a consecutive number of weeks during the summer period. Emphasis is placed on community involvement and the development of resources and groups within localities. A wide range of activities is encouraged such as arts and crafts, sports, educational trips, drama, films, games and more.

The use of available community facilities (schools, community centres, halls, open spaces) is also encouraged and facilitated by the Council, where possible. SDCC assists Summer Projects in the County area through direct grant support, organised activities, staff support and assistance, while Crosscare provides insurance cover.  In 2019, it is estimated that the grant supports outlined below will contribute towards approximately 6,000 young people in the County participating in summer projects.

The full list of projects and funding provided are:

Tallaght Travellers Summer Project – €2,000
Adamstown Summer Camp – €1,000
Holy Spirit Summer Project – €1,000
Citywise Education – €2,000
St. Kevins Family Resource Centre – €1,500
St. Jude’s Summer Project – €2,000
Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre – €1,000
St. Pius X Summer Project – €1,000
Lucan Youth Fun – €1,000
Sophia Housing Association – €500

Glenasmole Summer Project – €500
Killinarden Community Council Summer Project – €2,000
Kilnamanagh Summer Festival – €1,500
Fettercairn Summer Project – St. Marks – €1,500
Fettercairn Community & Youth Centre – €1,000
Whitechurch Ballyboden Summer Project – €1,000
The Park Community Centre – €1,000
Knockmitten Youth & Community Centre – €1,000
Foroige Stay Project – €500
Web Summer Project – €2000
Social Circle – €500
Jobstown SCP – €1,500
Killinarden Family Resource Centre – €500
6-12 Project – €1,000
Sensory Fun with Friends – €500
Palmerstown Community & Youth Centre- Palmerstown Creative Summer Project – €500