Groups in Clondalkin and Lucan rewarded for their community spirit

By Brendan Grehan 

COMMUNITY and voluntary groups in Clondalkin and Lucan have won awards in the Dublin Bus 2017 Community Spirit Awards.

The newly established Lucan football club Griffeen Celtic will receive €1,000 which will go towards developing the football club and covering the cost of pitch fees and insurance. Knockmitten United FC have also received €1,000. Liscarne day centre in Clondalkin have received a prize of €1,000.

DubBus Community Spirit Awards Griffeen Celtic won 1000

The Lucan Disability Action Group have also received €1,000. Palmerstown Boxing Club have received €1,000.

Niall Quinn, Patron of the Community Spirit Awards said: “The real heroes of Dublin are local voluntary and community groups and the people working with them who strive to make their communities the best they can be and improve the lives of those living there. Whether it’s sporting clubs, homework clubs, or groups working with older people, these are the ones who need to be recognised and supported and Dublin Bus is delighted to do this through the Community Spirit Awards.”

Any voluntary or community group in the Greater Dublin Area is eligible to apply for a Community Spirit Award which provides funding for groups to develop new projects, improve their locality and help raise community spirit.

Since the first awards in 2004, over 1,800 voluntary and community groups, from family resource centres to scout groups, have benefited from the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards.

Under the terms of the programme entrants submit a proposal with details of their organisation and the project which they wish to have funded. Each application is then judged independently.

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