Over €166k for community and sports groups
FUNDING of €166,379 has recently been awarded to local community and sports groups around the county, including the Adamstown Youth and Community Centre which has received €30,000.
The funding is from South Dublin County Council’s Community Development and Sports Development grant schemes, and 40 groups were recently approved for funding.
These groups include the Fettercairn Youth Horse Project, which has been awarded a €20,000 grant to assist with the re-opening of the project, while the Park Community Centre in Ballycullen has been approved for a €20,000 employment assistance grant.
An employment assistance grant totalling €25,000 has been awarded to the Jobstown Community Centre, while the community centres in Brookfield and Neilstown have been approved for €5,000 each for management assistance.
The 168th St Aengus’ Tymon North Scout Group received €5,000 to fund major equipment purchases.
Sports development grants have been awarded to Brothers Pearse AC (€4,995), Greenhills Outdoor Bowls Club (€4,500), Collinstown FC (€4,000), Old Bawn Gymnastics (€4,750) and the Tallaght Masters Swim Club (€2,893).
A number of community groups have received grants for Halloween events, including The WEB Project in Rathfarnham (€2,400), North Clondalkin CDP (€2,640), the Glenasmole Community Association (€1,500), Greenhills Community Council (€1,350) and St Kevin’s Family Resource Centre (€800).
Covid-19 resilience funding totalling €120 has been awarded to the Rathfarnham Woods Residents’ Association, while Firhouse Active Age has been granted €500 for running costs.
Over the course of 2021, 121 community development grants have been approved, allocating funding of €340,791 to local community groups with an additional 43 sports developments grants also approved, totalling €92,798.