Minister O’Brien announces €301,042 for 212 local projects in Fingal under the Community Activities Fund 2021

5th May, 2022

  • Minister announces successful projects under 2021 Community Activities Fund
  • Small grants to benefit community groups across Fingal

Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has today announced the successful projects in Fingal under the 2021 Community Activities Fund.

The 2021 Community Activities Fund was launched in November 2021 with funding of €9m available.  Fingal received an allocation of €301,042 from the Department under the fund.

The key theme of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their running costs such as utility or insurance bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.

Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and to purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment. These could include facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres.

The Community Activities Fund is a once off fund provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Local Community Development Committees, with support from the Local Authority, in each area.

Some of the successful projects in Fingal include:

  • Skerries Youth Support Services – €3,300
  • O’Dwyer’s GAA Club – €3,900
  • Lusk Community Council – €2,500
  • Rush Community Council – €3,800
  • Donabate Portrane Community Centre – €2,000
  • Swords CFR – €1,575
  • Portmarnock Scout Troup – €3,250

Announcing the successful projects for Fingal today, Minister O’Brien said:

The Community Activities Fund provides a range of invaluable small grants to help the smaller community groups and facilities that support communities at a grassroots level.

I know that this funding is an important tool in helping these groups and we were especially conscious of the impact of COVID-19 that many groups would need supports to help them get back up and running fully. I want to congratulate the successful projects and to thank them for the vital work they do in providing services in their local communities.

 

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Notes for editors:

 

  • Community Activities Fund is targeted towards enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities. It provides small grants to community groups in a manner consistent with each areas Local Economic and Community Plan.
  • The Community Activities Fund was launched in November 2021. The once-off fund is allocated under the Department’s Community Enhancement Programme.
  • The funding is administered locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) across the country, with support from their Local Authority. Contact details for LCDCs are available here.
  • Full list of successful projects in Fingal below:

 

GROUP /  ORGANISATION AMOUNT AWARDED by LCDC PURPOSE OF GRANT & FUNDING
Castleknock Community Centre €1,575.00 Building renovation – gutters/fascia
St. Brigid’s Castleknock Community Centre Clg €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
St. Brigid’s Castleknock Community Centre Clg €1,575.00 Remedial works – windows
Blakestown Community Creche €800.00 IT Equipment
Loving and Affectionate Family €1,205.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Loving and Affectionate Family €700.00 IT equipment
St Luke’s Community & Family Group €1,575.00 Furniture – chairs
St. Ita’s AFC €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
St. Ita’s AFC €2,380.00 Equipment
Dublin Airport Football Club €800.00 IT Equipment
Ashton Broc Residents Association €500.00 Maintenance
Chapel Gate/Pineridge Residents Association €500.00 Equipment
Mulberry Resident Association €300.00 Maintenance
Catholic Guides of Ireland-  Dublin 15 €800.00 Equipment
Children4WorldChildren €1,425.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Children4WorldChildren €700.00 IT equipment
Howth Scouts Group €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Lusk United A.F.C. €800.00 Equipment
Blanchardstown Brass Band €800.00 Equipment
Irish Sudden Infant Death Association t/a FirstLight €1,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Oldtown Community Council TT €500.00 Equipment
Portrane Village Renewal Group & Tidy Towns €500.00 Maintenance
Seabury Tidy Districts Group €300.00 Equipment
Swords Tidy Towns €1,417.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Cuidiú CLG €320.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Cuidiu CLG €200.00 Equipment
O’Dwyers GAA Club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
O’Dwyers GAA Club €900.00 Equipment
Inbhir Ide Drive & Close Residents Association €309.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Tyrellstown FC €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Tyrellstown FC €800.00 Equipment
St. Mochta’s FC €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Howth Scout Group €2,380.00 Equipment
Sustainable Skerries €936.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Foroige Corduff €945.00 Furniture & equipment
Skerries Harps GAA & Camogie Club €3,500.00 Equipment
Balbriggan Meals CLG €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Meals CLG €2,750.00 Equipment
Anchor Childcare Centre CLG €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Ongar Chasers basketball club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Ongar chasers basketball club €800.00 Equipment
Swords Celtic FC €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Meakstown Tidy Towns €450.00 Signage
Clann Mhuire GFC €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Huntstown Family Resource Centre CLG €500.00 Furniture – tables
The Lambay Singers €160.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Home-Start €1,575.00 Equipment – kitchen appliances
Bayside Community Association €493.00 Operating and/or running costs.
St. Patrick’s Parish Hall Donabate €1,575.00 Remedial works
Dublin 15 Community Drugs Team €3,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Donabate Portrane Community Centre CLG €2,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Dublin Airport Football Club €1,290.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rivervalley community centre €800.00 IT equipment
Balbriggan and District Athletics Group €2,690.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Tourism Ltd €1,040.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Swords Tidy Towns €250.00 Equipment
baldoyle racecourse community garden €500.00 Maintenance
Broadmeadow Community Garden €485.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Broadmeadow Community Garden €500.00 Maintenance
Aer Lingus Divers €2,176.00 Operating and/or running costs.
89th Bremore Scout Group €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
89th Bremore Scout Group €2,380.00 Equipment
Base Resource Centre €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Castleknock Community Centre €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Lusk Community Council CLG €925.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Lusk Community Council CLG €1,575.00 Equipment
Mountview boys & girls fc €1,575.00 Equipment
Mountview Boys and Girls Football Club €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Raven History Group €1,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Portmarnock Arch club €1,575.00 Equipment
Ballyboughal Boxing Club €2,380.00 Energy efficiency upgrade / renovation of building
Millhill Badminton Club €500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Lusk AC €750.00 Equipment
rush tourism €800.00 Equipment
Naomh Mearnog GAA Club €1,575.00 Equipment
Skerries Amalgamated Bridge Cubs €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
D15 Disability Peer Support Group c/o Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living €800.00 Equipment
Baldoyle Forum Clg €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Baldoyle Forum Clg €1,810.00 IT equipment
Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living €700.00 IT Equipment
Churchfield Residents Association €381.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Churchfield Residents Association €500.00 IT equipment
Donabate Portrane Special Olympics Club €1,025.00 Equipment
Bayside Community Association €600.00 Signage
Portmarnock Community Association €446.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Portmarnock Community Association €500.00 Equipment
Glen Ellan and Sandford Wood Residents Association €411.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Loughshinny United FC €1,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Ballyboughal community council €800.00 Equipment
70th Dublin Porterstown Scouts €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
70th Dublin Porterstown Scouts €1,415.00 Equipment
Garristown Flyers Athletics Club €369.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Garristown Flyers Athletics Club €800.00 Equipment
Skerries Men’s Shed €1,890.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Men’s Shed €400.00 Equipment/tools
Rush Community Council €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Community Council €800.00 Maintenance
Fingal Rowing Club €1,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Fingal Rowing Club €800.00 Equipment
Balbriggan Integration Forum €2,315.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Grasshoppers €431.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Grasshoppers International Early Years Festival €500.00 IT Equipment
Balrothery Football Club €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Boules Group €140.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Boules Group €500.00 Equipment
Skerries Youth Support Services €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Youth Support Services €800.00 IT Equipment
Skerries Rugby Football Club €1,575.00 Equipment
Na Dubh Ghall Gaa club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Na Dubh Ghall Gaa club €900.00 Equipment
Meakstown Community Council €1,732.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Dublin 15 Community Drugs Team €1,260.00 IT Equipment
North County Cricket Club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
North County Cricket Club €2,380.00 Equipment
Tyrrelstown Stay & Play €600.00 Operating and/or running costs.
AFRO IN DIASPORA CENTER €450.00 Operating and/or running costs.
AFRO IN DIASPORA CENTER €500.00 IT equipment
Garristown Community Council €2,299.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Ballyboughal hedgerow Society €864.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Ballyboughal hedgerow Society €300.00 Equipment
Balbriggan Cricket Club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Cricket Club €945.00 Safety Equipment
Wednesday Night Foroige Club Tyrrelstown D15 €800.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Fingal Integration Forum €2,790.00 Operating and/or running costs.
St Brigid’s Photo Group €1,020.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Dramatic Society Millbank Theatre €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Swords CFR €1,575.00 Equipment
Rockabill Offroad Racing Ltd €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rockabill Offroad Racing Ltd €900.00 Equipment
Blakestown Drive Community Group BDCG €400.00 Equipment/machinery
179th Huntstown Scouts €2,141.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Slí Dhála CCÉ Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Dublin 15 €1,800.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Slí Dhála CCÉ Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Dublin 15 €600.00 Equipment
OWLS – The Childrens Nature Charity €1,180.00 Equipment
Naul Gardening & Flower Club €800.00 Furniture – tables
Blingmasters €1,600.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Blingmasters €400.00 Sound equipment
Rush 38 Scout Group €2,280.00 Equipment
Blanchardstown Clown Chorus €260.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Drama Group €500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Community Council €683.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Community Council €500.00 IT equipment
Skerries Sailing Club Junior €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
CCA Kinsealy €1,300.00 Operating and/or running costs.
CCE Kinsealy €600.00 Equipment
Dublin 15 Community Broadcasting Cooperative Society Ltd. T/A 92.5 Phoenix FM €3,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Craobh Na Mara North Fingal Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann €700.00 IT Equipment
Blakestown & Mountview Youth Initiative €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Athletic Football Club €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Cricket Club €800.00 Equipment
Naul Tidy Towns €750.00 Equipment
North Dublin Winter Swimming Club €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Astronomy Group €392.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Astronomy Group €500.00 IT equipment
SKERRIES SAILING CLUB JUNIOR €1,962.00 Remedial – external works
Mulhuddart Men’s Shed €1,180.00 Equipment
Tyrrelstown Cricket Club €800.00 Maintenance of premises
GESWRA €500.00 Maintenance
Blanchardstown Tidy Towns €400.00 Tools/equipment
Portrane Athletic AFC €800.00 Maintenance of premises
Skerries Camera Club €150.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Camera Club €500.00 Equipment
Sophia Housing €2,380.00 Furniture
Briarwood, Huntstown Lawn and Woodlands Residents Association €969.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Briarwood, Huntstown Lawn and Woodlands Residents Association €500.00 Equipment
Drynam Volunteer Group €395.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Lusk Community Network €715.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Man O War GAA Club €2,380.00 Remedial works
Balrothery Community Association €2,840.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balrothery Community Association €600.00 Flooring costs
Fingallians Gaa Club €2,380.00 Replacement windows
Deerpark Area Residents Association. €1,100.00 Equipment
Foroige Balbriggan Youth Service €2,830.00 Flooring
Starlights GFC €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Starlights GFC €800.00 Signage
Skerries Rowing Club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Portmarnock & District Mens Shed €750.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Portmarnock & District Mens Shed €1,575.00 IT Equipment
Malahide Tidy Towns €580.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Malahide Tidy Towns €400.00 Equipment
Friends of Balscadden Beach €432.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Men’s Shed CLG €1,693.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Men’s Shed CLG €1,575.00 Equipment/tools
Malahide Seniors’ Social Circle €384.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Castleknock Celtic FC €2,200.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Skerries Allotment Association €1,180.00 Equipment
Loughshinny Community Centre clg €2,380.00 Rewiring works
Round Towers Lusk GAA Club €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Round Towers Lusk GAA Club €1,180.00 Equipment
Laurel Lodge Environmental Group €800.00 Tools/equipment
Cuidiu CLG €200.00 Equipment – Swords Group
St Catherine’s Residents Association €800.00 Equipment
St Finian’s GAA Club €865.00 Equipment
Leithinis Donabate Portrane CCÉ €962.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Millview Residents Association €445.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Millview Residents Association €300.00 Equipment
Sunshiny Days €1,530.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Malahide Fingal Hockey Club €1,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
153rd Lusk Scout Group €3,129.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Balbriggan Summerfest €3,000.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Rush Dramatic Society Millbank Theatre €800.00 Equipment
Portmarnock Scout Troup €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Wild geese gaa €2,380.00 Equipment
Mountview Family Resource Centre €800.00 IT equipment
Portrane Hockey Club €3,250.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Oldtown Community Council €800.00 Emergency exit door works
ASTER Family Resource Centre €1,890.00 Equipment & furniture
Rush Tidy Towns €500.00 Equipment
Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society €519.00 Operating and/or running costs.
Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society €800.00 Equipment
Rush 38 Scout Group €792.00 Operating and/or running costs.
St Maur’s Pipe Band €2,500.00 Operating and/or running costs.