Our Rural Future: Minister O’Brien announces €322,725 for 135 local projects in Fingal under the Community Support Fund

19th May, 2023


  • Minister announces successful projects under Community Support Fund
  • Small grants to benefit community groups across Fingal
  • Ring-fenced funding to support growing network of Women’s Sheds


Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities and Special Responsibility for Integration, Joe O’Brien TD, has today announced the successful projects in Fingal under the 2022 Community Support Fund.

The 2022 Community Support Fund was launched in November 2022 with funding of €10 million available. €100,000 of this funding was ring-fenced specifically to support Women’s Sheds. The key theme of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, with their energy bills, as well as with improvements to their facilities.

The Community Support 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.

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


 “The Community Support 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 important groups and we were especially conscious that with the impact of current energy costs many groups would need additional supports to help them to continue to provide their valuable services to the people in their areas. I want to congratulate the successful projects and to thank them for the vital work they do in providing services in their local communities”


List of the successful projects in Fingal is available is available below

LCDC Group / Organisation Name of Town/ Village area Amount awarded by LCDC
Fingal 109 Corduff Scout Group Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 €3,500.00
Fingal 153rd Lusk Scout Group Lusk €3,000.00
Fingal 171st Rivervalley Scouts Swords €10,000.00
Fingal 63rd Dublin Donabate Scout Group Donabate €950.00
Fingal 70th Dublin Porterstown Scouts Group Diswellstown €3,600.00
Fingal 89th Bremore Scout Group Balbriggan €7,885.00
Fingal Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €440.00
Fingal Active Age for All  (Donabate/Portrane) Donabate €3,500.00
Fingal Aer Lingus Divers Swords €1,000.00
Fingal Al-Awal Quranic and Islamic Centre Bellingsmore, Dublin 15 €800.00
Fingal Anew Support Services CLG Swords €2,000.00
Fingal Apollo Gymnastics Donabate €1,000.00
Fingal Aster Family Support CLG Balbriggan €1,500.00
Fingal Balbriggan & District Historical Society Balbriggan €2,000.00
Fingal Balbriggan African Community Balbriggan €750.00
Fingal Balbriggan and District Athletics Club Balbriggan €3,000.00
Fingal Balbriggan Cricket Club Balbriggan €4,000.00
Fingal Balbriggan Integration Forum Balbriggan €400.00
Fingal Balbriggan Meals CLG Balbriggan €4,275.00
Fingal Balbriggan Senior Citizens Welfare Club Balbriggan €9,000.00
Fingal Balbriggan Women’s Development Group Balbriggan €2,500.00
Fingal Baldoyle Forum CLG Baldoyle €3,000.00
Fingal Baldoyle Tidy Towns (Wild Town) Baldoyle,  Dublin 13 €470.00
Fingal Ballyboughal Boxing Club Ballyboughal €13,000.00
Fingal Balrothery Community Association Balrothery €1,900.00
Fingal Balrothery Football Club Balrothery €3,000.00
Fingal Base Resource Centre Swords €4,000.00
Fingal Bayside Community Centre Bayside,     Dublin 13 €5,000.00
Fingal Black Raven Pipe Band Rush €2,500.00
Fingal Blakestown Community Resource Centre CLG Blakestown, Dublin 15 €2,000.00
Fingal Blanchardstown Brass Band Swords €1,000.00
Fingal Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €5,000.00
Fingal Blingmasters Malahide €4,000.00
Fingal Briarwood, Huntstown Lawn and Woodlands Residents Association Blakestown, Dublin 15 €2,235.00
Fingal Castaheany Community Centre CLG Clonee,     Dublin 15 €5,000.00
Fingal Castleknock Celtic Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 €1,000.00
Fingal Castleknock Community Centre Castleknock, Dublin 15 €2,500.00
Fingal Castleknock Tidy Towns Castleknock, Dublin 15 €1,500.00
Fingal Chapel Gate/Pineridge Residents Association Balbriggan €300.00
Fingal Children 4 World Children CLG Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €1,400.00
Fingal Churchfield Residents Association Skerries €570.00
Fingal Corduff Community Resource Centre Corduff,    Dublin 15 €3,840.00
Fingal Corduff FC Corduff,    Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Cuidiú CLG (North Co. Dublin Malahide Branch) Dublin 7 €1,000.00
Fingal D15 Stay & Play Toy Library Blakestown, Dublin 15 €1,515.00
Fingal Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre Castleknock, Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Donabate Parish Hall Donabate €3,900.00
Fingal Donabate Portrane Community Centre Donabate €2,000.00
Fingal Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society Donabate €3,300.00
Fingal Drynam Volunteer Group Swords €995.00
Fingal Dublin 15 Branch Irish Red Cross Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Dublin Football for Fun Donabate €1,550.00
Fingal Fingal Rowing Club Balbriggan €5,000.00
Fingal Fingallians GAA Club Swords €4,000.00
Fingal Foróige – Coastal North Dublin Skerries €2,465.00
Fingal Garristown Community Council Garristown €2,500.00
Fingal Garristown Flyers Athletics Club Garistown €950.00
Fingal Global Action Plan Ballymun €2,500.00
Fingal Grace O’Malley Residents Association Howth €1,480.00
Fingal Grasshoppers IEYF Skerries €1,430.00
Fingal Headline Stage School Portrane €1,000.00
Fingal Howth Pathways Howth €988.00
Fingal Howth Scout Group Howth €3,500.00
Fingal Howth Tidy Towns Howth €1,750.00
Fingal Humanitarian Committee Deerpark Hotel Howth €1,000.00
Fingal Huntstown Family Resource Centre CLG Huntstown, Dublin 15 €5,950.00
Fingal Irish Sudden Infant Death Association t/a FirstLight Dublin 7 €3,500.00
Fingal Killeen Residents Association Malahide €1,000.00
Fingal Kurdish Art Nergz Group Ireland Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 €1,000.00
Fingal Leithinis Donabate Portrane CCÉ Donabate €1,000.00
Fingal Lucan BMX Club Lucan €1,200.00
Fingal Lusk Community Council Lusk €4,500.00
Fingal Lusk Community Network Lusk €160.00
Fingal Lusk United A.F.C. Lusk €2,000.00
Fingal Man O War GAA Lusk €1,000.00
Fingal Millview Residents Association Malahide €1,480.00
Fingal Mountview Family Resource Centre Coolmine, Dublin 15 €2,100.00
Fingal Mulberry Residents Association Carpenterstown, Dublin 15 €300.00
Fingal Mulhuddart Community Centre CLG Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €835.00
Fingal Mulhuddart Motocross Club Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €1,000.00
Fingal Na Dubh Gháll Baldoyle €4,000.00
Fingal Naomh Mearnóg GAA Portmarnock €4,000.00
Fingal Naul Community Council Naul €950.00
Fingal Naul Gardening and Flower Club Naul €800.00
Fingal North County Cricket Club Balbriggan €8,000.00
Fingal Neighbourhood Youth Project (NYP) Clonsilla,    Dublin 15 €1,000.00
Fingal O’Dwyers GAA Club Balbriggan €3,000.00
Fingal Oldtown Community Council Oldtown €1,480.00
Fingal One Town Singers Swords Swords €100.00
Fingal OWLS, Children’s Nature Charity Swords €995.00
Fingal Parslickstown House Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Portmarnock & District Men’s Shed Portmarnock €1,000.00
Fingal Portmarnock Community Association Tidy Towns Portmarnock €1,030.00
Fingal Portmarnock Integrated Arch Club Portmarnock €3,500.00
Fingal Portrane Hockey Club Donabate €4,200.00
Fingal Portrane Village Renewal Group & Tidy Towns Portrane €950.00
Fingal Remember Us, Special Needs Group Balbriggan €3,500.00
Fingal Rivervalley Rathingle Community Centre Swords €220.00
Fingal Rush 38 Scout Group Rush €3,000.00
Fingal Rush Astronomy Group Rush €1,800.00
Fingal Rush Athletic Football Club Rush €1,910.00
Fingal Rush Community Council Rush €1,000.00
Fingal Rush Cricket Club Rush €3,000.00
Fingal Rush Millbank Theatre Rush €3,000.00
Fingal Rush Tidy Towns Rush €1,300.00
Fingal Santry Community Garden Santry €951.00
Fingal Seabury Tidy Districts Group Malahide €655.00
Fingal Skerries Amalgamated Bridge Clb Skerries €1,000.00
Fingal Skerries Forget-Me-Not Café Skerries €4,000.00
Fingal Skerries Harps Skerries €3,000.00
Fingal Skerries Men’s Shed Skerries €4,600.00
Fingal Skerries Sailing Club Junior Section Skerries €7,700.00
Fingal Skerries Theatre Group Skerries €1,000.00
Fingal Skerries Town Twinning Skerries €400.00
Fingal Slí Dhála CCÉ Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Dublin 15 €1,750.00
Fingal Sophia Housing Association Donabate €1,000.00
Fingal St Colmcille’s GFC Swords €1,000.00
Fingal St Mochta’s FC Clonsilla,   Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal St Catherine’s Residents Association Rush €1,420.00
Fingal St Finian’s GAA Swords €1,000.00
Fingal St Ita’s AFC Donabate €3,000.00
Fingal St Peregrine’s GAA Club Blakestown, Dublin 15 €1,700.00
Fingal Sustainable Skerries Skerries €1,300.00
Fingal Swords Meals on Wheels Swords €1,600.00
Fingal Swords Senior Citizens Group Swords €2,050.00
Fingal Swords Women’s Shed Swords €2,101.00
Fingal Tara Cove Residents Association Balbriggan €1,000.00
Fingal The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival Portrane €685.00
Fingal The Links Residents Association Donabate €1,000.00
Fingal Trackside LTC Baldoyle €2,575.00
Fingal Tyrrelstown Cricket Club Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 €900.00
Fingal Tyrrelstown GAA Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 €1,000.00
Fingal Tyrrelstown United FC Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Viking Sub Aqua Club Coolmine, Dublin 15 €3,000.00
Fingal Women’s Shed Clonee Clonee €1,440.00






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Notes to editors:

  • Community Support Fund is targeted towards enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities. It provides small grants to community groups in a manner consistent with each area’s Local Economic and Community Plan.
  • The Community Support Fund was launched in November 2022. 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
  • List of county allocations are available here



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