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Council approves €529,305 in Grants Scheme for 2018

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
dlr County
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dlr operates a Universal Grants Scheme designed to support community based initiatives that promote community development, equality and social inclusion. The scheme is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments at local or county level within the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

A total of €529,305 in grant funding was agreed at a recent County Council meeting. This money will fund 334 projects across community projects and events, environment, business promotion, heritage, arts and sports.

The diversity of these grants helps support local community groups in running community events, summer projects and community development initiatives. The funding is also available to help business groups with running promotional events and initiatives that drive footfall and support economic growth. Events, heritage and festivals grants are available for key events and festivals throughout the county.

Since 2014, the Council has awarded over €2.5m in grants. This assistance supports a broad range of activity and successful applicants are required to acknowledge the Council’s support for assistance received.

Grants are available twice a year, with the next round in April. Grant scheme information meetings will take place across the county and will be advertised in advance in local newspapers, dlrcoco.ie, social media platforms and the Public Participation Network.