Community Funding & Support

Funding for National Community Weekend - May 4th to 6th

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019 (4th to the 6th of May).  Local communities were asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas.  Events could be centred around food, sport, the environment or health and culture. To see the DRCD press release, click here. The closing date for applications has now passed. Please see below list of events/ groups that were awarded funding under the scheme. 

The Big Hello is coming to your community during the May Bank Holiday Weekend 4-6th May. Check out the list of community events below and Get Involved!

Saturday 4th May 2019

  • Ballinteer Mens Shed
  • Blackberry Hill Residents, Carrickmines
  • Brennanstown Residents Association, Cabinteely
  • Cualanor Residents Association, Glenageary
  • Estate Management County Fora, Dún Laoghaire
  • LBS Mens Shed, Loughlinstown
  • Shankill Day Care Centre

Sunday 5th May 2019

  • Johnstown Residents Association
  • Lanesville Community Group, Dún Laoghaire
  • Laurels and Sweetmount Residents Association, Dundrum
  • Misfits - Ballyogan Parish Centre
  • Patrician Residents Association, Stillorgan
  • Recycled Teenagers at Shanganagh Park House, Shankill

Monday 6th May 2019

  • DLR Cycling Advocacy Group, Dalkey to Dún Laoghaire Cycle
  • GROW in Ireland, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire
  • Shankill Tidy Towns

Specific day to be confirmed

  • Cois Cairn Youth and Community Facility, Bray
  • Dún Laoghaire Men’s Shed
  • Dundrum Windy Arbour Men's Shed
  • Kilcross Resource Centre, Sandyford
  • Llewyllen Residents Association, Rathfarnham
  • Mounttown Community Facility
  • Nutgrove / Loreto Residents Association, Dundrum
  • Rosemount Residents Association, Dundrum
  • Shanganagh Community Gardens, Shankill

The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.

Events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4-6 May) 2019. The days will be getting longer and the summer will be just upon us.

The success of this initiative lies in having local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area. This celebration belongs to everyone. We don’t want to tell communities what they should do, events will be very much driven by communities. These could include themes around sport, history, baking, anything that will help neighbours to come together. It could be as simple as neighbours coming together for a cup of tea and a chat.

The event is a chance for people to foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that day, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get to know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local.