dlr Grants 2023 now open for applications!

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Do you have an idea for an event or a project, big or small, that could benefit your local area in arts, business area promotion, community development, environment, heritage or sports? Your project could make a difference to the wellbeing and quality of life, even in a small way, of the people in your local neighbourhood.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, said:

dlr Grants 2023 offers a great opportunity to help community groups and local people implement a wide variety of events & projects. We awarded over 500k in funding to community-led projects last year which has assisted them to grow and develop.

dlr Grants provides funding to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or initiatives at a neighbourhood or County level within our area, with a particular emphasis on supporting locally driven and grass roots initiatives. Grant funding is available for art projects, community-led initiatives, local business area promotion, sports development, local heritage and environmental protection.

Speaking at the opening of dlr Grants 2023, An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Councillor Mary Hanafin, said:

dlr Grants is of real assistance to community groups and local people with innovative projects and events in a wide variety of fields and pursuits. I have seen first-hand in my daily work the benefit it brings to our communities. I would recommend anybody in the dlr area, who thinks that some aspect of their community could benefit, to consider applying for grant funding through the scheme.

In order to ensure good governance and transparency there are a number of general guidelines that refer to applying for the grants and some additional guidelines around specific grant categories. This helps ensure that the Council is supporting the very best in the development of our communities.

This is your chance to apply for funding that could kick-start a new local project or event. For further information on the specific grants available, how to apply online and the relevant terms and conditions, please visit the dlr website here.

Watch our dlr Grants promotional video here & listen to our new dlr Podcast featuring our Grants Managers here.


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