Funding for Community Enhancement in Fingal

Fingal County Council has been allocated funds of €150,521.00 under the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme and an additional €13,089.00 for Men and Women’s sheds.

The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It provides funding to communities to enhance facilities in areas of disadvantage. LCDC's are responsible for allocating funding to projects in their area as they are ideally placed to identify suitable local projects.

The LCDC met yesterday (Wednesday, October 2) to approve funding for a total of 101 applications for both schemes in the Fingal area. 90 applications were approved under CEP 2019 and 11 applications approved for Men’s & Women’s Sheds Fund 2019.

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The Department of Rural & Community Development recommended that funding for sheds should be allocated in a relatively equal manner across eligible sheds who submitted a valid application.  All Men’s Sheds in Ireland affiliated with the Irish Men’s Shed Association were eligible to apply. Women’s Sheds were also eligible to apply.

Under the Community Enhancement Programme. Swords Community First Responders, Balbriggan Cricket Club and Barnardos Corduff were among the 90 groups awarded funding.

 Valid applications were received from 10 Men’s Sheds and 1 Women’s Shed in the Fingal area. The Funding Sub Group met and agreed to divide this year’s Men’s and Women’s Shed fund of €13,089.00 equally between the 11 sheds’ as per the Department’s guidelines.

Fingal County Council’s Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development, Emer O’Gorman said: “We are delighted with the funding secured for 2019 which will allow substantial investment in communities across Fingal. We look forward to working with many communities and voluntary groups and assisting them in delivering their projects.”

Fingal County Council’s Interim Chief Executive, AnnMarie Farrelly said: “Fingal County Council is very proud of its record in supporting community groups and community facilities. This funding will help community groups considerably going forward.”

 

The funds for Men and Women’s sheds were divided as below:

 

 

GROUP

 

TYPE OF PROJECT

AWARDED €

Ballyboughal Men's Shed

 

Planer Thicknesser and Extractor

€1189.91

Mulhuddart Men's Shed

 

Materials, drills, sanding discs, paint etc.

€1189.91

Skerries Men's Shed

 

Purchase & erection of poly tunnel for allotment

€1189.91

Donabate & Portrane Men's Shed

 

To furnish shed & additional storage for equipment

€1189.91

Rush Men's Shed

 

Upgrade and re-equip

€1189.91

Baldoyle & District Men's Shed

 

Laptop computer and printer scanner, ink, paper, Wi-Fi dongle

€1189.91

Swords Men's Shed

 

Fire door replacement

€1189.91

Portmarnock Men's Shed

 

Materials to make plant boxes, benches, bird boxes and garden furniture restoration

€1189.91

Balbriggan Men's Shed

 

Kitchen units

€1189.91

D15 Women's Shed

 

PC, storage boxes

€1189.91

Fingal Vintage Society Men's Shed

 

Battery Power Tools

€1189.91

 

 

The CEP funds were divided as below:

 

GROUP

AREA

TYPE OF PROJECT

AWARDED €

 

Clainn Mhuire

 

B/S

 

Training equipment for team

 

1000.00

 

Balbriggan Community Childcare Group Ltd

 

B/S

Replace and repair outdoor equipment due to wear and

tear

 

2000.00

 

Polka

 

B/S

 

Tools for various events throughout the year

 

1000.00

 

Rush Community Centre

 

B/S

 

Folding Chairs and Tables

 

2398.50

 

Rush Men’s Shed

 

B/S

 

Insulation for shed

 

600.00

 

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival

 

B/S

 

Laptop and Printer

 

1000.00

 

Swords Tidy Towns

 

B/S

 

Trolley with mounted Waterer

 

819.94

 

ST. Teresa's N.S. Balbriggan

 

B/S

 

Develop school garden for children, parents & community

 

1000.00

 

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

 

B/S

 

Paint and Carpet Premises at Charlestown Finglas

 

2000.00

 

Blanchardstown Brass Band

 

B/S

 

Repair work and overhaul of various instruments

 

1000.00

 

Portrane Athletic Football Club

 

B/S

 

Upgrade toilet facilities

 

3300.00

 

Portrane Athletic Football Club

 

B/S

 

Goal Posts for juvenile pitches

 

1000.00

 

Balbriggan and District Athletics Club

 

B/S

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 

Meakstown /community council

 

B/S

 

Fencing Pollinator garden equipment

 

1000.00

 

Applewood Community Centre

 

B/S

 

CCTV installation & Finger Guards on all doors

 

2092.50

 

Lusk Community Council CLG

 

B/S

 

Double Glazing units

 

3178.00

 

Fingallans Athletic Club

 

B/S

 

Equipment and training

 

1000.00

 

Order of Malta-Balbriggan

 

B/S

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 

Fingal Liam Rodgers Centre

 

B/S

 

Educational Equipment for use in the Centres Dance Studio

 

996.65

 

Rush Tidy Towns

 

B/S

 

Two limestone granite plaques

 

996.00

 

Palmer Court Residents Association

 

B/S

 

Planters/flowers /herbs for children to grow plants

 

995.00

 

St Maur's Pipe Band

 

B/S

 

Instruments and rejuvenate older instruments

 

1000.00

 

Black Raven Pipe Band

 

B/S

 

14 X Pipe wear Pipe Bag Covers, Velcro closed end and zip

 

849.00

 

Balbriggan Cricket Club

 

B/S

 

Roller Shutters, CCTV and Alarm for Clubhouse

 

2000.00

 

Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society

 

B/S

 

Tools, hedges, trees, prizes wooden bowls, workshop

 

500.00

 

Lir Swimming Club

 

B/S

 

Sports Equipment for training

 

1000.00

 

Gravity Austism Support

 

B/S

 

Equipment

 

2000.00

 

Balbriggan Meals CLG

 

B/S

 

Hot Holding Unit to expand services

 

6000.00

 

Aster Family Resource Centre Balbriggan

 

B/S

 

Sound Proof room for counselling

 

1000.00

 

Skerries Amalgamated Bridge Clubs (SABC)

 

B/S

 

Special chair for members with mobility issues

 

886.75

 

 

 

Swords Community First Responders

 

B/S

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 

Garristown Community Council

 

B/S

 

Install 9 new MK metal clad plus twin 13A socket outlets

 

3600.00

 

Balscadden Fund Raising Group

 

B/S

 

Replace roof on existing cabin

 

3115.58

 

Swords Boxing Club

 

B/S

 

Purchase of Equipment for Boxers

 

998.00

 

Fancourt Residents Association

 

B/S

 

Planters, Plants, Compost

 

600.00

 

Kinsealy United Football Club

 

B/S

 

Training Equipment

 

1000.00

 

Fingal Horticultural Society Swords

 

B/S

 

Projector and Portable Screen

 

600.00

 

Coder Dojo Balbriggan

 

B/S

 

Purchase Robotics and Electronic equipment

 

986.12

 

Flemington Community Centre

 

B/S

 

Setting up of Website

 

977.55

 

Glen Ellan and Sandford Woods Residents Association

 

B/S

 

Planters and flowers

 

1000.00

 

Balbriggan Men's Shed CLG

 

B/S

 

Purchase Defibrillator for Men’s Shed

 

999.00

 

Fingal Lighthouse Art Group

 

B/S

 

Art Equipment/Printing

 

1000.00

 

Balbriggan Rugby Football Club

 

B/S

 

Fit CCTV at club grounds

 

1000.00

 

Balrothery Heritage CLG

 

B/S

 

Purchase an installation of a Shed to store equipment

 

4617.00

 

Cairde Balbriggan

 

B/S

 

Desk and Chairs for service users

 

990.14

 

Lusk Girl Guides

 

B/S

 

Tents & camping equipment

 

1500.00

 

89th Bremore Scout Group

 

B/S

 

Tents

 

1000.00

 

Ballyboughal Community Council

 

B/S

 

Plant pots and plants

 

527.90

 

Ballyboughal Community Council

 

B/S

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 

Churchfield Residents Association

 

B/S

 

Herbs & Pollinating friendly plants, decorative stones, tools

 

1000.00

 

Skerries Men's Shed

 

B/S

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 

Castlelands Park Estate Residents Association

 

B/S

 

Planter boxes /Herbs

 

700.00

 

Balbriggan Cricket Club

 

B/S

 

Mower and Strimmer

 

948.00

 

Lusk Athletic

 

B/S

 

Sports equipment

 

998.76

 

Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre CLG

 

B/S

 

Computer for Administration

 

989.00

 

Lusk ICA

 

B/S

 

2 sewing machines, 10 art easels & camera

 

909.95

 

BASE Brackenstown Scene of Adult Education

 

B/S

 

Refurbishment of flooring & upgrading of building

 

6000.00

 

Clean up Corduff

 

C/M

 

Flower Boxes and Signs

 

519.24

 

Blanchardstown Center for Independent

 

C/M

 

Purchase of defibrillator for office

 

1000.00

 

Blanchardstown Center for Independent

 

C/M

 

Portable Hoist for members

 

1000.00

 

Foroige Tyrellstown

 

C/M

 

Develop a garden on the centre grounds

 

1000.00

 

St Luke’s Community & Family Group

 

C/M

 

Purchase a sound system

 

1400.00

 

Blakestown Drive Community Group BDCG

 

C/M

 

Garden Edger, Blower

 

1000.00

 

i-Smile International

 

C/M

 

Training & IT equipment - tablets for workshops

 

1000.00

 

Barnardos Corduff

 

C/M

 

Lawnmower & strimmer

 

300.00

 

Castleknock Tidy Towns

 

C/M

 

Tools for clean-up in the area

 

970.70

 

Foroige Garda youth division Project

 

C/M

 

Purchase IT equipment such as tablets for education & TV

 

2000.00

 

Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group

 

C/M

 

Purchase a power washer and leaf blower

 

864.00

 

Blanchardstown Village Tidy Towns

 

C/M

 

Purchase Equipment to help the Group enhance the area

 

1000.00

 

Tyrrelstown Community Centre CLG

 

C/M

 

Safety Strips on Doors & Sports Equipment

 

5011.27

 

Ongar Community Centre CLG

 

C/M

 

Safety Strips on Doors & Sports Equipment

 

5062.52

 

Wellview Parslickstown Residents Committee

 

C/M

 

Equipment for upkeeping of estate & lawnmower Gloves

 

1000.00

 

Mulberry Residents Association

 

C/M

 

Equipment tools and paint for Community Clean up

 

990.00

 

Parslickkstown House Management CLG

 

C/M

 

Replace original lights with Cost effective LED Lightning

 

6000.00

 

Blakestown & Mountview Youth Initiative

 

C/M

 

Refurbish Patio Area outdoor space

 

973.00

 

St Brigid’s GAA Club

 

C/M

 

Training Equipment

 

1000.00

 

Corduff Community Resource Centre

 

C/M

 

Install CCTV external fencing and a roller Shutter

 

4000.00

 

Blakestown of Mountainview NYP

 

C/M

 

Repair and replace windows

 

1000.00

 

Mount Eustace Residents Association

 

C/M

 

Plants Furniture tools and Portable speaker system

 

1000.00

 

92.5 Phoenix FM

 

C/M

 

4 Portable recording devices and Headphones

 

980.00

 

Castleknock Community Centre

 

C/M

 

Projector

 

1000.00

 

Mulhuddart Community Centre CLG

 

C/M

Computer equipment to provide education classes & storage

 

2802.48

 

Barnardos Mulhuddart

 

C/M

 

Defibrillator

 

1000.00

 Central Remedial Clinic

 

C/M

Digital Whiteboard and projector for Hartstown Local Centre

 

2478.45

 Baldoyle Forum CLG

 

H/M

 

Purchase 2 new computers

 

1000.00

 

Bayside Community Ass

 

H/M

 

Purchase of seating for the community Orchard

 

1000.00

 

Baldoyle Boxing Club

 

H/M

 

Purchase new equipment

 

1000.00

 

Swords Celtic F.C.

 

H/M

 

Install CCTV Security System to protect existing facilities

 

2500.00

 

Inisfail Social Athletic & Recreation Club

 

H/M

 

Building Works to make building safe / upgrade parking

 

10000.00

 

Portmarnock & District Men’s Shed

 

H/M

 

To renovate new space that is to be handed over 10th June.

 

5000.00

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