Funding for Community Enhancement in Fingal

October 3, 2019 0

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.

fundingThe 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.

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 – 1000.0
  • 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