Closing Date: 12 Noon Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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 are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. Events could be centred around food, sport, the environment or health and culture.
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.
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.
Fingal Local Community Development Committee have 20 Bursaries of €500 available to award to communities across Fingal.
The goal of the Bursary is to support community groups host a National Community Weekend event on the 4th, 5th or 6th of May 2019.
The event must
- take place on the 4th, 5th or 6th May.
- be open to all members of the community to attend.
- be free to attend.
The group hosting the event must:
- be a member of Fingal Public Participation Network (PPN).
- have their own bank account.
- promote the event in their local community (and/or online) and acknowledge the support of Fingal LCDC, Fingal County Council, Fingal PPN and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The application form is short and simple.
Groups requesting a bursary must provide:
- information on their group.
- information on their proposed event.
- a breakdown of estimated costs.
Applications can be made online only. The closing date and time for submitting an application is 12pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.
Successful applicants will be notified on Monday 8th April 2019.
Submit an application online here: http://bit.ly/FingalCommunityWeekend2019