1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities – Closing date extended to 29 May 2015

Cllr. Deirdre Heney wishes to advise constituents that the deadline for the €150,000 grant fund for community based activities extended. The closing date for community groups and organisations in Dublin who wish to apply for funding for community based activities under the recently announced 1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities has been extended to 29th May, 2015.
Dublin City Council has made €150,000 available in funding, distributed equally across the five Local Areas in the Council’s administrative district. €30,000 of this funding has been provided by the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht to support community participation in the Rising centenary. Grants are available for community-based activities focusing on the 1916 Rising and seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising e.g. seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre events. Funds will be made available for events this year and also to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016.
The grant application form is available to download at http://bit.ly/DecadeOfCommemorations, and from Dublin City Council Public Libraries and Area Offices.