€10M com­mu­nity fund is launched at air­port

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

Dublin Air­port’s Com­mu­nity Fund of­fi­cially opened for ap­pli­ca­tions, last Fri­day and will re­main open for a pe­riod of six weeks, clos­ing on Oc­to­ber 13. The new €10 mil­lion Com­mu­nity Fund will in­vest €400,000 per year over the next 25 years in local projects fo­cussed on ar­eas such as; en­vi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity, sports and recre­ation, so­cial in­clu­sion and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment, health and well­be­ing, and cul­ture and her­itage. The Com­mu­nity Fund will sup­port projects in the neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties around Dublin Air­port from Santry south of the air­port to Rolestown in the north and from Tyrrel­stown on the west to Port­marnock on the east.

‘We have funded projects in our local com­mu­ni­ties for many years, but the new Com­mu­nity Fund rep­re­sents a ma­jor in­crease in sup­port for the next two and a half decades,’ said Dublin Air­port’s Com­mu­nity Li­ai­son Man­ager, Maura Cas­sidy.

Ap­pli­ca­tions will be ac­cepted from vol­un­tary groups or clubs, res­i­dent as­so­ci­a­tions from local com­mu­ni­ties, schools/col­leges and com­pa­nies limited by guar­an­tee. For more go to www.dubli­nair­port. com/com­mu­nity-fund

Mem­bers of the Com­mu­nity Fund in­de­pen­dent Grant Mak­ing Panel, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Coun­try Crest, Michael Hoey, Di­rec­tor of Hu­man Re­sources, DCU, Marian Burns, Gen­eral Man­ager, Castle­knock Ho­tel & Coun­try Club, Guy Thomp­son and Dublin Air­port Gen­eral Man­ager Oper­a­tions, Brian Drain. Miss­ing is Dublin Air­port Head of Mar­ket­ing, Louise Ban­non.

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