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Funding Category





This grant is aimed at new community groups/organisations to assist them to defray once-off start-up costs such as hiring meeting rooms, printing, publicity, insurance, capacity building of local communities and other once-off payments such as the creation of a network of single issue groups e.g. - sports groups, arts groups, Community Centres.

Applicants for this grant must provide details of the aims of their group and the specific costs for which the grant aid is required.

Criteria:

> Demonstrate the need for the Community Group.

> Demonstrate the sustainability of the group post funding.

> Submit project description.

> Demonstrate the wider impact on the local community.


This grant is provided to support existing groups/organisations that are in existence for a period of at least two years prior to their application and is to assist them in relation to ongoing running costs such as the production of a newsletter, insurance costs, facility hire, where no alternative funding is available.

Criteria:

> Demonstrate the need for such a grant.

> Submit financial records for previous two years.

> Submit current bank statement.


This grant is available to groups who are involved in Community Development and require support for specific Community Development projects to assist and benefit their local community. Examples of such projects include: local research projects, crime prevention initiatives, community games and volunteer training initiatives.

Criteria:

> Where necessary, produce adequate insurance cover indemnifying South Dublin County Council.

> Submit project description and rationale for proposing to undertake this project.

> Demonstrate the relevance of the community activity to the community.

> Demonstrate the wider positive impact of the community activity on the community.

> Provide at least 2 quotes for the costs associated with the proposed project.

> Where necessary, produce adequate insurance cover indemnifying South Dublin County Council.

The Council regrets that perishable and personal items will NOT be grant aided.


This category is aimed at projects/actions by local voluntary groups/organisations that specifically address exclusion, inequality and/or poverty in the county, for example; equality proofing, anti-racism training, developing social inclusion.

Criteria:

> Outline the need for the project/action.

> Provide details of associated costs.

> Demonstrate the likely impact on the wider community.

> Demonstrate the likely impact on the group.

> Provide a written proposal of the project and the involvement of interest groups or agencies.


This grant is aimed at assisting community groups (such as local resident groups and local environmental groups) who are actively seeking to improve the local environment in the communities where they live. These activities, may include:

> Tree & shrub planting programmes, which must be agreed with Parks/Roads Department prior to works.

> Purchase of name stones for estates, which must be agreed with Parks/Roads Department prior to works.

> Purchase of equipment which is essential to complete the works.

> Other local environmental improvements which are approved by the Community Services Department.

> Where necessary, produce adequate insurance cover indemnifying South Dublin County Council.

Criteria:

> Details of the works proposed must be agreed with the Community Services Department before any work commences.

> This grant cannot be used to make payments to individuals or Companies who carry out environmental improvements on behalf of the group/organisation.


This grant is intended for the purchase and replacement of equipment, that community groups require to respond and assist with local community needs. Usually, expensive ‘major’ equipment is purchased occasionally, while smaller ‘minor’ equipment items may be required on an ongoing basis.

Groups can only apply for a Major Equipment Grant once every 3 years.

Groups cannot apply for a Major Equipment and Minor Equipment grant in the same year.

Criteria:

> Demonstrate the need for the equipment.

> Submit existing project description.

> Provide details of cost of equipment and supply at least 2 quotes.

> Where necessary, produce adequate insurance cover indemnifying South Dublin County Council.

South Dublin County Council regrets that perishable and personal items will NOT be grant aided.


The aim of this grant is to provide assistance to groups or Community Centres towards costs associated with setting up and maintaining an I.T. network, including purchase of essential technology.

Criteria:

> Demonstrate the need for such assistance.

> Demonstrate what co-financing is available.

> Submit estimated costs.

> Demonstrate the benefits that will accrue from the establishment of such a network.

> Demonstrate how many groups or Community Centres will form the network.

> Demonstrate how the group or Community Centre proposes to maintain/update the network.

> Demonstrate the security measures that will be in place to protect the equipment.

> Demonstrate the security measures that will be in place to protect both the user and the software from unauthorised use, for example; anti-virus software & Net nanny.


This grant is aimed at increasing the implementation of information technology in local Community Centres.

Criteria:

> Demonstrate the need for I.T. infrastructure.

> Demonstrate the projected usage of such infrastructure.

> Demonstrate the impact such infrastructure will have on the overall development of the Community Centre.

> Submit a Project Plan.

>Provide details of costings.

>Demonstrate the security measures that will be in place to protect the equipment.

>Demonstrate the security measures that will be in place to protect both the user and the software from unauthorised use, for example; anti-virus software & Net nanny.

This grant will be available to Community Centres once in any three-year period.


The opportunity to apply for this funding is made available to Community Organisations who wish to apply for funding assistance to assist with some of the costs associated with organising local Community Celebration Events.

Organising Groups must have the appropriate level of support from the local community and the relevant statutory agencies.

Prior approval and authorisation must be obtained from all relevant authorities in relation to the event(s) being proposed (i.e. Garda and SDCC Traffic/Roads Department if Road Closure is necessary) and written permission if using a Venue/Public space not owned by the community group itself.

The Organising Group(s) must also contribute and/or raise funds locally to assist with costs of the proposed community event, the amount of funding being applied for to SDCC should ideally never be over a maximum of 50% of the total costs of the event(s)

The Organising Group(s) must have appropriate public liability insurance in place and SDCC must be indemnified within the policy to the limit of €6.5 million.


This grant is intended to assist with the training costs/ competition of a sports person participating at international level representing Ireland.

Criteria:

> Applicant must be residing within South Dublin County.

> Applicant must be non-professional sports person representing Ireland.

> Applicant must be recognised by the respective National Governing Body of the particular sport.

The Council regrets that perishable and personal items will NOT be grant aided.

This grant is intended for the purchase and replacement of equipment or minor improvements to a sports club.

Major equipment requires larger investment, that which is purchased occasionally, whilst smaller items of equipment which would be required on an ongoing basis are classified as minor equipment. Upgrades to a sports club facility are classified as improvements.

Criteria:

> Clubs must be affiliated to the relevant National Governing Body of sport

> Clubs must be non-professional

> Clubs must demonstrate the need for the equipment

> Clubs can only apply for a “Major Equipment / Improvements Grant” once every 3 years.

> Clubs can apply for a “Minor Equipment / Improvements Grant” yearly. Clubs cannot apply for a “Major Equipment / Improvements Grant” and a “Minor Equipment / Improvements Grant” in the same year.

South Dublin County Council regrets that perishable and personal items such as uniforms, jerseys, boots, trophies, medals, food items and the likes will NOT be grant aided. Ongoing running costs such as insurance, facility hire will NOT be grant aided.


Clubs may apply for funding to assist with the ongoing training and development of their coaches / volunteers that assist regularly in the club. Clubs must demonstrate how the club will benefit from the proposed training programme.

Criteria:

> Training must be accredited by a National Governing body of sport, Sport Ireland or other recognised statutory body.

> The training course undertaken must benefit the greater club rather than any one individual.

> Sports Coach Education Grant is awarded to the club and not an individual

1. Group Details




Project refers to activity / equipment purchase / event for which funding is being sought






Please Note: These contact details will be used for all communication regarding this application

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2. Project or Activity or Event Detail
  
2.1 Describe in DETAIL the proposed project (activity / event / purchase of equipment, etc.) on which your group intends to use South Dublin County Council Funding. *







3. Financial Information
3.2 Please provide a full breakdown of costs.  Note that the items listed below must total the full cost of your project and will be the only items considered.
Item Cost of item € 
Please Note:
Upload a seperate sheet if you do not have room to list a full breakdown of costs.
Depending on the category chosen, there is a limit on the amount you can enter
Please note should total cost of project exceed maximum grant available, the group must have own funds available to cover the additional costs.

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4. Insurance Details


Please Note: you will be asked to attach a copy of your insurance policy at the end of this grant application.
4. Insurance Details


5. Bank Details



Please Note: You will asked to attach your most recent 12 month bank statements and/or Audited Accounts at the end of this grant application.
6. Other Details


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7. Relevant Supporting Documentation



If you wish to attach documentation to this grant application, please do so below. 




If you have any more attachments, please email them directly to communitygrants@sdublincoco.ie
7. Declaration


Declarer is the person authorised by his/her group to submit this application






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