Local communities in Dublin Fingal benefit from Community Enhancement Programme

Local communities in Dublin Fingal benefit from Community Enhancement Programme – Farrell

Over €210,800 was provided to communities in rural and urban areas in the North County through the Community Enhancement Programme, supporting 71 projects, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said.

Deputy Farrell said: “This Community Enhancement Programme provided funding to communities across the North County to enhance facilities in our local communities. It was great to see the wide variety of local projects supported under this Programme in 2018.

“This programme helps support important work by communities across Dublin Fingal by allocating funding worth €210,816 to 71 local projects.

“In 2018, funding under the Community Enhancement Programme was provided to local projects in communities throughout the North County including Balbriggan, Ballyboughal, Balrothery, Balscadden, Donabate, Holywell, Lusk, Malahide, Naul, Portmarnock Portrane, Rush, Skerries, and Swords.

“The main aim of this funding is to provide for the enhancement of community facilities within both rural and urban communities. This includes investment in sports and recreational groups, childcare supports, playgrounds, landscaping and supports for the elderly.

“Furthermore, funding under the Community Enhancement Programme has also been used to provide for improvements to common areas within communities, the renovation of community centres, energy efficiency upgrades, and the provision of IT and sports equipment along with CCTV and defibrillators.

“As the local Fine Gael TD in Dublin Fingal, I will continue to actively engage with Minister Ring, his Department, and the Government to ensure the needs and concerns of each community throughout the North County are heard, understood, and acted upon.”



Colm O’Callaghan

01 618 4468 / 086 236 3054

Notes to Editor:

Projects in Dublin Fingal which received funding under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2018 are:

Group Amount Reason
38th Rush Scout Group €1,000 IT equipment, upgrade of building
89th Bremore Scout Group €1,000 Sports equipment
98th Skerries Scout Group €1,000 Defibrillator and safety equipment
Active Age For All €2,654 IT and sport equipment
Ashton Broc Resident Association €500 Outdoor equipment
Balbriggan and District Athletic Club €1,000 Safety Equipment
Balbriggan Bridge Club €1,000 Defibrillator
Balbriggan Cancer Support Group €1,000 Signage, upgrade of building
Balbriggan Community Childcare €1,000 Upgrade playground
Balbriggan Cricket Club €1,000 Sports equipment
Balbriggan FC €60,000 Development of community facility
Balbriggan Integration Forum €1,000 Furniture
Balbriggan Meals CLG €2,500 Energy efficient upgrade
Balbriggan Men’s Shed CLG €16,800 Development of community facility
Balbriggan Rugby Football Club €700 Sports Equipment
Balbriggan Scouts €1,000 Defibrillator
Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association €1,800 Outdoor equipment
Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society €710 IT equipment
Ballyboughal Tidy Towns €780 Outdoor equipment
Balrothery Tidy Towns €836 Outdoor equipment
Balrothery Youth Club and Summer Project €1,000 Furniture, IT equipment
Balscadden District Community Council €5,760 Upgrade of building
BASE Resource Centre €8,000 Upgrade of building
Castleland Community Centre €580 Sports equipment
Clann Mhuire CLG €1,000 IT equipment, sport equipment
Coder Dojo Balbriggan €1,000 IT Equipment
Craobh Na Mara North Fingal Comhaltas €1,600 Training Equipment
Donabate Portrane Community Leisure Centre CLG €5,000 Development of community facility
Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society €1,000 Upgrade of building
Fingal Liam Rodgers Centre €580 Sports equipment
Flemington Community Centre €854 Training Equipment
Garristown Community Council €3,000 Energy efficient upgrade
Glebe North FC €750 Energy efficient upgrade
Holywell Junior Parkrun €1,000 Defibrillator
Lambeecher Residents Association €1,000 Outdoor equipment
Lusk Athletic Club €1,000 Sports equipment
Lusk Community Council CLG €2,954 Upgrade of building and energy efficient upgrade
Lusk Girl Guides €440 IT equipment
Lusk ICA Guild €965 IT Equipment, training equipment, development of community facility
Malahide Girl Guides (Catholic Guides of Ireland) €1,000 IT equipment and sports equipment
Naul Gardening and Flower Club €1,000 Outdoor equipment
Palmer Avenue Residents Association €500 Signage, strimmer and lawnmower
Portmarnock and District Men’s Shed €1,000 Defibrillator
Portmarnock Integrated Arch Club €15,000 Upgrade of building and energy efficient upgrade
Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club €1,000 Upgrade of building
Portrane Athletic Football Club €540 Outdoor equipment
Portrane Athletic Football Club €669 Outdoor equipment
Remember Us €1,000 Furniture
Remember Us €1,000 Furniture
Rivervalley Community Centre €1,490 Upgrade of building
Rush Community Centre €1,611 Storage Facility
Rush Men’s Shed €1,145 Defibrillator
Rush Musical Society Ltd €1,000 Training Equipment
Rush Tidy Towns €500 Outdoor equipment
Skerries Breastfeeding Support Group €1,000 Signage and library
Skerries Gymnastics Club €5,000 Sports equipment and training
Skerries Men’s Shed €16,800 Development of community facility
Skerries Tidy Towns €500 Signage
Snowflakes Autism Support €5,000 IT equipment
Snowflakes Autism Support €5,000 Sensory wall
St Georges National School €1,000 Outdoor facility
Swords Boxing Club €1,000 Sports equipment
Swords Celtic FC €1,521 Upgrade of building
Swords Karate Club CLG €827 IT/Sports Equipment
Swords Men’s Shed €1,000 IT equipment
Swords Men’s Shed €1,950 Upgrade of building
Swords Tidy Towns €500 Outdoor equipment
The Burrow Resident Association €1,000 Defibrillator
The Hills Cricket Club €2,500 Sports equipment
Tidy Towns Malahide €500 Signage and defibrillator
YouthBank Fingal – Foroige Flemington €2,500 IT equipment