The Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards is now open to applications.
To apply entrants must complete an application form, which includes a proposal with details about their organisation and the project which they wish to have funded. The application is then judged by an independent adjudicating panel. The winning entrants are invited to an awards ceremony where they receive details of their individual award.
Any group that is located within the Dublin Bus network can apply for funding. The network extends as far as Newcastle Co. Wicklow, Balbriggan in north County Dublin, Dunboyne in County Meath and Maynooth in Co. Kildare.
Voluntary groups who work in the following areas can apply to the Community Spirit Awards:
1. Children and Youth
3. People with Disabilities
4. Older People
5. Environment and Local Community
6. Education e.g. alcohol, drugs, literacy or health
For more information on the Community Spirit Awards, please contact:
Dublin Bus Community Spirit Initiative
Media and Communications Department,
59 Upper O'Connell Street,
Phone: (01) 703 3143
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Friday, 24 June 2016.
Last year 84 community and voluntary groups across the Greater Dublin Area were awarded Grants under the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards 2015.
The grants are funded from long-term unclaimed passenger change and are awarded in the amounts of €5,000, €2,000 and €1,000.
To learn how the programme has supported voluntary groups across Dublin please see last year’s winners.