Last Saturday, the 12th January, saw over 230 people take part in the local Operation Transformation Walk on the iconic East Pier and along the Dun Laoghaire coast. Organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership this event was part of a National initiative to promote the message that walking is a fun way for people to get active as part of a healthier lifestyle.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee has announced that grant applications are being invited under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) Grants Programme 2018. The closing date for Applications is 5 p.m. on the 16th of January 2019.
The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. The total funding allocated for the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area is €361,092 with €253,000 having been allocated through the initial round of applications. The remaining funding of approximately €108,000 will be allocated through this second call for applications.
As far as possible, a minimum of 30% of the funding may be ring-fenced for projects costing up to €1,000 with the remaining funding being directed towards larger projects. The maximum grant that may be allocated to any one project under this round is €25,000.
Applications are invited for funding for capital projects that target the relevant groups or issues in disadvantaged areas and seek to enhance communities in disadvantaged areas as identified in the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021. Applications should relate to strategic themes in the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 in order to be eligible for consideration.
In line with the ethos of the Scheme, applications for capital funding for projects targeting the following (non-exhaustive) list of groups and issues, including complementarity with the dlr Local Economic and Community Plan, will receive priority:
This information with associated Application Form and Criteria can be viewed online here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/community/community-funding-support/community-enhancement-programme
Sign up now for a 5-week walking programme in Dún Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership are setting up a new 5-week walking group on Saturday mornings at 11am for approximately 40 minutes starting on the 19th January. At only €10 for all 5 weeks this programme will cater for all fitness levels, but in particular those looking to get back to activity and exercise. It will be a great excuse to get out, be active and make new friends.
Meeting at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Plaza, each week the group will walk a different route such as the pier, the Metals and the coastal walkways taking in some of the historical sites the area has to offer.
The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Sports Participation Strategy 2018-2022 has been officially launched by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth with the core objective to get more people, more active, more often.
The launch took place on the 26th November in the beautiful Marlay Park House and was attended by a range of politicians, partner agencies and local club volunteers. Speakers included John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, and Agata Suszczynski a PE teacher in St. Tiernan’s Community School who has many years’ experience engaging young people in physical activity.