1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities Deadline Extended

Deadline for €150,000 grant fund for community based activities extended
The closing date for community groups and organisations in Dublin who wish to apply for funding for community based activities under the recently announced 1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities has been extended to 29th May, 2015.
Dublin City Council has made €150,000 available in funding, distributed equally across the five Local Areas in the Council’s administrative district. €30,000 of this funding has been provided by the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht to support community participation in the Rising centenary. Grants are available for community-based activities focusing on the 1916 Rising and seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising e.g. seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre events. Funds will be made available for events this year and also to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016.
The grant application form is available to download at
http://bit.ly/DecadeOfCommemorations, and from Dublin City Council Public Libraries and Area Offices.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said ‘Dublin city was at the heart of the 1916 Rising with the capital’s streets being the location of most of the fighting. Indeed, Dublin’s citizens, and its buildings, bore the scars of the momentous events for many years. I welcome this funding initiative which supports public history in the city and enables communities to get involved and commemorate the 1916 Rising in their local area.’
‘Dublin City Council has taken the lead in making funds available to communities in Dublin to commemorate the 1916 rising. The Council is aware of the huge interest in history, particularly in local history, in the city and has allocated funding to promote local involvement in projects remembering and inspired by the 1916 Rising. This is part of the City Council’s commitment to participating in the national Ireland 2016 programme and the Decade of Commemorations’ said Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council.
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For further information contact:

www.dublincity.ie/decadeofcommemorations
commemoration@dublincity.ie

Tara Doyle, Senior Librarian, T. 01 6744800 or email tara.doyle@dublincity.ie
https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil       www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil
Notes to the Editor
Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian and Co-ordinator of the DCC Commemorations Committee is available for interview – contact Dublin City Council Media Relations.
Dublin City Council has established a Commemorations Committee to work on a programme for the Decade of Commemorations.

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