Dublin City Council announces the 1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities

Dublin City Council has announced a new grants scheme to encourage public participation in the commemorations of the 1916 Rising. The Council is now accepting applications from community groups and organisations in Dublin city who want to organise events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Dublin City Council has made €150,000 available in funding, distributed equally across the five Local Areas in the Council’s administrative district. 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 this year to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016.

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’ Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council.


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Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277




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Notes to the Editor

The grants application form is available to download at


and also from Dublin City Council Public Libraries and Community and Social Development officers in DCC Local Areas. Closing date for completed applications is 30th April 2015.

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.