Community Development

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The life of the city is in its people and the communities they create.Photo of a group of people

The Community Department section of Dublin City Council was established in 1973 to work with communities towards improving the quality of life in their areas.

What services do we provide locally?

The Community Development Team in the Finglas area provides support, advice and assistance to enable people to take an active role in the development and improvement of their community.

  • On a daily basis the Finglas Community Development Team:

  • Provides support and encouragement where a new group is setting up

  • Supports existing community groups in their objectives

  • Assists community groups in identifying appropriate funding

  • Networks with local statutory and voluntary agencies in the Finglas area

  • Supports local activities organised by residents groups including clean ups, fun days, summer activities etc.

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The Community Development Team also works closely with the community to organise and promote the following throughout the year:

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

  • International Women’s Day

  • European Neighbours’ Day

  • Summer Projects

  • Senior Citizens’ Celebration

  • Halloween Festival

  • Comhairle na nÓg (Youth Council)


Community Growers Fund: A fund established by the Mount Street Club Trust at The Community Foundation for Ireland

Do you have a green space in Dublin lying idle? No money to do anything with it? Why not turn it into a community garden?

A new fund entitled ‘The Community Growers Fund’ established at The Community Foundation for Ireland is set to assist unemployed people by getting them involved in the development of community allotments or gardens in County Dublin.
The fund which is being created by The Mount Street Club Trust (MSCT) will provide grants to groups who have the capacity to work with the unemployed and can provide space for the development of a garden. The Community Foundation which is an experienced philanthropic and grant making organisation is assisting in this part of the fund.

For more information

For more information on Community Development, please contact:

Community Development,
Finglas Civic Offices,
Mellowes Road,
Dublin 11.
Tel: 222 5400
Fax: 8567016
Office Hours: 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.