Commemorations Community Grants
Information on commemorations and community grants.
Under its Commemorations Programme Dublin City Council has established a Community Grants Scheme to support community-based groups and community organisations and partnerships, who want to organise dignified and appropriate commemorative events.
Who can submit proposals?
Schools, community groups and community organisations with an interest in history may submit a proposal for a project to commemorate an event/person.
Certain criteria are required for projects to proceed to the assessment process. To be eligible for funding the event/project must:
- Take place in the Dublin City Council administrative area
- Be organised at community level and encourage participation from the community
- Enhance the knowledge of the history of the event in question
- Be respectful and appropriate
- Be a quality event based on sound historical basis
- Be a feasible project with a historical dimension, designed on a realistic financial basis
- Provide good value-for-money
- Be accessible to diverse audiences and participants
- Adhere to legal requirements e.g. planning laws, health and safety requirements
- Be inclusive in theme and approach
The following criteria are highly desirable for events/projects:
- An event falling under the Decade of Centenaries programme.
- An event/project organised in partnership with another community/history group
- Be aimed at a particular demographic group (e.g. young people, senior citizens),
- Involve an historian
- Involve an artist or have an artistic dimension
What items and expenses are excluded from the fund?
- Capital projects and infrastructural projects e.g. plaques, building restoration, monuments
- Spend on alcoholic beverages, fines, legal costs, penalty payments
- In general, the cost of items for resale are ineligible
How much can I apply for?
In general, grants of up to €2,000 may be awarded (in a small number of cases Dublin City Council may consider allocating higher amounts of funding).
How do I apply?
Please complete and submit the online application form.
- You will be required to acknowledge Dublin City Council's support at all events that form part of your project. The Dublin City Council logo (this will be emailed to you) must appear on all event materials/ presentations etc. Event material includes programmes, promotional materials such as posters, flyers and print/online ads..
- Any speeches included within the event proceedings must acknowledge Dublin City Council as an event funder.
- You will be required to acknowledge our funding on websites and social media channels that are relevant to your project or event. Online acknowledgment includes using Dublin City Council logo on your website or project page.
- Social media: Please ensure you tag Dublin City Council in all Social Media posts by using @dubcitycouncil.
- Please acknowledge Dublin City Council’s support in media coverage for your project or event (press releases etc.) as this is important in the promotion of the Council’s Decade of Commemorations fund.
Please note that if you receive a grant, you will be required to provide the following after the event/project take place:
- Evidence that the event/project has taken place
- Receipts for all items and the full costs
- A report on the event/project
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