Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards 2014

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards

Niall Quinn Calls On Voluntary Groups To Apply For Dublin Bus Community Spirt Awards Picture by Shane O’Neill / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014.

Launched by members of the Dublin All Stars Marching Band and former Ireland international footballer Niall Quinn, the tenth annual Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards are calling for submissions from voluntary groups throughout the Greater Dublin area.

In the last 10 years, almost 1,500 groups have benefitted from the unclaimed change of Dublin Bus passengers through these awards. Any voluntary group from the area in which Dublin Bus operates can apply for grants of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000.

A patron of the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards, Niall Quinn said: “I have been involved with the Community Spirit Awards since they were first awarded in 2004. The difference these grants have made to local community groups is invaluable and the work they carry out is vital to these communities. I would urge every voluntary group in Dublin to take the time to fill in the application form and apply for a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award.”

The categories under which a group can apply are Children and Youth, Sport, People with Disabilities, Older People, Environment and Local Community, and Education.

The closing date for applications is the June 20th at 5pm. You can download an application form from the Dublin Bus website, or by mail from: Dublin Bus Community Spirit Initiative, Media and Communications Department, 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

By Aimée Mac Leod