1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities

1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities

Pic: Dublin City Council

Get your community group involved in the Decade of Commemorations!

Dublin City Council is making €150,000 available to community groups and organisations to help stage events commemorating the 1916 Rising. The fund will go towards events taking place in 2015, as well as facilitating the planning of events to take place in 2016.

DCC wishes to use this fund to encourage local communities to engage with the history of their area, as its Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny said: “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.”

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke noted Dublin’s central role in the events of the Rising: “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.”

The closing date for applications is May 29, and you can download the forms in English and Irish from the Dublin City Council website.

By Aimée Mac Leod