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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pleased to announce that the 2017 dlr Grant Scheme is now open for applications

Purpose of the DLR Grant Scheme

The DLR Grant Scheme provides financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments for the community and business organisations at local or county level within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County.

The scheme funds a diverse range of initiatives from Events, Sports and Heritage to Community, Arts and Business.

The grants support in achieving the Council’s commitment to Driving Quality of Life for All and Creating an Environment for Economic Growth. The aim is to ensure that the limited financial resources available are used to the maximum benefit of the DLR community at large and support in achieving the Council’s goals and objectives.

See Corporate Plan 2015-2019

The grants range from support to local community groups in running community events, summer projects, sports activities and community development initiatives. Grants also support business groups with running business promotion events and initiatives that drive footfall and support economic growth. Events, heritage and Festivals grants are available to support and promote key events or festivals throughout the County. These guidelines set out the purpose of each grant, the eligibility and award criteria.

Since 2014, the County Council has awarded almost €1.8m in grants which help support in driving quality of life and creating an environment for economic growth. This assistance supports a broad range of activity and successful applicants are required to acknowledge the County Council’s support in publicity related to projects or initiatives that have received such support.  Further information is included on the Section of Post Award Criteria.

Avoid administrative delay.  Ensure your Organisation is registered with the PPN Now (requirement).

PPN Application Form


In addition to the above, the purpose of each specific grant is:

Age Friendly:  To support initiatives to enhance the quality of life of older people living and visiting the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

Arts:  To provide financial assistance to individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations engaged in arts projects or events at local or county level and to support the professional development and arts practice of individual artists, arts groups and organisations.

Business:  To support our Business Groups by providing financial support for promotion and marketing activities aimed at generating and sustaining business.

Community:  To provide financial support to our local Community Groups

Environment:  To support the actions undertaken by community groups to enhance their natural surroundings and to raise awareness of environmental concerns and to facilitate local to global community action.

Events:  For the support and promotion of cultural events in the community throughout the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

Heritage:  To promote the public’s engagement and awareness of our Heritage

Sports:  To provide financial assistance to sport and community groups and organisations to pursue opportunities to increase participation and to provide opportunities for the local community to participate in physical activity. The Major Sporting Events grant program is to support events, activities and projects that enrich the opportunities to residents and attract people from outside dlr.