Dublin Bus has officially launched their 2018 Community Spirit Initiative. The organisation is calling on all voluntary and community groups throughout the city to make a submission for the awards, which provide funding to develop new projects, improve their locality and help raise community spirit.
Dublin senior footballing hero and founder of HalfTimeTalk CLG charity Philly McMahon was on hand for the launch of the Community Spirit Awards for 2018 which took place at the official reopening of the One Family early years crèche in Smithfield.
One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating with the help of a €5,000 Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award have refurbished its Early Years Service. They worked with the Men’s Shed from Kells, Co. Meath to fit out and equip the crèche with good quality furniture for the babies and toddlers who access their service.
Speaking at the launch about the impact of a €5,000 grant on his charity, HalfTimeTalk CLG last year, Philly McMahon said; “The grant gives us the ability to provide more programmes and support for youths that will reinforce the self-belief that they have a right and potential to be the best that they can be. I would encourage all voluntary and community groups to make an application for a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award – the money will go a long way.”
Application forms for the 2018 Community Spirit Awards are available now at www.dublinbus.ie and will be accepted up to 17.00 on 29 June 2018. Any voluntary and community group based in the Greater Dublin Area is eligible to apply for a grant of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000.