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Below is letter received by Ayrwaves from Dublin City Council dated 20 March 2023 regarding Dublin City Neighbourhoods  2023 Competition:

From: Martina Mchugh
Sent: 20 March 2023 15:50
Subject: FW: City Neighbourhood Forms


re: City Neighbourhoods Application Forms


Good afternoon All,

The Dublin City Neighbourhood 2023 application forms are now available. You can apply online this year via our Citizen Hub platform. Here is the link -


I also attach a PDF printable version of the form or alternatively you can request a hardcopy of the form by return email.

- available at this link:

Completed entries can be returned by post or by email:


Email –

Post - Dublin City Council, Waste Management Services, Eblana House, 68/71 Marrowbone Lane, D08 E120

Applications should be marked:

City Neighbourhoods Competition 2023

and received not later than 4pm Friday April 21st 2023.


Judging of Area Competition- June 2023


Judging of Citywide Competition- July 2023


Awards Ceremony - Results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at: Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 1. Date: Thursday October 5th 2023 Time: 5pm


With Kindest Regards



Joanne O’Súilleabháin I Oifigeach Gníomhach Idirchaidrimh Comhshaoil

Oifig Cheantar an Lárthuaiscirt, Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath,

Ionad Cathartha an Taoibh Thuaidh, Bóthar Bhun Raite,

An Chúlóg, BÁC 17.

Phone: (01) 2228541 I 087 2868325 I * I



Joanne O’Sullivan I Acting Environmental Liaison Officer

North Central Area Office, Dublin City Council, Northside Civic Centre,

Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17.

Phone: (01)2228541 I  087 2868325 | * I


Below is letter from Dublin City Council received by Ayrwaves on 14/3/2023 regarding Community Support Fund (CSF).

Note in particular the reference to "Womens Sheds". Also, please note the closing date for receipt of online applications is 17.00 on Friday 31st March, 2023.

more information at this link:


A Chairde,


The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), through the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Dublin City Council, is funding a Community Support Fund (CSF).  


A total of €576,625 is available under this fund. Of the €576,625, the DRCD has allocated €5,643 ring-fenced funding for operating costs in Womens Sheds under the Dublin City CSF. The ring fenced funding for Women’s Sheds is current in nature i.e. fund should be used to help with operating/running costs such as electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges, rental/lease costs, insurance bills.


I am happy to inform you that from 12 noon today Monday 13th March 2023, applications to this fund are now being welcomed by the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). Applications can be made online from the following link:


Applicants are required to register with Dublin City Council’s Citizen Hub in order to submit an application for this fund. To help groups when applying, detailed guidelines, terms and conditions and eligibility checklist are also available online.

The aim of the CSF is to support non-profit, community-based and/ or voluntary sector organisations or groups based in Ireland who are seeking support with meeting capital costs and operating/ running costs, not including salary. 

The Dublin City CSF is intended to support proposals benefitting one or more of the priority target groups for 2022 agreed by the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). The target groups are:

1.       People experiencing challenges to their mental health and wellbeing;

2.       Older people and those vulnerable to isolation;

3.       Travellers/ Roma;

4.       Long term unemployed;

5.       New communities; and,

6.       Parents and marginalised children with a focus on childcare and afterschool services.

Applications to the Dublin City CSF should also demonstrate how their proposal will contribute to Goal 2 of the Dublin City Local Economic and Community Plan 2016 - 2021:

·         “Work in partnership with communities to promote social inclusion, tackle poverty and disadvantage and promote participation, empowerment and positive social change”.

For queries please contact:

Sarah Fagan on 087 758 9980; or,

              Brenda O’Reilly on 087 100 3449; or,


Notice of this fund has been issued to all DCC Councillors and Area Offices, the Dublin City Public Participation Network, the Dublin City LCDC, the Programme Implementers who deliver SICAP in Dublin City and personnel across Dublin City Council.


Dublin City Council’s communication unit is also promoting the fund via our social media platforms.  To ensure that as many groups as possible are aware of the funding, please circulate this information to your staff, groups, networks and contacts.


Lastly, please note the closing date for receipt of online applications is 17.00 on Friday 31st March, 2023.


Is mise le meas,


Dáithí Downey,

Chief Officer, DCC LCDC

Housing and Community Services

Department, Dublin City Council

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