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Community Climate Action Fingal

Community Climate Action Fingal

Strand 1 & 1a of the Climate Action Fund is open and accepting applications until February the 28th 2024.

We want to hear from not-for-profit community groups, sports clubs, youth organisations, parish and residents groups, volunteer and community-based organisations around Fingal who are interested in applying for funds to deliver local Community Climate Action projects.

There are 5 main Themes:

  • Community Energy
  • Travel
  • Food and Waste
  • Shopping and Recycling 
  • Local Climate and Environmental Action

Please view this summary document about the grant: Summary Document

Groups should be registered with the Fingal Public Participation Network (PPN). To find out about the Fingal PPN please visit

To register with the PPN please visit

If your group is interested in making an application, please contact us to Express an Interest.

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Or Call Fingal County Council on 01 890 5000 and ask for the Community Climate Action Officer.

People can drop-in to any of our public sessions, we will assist community groups with ideas and guidance for the application.

Community Climate Action Fingal’ Community Grants 

Public Information sessions provided by Fingal County Council & Global Action Plan

Date & TimeEventLocation
Wed 6th Dec 4 – 7 pmLaunch EventCounty Hall Swords
Wed 13th Dec 6 – 8 pmPublic Drop-inBlanchardstown Library Click HERE to Register
Thur 14th Dec 6 – 7.30 pmOnline WebinarOnline Webinar Click HERE  to Register
Tue 16th Jan 6 – 8 pmPublic Drop-inMalahide Library Click HERE to Register
Wed 17th Jan 6 – 7.30 pmOnline WebinarOnline Webinar Click HERE to Register
Thur 18th Jan 6 – 7.30 pmPublic Drop-inRush Library Click HERE to Register

Launch of the Community Recognition Fund Book Gifting Programme from Fingal Libraries

Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Adrian Henchy at the launch of the book gifting programme in Blanchardstown Library along with County Librarian Betty Boardman

Fingal Libraries has announced a book gifting programme to local schools as part of the Community Recognition Fund. The Community Recognition Fund is a major initiative from the Department of Rural and Community Development, designed to specifically support communities across the country that are hosting people from Ukraine and other countries.

Blanchardstown Library has used this funding to purchase special sets of books for each school in the Dublin 15 area. This will result in every child having access to books in their school library. Book gifting programmes are also taking place in Swords and Baleskin.

The book gifting programme was launched by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Adrian Henchy at Blanchardstown Library this morning. The Mayor was joined by County Librarian Betty Boardman and children’s author Alan Nolan along with children and teachers from St Francis Xavier School, Roselawn.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Adrian Henchy said: “I am delighted that Fingal Libraries will be gifting books to schools in Dublin 15, Swords and Baleskin as part of the Community Recognition Fund. This is a great way to recognise the huge contribution being made by communities in Fingal in welcoming and hosting people from Ukraine and other countries who are seeking protection and safety”.

County Librarian Betty Boardman said: “The gifting of books to schools in Dublin 15 is a wonderful recognition of the community effort to welcome people from Ukraine and elsewhere seeking international protection. I am delighted that the Community Recognition Fund is being used by Fingal Libraries to help foster literacy skills and a love of reading among the local school children.”

Festival and Events funding scheme 2024

Applications are now open for Festival and Events Funding Scheme 2024 until January 31st, 2024 

The scheme offers an opportunity for funding under three Strands for Festival & Events taking place in 2024.

The three strands of Events and Festivals funding are:

S1: Delivery and Programming of Small Scale & New Festivals & Events

S2: Delivery and Programming of Medium and Large-Scale Festivals and Events

S3: Festival and Events Economic Development and Sustainability

For more information and application see:


Castleknock Community Centre Christmas family festival

Following on from last year’s successful event, Castleknock Community Centre will be hosting their Christmas Family Festival on Saturday the 9th of December, from 10am-5pm.

The Craft Fair will be in the main hall where you can explore a variety of homemade crafts sold by the Centre’s incredible crafters.

Please bring cash for the Craft Fair, as some crafters don’t have card payment facilities.

There will also be free entertainment on the day in HUB15.

The Centre hope to see you there!

Blakestown Community Centre Christmas craft workshops

Blakestown Community Centre are running a free Parent and Child Christmas craft workshop, to take place on Saturday the 16th of December from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

With places limited is sure to fill up fast – booking forms are available from the reception at the Centre or by emailing ">

All welcome!

Mulhuddart Community Centre Christmas Fair

Mulhuddart Community Centre 2023 Christmas Fair!

Festivities starting at 3pm.

The ‘Man’ himself will be parking the sleigh at the Community Centre.
Get started with gifts from the stalls & more!

If you would like to know more call the Centre on 01 821 5120

They hope to see you all there!


HR Briefing / Domestic Violence leave

The Government has recently introduced domestic violence leave under the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023. It will be a legal requirement for employers to offer up to five days of paid leave over a period of 12 months to employees affected by domestic violence. The employee is to be paid their normal rate of pay for those days. 

To implement domestic violence leave effectively, it is recommended that employers embed this support measure within a wider organisational response to domestic abuse, outlined in a workplace domestic violence policy. The policy offers clarity and support to both employers and co-workers in responding to the needs of an employee subjected to domestic violence.

A copy of the policy can be found also here for your reference.

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