Funding for community-led projects

by Amy Rohu
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Twelve community-led projects have been selected by the public to be funded in the Tallaght Central Electoral Area, writes Amy Rohu.

The projects were selected through South Dublin County Council’s landmark €300k Have Your Say participatory budgeting initiative.

Details of all twelve winning projects were announced last week and project updates will be given on each at Some include a sensory garden and accessible playground in Tymon Park, a basketball and tennis court in Kilnamanagh and a toddler specific playground for Old Bawn. Work will begin on the projects early in the new year.

Speaking at the announcement of the winning projects, Cllr Peter Kavanagh, Mayor of South Dublin County, said: “The 300k Have Your Say participatory budget process is a way for local residents to set the agenda for their area and highlight the issues that the County Council should be dealing with. These winners reflect a range of projects covering Tallaght Central, and I’m delighted to be able to announce their success tonight.”

‘€300k Have Your Say’ is a participatory budgeting initiative that has been run by South Dublin County Council since 2017. Twenty-eight projects to date have been selected for funding in the Lucan, Clondalkin and Firhouse-Bohernabreena Electoral Areas. The Council will run the initiative in every local electoral area in the County with the next area due to be selected by the Mayor in 2022.


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