Community groups and social enterprises get funding

by Rachel Cunningham
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A community project in Jobstown Tallaght will be among the recipients of a sum of €500,000 in the fourth year of the Begin Together fund, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Delivered in partnership with the Community Foundation Ireland, this will bring the total value of grants issued via the Community Fund to €2m since 2020.

Groups working to support community enterprise, innovation and financial and mental wellbeing are among 20 community projects receiving financial support from Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together programme in 2023, Dublin Citywise Education in Jobstown.

Initiatives will receive up to €45,000 each for projects spanning financial literacy and wellbeing, mental health, inclusion and diversity.

The funding allocated to applicants has increased from between €4,000 and €6,000 previously to grants now ranging between €15,000 and €45,000. 

The grants are being distributed to a smaller number of groups, with the intention of providing substantial supports that will drive real impact.

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