Grants now available to enhance or create public spaces in Balbriggan

by Sylvia Pownall

Grants of between €2,000 and €6,000 are now available to any person or organisation in Balbriggan with a project that will create or enhance a public space in the town’s centre.

The Placemaking Fund has been established by the Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation Office of Fingal County Council to support initiatives which make the town an even better place to live, work in and visit.

Initiatives should improve the physical environment of the local area – they might enhance the town centre through arts and culture and help create a sense of place and identity within the town.

Suitable projects may include initiatives which would increase the footfall and liveliness of the streets, environmental and green projects, lighting, public art, and contribute to a safer, cleaner, greener Balbriggan.

The grants are available to community groups, businesses, clubs, artists and individuals who have ideas or plans for projects that will enhance resident and visitor experience of the town.

The Placemaking Fund was welcomed by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr David Healy who believes it will help generate ideas to improve the public spaces in Ireland’s youngest town.

He said: “The fund will support local ambition and talent in the town to make it an even better place to live, work and play.”

To apply or for more information, contact the Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation Office on 01 890 5188 or ourbalbriggan@fingal.ie

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