The Chair of the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee, Cllr Paul McAuliffe has announced today that much needed funding will be provided to organisations in disadvantaged communities to support a coordinated approach to local and community development in Dublin city.

Cllr. McAuliffe was commenting following his announcement this morning that the Dublin City Council Area has been awarded €212,306 as part of the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.

He said, “Dublin City has some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. Under any objective assessment of need, Dublin City should be receiving a significant level of funding than it has previously been offered.

“The Minister for Community, Michael Ring allocated a paltry €64,000 last November to support disadvantaged communities in the city. I am delighted that that sum has been more than doubled by our committee today.

“There are countless organisations across Dublin that require significant funding to provide the level of support required in communities who rely so heavily on their work, such is the level of disadvantage they face.

“Applications for funding as part of this year’s programme will close on July 31st and I urge every eligible group or organisation across the city hoping to carry out a project or works, to apply right away, concluded McAuliffe.