IMPACT’s inner city small grants fund is being launched today, Wednesday 3rd June 2015, at IMPACT’s head office in Nerney’s court.
Paddy Quinn, IMPACT vice president and one of the coordinators of the scheme, said “IMPACT operates this small grants scheme as part of an ongoing contribution to the community in which it is based and the fund supports local initiatives in the areas of education and intercultural development.
“In 2015, the Dublin fund had a budget of €35,000, which will be divided between the two designated areas of education and intercultural development. The maximum grant is €1,000” he said.
“This year the fund has been extended to other parts of the country in which IMPACT is based. Therefore, IMPACT is looking to establish community contacts in the areas surrounding its regional offices in Cork, Limerick and Sligo.
“In Dublin we placed an open call, using an established network of local community activists, to local groups and organisations from the Dublin North East Inner City. Today we agree the recipients of the grant, and we look forward to hearing about the excellent work that goes on locally” Mr Quinn said.