DCC Extend Deadline For 1916 Event Fund

Dublin City Council has extended the deadline for community groups and organisations to apply funding for community based activities to mark the 1916 centenary.

The recently announced €150,000 1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities has been extended to 29 May, 2015.

€30,000 of the funding has been provided by the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht to support community participation in the Rising centenary.

Grants are available for community-based activities focusing on the 1916 Rising and seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising, which can include seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre events.

Funds will be made available for events this year and also to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said: "Dublin city was at the heart of the 1916 Rising with the capital’s streets being the location of most of the fighting. Indeed, Dublin’s citizens, and its buildings, bore the scars of the momentous events for many years. I welcome this funding initiative which supports public history in the city and enables communities to get involved and commemorate the 1916 Rising in their local area."


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