Empowering Communities

Empowering Communities

Empowering Communities Programme

The Dublin Northwest Partnership are delighted to announce that they have been selected to
develop the Empowering Communities Programme (ECP) for three Electoral Areas:
  Finglas South B, Cabra West B and Inns Quay B. 

The ECP was established partly in response to a Programme for Government commitment to expand the Dublin North-East Inner-City Model, which was developed in response to the profound challenges facing the communities of North-East Inner-City Dublin. Responses identified had an emphasis on supporting the long-term economic and social regeneration of the area.

The ECP is administered by Minister Joe O’Brien’s Department of Rural and Community Development and supported by the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with the support of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). 14 Electoral areas have been selected nationally. The overall focus of the ECP Team is to review existing structures and programmes for economic and social development within these areas, both statutory and non-statutory. There will be an emphasis on community leadership, on engaging with and involving members of the local community and public representatives. Account will be taken of experience and good practice as well as national policy developments. 

The ECP Team members will be out and about in the community over the coming weeks and months. ECP Team members will be running focus groups to involve the local community in the process. If you are interested in participating in one of these focus groups and/or like further information on this Programme, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Map of Finglas South B Electoral Area

Map of Cabra West B Electoral Area

Empowering Communities Grant

As part of the Empowering Communities Programme, we’re offering a grant up to a maximum of €1000.

This grant is for Local Community Groups based in and providing services in any of the three following Electoral Divisions:

Inns Quay B, Cabra West B and Finglas South B Electoral Divisions. To find out if you are in one of these Electoral Divisions, check the links to the maps above. 

For more information and a copy of the Grant Application Form, along with Grant Guidelines, please email yvonne.hall@dublinnorthwest.ie  

Contact Details

For more information on Empowering Communities
please contact ECP Research Officer, Rory Downey