€118,000 awarded to organisations in Tipperary

€118,000 awarded to organisations in Tipperary

Posted on March 20, 2017

The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary has awarded €118,000 in small grants to 38 organisations in Tipperary. The grants which ranged from €1,000 to €5,000 are aimed at community initiatives promoting the sense of belonging and increasing community spirit in Tipperary. The grant round was primarily aimed at initiatives engaging young and new members to a community.

The ‘Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary’ was established within The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2013 by the Tony Ryan Trust to give financial support to evidence based initiatives that support children and young people in County Tipperary to reach their full potential. The core focus of the funding was to improve the life experience of Children and Young people living in County Tipperary.

This funding will be of great benefit to communities across Tipperary, below are two examples of projects that received funding:

  • The Source Arts Centre received a grant of €4,400. They will work with up to 60 young people (11-17 years including local, migrant and international participants) and a team of professional artists to develop a visual arts, animation and performance project that involves local history and stories associated with Thurles to create a performative tourist trail around the town. Just as Dublin celebrates a Bloomsday trail, this project looks to involve young people over two weeks in July 2017 in creating a similar web of stories, images and live performances with their own stories from around their own locality in Thurles.
  • Knockanrawley Resource Centre (KRC) received a grant of €5,000 for the Tipperary Together – Cultural Diversity Festival. This is a three day event running from May 19th and culminating on May 21st – the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The festival is an initiative organised by the Knockanrawley Resource Centre which aims to connect new communities and local citizens to celebrate diversity and foster a shared belonging and community spirit. Building on their long history of working with and providing much needed services to members of new communities the festival will be first and foremost a fun-filled celebration of Tipperary’s growing multiculturalism.

Here is a full list of all the organisations that were awarded funding as part of The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary.

  • Kilsheelan Tidy Town Group- €2,500
  • CBS Concert Band- €2,500
  • Moyne Road/ Bellevue Residents Association- €3,000
  • Ard Ross Residents Association- €4,500
  • Stagecraft Youth Theatre- €4,800
  • Youth Work Ireland Tipperary- €5,000
  • Tipperary Excel Heritage Company Ltd- €4,500
  • The Source Arts Centre- €4,400
  • Kick Back Youth Café, Roscrea Youth Service- €500
  • Community Substance Misuse Team- €3,500
  • Tipperary Boxing Club- €1,000
  • Friends of Bridgewater House & Knocklofty Rural Day Service- €1,000
  • Rosanna Tennis Club- €3,000
  • Nenagh Players- €1,500
  • Cahir Traditional Festival- €3,000
  • Borrisoleigh Town Park Ltd- €2,500
  • Muintir Na Tire, Tipperary Community Safety- €2,500
  • Newport CFR- €600
  • Clonmel Community Resource Centre- €5,000
  • Birdhill Tidy Towns Committee- €1,500
  • The Clonmel Busking Festival- €2,500
  • Foroige Neighbourhood Youth and Family Project- €4,000
  • Clonmel Boxing Club Ltd- €4,500
  • Old School Community Centre- €3,500
  • Toor Tidy Village- €4,000
  • Slieveardagh United AFC- €800
  • Burncourt Community Council Limited- €2,000
  • Helium Arts- €5,000
  • Clonmel Community Resource Centre- €4,900
  • Cloughjordan Circus Club- €5,000
  • Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre- €1,000
  • Clonmel Community Youth Project- 4,500
  • Grange Development Association- €5,000
  • Ballyporeen Community Council Ltd- €2,500
  • Copper Beech View Residents Association- €500