Now in its 8th year, the Dublin Bus Community Support Programme (CSP) awards grants to local charities and voluntary groups in the Greater Dublin Area. To date over 1,000 groups and thousands of people have benefited from the grants provided by Dublin Bus. Successful applicants last year included; Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Console, Crosscare Carer Support Programme, Fettercairn Youth Horse Project, Collide Dance Academy, Ringsend and Greenbow.
Commenting on his role as patron of the programme Chairman of Sunderland F.C. Niall Quinn, said, “This is my eighth year as patron of the Dublin Bus CSP programme and I have seen first hand the difference these grants can make to local community groups and I want to encourage every local voluntary group in the Greater Dublin Area to fill out an application form and get their entry into Dublin Bus.”
Under the terms of the programme entrants submit a proposal with details about their organisation and the project they wish to have funded. Each application is then judged independently and grants ranging from €5,000, €2,000 and €1,000 are awarded.
In order to apply to the programme, an application form must be completed. Forms are available now on the Dublin Bus website; www.dublinbus.ie or by contacting (01) 7033208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 29th of April 2011.