Ballina 2023 Community Events Fund Round 1 Recipients Announced
€7,500 allocated to events taking place in first half of tercentenary year
Nine organisations have been awarded a total of €7.500 under the Ballina 2023 Community Events Scheme, supported by Mayo County Council, to fund community events taking place in the first half of the year, which have been developed to celebrate the town’s tercentenary celebrations.
Events and initiatives supported by the fund will include the creation of a vibrant mural in St Nicholas’ School, a Volunteer Recognition event in partnership with Mayo Volunteer Centre, the commissioning of a music album about Ballina, a series of live music performances, an exhibition and awards evening with Mayo Mental Health Association, an inclusive day-long event for the LGBTQI+ community by OutWest, the Ballina Community Cleanup Group Plant a Tree for 2023 initiative, and an inclusive, interactive spectacle event for children by Attymass Parent’s Association designed to build awareness of climate issues and explore community solutions.
Ballina 2023 Finance Committee Chair Conall Calleary said: “We’re delighted with the level of innovation displayed in the first round of applications to the fund, some of which will contribute to RISE: The Ballina 2023 Legacy Programme and are proud to add these events to the Ballina 2023 event calendar. We are really looking forward to working with them to deliver their events over the coming months.”
Funding applications were assessed by a sub-group of the Ballina 2023 Steering Committee.
Round 2 of the Ballina 2023 Community Events Fund will open in May, to support events to taking place in the second half of the year.
For a full list of successful projects under Round 1, visit www.ballina2023.ie/communityfund.