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Ervia in Action Community Fund 2016 - Grant Beneficiaries

Riding for the Disabled (Dublin/Swords)

Funding for support device to enable children with special needs to participate in horse riding safely.

Sensory Garden, Kilconnel (Galway)

Establishing a community sensory garden available to all local children but specifically designed to support and engage with children with sensory / developmental difficulty

Good Morning South Tipperary (Tipperary)

Delivering a service that initiates a daily call / contact service for older people in South Tipp region addressing isolation, social exclusion, loneliness and vulnerability

Castletownbere Community Group (Cork)

Establishing a local community garden and recreation area for Beara Peninsula as part of local "grow your own“ initiative and Healthy Ireland Smart Start Programme.

Longford Community Resource Centre (Longford)

Woodwork skills course for 12 long term unemployed young men from Travelling Community

South Wexford Family Resource Centre (Wexford)

Delivering a companionship programme with vetted and accredited volunteers for isolated, vulnerable older people in South Wexford in safe and secure setting.

Buddy Bench Ireland (Ballymun, Co. Dublin, Cork City, Limerick)

Anti-bullying and bullying alert educational programme for children in primary school.  Ervia funding to be applied to introduce the programme to children in crisis care after school services in Ballymun, Cork City and Limerick.

Kids' Classics (National) 

Providing respite and relaxation through live music performance to parents of sick children in St. Johns Ward, Crumlin Hospital.

Drumsna Community Resource Centre (Leitrim)

Mental Health Awareness Programme for Drumsna Community (Leitrim has highest rate of suicide in Ireland)

Dominic's Community Centre (Tallaght, Dublin)

Youth / After School Programme for disadvantaged youth (5 – 14 yrs) in Tallaght showing participants how to have a positive influence on their community and highlighting the value of education through various activities.

Darndale Belcamp (Darndale, Dublin)

After School Homework Programme for disadvantaged children.

Irish Men's Sheds Association (National)

IMSA is a national programme with 310 grassroots shed programmes nationwide.  The sheds facilitate men coming together to talk, addressing isolation, mental health, health and wellbeing, nutrition, fitness etc from diverse backgrounds.  Ervia funding will be applied to enable regional advocates to deliver a number of programmes to members nationwide.