The Cherry Orchard Development Group, Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership and the Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force are pleased to open their funding applications for 2021. The following funding is available:
Cherry Orchard Community Resilience Fund
Grants for community groups who are either based in, or deliver services in, the community of Cherry Orchard to deliver supports to the community based on needs due to COVID-19 and its effects.
Social Inclusion Nexus 2021  – Contracts are available for local community groups to deliver social inclusion activities in the Ballyfermot, Chapelizod and Cherry Orchard communities.
BLDATF Community Grants – Grants for community groups who have an annual income normally less than €50k, and are volunteer led.
For more information including the guidance and application forms can be found here –
The closing date for all applications is April 30th 2021 at 3pm. Applications should be sent to:

In February 2020, the HSE National Office of Suicide Prevention (HSE NOSP) appointed S3 Solutions Ltd to carry out this assessment, in alignment with the Connecting for Life Local Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Dublin South. 

This rapid assessment explores a suicide cluster in the Ballyfermot area in 2019 and outlines the perceived area-level factors influencing the cluster and related contagion, under different themes. (

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