Please click on the above link for supports relating to alcohol use reduction including list of services and resource manual. Please be advised that there are risks associated with ceasing alcohol consumption suddenly. Please click the image above for more information.
Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Christmas Programme Application Form CLOSING DATE NOVEMBER 18
Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Annual Report 2021 – Click on image above for PDF version

Watch our video below showing some of the positive impacts of the summer programme budgets provided by the Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force during summer 2021. This was a special fund given in response to the impact of Covid on young people and families.

Older Person’s Research Report Launch

12th November, 2021

Click below for video of the launch with input from: Suria’s Emily Reaper; Clara Geaney – BLDATF Coordinator; Cllr Vincent Jackson – Chair of Ballyfermot Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force and Audrey Deane – Researcher.

Video of Launch

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. (

Click on the above text to download and/or print as a pdf file.