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Welcome to Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

The BC Partnership was set up in 1996 as a response to long term unemployment and poverty. In 2014 , the BC Partnership became Programme Implementers of a new local development programme named the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and to promote social inclusion. The BC Partnership are now contracted to deliver SICAP as programme implementers , and with the support of our Board, the local community, our local stakeholders, the Local and Community Development Committee we will manage the programme under the three national programme guidelines.

BCP Mission

Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership will work with and act as an advocate on behalf of the community of Ballyfermot Chapelizod to enhance the social and economic development of the area and thereby increase education, employment and life options for local people. Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership will work collaboratively with community and statutory agencies to ensure that individuals who are distanced from opportunity due to marginalization are supported to reach their full potential. In implementing its vision and mission statements Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership has developed a values framework which sets out a number of practice principles to guide decision making.

Upcoming Community Grants

Cherry Orchard Community Activities Grant 2024

BLDATF CLG Community Grants

Social Inclusion Community Grants 2024

Cherry Orchard Implementation Board is delighted to open the 2024 Cherry Orchard Activities Grant. COIB have established a fund up to €22000 for Community/resident/voluntary groups and organisations working in the Cherry Orchard community or organisations providing services in the community. Grant funding is only for activities exclusively or mostly in or for Cherry Orchard.

Please read guidelines and application in full before submitting. Completed applications are to be submitted by email only to by 5pm on Tuesday 19th March. please ensure that you receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call Owen Binchy at 087 405 9709 to ensure your application has been received.

BLDATF are delighted to open the Community Grants for community-based non-profit and organisations that are volunteer led with an annual income of less than €50,000. Grants can be applied for to support activities that improve health and wellbeing within the community with a particular focus on drug and alcohol issues. Grants are awarded up to €2000 only and successful applicants will have 6 months

Please read guidelines and application in full before submitting. Completed applications are to be submitted by email only to

The aim of this grant is to bring different groups/people together to make it a better place for the community and the participants in the groups applying for this funding. This should be done in a way that brings people together i.e. Community Integration and Social Inclusion. Social inclusion works for a fairer future that benefits everyone

Successful applications will offer a clear statement of how the project addresses social inclusion. Grant applications will be for a maximum of €2,500.