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Health Community Enhancement Fund €250,000

My sincere thank you to Bray Municipal District and all the stakeholders in the Ballywaltrim, Bray area who came together to make this funding application. Unfortunately, the call for applications can often come in with a very short time frame but the benefits to the community can be huge.



Coming together and working in partnership in my view is the only way to access funding. Too often the Bray MD has lost out on opportunities through internal disputes but if we put the community at the forefront of all we do, we will see the benefits.


The enhancement fund for Health Communities was secured for Bray from Sláintecare and Healthy Ireland. The submission timeframe was very short and had to be submitted by the end of September 2021.


The proposal was developed through consultation with partners i.e. Wicklow County Council Community Section, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership, Bray Municipal District, Health Wicklow Coordinator, Bray Area Partnership & other community groups that time allowed.


Public need has been assessed through interagency meetings and discussion with users’ groups in the area. The outlined projects will also build on planned intervention programmes and developments in the area.

Works to be funded includes.


  • 3 Community kitchens to be installed in Bray at SPECS (Supporting Services & Early Childhood Services), Ballywaltrim Community Centre & Giltsphur Community Facility at a cost of €12,000 each, total €36,000

  • Reinstall GAA & Soccer posts €20,000

  • Upgrade Sports Pavilion & install new accessible toilets / refit showers €20,000

  • Ballywaltrim Artificial Bouldering Rocks €20,000

  • Ballywaltrim Playground Calisthenics Outdoor Exercise Equipment €30,000

  • Ballywaltrim Playground Mural €2,000

  • New 3v3 Basketball Courts and futsal pitch €20,000

  • Installation of Outdoor Gym and Fitness Equipment for community use €100,000

  • Healthy Ireland branded mural €2,000

  • Huge congratulations and thank to all involved. Really looking forward to seeing wider engagement on this project and works being completed.

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