Meta has launched the fifth annual Neighborhood Motion Grants programme in Meath, the place its Fb Information Centre is positioned in Clonee, to assist native initiatives.
Meta is inviting functions for funding for initiatives by eligible, not for revenue organisations that profit the Meath neighborhood by placing the facility of expertise to make use of for neighborhood profit, connecting individuals on-line or off and enhancing native science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) training.
Because the launch of the Neighborhood Motion Grants in 2019 in County Meath, Meta has invested over €685,000 locally and its residents via the funding of 57 neighborhood initiatives.
Cllr Nick Killian, cathaoirleach of Meath, commented: “Meta has contributed enormously to the prosperity of the Meath neighborhood for the reason that launch of the Neighborhood Motion Grants in 2019.
“It has been fantastic to witness the formidable initiatives and worthwhile initiatives which have introduced connectivity, inclusivity, and innovation to our neighborhood. I might encourage native organisations all through Meath which have eligible initiatives to contemplate making use of for this yr’s Meta Neighborhood Motion Grants.
“We’re proud to have Meta in Meath, and I sit up for seeing the vary of profitable initiatives and nice work funded from the 2023 grant cycle.”
Aoife Flynn, head of neighborhood improvement at Meta added: “We’re dedicated to supporting the long-term improvement and prosperity of our native communities.
“Since breaking floor on our knowledge centre in Clonee in 2016, we’ve developed robust partnerships with the native Meath neighborhood and take nice satisfaction in supporting essential neighborhood initiatives which have benefitted younger individuals, faculties and marginalised communities.
“We sit up for seeing the formidable and deserving initiatives that apply for the Information Centre Neighborhood Motion Grants 2023.”
Earlier this yr, Meta introduced a further €250,000 in grants to assist digital expertise throughout communities in Meath.
“The funding was geared toward enhancing digital expertise programmes throughout training, coaching, and never for revenue organisations in Meath, with a specific concentrate on variety, equality, and inclusion, to assist migrant communities, college students, households and older individuals.
Since 2016, Meta has invested in County Meath and its residents via quite a lot of initiatives such because the Neighborhood Motion Grants, assist of the Meath Library service, Solstice Arts Centre, Kells Useful resource Centre and different neighborhood assets.