‘Big Hello’ Initiative


Kerry County Council, in conjunction with Kerry’s Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), is inviting applications for funding from local community-led events linked to the first ever Healthy Kerry Community Weekend which will take place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend.
With the theme of ‘Wellbeing Across the Ages’, the event is part of the nationwide ‘Big Hello’ initiative being led by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The funding is, in particular, intended for events that will foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that weekend, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local.

The events must take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 4-6 May 2019.


  Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ committees within County Kerry.  €10,000 in funding has been allocated by the Department of Rural and Community Development to events in Kerry.  A maximum of 10 projects will be funded in County Kerry.

  Closing date for applications is on Monday 25thMarch 2019. 


All details including these forms are available to download on the Kerry County Council website at http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/community/healthy-kerry-community-weekend-2019/