Finalists announced for Get involved ‘17

Desk top judging of the 32 projects submitted for Get Involved ’17 has been completed and the shortlisted finalists are;

  • St. Patrick’s  Boys School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Sensory Garden in conjunction with Southern Star
  • Nenagh Guardian, Shohaboy/Sopwell (Cloughjordan) Wetlands in conjunction with the Nenagh Guardian
  • Revamp furniture Longford, in conjunction with the Longford Leader
  • Ballintrillick Environmental Group (Benwiskin Centre) in conjunction with the Sligo Champion
  • Broadford Trails in conjunction with the Limerick Leader
  • North Leitrim  NEC and Seamus Dunbar in conjunction with the  Leitirm Observer.

The next state involves the judging panel, chaired by Duncan Stewart, visiting each project on Thursday/Friday 4th/5thMay. Each project will also be filmed during the on-site judging process.

These projects are competing for a €10,000 prize fund, made up of Overall winner;  €5,000, 2nd €1,500; 3rd €500; Community Energy Champion €3,000.

The awards presentation will take place on Thursday 11th May in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. There will be a Café conversation,  moderated by Davie Philip, Co-Founder Cultivate, centred around how community projects can grow and develop their projects and engage with other agencies. The awards presentation will include each project making a 2 minute Dragon’s Den style presentation to the judges and a short film of each project will be screened on the day.