The Community Section runs, funds and facilitates a wide range of events, initiatives and programmes to develop, strengthen and empower Kildare communities.
That work is supported by a busy, dynamic team of fulltime, professional Community Workers in partnership with many individuals and groups.
Other agencies and stakeholders are also actively involved.
This transformative development work is building strong, sustainable communities countywide.
Click here for advice on setting up and running a Residents' Association and the grants available to support those structures.
The annual Pride in Your Place Competition for local authority estates acknowledges the efforts of residents and residents' assocations to maintain individual gardens and public open spaces.
This important work, which is often done on a voluntary basis, creates a real sense of community engagement and local pride.
Applications are invited in May every year, with juding usually taking place towards the end of June. Prizes are awarded at a community gathering in October.
23 applications were received in 2020, with judging taking place later than usual due to the onset of COVID-19. 32 prizes were awarded across 10 categories in a virtual presentation in November.
Enjoy these great photos of judging day in Prosperous on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 and keep an eye on Kildare Community Stories on Facebook for updates.