Facebook has announced the recipients of this year’s Community Action Grants in Meath, where its Clonee Data Centre is located.
This is the third year of the programme which was created to support the community by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit, connecting people online or off and improving STEM education.
Thirteen community organisations and schools in Meath are to benefit.
The projects include technology upgrades, STEM initiatives, improving remote learning for children and supporting young people and marginalised groups who have become increasingly vulnerable during the pandemic.
The 2021 Facebook Community Action Grant recipients are:
Dunboyne Junior Primary School / €16,000
This grant will help support an eco-friendly outdoor lab, coding and new devices to increase life sciences and STEM learning opportunities for primary students.
Dunboyne Senior Primary School / €16,488
This grant will support technology upgrades to connect home and school learning, new devices for the classroom and mini robots for their ‘young engineers’.
Gilson National School / €7,000
This grant will support an upgraded Wi-Fi system for this Meath primary school.
Involve Youth Project Meath / €7,231
This grant will be used to purchase devices to support young people in the travelling community for remote learning and skill development.
Kentstown National School / €20,000
This grant will support the introduction of coding and computational thinking through microbits and beebots for this Meath primary school.
Kilmessan Mixed National School / €13,500
This grant will fund devices, literacy and numeracy software to support digital and remote learning.
Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services / €16,475
This grant will help provide technology upgrades for this essential service, supporting women suffering from domestic abuse.
Rathregan National School / €19,740
This grant will help introduce STEM learning through Lego STEM kits in four classes at this primary school.
St. Oliver’s Community Centre / €12,500
This grant will help to establish an inter generational programme for this local community centre and a local nursing home.
St Patrick’s NS, Stackallen / €10,785
This grant will support the purchase of two smart whiteboards to equip two classrooms in the school for the first time.
St Paul’s School / €16,746
This grant will support STEM kits for each class at this large primary school in an under served area of Meath.
Youth Work Ireland Meath / €9,750
This grant will provide devices and Wi-Fi access to support at-risk youth in minority communities.
St. Seachnall’s National School / €10,000
This grant will support the purchase of digital media technology for STEM learn