A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
The Robert Emmet Community Development Project works in Dublin’s South West Inner City. The community project is a grass roots organisation with a small local independent board of directors. There are 3 members of staff at over 20 volunteers.
The Aim of the Project
The aim of the project is to be a resource in the area for families, young people and adults to support a healthy, sustainable and thriving community .
Robert Emmet Community Development project work closely with a number of other community organisations, businesses and local people in the day to day work and is a founding member of Dublin’s Inner City Community Co-operative.
The project is funded through the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and through the Department of Children and Youth affairs. Other costs and overheads are met through fundraising and grants.
The project takes its name from the historic role the area played in the life of Robert Emmet. He used the Marshalea as an arsenal before his execution in 1803 at the top of Bridgefoot Street.
Ushers Street, Dublin 8
Robert Emmet Community Development Project moved in January 2015 to a new premises on Ushers Street in Dublin 8. Previously the project spent almost 10 years renting space from the Mendicity Institution on Island Street. The premises on Ushers Street was vacant for almost a decade before Robert Emmet Community raised over €150,000 to finish and fit out the space on Ushers Street, providing 200m² for community activities.