Grangegorman ABC Programme

Grangegorman ABC Consortium


The Grangegorman ABC Consortium is made up of 27 voluntary and statutory organisations working in the Grangegorman area.  (See list of member organisations.) These organisations have signed an Agreement which details the structures and work plan of the Consortium up to September 2017.

DIT is the lead agency for the Grangegorman ABC Programme. DIT manages the budget of €940,000 and employs the 3 staff on behalf of the Steering Group. Many of the Programmes are delivered on Contract by members of the Consortium.

The role of consortium includes:

  • Supporting the delivery of the ABC programme and its individual initiatives
  • Communicating the work of Grangegorman ABC
  • Contributing some of their own resources to support the programme (e.g. time, staff, facilities, resources, etc.)
  • Upholding the values and principles of the Grangegorman ABC programme
  • Working to ensure the sustainability of the programme when it ends in 2017


Steering Group and Working Groups

Grangegorman ABC Consortium have appointed a Steering Group to oversee the development, implementation and review of the whole Grangegorman ABC programme.  The Independent Chairperson of the Steering Group is Dr. Paul Downes, Director of the Educational Disadvantage Centre at St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin City University.  The Steering Group provides direction and vision to the project and is its key overall decision-making body.  Members of the Steering Group ensure that the interests of all Consortium members are represented and that their voices are heard.

Working Groups have been established around Interventions, Upskilling, Referral Pathways, and Sustainability.  Their role is to progress specific areas of work in line with the desired outcomes and work plan for the ABC programme.

Grangegorman ABC is working to support and improve interagency collaboration and cooperation in the Grangegorman area.  A key goal for the programme is to build, consolidate and expand sustainable relationships, networks and cooperation between statutory and non-statutory organisations in the area as a lasting footprint of ABC in the community.  An important element of our community-based interagency approach involves listening to the voices of the community and of service providers, and working together to find solutions.

For further information on the Grangegorman Consortium, contact   +353 (0)1 4027628


Grangegorman ABC Consortium Members



An Síol Community Development Project

Aosóg Child and Family Project

Blackhall Parade Children’s Project

City of Dublin Education and Training Board

Creative Kids & Co.

Constitution Hill Crèche

Daughters of Charity Community Services

Dublin 1 & 7 Schools Completion Project

Dublin City Council Library

Dublin Institute of Technology (lead agency)

Gateway Project - Manor Street

Grangegorman Labour and Learning Forum

HSE Dublin North East

Lily's Adventures Playschool

Little Stars Community Crèche

North West Inner City Network (NWICN)

Pitter Patter Crèche

Presentation Primary School, George's Hill

Rainbows/Kent Playgroup

Scoil Plas Mhuire

Seven Dwarfs Playschool

Silverspoon Montessori & Preschool

St. Gabriel's National School

Stanhope Street Convent Primary School

Step-by-Step Child and Family Project

Tiny Toes Community Crèche

Tusla - Child and Family Agency