On July 26th, 2017, Marie Duffin, Manager of Oakfield Trust handed over €7768.00 to Recycle IT, a community organisation and social enterprise offering electrical recycling services in Dublin and surrounding areas.
This presentation of match funding by Oakfield Trust follows a successful application by Recycle IT for Dormant Accounts Funding through the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The combined funding will help increase recycling capacity and grow the numbers of people accessing employer based training to build skills for work.
Members of the Recycle IT board and staff team attended on the evening with Chairperson John McMackin expressing delight with the match funding contribution from Oakfield Trust. John said, “this very generous support makes it possible to execute our plan to deliver community focused electrical recycling services, work experience and employment while also promoting a message of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Marie Duffin said “Oakfield Trust and its board members are pleased to support a fellow social enterprise enhance its operations which in turn supports local communities, employment and environmental goals.
Recycle IT board members in attendance to accept the cheque included, (left to right) Cecil Johnston, South Dublin County Partnership, John McMackin, DCU School of Business and Dermot Maguire, VHI. Centrally pictured (left to right) is Marie Duffin, Manager of Oakfield Trust and Una Lavelle, Manager of Recycle IT.
Oakfield Trust support to a number or projects in the Clondalkin area, we are now recruiting for voluntary Directors to join our Board of Management. We are looking for people with Financial and/or Legal skills in particular. The Board of Management meet approximately every two months for 2 – 3 hours in total usually in the morning. If you are interested, or require further information, please contact Marie Duffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakfield Trust, established in 1996 in Clondalkin, is a community based social enterprise. Oakfield Trust was established in response to the need from community based projects and agencies to find suitable premises in the Clondalkin area. At that time community projects were concerned with a number of property related issues as: availability and suitability of premises, location and quality of premises, rental rates, security of tenure and terms & conditions of tenancy agreements, e.g. length of leases etc.
All profits from Oakfield Trust are reinvested in the above named companies and/or have been used to support other community based projects and social enterprises in the Clondalkin area. Oakfield Trust, as a pilot initiative, also manages a small commercial business park in Clondalkin. This initiative is proving positive and could possibly be replicated and/or used as leverage for other initiatives.
Oakfield Trust was established in partnership with South Dublin County Partnership (SDCP), or Clondalkin Partnership as it was then. Our team provide specialist skills in areas such as: spatial planning, property development, financial planning and community based service providers.
Oakfield Trust has provided a range of very critical and significant supports to a number or projects in the Clondalkin area in the form of: feasibility studies, start-up grants, business development supports, project loans, project management and capacity development for social enterprises.