350,000 Euro in Funding and Support Available for People with the Best Ideas and Projects to Tackle Social Problems

A Geodesic Dome; A Rickshaw Service for the Elderly; A Solution to the Housing Crisis – just some of the ideas that have won funding and support so far. What will the Irish population think of this year? SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social […]

Deadline Extended for community food growing grant applications for Energia Get Ireland Growing funding pool

Community food growing is at the heart of GIY (Grow it Yourself) and, thanks to Energia a fund of €75,000 is available to apply for now. Due to the phenomenal response to the Energia Get Ireland Growing, the deadline has been extended until the 26th of January. Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are available and […]

Family Resource Centres receive €2.1 million in additional funding

Family Resource Centres around the country are receiving an additional €2.120 million in funding to fund small works and the upgrading of equipment. The ‘one-off’ funding is being provided through Tusla – Child and Family Agency and according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone shows that support for such centres […]

Groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative Local groups in every county are being encouraged to apply for funding under the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2017. […]

Successful Project in Laois awarded funding from Energia Get Ireland Growing

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants from a fund of €70,000 for 2017. Grants will be awarded to the successful food growing projects planned by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.   The teams behind […]

Member of Council of State Ruairí McKiernan launches stirring call to action #NewIrelandRising

Sunday April 24th is the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1916 Rising and the reading of the proclamation. To mark it social campaigner and member of the Council of State Ruairí McKiernan has released a powerful short video called ‘A New Ireland Rising’. It is a stirring reflection on 1916 and a call […]

Host your own coffee mornings in aid of Irish Seed Savers 2016

Host a coffee morning this Spring. Spend with friends, family and neighbours, drink coffee and tea, and invite guests to bring a treat to share. Download our seed catalogue, poster, and order forms from our website, or give us a call and we will send you a pack so you can host your own event. […]

Pieta House calls on people to look out for each other after Christmas

Suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House has called on people to be mindful of each other as we make the sometimes difficult transition from Christmas into January and the New Year. This comes as the charity reports a massive increase in calls for its services in January every year.       “Christmas is a […]

No Happy Christmas for Family Carers

Since the recession began family carers have feared what they would face in the budget. What was austerity for the community at large hit the carers harder. Each year The Carers Association lobbied hard. We presented pre budget submissions and they were well attended by elected members. We talked with them and they seemed to […]

Local Development Companies Empowering Communities – Kelly

The Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. has stated his support for the work of Local Development Companies (LDCs).   The Minister was speaking yesterday at the official opening of the LEADER Village at the National Ploughing Championships. The LEADER Village hosts a range of Irish food, craft and tourism projects supported by […]

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