Stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future

With twelve days of Christmas shopping to go, Champion Green is urging consumers to stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future Boxing Clever at Christmas for a Happier New Year With twelve days of Christmas shopping to go, Champion Green is urging consumers to stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future. […]

Multiple €1,000 grants and free training now available for local projects led by remote workers in 2023

Remote work has presented myriad opportunities for rural and regional communities to grow and regenerate. With the support of an Irish social enterprise, communities across Ireland have been using remote employment as a tool to create social, economic and environmental impact locally. Where employment is truly remote, it enables employees to work, live and participate […]

Power for the people – Renewable Electricity auction now open for community energy

The first auction for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 1) is open for applications from today, Monday 9th March, with the first auction due to take place over the summer. It is the first time community led renewable energy projects will be recognised and supported in Ireland. Over 3,300 Gwhrs of renewable electricity will […]

‘Rural Ireland’ Is Far From Dead

‘Rural Ireland’ has the ability to become an economically powerful region in its own right, according to the director of one of the region’s key funding agencies which covers the Midlands region. With its key strengths of people, energy and resources connected, David Minton, director of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) believes that […]

If we want flourishing communities, we must invest in women

In a letter this week to the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for urgently-needed funding to be restored to women’s community groups in Budget 2016. Eilís Ní Chaithnía, Membership Development Officer with NWCI, said, “Austerity and cutbacks over recent years have disseminated […]

COCA-COLA Thank You Fund Awards €125K to Organisation Encouraging Activity in Their Communities

Overall winner, Irish Olympic Handball Association, is awarded  €25k in funding   ·        10 other groups receive grants of €10k each   Coca-Cola Ireland today revealed the names of the 11 winning non-profit organisations who will be awarded grants from the €125,000 ‘Coca-Cola Thank You Fund’.  The Irish Olympic Handball Association was announced as the overall […]