Minister O’Brien launches Public Participation Network 2019 Annual Report

Report shows 15,600 voluntary groups registered with the Public Participation Network in 2019 The Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, today (19th November 2020) launched the 2019 Annual Report of the Public Participation Networks. This is the fourth Annual Report on the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), which were […]

Two weeks left for Ireland’s most inspiring clubs, community organisations and projects to enter the National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The National Lottery is calling on community projects, youth projects, charities, sports clubs, arts and heritage organisation all over Ireland to get their entries in for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards ahead of the extended deadline on Friday 27th November. National Lottery Good Causes Awards, with its total prize fund of €95,000, honours the inspiring work […]

New Sports Club Funding Initiative Launched

Legendary rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan to lead judging process Sports clubs of all kind within the county and beyond are the focus of a new club funding initiative just launched under the title Texaco Support for Sport for which a fund of EUR130,000 has been set aside for distribution on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with […]

Order of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 emergency

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps has announced that volunteers are now preparing to provide national support to the Health Service Executive (HSE) following the recent developments caused by COVID-19. The Order of Malta is one of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland and is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency Services’ resource […]

Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is […]

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. On Tuesday 3 March, the National Public Health Emergency, chaired by Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer […]

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 […]

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools

innocent’s ‘Big Grow’ is back, recruiting a whole new bunch of the littlest veggie growers with the mission to help kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Now in its 9th year, innocent will once again partner with the growing experts at GIY and give primary school kids the chance to grow their own […]

Waterways Ireland Event Programme for 2020 has opened to applications from communities across the inland waterways

The Waterways Ireland Event Programme for 2020 has opened to applications from communities across the inland waterways. Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities across 100’s of waterway communities nationwide. Involving angling, canoeing, rowing, sailing and […]

Join Brain Injury Support Group for families in Laois

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is encouraging families affected by brain injury to join their support group in Laois. Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 new brain injuries are acquired from causes including stroke, road traffic accidents, brain tumours, falls and assaults. According to the national brain injury charity, brain injuries can happen to anyone at […]

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