Primary Schools have an opportunity to win a School Garden with GIY’s ‘Know It All’ Championship

GIY’s Michael Kelly and Dig in Diner’s Muireann Ní Chíobháin have joined forces with award-winning illustrator Fatti Burke to launch a riotous, fully-illustrated kid’s allmanac guide to growing and cooking food through the year. It is called ‘GIY’s Know-it-Allmanac’ and is a month-by-month guide to growing, cooking and eating food for all the family. To […]

Search is on for best young Food Entrepreneurs in Laois

Registration is now open for GROW2CEO – a unique competition to find Irelands’ next young food entrepreneurs. GROW2CEO is a collaboration between Cully & Sully and GIY. The campaign was launched today in Cork by food entrepreneur Cullen Allen from Cully & Sully and Mick Kelly founder of GIY. GROW2CEO will give students and teenagers […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Laois for Applications

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.   GIY and Energia are calling on people across […]

Community groups invited to apply to €75,000 Energia & GIY ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund

Community groups and voluntary organisations from all across Ireland are now invited to apply to the Energia Get Ireland Growing and GIY fund 2019, as the €75,000 pool of funding opens for applications today. Groups and organisations have from today until January 18th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further […]

Nationwide Search For New Ideas To Tackle Social Problems

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS from across the country gathered in the RDS in Dublin on Tuesday, May 14th, to pitch for a place on the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards Programme. The annual Awards are supported by DCC plc, the international sales, marketing and support services group. Social Entrepreneurs such as Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien of FoodCloud, […]

14 New Cottage Markets To Open Across Ireland

14 new Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by The Ireland Funds. The 14 new market locations are in addition to the 15 markets already established by the initiative in 2017. And today, GIY is […]

GIY Offer Companies Top 5 Tips For National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2018

Employers across Ireland are being urged to sign up for Ireland’s fourth National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday, April 13th 2018 an event which aims to improve employee well-being through promoting better exercise and nutrition in the workplace.   GIY (Grow It Yourself) know that time spent in the garden is good for your mental and physical health. GIY […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Funding Granted To Projects in Laois

The community food growing fund ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ created by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia has awarded a fund of €75,000 to food growing projects all across Ireland. The teams behind 86 community projects will each receive funds for their unique projects. The recipients include community groups, schools, NGOs and Not for […]

Laois Schools Encouraged To Enter Ireland’s Best Young Food Entrepreneur Search

GIY and Cully & Sully are on the search for Ireland’s next best young food entrepreneurs and are encouraging secondary school students across the country to register for the ‘GROW 2 CEO’ competition before the registration deadline of March 14th 2018.   ‘GROW 2 CEO’ combines food growing and entrepreneurship to inspire students to grow their own […]

Community Groups Across Laois Invited To Apply For Support

A fund of €30,000 is announced by GIY with the support of The Ireland Funds for the establishment of 10 new GIY Cottage Markets across the country during 2018. In 2017, the fund supported the establishment of 15 Cottage Markets for the first time with many of these markets being the catalyst of at least […]

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