Some Notes for you

Prime Time is airing a programme on Local Government and Its Effectiveness on Tuesday the 13th of May. If you would like to attend, call Aisling on (01) 2083494 or email to reserve your audience seats.

Also if you would like to submit a comment you can email

Communities Creating Jobs (CCJ) is a movement of ordinary people based throughout Ireland who wish to do something positive and innovative on a voluntary basis to address the twin issues of unemployment and involuntary emigration.

Here is their latest newsletter:   CCJ SpringNewsletter.

As part of National Volunteering Week (12th – 18th May) celebrations, Cork Volunteer Centre will be visiting Douglas to promote volunteering to individuals and non-profit organisations locally. This is a chance for Cork Volunteer Centre staff and volunteers to meet with people who may not otherwise be in a position to access the service in person or through the internet.

Cork Volunteer Centre events in Douglas are scheduled as follows:-

·       Volunteer:Cork exhibition in Douglas Library throughout the week

·       Outreach Event: Douglas Library Tuesday 13th May 2pm – 5pm

·       Outreach Event: Douglas Library Wednesday 14th May 2pm – 5pm

·       Outreach Event: Douglas Library Friday 16th May 10am – 1pm

If you have any queries or require any further information please contact:

Emily Harrington


Cork Volunteer Centre

70 Shandon Street, Cork


Minister Ring Launches New Community Tourism Initiative to Reach Out to Diaspora

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, launched a new Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The initiative, a joint partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and the 34 Local Authorities (under the auspices of the County and City Managers Association), will provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

The initiative is jointly funded by Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and the local authorities will be administered at county level where local authorities will seek applications for support from local community events.  The objectives of the initiative are:

  • To provide support in the form of small-scale funding incentives to community-based tourism events that have the capacity to carry through on the legacy of The Gathering in 2014 and beyond;
  • To create a national network of local events with the capacity to deepen diaspora links and networks that have been developed or re-activated during The Gathering year;
  • To foster the growth of strong county diaspora networks on the basis that diaspora relationships are rooted in ‘people and place’.

With an estimate of up to 700 local events capable of being supported and with each of these reckoned to have the capacity of attracting up to 50 visitors, the potential maximum impact of the fund could be an additional 35,000 visitors to Ireland each year over the next three years.

For more information, click on the following link:

Hi all here are some details on upcoming grant/funding

Caring Communities grant Rounds 2014

A. Caring Communities 

Round 4 will be open for applications on 3rd June 2014. This round will have two categories, Travelers and LGBT Communities. Full Criteria and Application Forms will be on the website from 3rd June. The closing date for Round 4 will be 31st July 2014.

B. Older Persons’ Fund Grants supporting Older People is now under the separate Older Persons’ Fund. Round 2 will open on 3rd June and close on 31st July 2014.

Further Information:

Dulux Let’s Colour Project 

Dulux Inviting Applications for Let’s Colour Project.

All entries must be in by 5pm on 2 May 2014

Go to: for application details.

Cork County Council
South Cork Division Community Fund Scheme and Community Contracts 2014 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd May 2014 at 4pm.

Further information:

Public Area Enhancement Scheme 

The Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., announced in March that €2.975 million would be provided to local authorities for a dedicated Public Area Enhancement scheme for the busy summer tourist season. This additional, once-off fund is being provided to support local

authorities’ efforts to prepare and maintain their public areas in an effort to maximize the economic benefits

that can flow from increased visitors to their towns, cities and counties. The funding has been allocated to all city and county councils on a proportional basis. All work undertaken should be additional to work already

planned and must also be supplemented with 25% matching funding from the local authority.

Flagship Investment Grant 

The objective of the Flagship Investments Grant Round is to support non-profit organisations to become

effective, impactful leaders in their field. Funding may be used to support either programme costs or core

operating costs. The Ireland Funds will accept applications from 1st–30th April 2014. The deadline is 5pm

GMT and late applications will not be accepted. Projects will be notified of decision the last week of

September 2014. Contact The Ireland Funds in Dublin at (01) 662 7878 or

Western Division – Amenity Grants Scheme & Community Fund Scheme 2014
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17th April 2014
Further information: 

The Irish Social Enterprise Network 

(ISEN) have announced the launch of its online Social Enterprise Directory, which it hopes will become the

definitive listing of social enterprises and support organisations in Ireland. 

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