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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your audience seats.
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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:
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.
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