Workshops on Human Rights and Equality Funding Scheme
A workshop on Human Rights and Equality Funding Scheme will be taking place on 14 March 2019 10am-1pmThe Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Rd, Galway, The Scheme will support activities in Ireland that advance economic and social rights and equality in relation to housing, accommodation, health, decent work
To register for the scheme contact email@example.com To find out more information see below
The Community Foundation for Ireland has announced the Older Persons’ Fund. This is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities.
The Fund builds on the CFI long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities, having already invested over €1m in this area to date.
In 2019, there are two categories that grants are available for:
Inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles – Grants of up to €7,500 will be available to organisations working towards inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles
Supporting older peoples’ voices at local & national level – Grants of up to €7,500 will available to organisations working towards supporting older peoples’ engagement in advocacy.
Contact UsIf you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, please contact the grants team on (0)1 874 7354 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications will be strictly 4.30 p.m on Thursday 14th March 2019
Social Innovation Fund has announced four new funding opportunities
Mná na hÉireann: Women of Ireland Fund – to support charities and social enterprises that seek to enhance the economic mobility of women, and is designed specifically to equip these organisations to expand their business acumen, drive growth and deepen their impact across Ireland.
Children and Youth Education Fund – improve access to higher and further education for students (including the full primary school cycle and up to the age of 25) who are affected by disability or disadvantage.
Children and Youth Mental Health Fund – o provide meaningful, lasting support to innovative mental health programmes and initiatives that reach out to children and young people before and during the societal, academic, physical, and emotional pressures of early adolescence and early adulthood.
The Ignite Fund – to spark meaningful social impact in communities across Ireland by providing support to some of the most innovative charities and social enterprises in any of the four categories below;
Announced by the then Minister for Education and Skills in December 2017, the aim of the 1916 Bursary Fund is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education.
The Fund will supports students from target groups who are currently under-represented in higher education over the course of three years of study. It provides them with a bursary of €5,000 per academic year to support them in their studies. A significant proportion of these students will be lone parents and those studying both part-time and full-time are eligible to apply. An individual can be in receipt of both a 1916 bursary and a SUSI grant, if they are eligible. For more information or to make an application please follow the link below.
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland in association with the European Commission Representation in Ireland invite you to a Citizen’s Dialogue workshop
Have your say! “What is the role of the EU in supporting a more equal society?”
Almost 113 million people, or over 22% of the EU population, are at risk poverty and social exclusion. In Ireland approximately 750,000 people are at-risk of poverty. In a year when the European Parliament elections take place in a Europe which faces many challenges, including Brexit, migration, climate change and delivering social rights, these citizen’s dialogue workshops will ask how can we strengthen social solidarity and ensure that no-one is left behind. These workshops are open to everyone and will provide a good opportunity for discussion on the issues.
This free workshop will take place on
Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City
Registration at 9:30am Workshop 10am-1pm
A light lunch will be provided at the end
Hugh Frazer, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University. Hugh is the former coordinator of the European Social Policy Network which advises the European Commission on social policy and former Director of the Combat Poverty Agency.
Paul Ginnell, Director of European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland
Panel members: Ann Irwin, Galway City Community Network, Representatives from the European Commission and from community and voluntary organisations
Registration: If you would like to attend any of the workshops you can registerhere.
National Community Event May Bank Holiday Weekend (4th – 6th May) 2019
Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019 (4th to 6th of May 2019). Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. Events could be centred around food, sport, the environment or health and culture.
The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.
Events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4th – 6th May 2019). The days will be getting longer and the summer will be just upon us. The success of this initiative lies in having local communities coming together to plan events that will work best for their area. This celebrations belongs to everyone. We don’t want to tell communities what they should do, events will be very much driven by communities. These could include themes around sport, history, baking, anything that will help neighbours to come together. It could be as simple as neighbours coming together for a cup of tea and a chat.
Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ committees within the Galway City administrative area. Closing date: Monday, 25th March, 2019 at 4 pm
If you have any questions please contact Caroline Quirke on 091 536808 or email to email@example.com