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Call for Input on the development of a national volunteering strategy

By |2018-12-10T13:59:38+00:00December 10th, 2018|News|

THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT have published a ‘Call for Input’ on the development of a national volunteering strategy. The document poses a number of questions on the current state of volunteering in Ireland, the challenges faced by volunteers and organisations and how we can develop the future of volunteering. Answers to these questions will inform the development of a national volunteering strategy. Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services have been advocating for a national volunteering strategy for many years and this [...]

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Enabling Inclusive Communities – New Report by Pobal

By |2018-12-03T14:29:19+00:00December 3rd, 2018|News|

A new report by Pobal has underlined the importance of the State valuing and supporting the community, voluntary and not-for-profit sector. The report - Enabling Inclusive Communities: Achievements, Challenges & Future Directions - followed a series of regional seminars between November 2017 and April 2018 on the theme of ‘enabling inclusive communities: achievements, challenges and future directions’. The 5 seminars, attended by representatives from 247 organisations, provided an opportunity for Pobal to engage directly with community stakeholders across a range of programmes, while providing a reflective space to identify what was working [...]

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CALLAN & THOMASTOWN DRAFT LOCAL AREA PLANS

By |2018-11-27T15:41:34+00:00November 27th, 2018|News|

CALLAN & THOMASTOWN DRAFT LOCAL AREA PLANS Kilkenny County Council invites submissions on draft local area plans for Callan and Thomastown. Comments on the plans must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 20th December 2018. View plans at https://consult.kilkenny.ie/en/consulta ... -plan-2019 and https://consult.kilkenny.ie/en/consulta ... -plan-2019

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16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women

By |2018-11-20T15:40:59+00:00November 19th, 2018|News|

Violence against Women  16 Days campaign against Violence against Women which will take place from November 25th – December 10th.  There will be various awareness raising event co-ordinate by the Carlow Domestic Abuse Network over the course of the campaign.  #Change the Conversation.    For more information  - Click on the links 16 facts 16 days Myth Postcard 1 No Woman ever deserves Abuse    Myth Postcard 4 - She must've known      Myth Postcard 3 - She must've done something to deserve it         Myth Postcard 2 - Domestic Violence is a Private [...]

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The Enterprising Community by Senan Cooke

By |2018-11-13T11:59:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|News|

Recently published book by Senan Cooke  - A Bottom up perspective on the capacity within communities to regenerate. Enterprising Community Flyer - click here to view                Endorsements of Senan's book click this link to view

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Disability Federation of Ireland – Make Way Day

By |2018-11-12T15:06:20+00:00November 12th, 2018|News|

MAKE WAY DAY 2018 – Disability Federation of Ireland – have released Media Coverage follow up report and survey on this day. At a glance, the campaign: Featured on RTE News TV and RTE Radio 1, Morning Ireland with Sean O’Rourke, Reached over one million people on Facebook alone Trended no.1 on Twitter for over 4 hours Featured in 27 Newspaper articles Was spoken about on 18 Regional radio stations Featured in Numerous Online publications, including Joe.ie  - to view Media Coverage - click this link to view survey report

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Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme

By |2018-11-12T14:48:27+00:00November 12th, 2018|News|

This is an initiative under the Government’s National Digital Strategy, which is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, to provide free basic digital skills training for citizens who do not have the confidence or skills to use the internet. Training classes are taking place in every County nationwide with classes advertised locally, times and venues are arranged to meet the needs identified by citizens. Organisations who are interested in receiving training classes can also contact the Grantees to organise group training for up to 10 citizens per class. [...]

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Charities Governance Code

By |2018-11-12T14:28:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|News|

The Charities Regulator launched the Charities Governance Code, which sets the minimum standards, which everyone on the board of a registered charity, should ensure their charity meets in order to effectively manage and control their organisations. It was launched by the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development Seán Canney, consists of six principles of governance.  These are: advancing charitable purpose; behaving with integrity; leading people; exercising control; working effectively; being accountable and transparent.    To download a copy of the https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/media/1609/charities-governance-code.pdf

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‘Be Winter Ready’ 2018-2019 Campaign

By |2018-11-12T14:08:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|News|

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), together with the Office of Emergency Planning (OEP), produced the ‘Be Winter Ready’ leaflet for 2018-2019. Winter readiness is a challenge for individuals and communities across Ireland each year, and the campaign is designed to raise awareness of practical steps to keep safe through the winter months ahead. https://drcd.gov.ie/community/be-winter-ready/ For more information click on these links. Be Winter Ready Booklet 2018       Click here to view Poster

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CHARITY IMPACT AWARDS – F.A.O. Community Groups

By |2018-10-23T10:28:15+00:00October 23rd, 2018|News|

CHARITY IMPACT AWARDS -  F.A.O. Community Groups The Charity Impact Awards celebrates the positive impact charities and communities groups make in people’s lives by telling the stories of these organisations and the people behind them. The Charity Impact Awards are closing for nomination on the 23 October. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take part and shine a light on the work of your organisation. #CharityImpactAwards18 Find out more at www.charityimpactawards.ie Last year we had 118 organisations entered the competition, with over 30,000 votes and 37,000 people visiting www.charityimpactawards.ie​. [...]

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