Request for Submissions For Loneliness Taskforce

By | March 21st, 2018|

Senator Dr. Kevin Swanick, has recently established Loneliness Taskforce in collaboration with Seán Moynihan of ALONE to coordinate an All-Ireland response to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. Click here for more information

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Out of School Education Provision

By | March 21st, 2018|

The Department of Education and Skills and TUSLA Educational Welfare Services have jointly established a Working Group to carry out Action 88 of the DEIS Plan 2017 – ‘Review the current out of school and second-chance provision to inform future supports in this area’. The Working Group is now inviting written submissions from interested persons or parties on the provision of future supports in this area for consideration. Please see links for further information and application forms 1a Press Release  1 Final Submission Advertisement  2 Final Submission Invite  2 Final [...]

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KRSP Board of Directors Application Form

By | March 14th, 2018|

  Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) has 2 PPN positions representing Sports and Active Recreation on its Board and is seeking expressions of interest from the Kilkenny PPN. KRSP’s Vision is an active vibrant community, vitalised by sports and recreation opportunities that are accessible to all. KRSP’s Mission is that KRSP will work collaboratively with others to empower people and communities across Kilkenny to create an environment that supports lifelong participation in sports and active recreation for all. For more information and Nomination Form Please Click Here

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“Getting Citizens Online” Training Scheme

By | March 12th, 2018|

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment is funding community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide citizens with basic digital skills training under the “Digital Skills for Citizens” Grant Scheme. The scheme aims to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of today’s digital world. Training classes are provided free of charge with a view to removing a key barrier to digital adoption. Training is targeted at people over 45, farming communities, small business owners, the unemployed, persons [...]

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Submission Questionnaire – Connecting for Life

By | January 23rd, 2018|

CONNECTING FOR LIFE, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020 was launched in 2015. The Vision of Connecting for Life is an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide and Strategic Goal 2 is to support local communities’ capacity to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour. This includes the development of local multi-agency suicide prevention plans. Development and implementation of these plans is the responsibility of HSE Mental Health but it is vital that we get the perspective of every community, voluntary and statutory organisation and agency so that [...]

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Safeguarding 1, 2 and 3 – The Children First Act

By | January 10th, 2018|

Since 11th of December 2017, The Children First Act, commenced which imposes certain requirements on clubs and all those involved in coaching and volunteering in sports. Please see attached Safeguarding I 2 and 3  

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National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Kilkenny

By | January 10th, 2018|

The goal is to record elements of our national and local living heritage that are still being practiced and passed down from generation to generation. If you are aware of any practices, customs, traditions, crafts and other forms of intangible cultural heritage in Kilkenny, you are invited to make submissions to the National Inventory. The emphasis is on living intangible heritage. The call for submissions will be open until 31 January 2018. You can make the submissions directly to the Dept. (see application form attached). If you have any queries you [...]

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