Community Facilities Scheme 2017
Tipperary Local Community Development Committee is seeking applications from community groups for funding under the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government’s Communities Facilities Scheme 2017
On 10th March 2017 the Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, announced a new Capital grants scheme for disadvantaged urban and rural areas. The Scheme will run initially from July 2017-December 2017 and is focused on providing small-scale capital grants to help grass roots community projects get underway or take the next step towards completion.
In County Tipperary the Scheme is being administered, on behalf of the Department, by Tipperary Local Community Development Committee along with the five Municipal Districts of Tipperary County Council.
The aim of the Scheme is to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level by providing access to small-scale capital grants. The Scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project. The maximum amount of €1,000 is small, acknowledging that there would be other grant schemes for larger works. This would cover the cost of, for example, office equipment, project resources, research facilities or maintenance of premises, etc. for voluntary groups.
Applications are now being invited for funding under this Scheme.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 30th June 2017 at 5pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
It is anticipated that Municipal Districts will make their final decision to approve or deny applications at their meetings during September 2017.
The Application Form and a Scheme Guidelines Document are attached and are available for download here on Tipperary County Council’s website.
For any queries please email: email@example.com
HSE National Lottery Funding Grants
Applications are now being invited by the HSE for National Lottery Funding Grants.
This funding is distributed by the HSE each year to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects.
The HSE is advertising in regional newspapers over the coming weeks for applications, and you may wish to share this notification among your professional or local networks.
All of the information required, including application forms, is now available on www.hse.ie/lotterygrants
Completed Application Forms must be returned to the local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO).
Closing Date for Applications – 17:00 on Friday 26th May 2017.
Applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their application no later than Thursday 31.08.2017.
For more, please visit www.hse.ie/lotterygrants
Cooperation with Northern Ireland 2017 Scheme
During 2017 the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs will operate a Scheme of funding support, for Projects which seek to enhance, celebrate or commemorate the artistic, cultural, musical, film or heritage of the Island of Ireland on a North/South basis.
The Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs operate a Scheme of funding support, for Projects which seek to enhance, celebrate or commemorate the artistic, cultural, musical, film or heritage of the Island of Ireland on a North/South basis.
Projects funded under this scheme need to be creative and innovative and examples of projects which could be considered for funding under the scheme include, but are not limited to, projects which:
- Promote co-operation and joint initiatives between organisations and institutions on a North/South basis;
- Promote cultural tourism on a North/South basis;
- Promote the provision of cultural outreach programmes on a North/South basis.
Details of this year’s scheme can be found here. Please use the application form provided here. Closing date for applications is May 19th.
Arts & Disability Ireland and the Arts Council announce details for the 2017 Arts and Disability Connect scheme
This scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work. It offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring and training.
Arts and Disability Connect has three funding strands
- Arts and Disability Connect New Work – 2 awards of up to €8,000 each – for more established artists with a strong track record
- Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring – 5 awards of up to €2,000 each – for artists at all stages of career development including emerging artists
- Arts and Disability Connect Training – 3 awards of up to €1,000 each – for artists at all stages of career development, including emerging artists
Application process and deadline:
All application forms, guidelines and information documents can be downloaded here: www.adiarts.ie/connect
A completed application form along with all supporting material must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using WeTransfer by 5pm on 4th May, 2017.
Contact Arts & Disability Ireland at 01 850 9002 or email email@example.com.
Bursary for training to become a Motivational Interviewing Trainer
The National Addiction Training Programme (NATP) have a bursary of €5,000 available to support applications from individuals to take part in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Training New Trainers (TNT) programme that is taking place in Malahide in October 2017.
The application for the TNT is formidable and closes on May 15th. As the TNT workshop can only offer 120 places and is open to applicants from all across the world, MINT expect the training to be oversubscribed before the closing date. Please encourage all potential applicants to apply as early as possible. Full details of the application process can be found on…
Individuals who successfully complete the TNT will be eligible to receive financial support from the NATP in return for providing some MI training free of charge in the 12 months following the TNT. The specifics of the training can be agree with the NATP and other relevant parties closer to the time.
All applicants who wish to be considered for financial support must notify the NATP in advance of submitting their TNT application to MINT. This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting necessary financial support towards;
- Application costs
- TNT Workshop Fee
- Accommodation costs
Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017 was recently launched by the Department of Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, and is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential. The scheme is specifically targeted at towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. A National Fund of €20m will be made available on a competitive basis for projects developed at local level. The Department have indicated that they will approve nationally up to 300 projects, to be commenced in 2017 and completed by mid 2018.
The focus of the Scheme is on rejuvenating Ireland’s rural towns and villages to make them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential.
An advert/notice will be appearing this week in the local newspapers seeking submission of Expression of Interests from interested town/village groups under the terms of this Scheme.
All expressions of interest will be assessed by the Council based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline. A maximum of 15 proposals can be selected for County Tipperary, including those put forward by the Council itself, for development into detailed applications which will be submitted by the Council to the Department. It is the Department who will make the final selection and approval of projects to be funded by the Scheme.
Project proposals must include activities that will have clear positive impacts on the town or village making them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential. Extra priority will be given to projects which stimulate economic activity in the town/village and between it and neighbouring townlands.
Up to 80% of the total cost of a project can be provided for any individual project; 20% match-funding has to be provided. A town/village project application can include several linked components to support the rejuvenation of the town/village. The minimum grant which is available is €20,000 and the maximum, generally, is €100,000.
The Department’s 2017 Scheme Outline document and Expression of Interest form is attached for your information. Any interested town/village group must complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to the Community & Economic Development Section, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or email email@example.com no later than 12noon on Friday 26th May 2017.
Additional information and an expression of interest form are attached to this newsletter.