Communities Integration Fund – Deadline 30 March 2017
The Communities Integration Fund will fund actions by community organisations to promote integration in their local communities.
The intention is to provide funding and support for communities across Ireland to play a greater role in promoting integration by providing practical support to facilitate social inclusion among the migrant population.
A total amount of €500,000 will be made available in 2017 to local community based groups to promote integration in their area e.g. local sporting clubs, faith-based groups, theatrical and cultural organisations.
Grants/funding may be provided up to a maximum of €5,000 depending on the size and nature of the project.
Activities may include, for example:-
- activities aimed at introducing newly arrived migrants to the community
- measures to encourage migrant participation in local civil and cultural activities (and complement existing programmes and activities)
- measures to encourage involvement in local sports clubs, theatre groups, youth clubs, after school clubs, scouts, dancing troupes, choirs, drama/theatre groups, parent& child groups, etc.
- measures to link migrants with opportunities in the community (including employment)
Further information and an application form is now available:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com using WeTransfer by 5pm on 4th May, 2017.
Contact Arts & Disability Ireland at 01 850 9002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Response Support Measure
There is an allocation of €0.75million under the CLÁR programme for the First Response Support Measure. This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional and Rural Affairs and is open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and are involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts.
It is important that applicant groups/organisations can demonstrate that they are formally established e.g. registered charity or not for profit etc. and are recognised as an acceptable supplementary support body by public service bodies such as An Garda Síochána and the HSE in relation to such activities.
Documentation should provide a clear evidence base for the assistance being requested and should be submitted directly to the Department at email@example.com, by the 5th of May and on the attached application. Any queries in relation to this scheme should be submitted to the Department via firstname.lastname@example.org also.
NB All Enquiries directly to the Department in relation to this funding measure. More information is attached to this newsletter.