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:
Clonmel/ Cahir District Grant Schemes 2017
Please note below and the documents attached in relation to
two separate Grant Schemes which are now open for applications in Clonmel Borough District:
- Community Grant Scheme 2017 and
- Clonmel and Cahir Town Painting & Enhancement Scheme 2017
Applications forms, Scheme Conditions and maps showing the designated area for the Painting Scheme in Clonmel and Cahir are available on the www.tipperarycoco.ie website and attached to this email.
Carrick-on-Suir/ Fethard District Community Grants Scheme 2017
This Community Grants Scheme is formulated to assist community groups in the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District in meeting their running costs (current costs) and in finding new projects which create an asset for the community (capital costs). The scheme is funded from the General Municipal Allocation.
The groups that may be assisted include:
• Tidy Town Committees
• Community Committees
• Parish Councils
• Sports, arts or heritage committees
• Burial Ground Committees
This list is not a complete one. Groups will have to show that they are democratic in nature and community based. In practice, this means that the group’s constitution and the minutes of the most recent annual general meeting will have to be submitted.
Groups will also have to be members of the Public Participation Network, must be tax compliant, and generally must be compliant with any regulations relevant to their activities.
*Find more details and the application form attached to this
Sage Foundation Enterprise Fund
We are delighted to announce that the Sage Foundation has launched a $1 million Enterprise Fund to back the brightest ideas from charities.
What is it?
§ The fund will support: new initiatives, help organisations raise more income or enhance existing and proven activity.
§ The foundation are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate an enterprising approach and innovative solutions to issues in the community.
Who is it for?
§ The fund is open to charities and non-profits delivering change to young people (under 25), women and girls and military veterans lives in the local community.
§ All applications that fulfil the fund’s eligibility criteria will be considered however, they are really keen to support organisations that are currently small but have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change.
How do they benefit?
§ Grants between $5,000 – $35,000 will be awarded
§ Closing date April 5 2017
§ The $1 million is split across now and the second round in July 2017
Find out more here.
How to apply
- Click here to check if your charity is eligible for Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund
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