Community Development

Current Funding Opportunities for Voluntary Groups

Calor Community Champion Opens for Applications Calor wants to encourage communities across the island to join it on a journey or sustainability, and so it is launching it’s 2014 Community Champion around the theme of sustainability, featuring a prize fund … Continue reading

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Waste Prevention ideas for communities

Waste prevention is any initiative to reduce waste, water use, energy use or use of materials. This can be something done by the Community, Homes, Businesses, Schools, and Festivals with your local authority or other organisations. You can also look … Continue reading

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Europa Nostra Awards 2015

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by … Continue reading

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Local Artist leaves an impression on Tús

The elaborate and thought provoking work of Wendy Miles which she completed while participating on Tús has been attracting a lot of positive attention recently.  This corresponds with Wendy’s sculptor trail which is now open for view at An Sanctoir in … Continue reading

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Macroom ‘Good Lives’ Project

The Good Lives Project is a new programme based in Macroom leading to a Level 4 FETAC Major Award in Employment Skills plus additional equestrian components. Aim: To provide learners with key employment skills or to enable them to progress … Continue reading

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Care Ring Scríocht at the Top of the Rock, Pod Páirc and Walking Centre in Drimoleague

The Care Ring project is designed to counter social isolation in the predominantly rural areas of West Cork. Care Ring is a free voluntary service which provides regular telephone contact to people who live alone or in isolated circumstances. The phone … Continue reading

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Museum/Heritage Centre Training Course

The West Cork Development Partnership in association with the Irish Museums Association is delighted to announce the roll out of a Museum/Heritage Centre Training Course in West Cork.  This course has been devised specifically for voluntary-run projects by the Irish … Continue reading

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Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014

Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund 2014 The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund is a €290,000 fund established to give local communities a welcome boost by providing grants to support their work in enterprise creation, financial education and employability initiatives throughout the Island … Continue reading

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JobsPlus Employer Incentive

Employers and Jobseekers alike should be aware of the Department of Social Protection’s JobsPlus Employer Incentive scheme. New Jobs, Less Cost! The JobsPlus Incentive is a new employer incentive, which encourages and rewards employers who offer employment opportunities to the … Continue reading

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Old Head Signal Tower

Congratulations to the Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower Heritage Group who have recently been awarded €364,000 from Fáilte Ireland for the restoration of the Old Head Signal Tower and recreation of the Flag-and-Ball Signalling System. This project is one of … Continue reading

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