Virgin Media TV to broadcast first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards are to be broadcast on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) on Sunday 11th November, and hosted by popular TV presenter Karen Koster, it was announced. The significant new Awards are aimed at honouring the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects are making to communities all over Ireland. Nearly 30 […]

MACE team with Johnny Sexton for new community initiative

MACE, Ireland’s longest serving convenience brand in Ireland, has teamed up with Ireland and Lions superstar out-half Johnny Sexton to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a coaching masterclass to one lucky school or club around Ireland.   Part of BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE symbol brand in Ireland, the retail chain recently […]

Féile na nÚll – Celebrating Apples and Community In Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Let’s get juicy! It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll, the 3rd annual Apple Festival taking place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan this Saturday. And you can bring your own apples to get them juiced.   Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple […]

Applications Open For 2018 HSE National Lottery Grants

Applications have opened for organisations and community groups involved in healthcare to apply for this year’s round of HSE National Lottery Good Causes Grants. Almost 1,300 projects received more than €3.9 million in grants ranging from €500 to €10,000 last year. The grants have been vital in helping organisations to continue and expand the provision […]

350,000 Euro in Funding and Support Available for People with the Best Ideas and Projects to Tackle Social Problems

A Geodesic Dome; A Rickshaw Service for the Elderly; A Solution to the Housing Crisis – just some of the ideas that have won funding and support so far. What will the Irish population think of this year? SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social […]

Deadline Extended for community food growing grant applications for Energia Get Ireland Growing funding pool

Community food growing is at the heart of GIY (Grow it Yourself) and, thanks to Energia a fund of €75,000 is available to apply for now. Due to the phenomenal response to the Energia Get Ireland Growing, the deadline has been extended until the 26th of January. Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are available […]

Family Resource Centres receive €2.1 million in additional funding

Family Resource Centres around the country are receiving an additional €2.120 million in funding to fund small works and the upgrading of equipment. The ‘one-off’ funding is being provided through Tusla – Child and Family Agency and according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone shows that support for such centres […]

Groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative Local groups in every county are being encouraged to apply for funding under the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2017. […]

Member of Council of State Ruairí McKiernan launches stirring call to action #NewIrelandRising

Sunday April 24th is the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1916 Rising and the reading of the proclamation. To mark it social campaigner and member of the Council of State Ruairí McKiernan has released a powerful short video called ‘A New Ireland Rising’. It is a stirring reflection on 1916 and a call […]

Host your own coffee mornings in aid of Irish Seed Savers 2016

Host a coffee morning this Spring. Spend with friends, family and neighbours, drink coffee and tea, and invite guests to bring a treat to share. Download our seed catalogue, poster, and order forms from our website, or give us a call and we will send you a pack so you can host your own event. […]

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