Minister Humphreys opens information event for the Community Centres Investment Fund

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The department will host a further information event on Wednesday 1 […]

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas – charity launch Christmas campaign with Páraic Duffy, former Director General of the GAA

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign today, containing a revelation: the secret to combating loneliness and social isolation. Former GAA Secretary General and ALONE Christmas Ambassador Páraic Duffy was joined by older people, Aideen Archbold and Tony Durkan to launch the campaign at The Grayson, […]

Applications now open for community funding in Tipperary, Cork, Laois, Mayo & Offaly

ChangeX in partnership with Greencoat Renewables announces €175,000 worth of Community Fund’s across 7 locations in Ireland, supporting local community groups, schools, and organisations to build sustainable, thriving communities.   The 7 Funds aim to support local teams to either begin new projects or expand on existing projects, creating a positive social or environmental impact […]

Launch of the NCEI – the representative organisation for the Community Owned Energy Generation Sector in Ireland

September 1st saw the launch of Nationwide Community Energy Ireland CLG (NCEI) the representative association of the community owned energy generation sector in Ireland. NCEI’s mission is to maximise the number of 100% community owned energy generation projects in the upcoming State power auctions. NCEI will advocate for policies which advance and buttress the community owned energy […]

Minister Ryan announces package of supports to expand community energy revolution

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has today launched a range of new of measures to ensure communities nationwide will benefit from renewable energy. The package includes: Targeted supports for communities who want to develop their own renewable projects Good Practice Principles that will ensure communities benefit from funds generated by […]

Calling artists and community arts organisations to apply for funding

The second round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, has been launched with a call for artists and arts organisations to apply for funding. The all-island Begin Together Arts Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that […]

Our Rural Future: Call for Category 2 applications to the €1 Billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Funding to support landmark regeneration projects that will transform Rural Ireland Communities urged to put forward projects that will drive economic growth, combat dereliction and breathe new life into town centres Strong focus on converting old buildings into remote working facilities and attracting people back to rural towns and villages The Minister for Rural and […]

Citizens, farmers, business owners and community organisations will be able to sell electricity into the grid under new Microgeneration Support Scheme

Individuals, farmers, businesses and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the grid under a scheme being developed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD. A new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) is being designed to provide a route to market for citizens and communities. This will allow […]

Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded under the National Retrofit Programme and is now open for applications. It offers grant support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the country. The Scheme supports […]

Details of Transitional LEADER Programme announced

Programme will bridge gap between EU LEADER programming periods Initial allocation of €20 million to support locally-led rural development Key focus on building capacity in communities Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced details of the Transitional LEADER Programme which will come into effect in April 2021. The Minister also announced […]

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