Archive for November 2022

28 11,2022

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys launches Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors

PRESS RELEASE: 28 November 2022   Ireland’s first ever National Outdoor Recreation Strategy Over 2.7m visitors take part in outdoor activities Strategy will deliver major economic and health benefits €14 million announced to develop adventure tourism projects Focus on Hiking, Cycling, Wild Swimming, Kayaking & more National Walks Scheme to be expanded to 150 trails…
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28 11,2022

New €3 million creative climate action fund launched by Government

Friday, 25th November 2022 Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan, today launched a €3 million fund to support imaginative creative projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioural changes. Applications for the scheme…
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24 11,2022

Report from Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

Enhancing participation of people with disabilities With this report, the Committee considers how the participation of people with disabilities in different spheres of life can only come about when we treat people with disabilities with presumed capacity for independent thinking and living in contributing to society. Read the report below; Participation of People with Disabilities

24 11,2022

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys and Minister English launch Ireland’s first ever National Hub Summit

Number of remote working hubs to pass 300 in major new milestone Almost 10,000 users now on Connected Hubs platform Rural Counties given financial firepower to lure workers from the cities Minister announces new national hub strategy and pilot scheme to match employers and employees to hubs across the country New ‘anchor tenants’ initiative and…
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23 11,2022

PPN November Newsletter out now!

Dear PPN Members, Please see below our November 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected] ppn-november-newsletter-2022

23 11,2022

Ministers Humphreys and Joe O’Brien announce €10 million Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills

PRESS RELEASE! 18 Nov 2022 New Community Support Fund to assist thousands of community groups across the country   Support available for Parish Halls, Community Centres, Local Development Associations, Social Clubs, ICA Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds and more   Small grants to help groups with running costs and rising energy bills…
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17 11,2022

Minister Joe O’Brien announces over €44 million for the Government’s Social Inclusion Programme

Media Release 16th November 2022 Minister Joe O’Brien announces over €44 million for the Government’s Social Inclusion Programme An increase of €1.3 million (3%) for SICAP in 2023 All areas across the country to benefit   Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien, T.D., has today, (Wednesday, 16th November 2022) announced over €44 million…
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15 11,2022

Our Rural Future: Minister O’Brien opens Rural Ideas Forum focused on A Socially Inclusive Rural Ireland

Media Release 15th November 2022   Latest in the series of engagements under Our Rural Future discussing the challenges and opportunities that impact on rural communities and economies. More than 100 rural stakeholders and practitioners joined Minister O’Brien to discuss tackling exclusion and isolation in rural Ireland.    Minister of State with responsibility for Community…
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14 11,2022

Ministers Humphreys, O’Brien, Chambers and Rabbitte announce €54.5 million package to support disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups

Media Release Tuesday, 8th November 2022 44 initiatives to be rolled out under Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2023 Projects to support disadvantaged communities, vulnerable groups, the elderly and people with disabilities Big focus on providing sporting and educational opportunities to young people The Government has today (Tuesday, November 8th) published the Dormant Accounts Action Plan…
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14 11,2022

Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien launch €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with energy costs

PRESS RELEASE 13 Nov 2022   Financial supports to be paid out to groups as early as end of 2022 New scheme designed to support sector with increased energy bills Application process to open on Monday November 21st   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD,…
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