Category: News

PPN April Newsletter Out Now!!

We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you along with the Fundingpoint Newsletter with almost 80 pages of funding info. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. In this edition we are delighted to showcase the work by PPN member group, Caislean Raithin Residents’ Association. Aine O’Loughlin…
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Our Rural Future: Government’s blueprint to transform rural Ireland

29th March 2021 Unprecedented opportunity for Rural Development post COVID-19 Major focus on attracting Remote Workers to rural communities Revitalising town centres, rural jobs, adventure tourism, green economy and island development central to new policy Broadband roll-out to bring new opportunities in areas like eHealth, remote learning, online trading and new technologies Five-year strategy will…
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Our Rural Future – Minister Humphreys Op Ed

Op-Ed by Heather Humphreys TD – Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development   This week, the Government published Our Rural Future – our new five year policy for rural Ireland. It comes on the back of one of the most difficult years in our country’s history. Covid-19 has changed the way we live,…
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Covid-19 Relevant Information Portuguese version

For more information and assistance you can contact your Social Inclusion Liaison Officer, Ana Silvestre 087 601 9266. For all COVID-19 updates see

WORKSHOP: Preparing an Annual Report

You are invited to attend a free workshop on how to prepare an Annual Report   About this Event: This  workshop is for community organisations and is offered by Galway Volunteer Centre and the Carmichael Centre. The aim of the 2-hour workshop is to help participant prepare an effective Annual Report from the perspective of the Board Members, Directors, Trustees. This…
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NDA Vocational Rehabilitation Survey 2021

The National Disability Authority (NDA) would like to consult with persons with acquired disability and or long term health conditions about supports for employment on their journey back to work.   Through the questions in this survey, the NDA would like to understand people’s views on what the NDA has called ‘An Individuals journey through…
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Grow it Forward Campaign

The pandemic has seen a record number of people turn to growing their own food and discovering the joy and pride that brings. The process of seeing a seed turn into a seedling and eventually food you can eat is full of magic and no shortage of optimism. Grow it Forward is all about sharing…
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Minister O’Brien welcomes the role of PPNs in the development of the next Climate Action Plan

Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities, has welcomed today’s launch of the Climate Action Plan Public Consultation. This process is being used to develop Ireland’s next Climate Action Plan and will support the update of the Climate Action Plan…
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CLÁR Scheme 2021

CLÁR 2021 Announced. Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development  launched the 2021 CLÁR programme on Monday March 15th 2021. Please find the link to the Press Release HERE. Details of the various measures, including the relevant Scheme Outlines, are available on the DRCD Website HERE. Measure 1, 2 and 3(a) applications will only…
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Minister Humphreys launches €5.5 million CLÁR 2021 programme

Minister Humphreys launches €5.5 million CLÁR 2021 programme 10% increase on 2020 funding New Innovation Measure to support communities to develop and test new project ideas & encourage outside the box thinking Community Gardens and Allotments also to be supported Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Monday, March 15th) announced…
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