Creative Ireland Open Call

Leitrim County Council seeks proposals for projects as part of the Creative Ireland programme, which was launched this year by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries. Creative Ireland is an all of government programme at the heart of which is collaboration – collaboration between artists and communities, between culture and industry, between… Read More »

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

Environmental Awareness Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small… Read More »

Call for Community Services Projects

On the 17th of May 2017 the Minister for Social Protection announced a new call for proposals from organisations seeking funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP).   Your local SICAP Programme Implementer Leitrim Development Company have been asked to nominate one suitable applicant organisation from County Leitrim.   The call for proposals is targeted… Read More »

National Volunteer Conference in Sligo

To celebrate Sligo’s prestigious designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017, Volunteer Ireland are delighted to hold this year’s National Volunteer Management Conference in a new city on the 30th of May. We are excited to be part of Sligo’s 2017 programme of events. The National Volunteer Management Conference provides the opportunity to spend some quality time… Read More »

Irish Rural Link Annual Conference

Irish Rural Link Annual Conference and AGM will take place on the 5th May 2017 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone from 9.30am – 2.30pm. Registration from 9.00am. More details about the conference and the speakers are available here

HSE National Lottery Funding 2017

The HSE has been allocated National Lottery Funding for distribution to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects. Completed Application… Read More »

Early Years Capital 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has announced that €4m is being provided to improve childcare services. The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is being made available to childcare centers, crèches and other early year services under three strands: ·    Strand 1: Additional childcare places ·    Strand 2: Building improvements… Read More »

Town and Village Enhancement Funding Call opens

Community organisations including Tidy Towns groups in Leitrim can now apply for funding to enhance their towns and villages. The funding is available for expenditure on capital and assets which can lead to improved town and village centres and also for access to various facilities and amenities around and close to towns and villages etc.… Read More »

New Community Facilities Scheme Announced

The Communities Facilities Scheme is targeted at disadvantaged urban and rural areas, but not exclusively so.  It will fund capital projects or elements of projects that seek to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level. The Scheme which has a total allocation of 2m euro will be a welcome boost… Read More »

Local Homeless Initiative Planned

Local Homeless Initiative Planned Concerns regarding the impact of local homelessness in Manorhamilton and the North Leitrim area were discussed at Tuesday’s February 21, 2017 North Leitrim Community Development Network meeting in the Bee Park Community Centre. Pat Love, who presided at the meeting due to the unavoidable absence of Chairperson Thomas Kelly, explained that… Read More »