Author Archives: Teresa

Telephone counselling service to open every day over Christmas

Telephone counselling and support service Connect is to extend its hours during Christmas to open every evening from Wednesday, December 16 through until Sunday, January 3. Connect is a free, confidential and professional telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood and will open from 6-10pm each evening. People can call… Read More »

Age Friendly Technical Advisor in Local Authorities

An Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor in every Local Authority in Ireland. Minister of State, Peter Burke, TD, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage officially launches the Local Government Age Friendly Technical Advisors. Today in Dublin’s Custom House, Minister of State, Peter Burke, TD, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage officially launched the… Read More »

Men’s Health in Numbers launched December 10th

The launch coincides with the 21st anniversary of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, an organisation that HSE Health & Wellbeing partners with, to deliver a programme of activity to support men’s health. It includes the publication of two research reports: 1. Comprehensive Trends Report that describes changes in significant markers of men’s health on… Read More »

Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien announce €1.7m COVID-19 supports for community and voluntary groups

An additional €1.7 million is being provided by the Government to support community and voluntary groups to deal with COVID-19. The funding, under the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, is in recognition of the important role played by community and voluntary organisations across the country as we head towards the Christmas period. The additional investment was confirmed… Read More »

Four Leitrim Enterprise Centres awarded funding boost

Four enterprise centres in Leitrim have received a boost of funding under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. €333,295 is winging it’s way to the county to help enterprise centres in Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo and Manorhamilton provide resources, space and services to Leitrim businesses. The Hive in Carrick-on-Shannon gets the biggest slice of the fund with €139,637 of… Read More »

Community Education Scheme 2021

Applications are invited from Community and Voluntary Groups based in Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim who wish to avail of grants under the above scheme. Applications should be received by the respective county office no later than Friday, 18th December 2020. Please see the list of offices below. Community Education Funding Guidelines 2021 Community Education Scheme 2021 Application Form Scéim… Read More »

Dementia Awareness Online Training

Aim To raise awareness and a better understanding of dementia in our communities, and inspire individuals and organisations to take actions to include and support people with dementia and their families.  Online training for ·Individuals ·Staff members of public and voluntary led services ·Local businesses ·The wider community Training content ·Facts about dementia ·Signs and… Read More »

Be Winter Ready

The government’s Be Winter Ready campaign aims to assist households in preparing for severe weather and coping with it when it actually happens. By taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events. During periods of severe weather, it is important to obtain the latest information, through listening to the weather information… Read More »

Leitrim Development Company finance training for social enterprises

Leitrim Development Company is aware of the financial challenges that groups are facing from the prolonged Covid-19 restrictions. During this time social enterprises are having to dig deep to survive and find new ways of providing vital services. The Development Company wants to support you with an opportunity to discuss your  challenges and ambitions and get… Read More »