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Men's Shed Funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Additional funding of €0.5m has been allocated nationally to the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This is ring-fenced for small capital grants for Men’s Sheds.

€21,739 has been allocated to Mayo County Council.

The application process for this ring-fenced funding will be administered by Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.  All Men’s Sheds in Ireland that are affiliated with the Irish Men’s Shed Association are eligible to apply.

Application forms are available on mayococo.ie or by calling the Community Engagement Section of Mayo County Council on 094 9064377.

Completed Applications should be returned to Mayo County Council, Cedar House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or by email to community@mayococo.ie  

 

The closing for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday 31st August 2018.

 

Men's Shed Funding Application Form 2018 (Document)

Application form for the Men's Shed Funding under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.
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Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development invites applications for inclusion in the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. 

The programme is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic Community Plan. Funding is for capital projects only and projects should demonstrate added value. 

The programme will offer grants under the following two categories;

Category 1

Small scale capital projects up to a maximum of €1,000

 

Category 2

A limited number of medium scale capital projects will be considered for funding up to a maximum of €20,000

Application forms and guidelines are available on mayococo.ie and mayo.ie or by calling the Community Engagement Section of Mayo County Council on 094 9064377.  Applicants are encouraged to read the application guidelines prior to completing the application form.

Completed Applications for Category 1 and 2 should be returned to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Cedar House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or by email to community@mayococo.ie  

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Monday 30th July 2018.

Applications will not be considered after this date.

LECP

Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Application Form (doc - 281 kb)


Community Enhancement Programme 2018 Guidelines (doc - 125 kb)


Community Funding

The CLÁR Programme

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme which provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered the greatest levels of population decline.  The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas by attracting people to live and work there.  The funding works in conjunction with local funding and on the basis of locally identified priorities.  Funding is available under two measures to be operated by Local Authorities for a range of School and Community projects:

Measure 1 Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2 Play Areas (incl MUGAs)

Contact:

Community Engagement Section

Mayo County Council, Top Floor, Cedar House, Moneen Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

community@mayococo.ie

0949064337

This scheme is currently closed

 

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The aim of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme is to support the revitalisation of towns and villages in order to improve the living and working environment of their communities and increase their potential to support increased economic activity into the future.  The scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. 

The following are indicative lists of the types of activities that can be supported (these lists are not exhaustive).

  • Projects that support entrepreneurship (e.g. development of Enterprise Hubs, Hot Desk Facilities, Digital Hubs, Creative Hubs, training facilities)

  • Integrated approaches to developing individual sectors within the town and/or its environs (e.g. artisan food hubs, craft hubs)

  • Projects which demonstrate collaboration between town centre businesses and the surrounding area to produce economic benefit

  • Targeted actions to tackle minor infrastructural deficiencies in access, services, site development works and other infrastructure that may be needed to support town centre housing and commercial development

  • Tourism initiatives

  • Enhancement of heritage and/or other community assets

  • Town safety and accessibility enhancements

  • Provision/enhancement of leisure facilities (e.g. Town Parks, walking trails)

  • Conducting/commissioning of Town/Village health check

  • Development of quality marks such as Purple Flag, Heritage Town, etc.

 

Contact:

Community Engagement Section

Mayo County Council, Top Floor, Cedar House, Moneen Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

community@mayococo.ie

0949064337

This scheme is currently closed

 

Community Gain Investment Fund (CGIF)

The Community Gain Investment Fund was established in 2011 following a condition by An Bord Pleanála, in its decision on the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline, to provide funding which would benefit the local community.

A Community Development Plan for the Area was prepared by Mayo County Council.  An Investment Fund of €8.5 Million over a period of 5 years was paid by the developer in trust to Mayo County Council.

The Community Development Plan was subject to consultation with the local community and others to ensure it provided a broad range of initiatives, mainly for the benefit of those communities that lived closest to the Gas Pipeline development.

Applications for funding were invited annually, and assessed by a representative Evaluation Committee, under a number of categories, namely Arts Heritage and Culture, Marine Agriculture and Enterprise, Health and Social Services, Training and Education, Infrastructure, Sport and Recreation, and Tourism.

While the fund was fully committed by the end of 2015 with no new funding to be granted, activity is still ongoing in relation to the drawdown of grants approved.

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Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week

A Connected Mayo

October 15th to 21st 2018

Brochure of Events

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place this year from October 15th to 21st 2018. The purpose of this week is to highlight and celebrate social inclusion groups, initiatives and activities within Mayo and the valuable supports that are provided throughout the year.

This year’s theme is ‘A Connected Mayo’ and the events and activities which will be happening during the week are all centred around connectedness.

The brochure can be downloaded from this link (zoom to enlarge) and will be available in community venues and libraries from next week onwards.

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/MayoSocialInclusionWeek/

The website will be updated in the next few days with all events listed:   https://www.mayosocialinclusionweek.com/

Please see attached Brochure for list of events:

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week Brochure (Document)

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week Brochure
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Joint Policing Committee - Latest News

Mayo Women’s Support Services, a frontline service of Safe Ireland

Not Recognising Coercive Control Means that Domestic Violence Has Been Escaping the Attention of Vital Agencies

        Mayo Women’s Support Services Tells Mayo Joint Policing Committee

 Bernadette Byrne, Assistant Manager of Mayo Women’s Support Services (MWSS), told the Mayo Joint Policing Committee on Friday, September 14th, that domestic violence is too often escaping the attention of vital agencies, including those in social care and policing, because the offence of coercive control has not, up until now, been taken seriously or has been minimised.

Coercive control is a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other psychological or emotional abuse that is used to control and limit the freedom of an intimate partner or a family member.

Ms Byrne was addressing the committee on the topic of domestic violence and the recent ground-breaking legislative changes which have been introduced with the new Domestic Violence Act 2018.  The Act was signed into law in May this year, but is yet to be commenced.

This new Act recognises, for the first time, that coercive control is a criminal offence and significantly that violence within an intimate relationship should be viewed as an aggravating factor in sentencing.  

 “The recognition of coercive control forces us to focus not only on incidents of physical violence but on the cumulative patterns of abuse and the denial of human rights that is at the core of domestic violence,” Ms Byrne said. “This means that there is a much better opportunity to identify, recognise and prevent the pernicious patterns of control and abuse that cut down women’s choices, that limit their freedom and that too often end in tragedy.”

She said that, when commenced, these progressive changes will have a significant impact on how agencies and communities will respond to domestic violence, helping to keep more women and children safe

She said that MWSS warmly welcomes the new Act, adding that it signals the Government’s understanding that violence in intimate relationships is the most serious breach of trust. She said that their service and women and children around the country now looked forward to seeing the provisions of the Act commenced as soon as possible.

MWSS is a frontline service of Safe Ireland, the national social change agency working to end domestic violence.

For more information contact:           094 90 25409  Mobile:  087 6569672

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