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Community Enhancement Programme 2019

Community Enhancement Programme 2019

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 2019.

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 9064397.  Applicants are encouraged to read the application guidelines prior to completing the application form.

Completed Applications should be returned by email to community@mayococo.ie or by post to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Áras on Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Thursday 30th May 2019.

Applications will not be considered after this date.

Please see Application Guidelines and Application Form links below:

CEP 2019 Application Guidelines

CEP 2019 Application Form

http://www.mayococo.ie/en/media/Media,29142,en.pdf

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)

Measure 3c Sensory Gardens

Contact:

Community Engagement Section

Mayo County Council, Mayo House Moneen, Moneen, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

community@mayococo.ie

0949064337

This scheme is currently closed.

 

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

 

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and is one of a range of measures designed to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

 

The main focus of the Scheme will be on public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities. Measures to encourage town centre living will also be welcome.

 

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. 

 

For 2019, the main focus of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will be on public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities. Measures to encourage town centre living will also be welcome.

It is proposed that the following indicative list of activities (not exhaustive) will be given priority.

  •  Enhancement of streetscape and town environment.
  •  Shop/House front enhancement (especially if done in parallel with other Local Authority Schemes focused on such improvements).
  • The development of initiatives to encourage town centre living.
  • Conducting/commissioning of Town/Village health checks3.
  • Targeted actions to tackle minor deficiencies in access, services, site development works and other small infrastructural works that may be needed to support town centre enhancement, including housing and/or commercial development and which form part of an overall plan to enhance the town centre.
  • Repurposing of existing buildings in town or village centres to facilitate remote working and/or other community use.
  • Provision/enhancement of local recreational facilities (e.g. Town Parks, walking trails).
  •   Enhancement of heritage and/or other community assets.
  • Tourism initiatives which attract increased footfall to the town/village.
  •   Development of quality marks, such as Purple Flag, Heritage Town, etc.
  •  Branding and promotion of the town/village to attract new customers and/or business investment.
  • Town safety and accessibility enhancements.
  •  Car parking improvements expressly designed to encourage increased footfall in town centres.
  • Projects that support enterprise development may be submitted to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme if they are within the parameters of the scheme but projects of this nature may be more appropriate to the RRDF.

Contact:

Community Engagement Section

Mayo County Council, Mayo House Moneen, Moneen Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

community@mayococo.ie

0949064341

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st May 2019 at 4pm.

 

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.

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  

 

This scheme is currently closed.

 

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Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019


Mayo County Council invites towns and villages within the county to submit Expressions of Interest for inclusion in the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019.

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and is one of a range of measures designed to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

The main focus of the Scheme will be on public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities. Measures to encourage town centre living will also be welcome.

Only one application for any individual town or village can be submitted.

Applicants are encouraged to read the scheme outline prior to completing the Expression of Interest Form.

The Expression of Interest Form and scheme outline is available on www.mayococo.ie and on www.mayo.ie  or by contacting the Community Engagement Section.

Completed Expression of Interest Forms should be submitted to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Mayo House Moneen, Moneen Rd., Castlebar Co. Mayo or by email to community@mayococo.ie.

This scheme is currently closed.

If you have any queries, please contact Community Engagement by email community@mayococo.ie or by phone 094-9064341.

Please find outline and expression of interest forms below:

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019 Outline

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019 Expression of Interest

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019 Outline_Gaeilge

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019 Expression of Interest_Gaeilge

 

Community Enhancement Programme 2019

 

Community Enhancement Programme 2019

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 2019.

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 9064397.  Applicants are encouraged to read the application guidelines prior to completing the application form.

Completed Applications should be returned by email to community@mayococo.ie or by post to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Áras on Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

This scheme is currently closed.

Please see Application Guidelines and Application Form links below:

CEP 2019 Application Guidelines

CEP 2019 Application Form

http://www.mayococo.ie/en/media/Media,29142,en.pdf

CLÁR 2019


The CLÁR funding scheme is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage.

Funding is available for the following measures:

Measure 1    Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures such as:

Measure 2    Schools/ Community Play Areas (including MUGAs)

Measure 3   Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

  • First Response Support
  • Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
  • Sensory Gardens

Expressions of Interest for Measures 1, 2 and 3c must be submitted to Community & Integrated Development, Mayo County Council, Cedar House, Moneen, Castlebar, Co Mayo or by email to community@mayococo.ie.

Measure 3a and 3b applications must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Please note only 15 projects under Measure 1 and 2 will be shortlisted by Mayo County Council. Please refer any queries to the Community & Integrated Development Section, Mayo County Council on 094 9064397 or community@mayococo.ie.

The following are the minimum criteria for qualification:

  1. Match funding is available and ringfenced for the project.
  2. All necessary permissions are in place.
  3. Evidence of ownership/lease is available (if applicable).
  4. The facility is/will be open to the public without appointment.
  5. The project conforms to the LECP and/or other local or regional plans.
  6. No funding has been allocated for the same project from any other sources.

 

Full scheme details available here:

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This scheme is currently closed.

Celebrating our communities on Mayo Day

National Community Weekend 4th – 6th May 2019

Mayo Day, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities and unquenchable spirit of Co Mayo, returns for its fifth year on Saturday 4th May 2019.

Mayo Day, Mayo Local Community Development Committee and the Department of Rural and Community Development’s National Community Weekend initiative have funding available for community events taking place from May 4th – 6th 2019.

We’re inviting communities to get involved by organising a local event under the theme of Mayo Day

Mayo Day and National Community Weekend are about connecting with neighbours and friends, strengthening relationships that are already established, opening new lines of communication to one another and fostering inclusivity for everyone.

There are many types of events that you can arrange from a Mayo Day ‘Street-feast’ to a coffee morning in the local Community Centre, a story-telling night, a sing-song or poetry reading, a performance or workshop.  The ways you can get involved in the name of Mayo Day and National Community Weekend are endless.

Typical grants will be in the €100 – €400 range per event.  If a community group has a larger initiative in mind, please contact us at community@mayococo.ie or at 094 9064397 to explore your idea further.  Applications for Irish language events are particularly welcome.

This scheme is currently closed.

Pride of Place Awards 2018

County Mayo community groups were honoured at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards held in Cork City Hall on Saturday evening (November 17).

Balla lifted the best Urban Neighbourhood/Village with a population between 300 and 1000 with the Erris branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association coming runners up in the Community Wellbeing Initiative category.

Mayo was represented by three projects at the awards – Balla, Erris IWA and Céide Coast Community Tourism project. All three were nominated earlier in the year by Mayo County Council.

Representatives from all three projects were among the 800 strong crowd in City Hall, Cork.

Pride of Place is an annual all-island competition organised by Co-operation Ireland, IPB Insurance and Local Authority partners which acknowledges the work of communities all over the island of Ireland. Judging took place in August and consisted of a site visit to each location with presentations by community representatives of their achievements and tours of the areas.

Spokesperson and Head of Community Engagement for Mayo County Council, Ms Síofra Kilcullen, said ‘We are extremely proud of our three entries who work tirelessly to make their communities better places to live, work and visit. That work goes on every day, and are delighted to get a chance to acknowledge it through the Pride of Place Competition’

A big congratulations to all!‌

Pride of Place 2018 Balla

Pride of Place 2018 Erris

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