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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.
Formats Available:


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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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)

Men's Shed Funding Application Form 2018
Formats Available:


Calls for Ideas

Call for ideas for

Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018 – ‘A Connected Mayo’

Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 October 2018. The aim of the week is to support and organise initiatives throughout the county that foster inclusion, equality and social connectedness. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of people in County Mayo, to showcase the work of your organisation and/ or to organise a special activity or event which promotes inclusion.

Following on from the success of last year’s Social Inclusion Awareness Week where over 40 showcase events were held throughout the county, this year’s theme is ‘A Connected Mayo’. We are particularly interested in initiatives that explore community responses to social isolation and loneliness.

Types of events and activities could include interesting speakers, exhibitions, coffee mornings, sports events, drama, story- telling, talks and debates, seminars, information events, displays, music recitals, initiatives to improve accessibility, films etc. (the list is not exhaustive). Bear in mind, in keeping with the theme, events should be accessible to all.

A brochure of events is currently being compiled. If you would like to be included in the brochure please complete the attached booking form and return it to the Community and Integrated Development Section Mayo County Council (contact details listed on form) by August 17th 2018. Only free events can be included in this year’s brochure. Please submit a separate booking form if you plan to run more than one event.

The up-to-date schedule, further information on events and booking details for all events will be available from mid-September.

 Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week is being co-ordinated by Mayo LCDC’s Social Inclusion and Community Working Group. If you would like more information or would like to explore ideas please drop an email to community@mayococo.ie  or contact Cora or Síofra on 094 9064377.

 

Mayo Local Community Development Committee is made up of community and statutory representatives working to make Mayo a more inclusive county. It is a sub-committee of Mayo County Council. Click here for further information on Mayo LCDC.

Brochure Listing Form (Document)

Brochure Listing Form
Formats Available:


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 pcreighton@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 Guidelines 2018 (doc - 125 kb)


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


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