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Health Ireland

Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.

Healthy Ireland has come about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities – is leading us towards a future that is dangerously unhealthy, and very likely unaffordable.

The many risks to the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland include some which are obvious: issues such as overweight and obesitymental healthsmokingalcohol and drugs. Healthy Ireland seeks to provide people and communities with accurate information on how to improve their health and wellbeing and seeks to empower and motivate them by making the healthy choice the easier choice.

We also now know that many of the factors that influence a person’s health and wellbeing, such as their education level, income, housing and work conditions are determined by social, environmental and economic policies beyond the direct responsibility of the health sector.

This understanding calls for a partnership approach in all the actions Healthy Ireland is taking to achieve a healthier Ireland. The health sector alone cannot address these problems – we must collectively change our approach.

This is what Healthy Ireland is about – making Ireland a healthier nation through cultural change, operational change and mindset change. Everyone has a role to play in taking care of our physical and mental health for the initiative to be truly successful.

Healthy Ireland aims to create an Ireland where health and wellbeing is valued and supported and on everyone’s agenda in a meaningful way.

Healthy Mayo Initiative

Mayo LCDC through the Health and Wellbeing Working Group together with Mayo Children and Young Persons Services Committee (CYPSC) have received funding through the Healthy Ireland Fund Strand 1 for a number of initiatives including:

  • Hearth Art Project

  • Activity Friendly Environments project

  • Developing a supportive environment for outdoor play in Early Childhood

  • Health and Well Being Plan 0-3-year olds

  • Healthy Ballina Initiative                                                                                                            

  • LGBTI Youth Project                                                                                                                  

  • Tobacco Free Signage

  • Mayo Edible Landscape Project

  • Conference addressing the dropout of girls in Sport & Physical Activity

  • Healthy Mayo Sports Equipment Library and Primary School Little Athletics Programme

  • Sexual Health Training

Contact:

Community Engagement Section

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

community@mayococo.ie

0949064337

www.healthyireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

CLÁR 2019 - Open for Applications


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 by Thursday the 11th of April 2019.

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:

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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