Social Innovation Fund Ireland announces winners of €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund

Minister of State Seán Kyne, T.D today announced the winners of the €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund at the National Ploughing Championships.

The fund was set up to provide grants and supports to innovative projects that strengthen community resilience and have a social, environmental or economic impact. The €500,000 fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, is supported by Tomar Trust and the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.

Minister of State Kyne publishes a National Average of Local Digital Readiness

Minister Welcomes Local Authority Release of Local Digital Readiness Assessments

 The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, today published a summary of local digital readiness assessments as part of a drive to develop local digital strategies for each local authority area… Continue reading.

Minister Kyne announces funding of €115,000 for Volunteer Ireland to update their I-VOL database

The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Sean Kyne, TD, today (11 September 2018) announced the provision of funding of €115,000 for Volunteer Ireland to update the I-VOL database.

This database, the operational costs of which are funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, is the national volunteering database. It is the daily working tool used by Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Information Services nationwide to post volunteering opportunities and match people who want to volunteer with organisations seeking volunteers… Continue reading.