The Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Mr Seán Kyne T.D., today (2 August 2018) welcomed the ‘Go Live’ of a new online facility for the purchase of dog licences, a joint initiative of Local Authorities and An Post…Continue reading.
A new jobs initiative to support the development of social enterprises and increase employment for people with criminal convictions was launched in the Probation Service on 2 July.
The ‘Kickstart’ Seed Fund programme will provide matching grants of up to €30,000 to organisations providing employment to former offenders and persons leaving prison. A total of €300,000 has been approved for the programme under the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme.
The closing date for receipt of applications under the ‘Kickstart’ Seed Fund programme has been extended to Friday, 31 August at 5 p.m.
Further details in relation to the scheme and the application process can be accessed here .
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring T.D., today announced the provision of €500,000 to support the work of Men’s Sheds throughout Ireland. This capital funding provides small grants to individual Men’s Sheds in order to enable them to purchase equipment or to carry out minor works to improve their premises… Continue reading.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring T.D., today, announced a major investment package for digital services and facilities in public libraries. The investment will enable ICT infrastructure upgrades, meeting space technologies and digital learning suites in public libraries across the country…Continue reading.
People living in urban areas are more likely to face barriers to social inclusion, according to new research published by the ESRI and Pobal.The study uses data from participants in the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)…Continue reading.