Children’s Minister James Reilly has announced funding of €1.5 million for the ‘Learner Fund 4’ to assist practitioners in Early Childhood Care and Education to upgrade their qualifications.
Pre-school providers will be able to submit an online application, on behalf of their staff member, for a subsidised training course under the ‘Learner Fund 4’.
To be eligible, the staff member must be currently working directly with children in a registered Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme setting and meet the criteria for the Learner Fund 4, which will be set out in the application process. A maximum of one staff member per ECCE setting will be eligible to receive funding under Learner Fund 4.
Learner Fund 4, which will be administered by Pobal with the focused support of local City and County Childcare Committees, will open for applications in January 2016. Full details of the eligibility criteria and how to apply will be announced in the near future and will be available on the Pobal website.
If you have been flooded you may be able to get financial help from the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. The means-tested scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding. The scheme aims to provide financial support to people who have suffered damage to their home. It is designed to alleviate hardship rather than provide full compensation for damage.
If you have been affected by flooding and meet a means test you may be eligible.
What is covered by the scheme?
1. Emergency income support payments.
2. Damage to your home and its essential contents, such as:
- Household appliances and bedding.
3. Structural damage may also be considered.
What is not covered under the scheme?
- Commercial and business losses
- Losses covered by an insurance policy
- Loss or damage to private rented accommodation or local authority accommodation
To apply for Humanitarian Assistance you should complete the Humanitarian Assistance application form (pdf). This form is also available from your local office.
Where available you must include the following with your application:
- Evidence of household income (payslips etc)
- Estimates for repairs or replacement
- A copy of your insurance policy
- Paid invoices/receipts
- Any other information which may support your claim
To apply for Humanitarian Assistance contact the Department of Social Protection’s representative (formerly known as the Community Welfare Officer) at your local office.
Applications have now opened for the St Stephen’s Green Trust General Grant – it will be the only round in 2016.
The 2016 General Grant Scheme will focus on:
- Prisoners / Ex-prisoners
Initial deadline: 29 Jan 2016
To read the full guidelines, including the two step process for applying, please download the guidelines / application form document here.
For queries in relation to the SSGT General Grant Scheme please contact: Orla O’Neill, Grants & Development Director, PO Box 950, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Tel: 045-480666; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.ssgt.ie
Do you want to make a difference by sharing your experience and raising awareness in Ireland!
EIL Seed Fund is now OPEN to help you with any activities, events or Global Citizen Award action project(s) which will raise awareness about the people and issues you have encountered by providing successful individuals and groups with grants of up to €200! Your action project can have a real impact on the way Irish people think about global issues and in turn bring about real change in the world. Grow your idea into action!
You may face financial barriers, time constraints or be unable to access the necessary help and support. The EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant Scheme exists to assist you overcome these barriers by providing successful applicants with funding, guidance and support to implement their own awareness-raising projects. You can apply to the Seed Fund as individuals or as part of a group.
Some of the Main Features
For more info see: http://www.eilireland.org/development-education/seed-fund-micro-grant-scheme
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Welcome to Our Shared Platform
Information & Fundraiser Night
Monday 21st December 2015 @ 8pm to 10pm
In the Glass House Hotel, Sligo
Tickets €5.00 + A Raffle on the night
Christmas time is a special time of the year, yet for some, it can be a very distressful time; would you like to know why some people cannot socialise properly; why they behave differently when they are taking Alcohol or other mind altering substances. They can recover given the correct information
What the World Health Authorities have to say on Addiction
Fifteen minute presentation on the ROOT of the problem
Guest Speaker: Mr John Waters, National Journalist and Author
Also speaking on the night
- Recovered Addict
- Recovered Gambler
- Family member of Alcoholism in the Home
- Survivor of Suicide and Depression
Attend this presentation and you could help change the lives of a family member or a friend
A Common Sense Approach to Complicated Issues
Reg: Office No 3 Charles Street Sligo. Company No, 548570 Tele: 0868941991
Burleigh House, Ellison Street, Castlebar, Co, Mayo Tele 0868702062
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