• Playing Outside Grant 2021- Applications deadline closed
    by Bernie Furlong on September 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Playing Outside Grant 2021 The deadline for application closed at 5pm on Friday 10 September 2021. Pobal is pleased to announce that the 2021 Playing Outside capital application process is now open following recent funding from the Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). Funding totalling €5.5 million is available to help childcare […] The post Playing Outside Grant 2021- Applications deadline closed appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Information and Resources for the Community and Voluntary Sector on Operating Safely During COVID-19
    by Bernie Furlong on September 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

    On 30 December, 2020, it was announced by Government that the entire country would remain in level 5 restrictions until midnight on 31 January, 2021 and on 6 January, 2021, new Level 5 restrictions were announced. On 30 March, 2021, changes to take place from April were confirmed by Government and on 29 April, 2021, […] The post Information and Resources for the Community and Voluntary Sector on Operating Safely During COVID-19 appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Pathways to Work: Minister Humphreys announces over €7.5 million in funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities
    by Rob Hannon on July 30, 2021 at 11:11 am

    45 projects to receive funding benefiting almost 2,300 participants, including 27 former Ability Programme providers Grants of up to €200,000 to improve employment skills and provide educational opportunities Focus on providing supports to people with disabilities to start their own business Package is a key part of Government’s new ‘Pathways to Work’ Strategy Minister for […] The post Pathways to Work: Minister Humphreys announces over €7.5 million in funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien announce €4.5 million in COVID-19 Stability funding for community and voluntary groups
    by Bernie Furlong on July 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Some 180 organisations to benefit from cash injections of between €2,000 and €200,000 Supports aimed at groups that provide critical services within the community More than €46 million now provided in COVID-19 Stability funding since onset of Pandemic Almost €4.5 million in funding is to be provided to 180 community and voluntary organisations, charities and […] The post Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien announce €4.5 million in COVID-19 Stability funding for community and voluntary groups appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Taoiseach and Minister O’Brien acknowledge SICAP at 2020 Annual Progress Report launch
    by Bernie Furlong on July 3, 2021 at 10:41 am

    An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, joined Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, today (Saturday, 3 July 2021) to launch the 2020 Annual Progress Report for the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The Programme, funded through the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), is Ireland’s primary dedicated […] The post Taoiseach and Minister O’Brien acknowledge SICAP at 2020 Annual Progress Report launch appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 published
    by Bernie Furlong on June 15, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman T.D. has published the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020. This annual report – the eighteenth in the series – provides a detailed overview of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector in Ireland, including the  numbers of children […] The post Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 published appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • 27 Ability Programmes launch digital tool for disability programmes
    by Bernie Furlong on May 31, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Friday 28 May 2021 27 Ability programmes nationwide, have collaborated and produced a digital ‘mapping’ tool, using existing creative software, to provide the public with information, resources and access to each programme: ‘Ability 27 Padlet’. The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys T.D. released this statement today in relation to the Ability 27 Padlet; “I […] The post 27 Ability Programmes launch digital tool for disability programmes appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 is Open
    by Rob Hannon on May 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and Pobal have extended the deadline for completing the Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 on Early Years Hive. The survey is now in its 19th year and continues to be a key resource, giving a detailed  snapshot of the sector and providing successive governments […] The post Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 is Open appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien launch €10m Community Fund
    by Bernie Furlong on May 6, 2021 at 10:23 am

    10 million Covid Stability Fund to support community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises Supports for organisations which deliver critical services to the vulnerable Community centres providing social services can also apply for funding Fund to prioritise groups who have not received support since onset of pandemic Applications have opened for a €10 million […] The post Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien launch €10m Community Fund appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Extension to the Community Services Programme (CSP) Support Fund (April 2021)
    by Bernie Furlong on April 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Mr Joe O Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities has announced additional funding of €3.2m for the Community Services Programme (CSP) 2021 Support Fund, in line with the extension of other Government wage support schemes up to end of June 2021. This brings the total amount allocated under the […] The post Extension to the Community Services Programme (CSP) Support Fund (April 2021) appeared first on Pobal. […]