• Minister Humphreys announces almost €1 million in funding to support and improve 446 walking trails
    by Bernie Furlong on August 10, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Grants of up to €3,000 to be provided to 175 community groupsFunding for the purchase of maintenance equipment and to promote the use of trails by visitors Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday, 10th August) announced funding of almost €1 million to support and improve some 446 walking trails […] The post Minister Humphreys announces almost €1 million in funding to support and improve 446 walking trails appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • DAF Scaling Fund for Social Enterprise
    by Bernie Furlong on July 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Innovative €1.5 million Scheme to increase the impact of social enterprises Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today (29th July 2022) announced a Pilot Dormant Accounts Funded €1.5 million Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise designed to improve the impact and sustainability of social enterprises that address economic, social and educational disadvantage.  The […] The post DAF Scaling Fund for Social Enterprise appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Community Services Programme (CSP) – National Information Event
    by Bernie Furlong on July 28, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    A National Information Event regarding the Community Services Programme (CSP) was facilitated by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and Pobal on Thursday, 28 July 2022. The event was attended by community groups and organisations currently supported by the Community Services Programme and provided an introduction and overview to the key elements associated […] The post Community Services Programme (CSP) – National Information Event appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Ministers McGrath and O’Brien launch the Government’s Social Inclusion Programme Annual Report
    by Bernie Furlong on July 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Report details numbers of groups and individuals supported in 2021 ‘Learning Brief’ – A comparison of Women and Men supported by SICAP also published Programme internationally recognised with UN award Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, joined Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, today (Tuesday […] The post Ministers McGrath and O’Brien launch the Government’s Social Inclusion Programme Annual Report appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes United Nations Public Service award for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
    by Bernie Furlong on June 23, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Social Inclusion Programme recognised as key to the COVID response. Poverty reduction and support for communities key Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, today (Thursday, 23rd June 2022) welcomed the announcement that the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) won a 2022 United Nations Public Service Award, The […] The post Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes United Nations Public Service award for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister O’Brien announces funding of €20.8 million for the community and voluntary sector
    by Bernie Furlong on June 3, 2022 at 9:19 am

    The Scheme to Support National Organisations 2022-2025 provides multi-annual core funding 81 national community and voluntary organisations will be funded under the Scheme €20.8 million will be awarded over the three year period Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, today announced funding of €20.8 million over the coming three years […] The post Minister O’Brien announces funding of €20.8 million for the community and voluntary sector appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister Joe O’Brien announces New Applicants to the Community Services Programme (CSP)
    by Bernie Furlong on May 20, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, has today (Friday 20th May, 2022) announced seven new entrants to the Community Services Programme (CSP). Seven organisations based in Monaghan, Dublin, Cavan, Galway, Tipperary, Donegal and Limerick are entering onto the programme and funding is being provided by the […] The post Minister Joe O’Brien announces New Applicants to the Community Services Programme (CSP) appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/2021
    by Colm O’Rourke on May 13, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has launched the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report for 2020/21. The report is produced annually by Pobal on behalf of the DCEDIY and is the nineteenth in the series to date. The comprehensive report provides a detailed overview of the Early Learning and Care […] The post Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/2021 appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister Joe O’Brien announces pilot projects to support Local Authority engagement with marginalised communities
    by Bernie Furlong on May 4, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Minister of State for Charities and Community Development, Joe O Brien TD, today announced four pilot projects to support engagement with marginalised communities in planning and decision making processes. Four Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) have been selected to develop and test engagement strategies to support inclusive participation. The project aims to develop toolkits that […] The post Minister Joe O’Brien announces pilot projects to support Local Authority engagement with marginalised communities appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Pobal Awarded Platinum Certification under the NSAI’s Excellence Through People (ETP)
    by Bernie Furlong on May 3, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Pobal is very proud and honoured to announce that, that following our recent application to the National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI) and a subsequent three day in-house assessment and evidence based review undertaken by their assessor, Pobal has been awarded Platinum Certification under the Excellence Through People (ETP) accreditation. Platinum is the highest level awarded […] The post Pobal Awarded Platinum Certification under the NSAI’s Excellence Through People (ETP) appeared first on Pobal. […]