• Information and Resources for the Community and Voluntary Sector on Operating Safely During COVID-19
    by Bernie Furlong on March 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

  • Local Development Companies proven to play a key role in migrant integration – report finds
    by Bernie Furlong on March 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development today (Tuesday, 23rd March) launched a report: ‘The Role of SICAP in Supporting New Communities’. The report explored the role that the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) plays in addressing the barriers to social inclusion that are experienced by […] The post Local Development Companies proven to play a key role in migrant integration – report finds appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien announce €10 million in COVID Stability funding for community and voluntary groups
    by Rob Hannon on February 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    A €10 million fund is to be established to assist community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, which have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The funding was jointly announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, and Minister of […] The post Ministers Humphreys, McGrath and O’Brien announce €10 million in COVID Stability funding for community and voluntary groups appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Applications now closed for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021
    by Rob Hannon on February 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021  The 2021 Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme application process is now closed.   A total of €8.3 million in funding was available under this grant to support early learning and care services  and school-age childcare services in complying  with […] The post Applications now closed for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021 appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister Humphreys announces Dormant Accounts Funding for Carers & People with Disabilities
    by Rob Hannon on December 22, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Social Protection Minister, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the provision of funding for 17 projects to support and improve employment (including self-employment) opportunities for carers and people with disabilities. The 17 projects will receive funding in excess of €2.3 million. The funding is part of the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2021 and is administered by […] The post Minister Humphreys announces Dormant Accounts Funding for Carers & People with Disabilities appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien launch Pobal’s 2019 Annual Report
    by Rob Hannon on December 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Over €744 million distributed by Pobal to local and national community organisations in 2019. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, jointly launched the Pobal 2019 Annual Report (Thursday, 10th December 2020) alongside Professor Deiric Ó Broin, Chairperson of the Board […] The post Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien launch Pobal’s 2019 Annual Report appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister O’Brien announces additional €10 million funding allocated to COVID-19 Stability Fund
    by Rob Hannon on December 11, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Joe O’Brien, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, recently announced the distribution of the additional €10 million funding allocated to the COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. An additional €10 million was provided for the COVID-19 Stability Fund, during Budget 2021, for distribution in […] The post Minister O’Brien announces additional €10 million funding allocated to COVID-19 Stability Fund appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister Humphreys announces five appointments to the board of Pobal
    by Bernie Furlong on December 8, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Minister Humphreys announces five appointments to the board of Pobal Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the appointment of five directors to the board of Pobal. Pobal work on behalf of the State to support social inclusion and local and community development – delivering over 30 separate programmes for […] The post Minister Humphreys announces five appointments to the board of Pobal appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Minister O’Brien announces extension to the Community Services Programme (CSP) Support Fund
    by Rob Hannon on November 27, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Mr Joe O Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities has announced additional funding of €3.55m for the Community Services Programme (CSP) 2020 Support Fund. This brings the total amount allocated under the Fund to €4.75m. Announcing the funding, the Minister said: “I am delighted to be in a position […] The post Minister O’Brien announces extension to the Community Services Programme (CSP) Support Fund appeared first on Pobal. […]

  • Charity Trustees’ Week 2020 – 16th November
    by Bernie Furlong on November 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Charity Trustees’ Week 2020 kicks off today and for the first time it’s all virtual! This week is a great big THANK YOU to the 73,000 charity trustees across Ireland for the important and tireless work they carry out throughout the year. Charity trustees are the people responsible for leading and managing charities and include […] The post Charity Trustees’ Week 2020 – 16th November appeared first on Pobal. […]