Thursday, 16 October
Future Trends in Community & Voluntary Sector Funding and Policy
What factors currently drive government policy on the Community and Voluntary Sector?
What changes in direction are possible or likely in the years ahead?
Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, will address these and other vital topics in his Keynote Address to the 2014 Annual Conference of Clann Credo - the Social Investment Fund.
The venue is the Ashling hotel, Dublin on Thurs. Oct. 16th next - two days after the announcement of Budget 2015. It runs from 9am to 1pm, followed by light lunch.
Robert Watt will provide a first-hand analysis and explanation of factors currently influencing official decision making in government - and likely directions for future policy and funding for the sector.
The session will be Chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University.
Other speakers include Brother Kevin Crowley, Founder, Capuchin Day Centre and Avila Kilmurray, until recently the Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
As Ireland prepares to come out of recession what are the needs and requirements of communities around the country?
Can innovative new measures like social impact investing address key issues, including homelessness?
Don't miss this opportunity!
Who should attend
All with an interest or concern in community and voluntary activity, investing for economic and social value, social enterprise, community business, social investment, social policy and new investment opportunities are welcome to attend.
How to register
€40for community & voluntary organisations, social enterprises and community businesses *
€60for private and public sector organisations*
*Registration fee includes light lunch
Clann Credo Limited, a company limited by guarantee not having share capital with charitable status, CHY13308: Registered in Dublin, Ireland, No: 253147. Registered Office: Irish Social Finance Centre, 10 Grattan Crescent, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Directors: Gary Brennan, Jerry Butler, Tom Finlay, Magdalen Fogarty, Bernadette Lacey, Colin McCrea (Chair),
Emer Ní Bhrádaigh, Grace Redmond, Jim Rourke & Paul Sullivan
Friday, October 10th Mini Grants Application Deadline THIS FRIDAY!!!!
Friday, October 17th Climate Change Challenge Weekend Application Deadline
Monday, October 20th Film Submission Deadline
FREE Training available for One World Week too!!!
Detailed information below
It is time for One World Week!!
A meeting to plan the formation of an Inter-Cultural Forum for the Westmeath Area will take place in Westmeath Community Development, Enterprise Technology and Innovation Centre, Clonmore Business Park, Mullingar at 7.00pm Wednesday 8th October.
This meeting is for immigrants who think it is a good idea to work together to make their voices heard. The need for such a group was suggested during the consultation process for the Westmeath Integration and Diversity Strategy by immigrants from around the county.
The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 7th October, over 300 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.
In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 51 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 23 employment programme positions in the last week.
For further information click here
Road-users urged to get involved in ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ from 6th to 12th October
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging people nationwide to get involved in the seventh annual ‘Irish Road Safety Week’, the national drive to save lives and prevent injury on Irish roads. This call comes as deaths on Irish roads have remained high this year, after increasing for the first time since 2005 last year. This year, ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ will run from Monday 6th October to Sunday 12th October, and the RSA is urging people to get involved in this national drive to save lives.