Social Innovation Fund - Ability to Work Fund Closing date: 14th February
The Ability to Work Fund will support not-for-profit organisations to empower more people
with disabilities to gain employment.
Applications are invited from organisations that work with people with an intellectual, physical, mental health, learning or sensory disability who are aged 17 and older.
The organisations must be engaged in creating ways to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities through education, training and skill-building.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14 February 2020.
The funding will be available over three years, from 2020 to 2023.
This is a €1.5 million fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with State Street and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
For further info and applications please see the link below.
Public Consultation on a Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy Closing date: 24th January 2020
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has launched a public consultation to review Ireland’s sustainable mobility (active travel and public transport) policy. The review work arises from a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to review public transport policy “to ensure services are sustainable into the future and are meeting the needs of a modern economy”.
The public consultation is designed to give stakeholders, interested parties and the general public the opportunity to reflect on the information and analysis in the papers, to share their views, and to contribute to the development of a Sustainable Mobility Policy Statement.
The information needed to take part in this Public Consultation is available at the links below. The closing date for submissions is 24th January 2020.
Reducing Food Waste To Tackle Climate Change Junior Cert Resource Pack by EPA
The EPA has produced an educational resource pack to support over 20,000 Junior Certificate students to learn about sustainable living through the Home Economics curriculum.
Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to address climate change.
The pack is a valuable resource for Home Economics teachers and provides information and tools to teach students about food waste prevention and the important link to climate change.
The resource was developed through the EPA-led Local Authority Prevention Network and is a collaboration between Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Roscommon County Council, Mayo County Council, VOICE Ireland and St. Angela’s College, Sligo.
European Solidarity Corps Programme
Information Workshop, Thursday, 23rd January
Léargas will be holding an informative workshop for organisations who want to apply for a Quality Label to take part in the European Solidarity Corps.
When: Thursday, 23rd January, 10am-3.30pm
Where: Siptu Offices, Bothar Irwin, H91 A9Y5 Galway This event is free of charge to attend, but registration is required here.
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people aged 18 -30 to volunteer, engage in a traineeship or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.
To start this process and to engage with the programme, all organisations must be awarded a Quality Label for the European Solidarity Corps. Funding can then be applied for organisations that hold the ethos of solidarity, respect and equality and that can support young people aged 18-30 to volunteer, or to engage in a traineeship or to take a job in organisations that connect with the mission and principles of the programme.
The workshop on January 23rd will give more information on possibilities within the programme, the strands and funding available, what is expected in order to gain a quality label, how to apply and complete the application form.
Enhancing Public Services
The Potential of The Public Sector Conference by Galway City LCDC
31st January 2020
Galway City LCDC is committed to implementing the public sector duty across the full range of its responsibilities and to support its member organisations to implement the public sector duty in their operations.
In 2019, the Galway City LCDC Social Inclusion Subgroup undertook a project funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission which sought to strengthen its approach to implementing the public sector duty.
In January 2020 the Galway City LCDC will be hosting "Enhancing Public Services: The Potential of The Public Sector" conference.
Friday, 31st January 2020, 10am – 4pm
Harbour Hotel, New Dock Street, H91 E9PR, Galway
This conference seeks to share learning from the Galway City LCDC project and the work of its member organisations, disseminate and discuss the tools developed, and provide an opportunity for other stakeholders to share their perspectives, experiences and ideas on the most effective implementation of the Duty.
Professor Terence McDonough
Bairbre Nic Aongusa
Department of Rural & Community Development
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Free 6-Week Stress Control Programme 6th February - 12th March
Healthy Galway City, in partnership with the HSE Galway Psychology Department, will run a free 6-week Stress Control Programme on Thursday evenings in February and March.
Start date: 6th February End date: 12th March Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm Venue: ARD Family Resource Centre, Doughiska
The programme aims to help the large number of people who experience stress through learning new ways to help overcome it.
The six sessions are: Learning about stress; Controlling your body; Controlling your thoughts; Controlling your actions; Controlling your panic; Controlling your sleep and maintaining wellbeing for the future.
To register, or for more information please see the links below.
Are you a person with a disability? Have you experienced difficulty accessing services related to fertility, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth or parenting?
The Re(al) Productive Justice project is based at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. The aim of the project is to make visible the reproductive experiences of persons with disabilities in Ireland. This will be done through legislative and policy analysis alongside the collection of Oral Histories and Key Informant interviews.
Led by Prof. Eilionóir Flynn, the Research Team is comprised of Dr. Áine Sperrin, Dr. Jenny Dagg and Maria Ní Fhlathartha. The project runs until 2022 and focuses on experiences across the Republic of Ireland.
Key Informant interviews will determine the impact of legislation and policy on people working in the disability and reproductive services sectors.
Oral Histories are being collected from persons with disabilities, over the age of 18, with a story about accessing reproductive services in Ireland. We want to hear your stories about difficulties you have had based on your disability when you have used, or tried to use, reproductive services. Reproductive services include fertility and contraception – including surrogacy, abortion, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting – including fostering and adoption. Oral Histories will be recorded on a tape recorder. All Oral Histories collected can be anonymous if desired and will be archived for use by researchers in the future.
Who can participate?
The project is open to people over the age of 18 who identifies as having a physical, intellectual, sensory or psychosocial disability;
Anyone who identifies as neurodivergent and users and survivors of psychiatry;
People with disabilities who live in rural communities, members of the Travelling Community, the LGBTQI Community, the Direct Provision community and people who have experiences with institutionalisation.
The Re(al) Productive Justice Research Team also want to hear from:
who works in the field of reproductive rights for persons with disabilities;
Legal, medical or social work professionals with experience of supporting persons with a disability to access reproductive services.
For further details see the links below or contact the Research Team at email@example.com