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GCCN Network News 2019 #34

25th October 2019


Welcome to this edition of GCCN Network News.
Below we have information on:

Civil Society Forum - Galway Meeting
29th October


The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is hosting a meeting for civil society organisations working in Galway City on Tuesday next, 29 October 2019.
When: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 2pm – 4pm (Registration and light lunch from 1.30pm)
Where: SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Castlepark Rd, Ballybane, Galway


The purpose of this forum is to share with the Commission perspectives and insights from organisations working directly with rights-holders and communities, and dialogue on issues pertaining to housing and accommodation, including:
  • homelessness
  • discrimination in access to housing (including in relation to Housing Assistance Payment (HAP))
  • direct provision
  • Traveller accommodation
If interested in attending please contact Jack Gibson at jgibson@ihrec.ie to make the necessary arrangements regarding catering and to let Jack know if you have any requirements which will support your participation on the day, for example, interpretation incl. ISL, accessibility, dietary, etc.
 
 
Register Here


Childminder Focus Group meeting
30th October

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) recently launched a Draft Childminding Action Plan. Childminders living in Galway city are invited to attend a Focus Group meeting organised by Galway Childcare Committee.
When: Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Where: Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway

The meeting is open to all home-based Childminders, Tusla-registered and non-registered who care for children of all ages.

The purpose of the meeting is to give an opportunity for Childminders to give their views on the recommendations of the Draft Childminding Action Plan recently launched by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. 

For further information please contact Galway Childcare Committee 091-752039 or mail@galwaychildcare.com.

Please find the Invitation and the Draft Childminding Action Plan at the links below.



National Childcare Scheme
Parents will be able to apply for subsidies to reduce the cost of childcare fees from 20th November 2019.
Visit www.ncs.gov.ie for further details.
Invitation
Draft Childminding Action Plan
  

Environmental and Climate Aimed Trainings in Galway City

By Undercurrent Training Collective and Friends of the Earth


Undercurrent Collective will hold three environmental and climate aimed trainings in Galway City as part of a series across the country supported by Friends of the Earth Ireland. 


1. Anti Racism and Climate Justice Training


When: Sunday, 3rd November, 2 - 5pm
Where: Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Dominick Street


This training will explore tools in anti-oppressive organising and explore narratives within the environmental movement. It will be delivered by Migrant and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ).
MERJ are a grassroots group of migrants and ethnic minorities living in Ireland.

This training is free but places are limited, so please here or at the link below.
See further details at the end of the article.

Register Here
Facebook Event
2. Resilient Movement Building & Active Hope
When: Thursdays 6.00-8.00pm November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and December 5th
Where: Nun’s Island Theatre, 23 Nun’s Island, The Claddagh


This will be a series of 5 workshops based on Joanna Macy's The Work that Reconnects for people to explore their collective grief in theses turbulent times and develop resilient, mindful and collaborative responses to the climate crisis. 

This training is free but places are limited so please here or at the link below. 
See further details at the end of the article.

Register Here
Facebook Event
3. Creative Actions
When: Sunday November 10th 10.00 – 5.00
Where: Conradh na Gaeilge, 45 Dominick Street

This is an all-day mixed media workshop beginning with a critical look at effective creative actions and their impacts from a range of environmental and other campaigns.

This will be a fun, informative, hands-on workshop. No prior creative experience needed. Materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring along something you’d like to use or share. Éilís Murphy and Siobhán Clancy will facilitate the workshop.

This training is free but places are limited, so please register here or at the link below.
See further details at the end of the article.

Register Here
Facebook Event

Below you can also find further details on the trainings offered by Undercurrent Training Collective in Galway City and other trainings offered by Friends of the Earth Ireland.
Other Trainings by Friends of the Earth
Training Overview


Environmental Linkage Group Meeting
30th October 

An Environmental Linkage Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, 30th October in Westside Resource Centre at 6pm.

This will be the first opportunity for you to meet your GCCN Reps who will sit on the Climate Action, Environment, Recreation, Amenity Strategic Policy Committee (SPC).

We would like to congratulate Caroline Stanley, Brendan Smith and Eleanor Hough who were elected at the GCCN Plenary on September the 25th. 

Please forward any relevant issues that you would like considered for the agenda of the Environmental Linkage Group to info@galwaycitycommunitynetwork.ie.

We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance at the link below by Tuesday, 29th October.


Westside Resource Centre is a fully accessible building but parking is limited.
The 405 bus stop is in walking distance from the Westside Resource Centre.

Confirm Attendance Here


Housing Linkage Group  Meeting
7th November 

A Housing Linkage Group meeting will take place on Thursday the 7th of November in Westside Resource Centre at 4:30 pm.

This will be the first opportunity for us all to meet up since the local elections in May.
It will be the first opportunity for you to meet your GCCN Reps who will sit on the Housing and Social Inclusion Strategic Policy Committee (SPC).

We would like to congratulate Bridget Kelly and Karen Golden who were elected at the GCCN Plenary on September the 25th. 

Please forward any relevant issues that you would like considered for the agenda of the Housing Linkage Group to Fiona at fionablaney@gccn.ie.

We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance at the link below by Thursday, 31st October.


Westside Resource Centre is a fully accessible building but parking is limited.
The 405 bus stop is in walking distance from the Westside Resource Centre.

Confirm Attendance Here



Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises
Deadline: 11th November 2019 


The Department of Rural and Community Development is inviting applications under the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises. The scheme, which is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund, will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments which will enable social enterprises to improve their service delivery.

The scheme is being administered on the Department’s behalf by the network of Local Development Companies (LDCs) which are located throughout the country. Final decisions on funding will be made by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Only social enterprises, as defined in the National Social Enterprise Policy, may apply under this scheme.

Applications must be made using the Application Form available here or at the link below.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Monday, 11th November 2019.

Applications should be made directly to a participating LDC. Applications sent directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development will not be considered.

Please find below the contact details for the LDCs, the guidelines and the Application Form and further details. 

Guidelines
Application Form
Further Details
Contact Details LDCs



Roscam Point Low-tide Walk and Seashore Clean-up
Hosted by Conservation Volunteers Galway on 27th October


Conservation Volunteers Galway are hosting a low-tide walk followed by a seashore clean-up at Roscam point this Sunday 27th October at 10am.
Sturdy outdoor footwear is essential for the approximately 1km walk along a rough stony shore. Weatherproof clothing is advised.
See all details on how to reach the location by car, carpooling, by feet or public transport at the link below.
Further Details - Event on Facebook


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