Local Organisations are asked to express interest in Community Services Programme (CSP) funding.
Galway City Partnership calls on Community Organisations to express an interest in a new round of funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP). The CSP is operated by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to support legally incorporated community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through the application of a social enterprise model of delivery.
This programme may suit you if your Community Organisation is:
- A Company Limited by Guarantee or a Co-Operative.
- Able to show clear evidence that a service meets a community need and are serious about providing employment opportunities for those most distant from the labour market.
- Generating traded income as a social enterprise with at least one set of audited accounts. If the social enterprise does not have audited financial statements due to only recently commencing trading, an income and expenditure account signed by the Chair and Treasurer of the company, and trial balance sheet, for last year can be submitted.
Deadline to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to Galway City Partnership is:
5pm on the Tuesday 4th July 2017.
See our Website on www.gcp.ie for the EOI form and guidelines or contact Eileen at [email protected] for further information.
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.
AMACH! LGBT+ and Galway City Partnership are trying to find out the needs of members of the migrant community who identify as being LGBT+. We have a developed a survey as part of this piece of work.
I would be delighted if you could spread the word and encourage people to complete the survey which can be accessed via the link below.
‘Saturday 3rd December, community gardeners as part of ‘Let’s Get Galway Growing’ took a day trip to The Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim for Polytunnel training with Hans Wieland. Lots of polytunnel growing info brought back to the community gardens in Galway City. New volunteers always welcome!
A new homework club for children living in the Ballybane area of Galway city was officially launched by Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Noel Larkin, on Monday the 7th November. The Ballybane Homework Club will provide a routine and a structure wherein expert tutors will help children with their homework. Participating children can expect sessions to comprise hard work and good fun in equal measure. Such is the demand for the service that all 56 places have been filled for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
The photos taken at the launch can be downloaded from the following link: (Copy link into your browser)
Social Enterprise Development Officer and students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
Eileen Lauster, Social Enterprise Development Officer pictured here with students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway. The students completed a marketing project on the Developing a Business and Social Enterprise Idea course which is a joint effort between Galway City Partnership and the GRETB.