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​Forthcoming Events
September
The 2016 Annual Social Inclusion Forum
Social Inclusion Forum- Wednesday, 14th September 2016,
9.15am – 15.50pm
Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2
Theme: Growing an Inclusive Recovery
See here for more information
October

Funding Initiative for the United Nations
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2016 

Since 1992, 17th October has been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Department of Social Protection has a limited amount of funding to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and to mark this day in 2016. The total amount of funding available is approximately €55,000.  It is envisaged that approximately 18 - 20 projects across the country will be funded.  

This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level. The Department of Social Protection will NOT accept applications from profit making or trading companies, individuals, local and community development programme companies, local authorities or statutory bodies or any bodies outside the Republic of Ireland.

What can be funded?

 Once-off initiatives with a national, regional or local focus and aim:

  • To create public awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty;
  • To create public awareness of poverty in Ireland;
  • To involve people at risk of, or experiencing poverty;
  • To express solidarity with the fight to eradicate poverty globally.

A broad range of activities, or combination of activities, will be considered for funding, including:

Events:- 

  • Exhibitions;
  • Artistic, crafts & cultural initiatives;
  • Media events.
  • Community workshops or public gatherings giving voice to people experiencing poverty
  • Drama

Publications:-

  • Leaflets/Flyers/Postcards;
  • Posters;
  • Booklets;
  • Social Media;
  • Film/Video Productions.

Activities MUST take place on or around 17th October, 2016

What cannot be funded?

Please note that the scheme will not fund:

  • Annual reports, newsletters or other promotional materials;
  • Conferences, seminars, or similar;
  • Research or policy analysis;
  • Salary costs for core staff;
  • A group’s ongoing project or running costs;
  • Work that has already happened. 
  • Any other project or costs outside of the scope of the guidelines set down by the Department of Social Protection for this programme.

What you must do

For an application form and more information on the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty please go to www.socialinclusion.ie  

Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Thursday 30th June 2016.

 

 

Regular Events​
October​

United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The 17th  October has, since 1992, been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (UN Day). The Department supports the promotion of UN Day through grants to organisations and community groups under its Public Awareness Funding Initiative Scheme. The purpose of this funding is  to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of UN Day.  

The Departments generally publishes an open call for applications for grants in June each year. Enquire by email to social.inclusion@welfare.ie

See the UN website for more information on the Event.

May​
Young Social Innovators Event & Showcase
The Department provides financial support to fund part of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) programme sponsoring the school poverty challenge ‘Making Our Country More Inclusive & Poverty Free’ Through its Social Innovation Programmes, YSI actively engages over 6,500 teenage participants (aged 15-18 years) from all of Ireland undertaking hundreds of projects each year. These projects are showcased at an annual eventin May. The 2016 winners of the Making Our World More Inclusive & Poverty Free Award were Errigal College, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal for their project called: An Errigal welcome. See the YSI website for more information.
March
Social Inclusion Forum
The Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) was established by Government as part of the structures to monitor and evaluate Ireland’s National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion) 2007- 2016. The Department of Social Protection convenes the annual Conference which provides a forum for engagement between officials from Government Departments, Community and Voluntary Organisations and people experiencing poverty in relation to NAPinclusion. The Department is assisted in this work by the Community Workers Cooperative (CWC) and the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland (EAPN). The theme of the 2015 SIF is Social Policy Innovation for Social Inclusion.
 

 

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