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Rural female entrepreneurs funding initiative

he Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, Ann Phelan TD have welcomed the launch of “ACORNS”, a new six month entrepreneurial development programme for aspiring rural female entrepreneurs. This pilot business development initiative is funded under the Department’s CEDRA Rural Development and Innovation …

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Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Public Consultation for the new LEADER Local Development Strategy

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is currently undertaking a comprehensive consultation process, carried out through a variety of media which will invite priority actions, innovative plans and ideas, strategies or observations to be submitted. This is your opportunity to contribute to the development of new Local Development Strategy for the coming LEADER programme. The inputs and observations contributed during the …

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North Cork Film-Making and Employment Skills Project

North Cork Film-Making and Employment Skills Project are pleased to announce that it is now recruiting learners for the 2015/2016 year. This full-time course begins at the end of September and gives learners the opportunity to gain experience in areas of scriptwriting, camera operation, directing, sound operation and film editing. A City & Guilds Certificate in …

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Competitive Feasibility Fund – Agri Business

Enterprise Ireland recognise the need to encourage, grow and develop the next generation of Irish agri-business companies competing on a global scale.  The Competitive Feasibililty Fund for Agri-Business aims to support agri-business entrepreneurs grow scalable businesses. The total fund size is up to €250,000. Applications for funding are considered on a competitive basis. The objective …

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Avondhu Blackwater Partnership attend the inaugural Robinson Settlers Festival Peterborough in Peterborough Ontario

Recently Avondhu Blackwater Partnership were delighted to receive an invitation from the Mayor of Selwen Ontario, Ms. Mary Smith, to attend and launch the inaugural Peter Robinson Festival which was held in Peterborough Ontario at the end of July 2015. The festival represents the coming together of the Robinsons diaspora in Canada, who in partnership …

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€5m New Grant Scheme for the Development of The Organic Processing Sector

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes TD, today announced the opening of the new Grant Aid Scheme for the Development of the Organic off-farm Processing Sector with immediate effect. The new scheme, which is wholly exchequer-funded, runs for the lifetime of the Rural Development Programme and …

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Minister for Social Enterprise Ann Phelan TD Launches Community Finance

Recently appointed Minister for Social Enterprise Ann Phelan TD, formally launched Community Finance (Ireland) the new brand for one of the largest providers of finance to the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. Previously known as Ulster Community Investment Trust (Ireland), Community Finance (Ireland) is part of the UCIT Group which has to date, invested more than €70 …

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Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level. These projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups including community groups, schools and environmental NGOs. The Fund encourages involvement of local communities in local action and decision-making and …

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