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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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Action Plan for Jobs: Regional Initiatives

As part of the Government’s “Action Plan for Jobs: Regional” initiative, Minister Bruton announced funding for a competitive process to drive enterprise and employment growth in all regions. Of the overall €50 million which was announced, €5million was allocated for the Community Enterprise Initiative Scheme to support collaborative proposals to promote entrepreneurship, create jobs, foster …

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Diploma in Speciality Food Production UCC

In recent years there has been considerable growth in the small food enterprise sector. This sector is characterised by craftsmanship and a high hand-made element, producing low volume, high quality food. Amongst the product range are numerous varieties of farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, fresh and specialist meats, preserves, granola/muesli, confectionery and organic produce. This course …

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