Does the future town centre have no carbon emitting vehicles? If it can work in huge cities around the world, how would it be in a small town like Kinsale?
There has been talk of a ‘business hub’ in Kinsale for a few years now. And we know from the recent survey that demand is growing, from residents in the town working for a large company remotely, or running a micro enterprise that doesn’t require a full time office, or starting a brand new venture when you can’t afford an office, or for many other reasons, so we thought we’d show you a few to whet your appetite !
There was also an article in the Indo recently that surveyed some of the best in Ireland.
One of Dublin’s best (pictured above) is the Dogpatch Labs hub in the Docklands run by a Kinsale resident !!
I went to look at few in London this week, which are well beyond what we will start with here, but hey !.. you have to have a vision right ?
Closer to home my own office is a shared space in the Republic of Work hub in South Mall, Cork (above). Bank Of Ireland in Patrick St, Cork has it’s Workbench hub, and Glandore just opened up in Cork City Centre. Why not go visit these places and tell us what you think.
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|Social Innovation Fund- Children and YouthEducation Fund|
The Children and Youth Education Fund has
been created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with the Department ofRural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund.The aim of this fund is to improve access to higher and further
education for students (including the full
primary school cycle and up to the age of 25)
who are affected by disability or disadvantage.
As part of the application requirements, SIFI are asking applicants to demonstrate that they have secured private or philanthropic funding for the duration of this fund. If the applicant is
successful, SIFI will match their donation by
providing a 50% uplift on their funds, as well as delivering other supports such as training,
impact measurement, and capacity building.
|SIFI are looking for innovative projects or programmes in Ireland that: Improve the retention of youth learners up to age 25 who are affected by disadvantage or disability at level 1 to 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) or equivalent accredited programmes/courses,|
Demonstrate movement of learners along the
NFQ ladder or equivalent.The Children and Youth Education Fund aims to have wide impact and will contribute to Ireland’s achievement of
the Sustainable Development Goals.Applicants must have not-for-profit legal status to be
considered for the Children and Youth
Education Fund. For example: charity, company limited by guarantee, trust etc.
|How to apply:The Children and Youth|
Education Fund application form is
available here The Children and Youth
Education Fund is open for applications from 21st January 2019 to 17th May 2019.Applicants are expected to be available for interviews between the 17th
June – 28th June 2019
|Social Innovation Fund- Children and Youth Mental Health Fund The Children and Youth|
Mental Health Fund has been created by Social
Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership
with the Department of Rural and Community
Development.The aim of this fund is to provide meaningful, lasting support to innovative
mental health programmes and initiatives that
reach out to children and young people before and during the societal, academic, physical, and
emotional pressures of early adolescence and
early adulthood.As part of the application for this fund, SIFI are asking applicants to demonstrate
that they have secured private or philanthropic
funding for the duration of their project. If the
applicant is successful, SIFI will match their
donation by providing a 50% uplift on their funds, as well as delivering other supports such as
training, impact measurement and capacity building.
|The objective of the Children and Youth Mental Health Fund is to provide meaningful, last in|
support to innovative mental health
programmes and initiatives that reach out to
children and young people before and during
the societal, academic, physical, and emotional pressures of early adolescence, adolescence
and early adulthood. The fund is open to all innovative projects offering either preventive
supports or interventions for children and
young people and their mental health.
The Children and Youth Mental Health Fund
·50% uplift on funds raised by applicants
(applicants must provide evidence to verify that private funding has been secured)·Peer to peer networking and knowledge sharing
· A platform for awardees to showcase their
work at an awards event
|Applicants must have not-for-profit|
legal status to be considered for the
Children and Youth Mental Health
Fund. For example: charity, company
limited by guarantee, trust etc.How to
apply:The Children and Youth Mental Health Fund application form is
available hereThe Children and Youth Mental Health Fund is open for
applications from 21st January 2019 to 17th May 2019. Applicants are
expected to be available for interviews between the 17th June – 28th June
|Heritage Ireland 2030: A new National|
Heritage Plan for Ireland Heritage in
Ireland is witnessing some exciting times. The country has so many different attributes and
values that combine to give us our shared sense of place and the sense of who we are together, with more and more local groups and individuals leading the way and advocating for heritage at the local level. The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has recently announced that a new National Heritage Plan is to be undertaken and has called on the people of Ireland to get involved; encouraged to make their voice heard and to make a real difference to the scope and ambition of the Plan, which will be titled Heritage Ireland 2030.The County of Cork is steeped in heritage and is lucky to have such great numbers of groups and individuals who have a love for this heritage, regularly protecting and promoting it at every opportunity. The vision of Heritage Ireland 2030 is that heritage is valued and protected, and the people of Cork, individuals and community groups alike, now have the opportunity to express how much heritage means by having their voice heard on the national level with regard to how heritage should be prioritised over the next 10 years.
|To stimulate thought and the development of ideas, a consultation document has been devised by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, which is available to view online at www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030. Anyone and everyone with an interest in heritage is encouraged to get involved; submissions can be as simple or as detailed as one wishes. In order to support groups and individuals who wish to make a submission, Cork County Council is hosting an information session on Thursday 14th February from 17:30 to 19:30 in the Council Chamber, Floor 2 of the County Hall. This will be an informal event for all of those who love their heritage; where people can drop in and discuss ideas and the type of suggestions that could be included in submissions on the plan.||Submissions are welcomed by the Department up until to February 28th and can be received by email (Heritageireland2030@chg.gov.ie); post (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6XO) or by online survey via www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030. Anyone interested in attending the information session in Cork County Hall on Thursday 14th February is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Friday 8th February. All most welcome and it is hoped that a multitude of submissions will be made from the Rebel County.|
|Beekeepers Conference Cork County Beekeepers will hold a beekeeping conference in University College Cork on March 09thand 10th 2019.||Guest speakers will be:John O’ Donoghue from Offaly andMike Palmer, Commercial Beekeeper from the US||To book your place see here|
|Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern RegionPublic Consultation DaysThe Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) will provide a long-term regional level strategic planning and economic framework, in support of the implementation of the National Planning Framework, for the future physical, economic and social developments for the Southern Region. The Southern Regional Assembly has prepared adraft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES)for the Southern Region covering the period 2019-2031 and is seeking submissions.||The Southern Regional Assembly will consider all submissions made in writing between Tuesday 18th December 2018 and on or before 5.00pm Friday 08th March 2019 before adopting the RSES. For more on the draft RSES consultation process see the Southern Regional Assembly website. Submissions or observations can be made via: Online: The draft RSES documents and the submission form are available hereEmail: email@example.comMail: RSES Submissions, Southern Regional Assembly, Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford X91F8PC Please note that submissions may be published on the Southern Regional Assembly website and subject to Freedom of Information. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged however it will not be possible to issue individual responses.||The Assembly will hold a series of public consultation days on the draft RSES during February where the team will be available to discuss the document: Cork: Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall, 2.30-6pm, 11th February 2019Limerick: O’Brien & Wogan Suite (Level 6), Strand Hotel, Limerick 2.30-6pm, 13th February 2019Waterford: Ardmore Suite, Tower Hotel, Waterford 2.30-6pm, 15thFebruary 2019 These will be ‘drop-in’ events and no registration will be required.|
|SafeTALK SafeTALK ‘Suicide alertness for everyone’ is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. SafeTALK Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.||This workshop will be held at the Youghal Community Health Project, Blackwater Heights on Thursday the 21st of February from 6:30-9pm. Booking is necessary so please contact Nicola on 086 4668484 to secure your place. Please be advised that this training is not suitable for anyone aged under 18 years or if you have been bereaved in the last year.||The training is free and will be delivered by Breaking the Silence Cobh.For further information on SafeTALK go to https://www.hse.ie/eng/|
|Glounthaune Energy Master PlanGlounthaune launches its Energy Master Plan at an Energy Day taking place at the Elm Tree Glounthaune on Saturday 9th February 2019 The very real threat of global warming is encouraging more and more people to explore what might be done in a practical way. Responding to this need, a voluntary group Glounthaune Sustainable Energy Community has succeeded in completing a detailed energy usage study of the Glounthaune area just outside Cork city. Supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), an Energy Master Plan has been commissioned and recently completed. The plan will be launched at an Energy Day to be held on Saturday 9th February 2019 at the Elm Tree in Glounthaune from 11am to 3pm.||The Energy Day will also feature information stands on home grants, professional installers and will have a number of electric cars available on the day for test drives. Also present will be a Young Scientist award winner from Carrigtwohill with a project on solar panels. Glounthaune Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) was sponsored by Glounthaune Tidy Towns and was set up in 2017 under the chairmanship of Ailbe Ryan. During 2018 the Glounthaune group signed up as formal partners with SEAI and was able to avail of dedicated funding for the Energy Master Plan.There are now 236 Sustainable Energy Communities nationwide with 22 SECs in County Cork, an increase of almost 100% since 2017.||The SEC approach is to harness community based interest in increasing awareness of energy efficiency and promoting practical bottom-up approaches to stimulate appropriate action in energy reduction measures. The SEC process also provides a pathway towards increasing local knowledge of energy reduction and renewable energy matters. SEAI facilitates this community approach by free mentoring support from an expert pool. Glounthaune Sustainable Energy Community leads the way in Cork with the first completed Energy Master Plan funded by SEAI. The Energy Master Plan identifies the main ways energy is used in the area and suggests ways of reducing it and using renewable energy. A listing of the optimal measures which could be implemented has also been produced, the so-called register of opportunities. It provides an action plan based on the actual local situation as a practical pathway for accelerating progress over the near future as a step towards minimising global warming.|
|Become a Sustainable Development Goal AdvocateDevelopment Perspectives are currently recruiting for their SDG advocate programme. The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. The 8month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. Development Perspectives are looking for community activists, change makers and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part by February 19th. The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2019. The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context.||This part-time educational programme and life-changing opportunity is one element of a larger project called the #SDGchallenge which was awarded the Dóchas 2017 SDG Champion Award, an award designed to recognise an organisation that has done outstanding work around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals and was a finalist in the 2018 UN SDG Action Awards, designed to recognise outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals. Bobby McCormack, Co-founder and Director of Development Perspectives, says: “The SDG Advocate programme 2019 offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience to the right candidates. The ultimate message is that irrespective of where you live, you can affect global change, through local actions. By bringing people together from very different living contexts, it provides an opportunity to understand each other’s perspective and strive for a more balanced and just world. Local and global communities need active citizens who are willing to contribute to a fairer, more just and sustainable world and taking part in the SDG Advocate programme is one way of playing your part.”||Do you have what it takes to be one of this year’s Sustainable Development Goal Advocates or can you help to spread the word? To apply for the SDG Advocate programme or for further information about the work of Development Perspectives, please visit their website – http://developmentperspectives.ie/SDGChallenge/advocate.html|
I always find it inspiring to see communities who have nothing behave like they everything, while those of us who have everything behave like we have nothing. And I know that’s an exaggeration, but look at this – a car free day in Addis Ababa. Wouldn’t it be great if St Patricks Day was a car free day in Kinsale or May Bank Holiday Monday ? Or what about a $4,000 fine for dumping a plastic bag in Kenya !! Nobody here would agree to that right ? And what about delivering prescriptions (and people,) instead of driving into town in the car as they do here in Kigali, Rwanda . And this latter startup is part funded by an irish investor. Really the world (kinsale for us) is our oyster, if we keep it cleaner than it is right now