HELPFUL FUNDING RESOURCES
The following is information and advice that will help your community group when applying for funding:
Resources to help assess community needs and resources, addressing social determinants, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.
Sometimes it is not possible to access a grant for the project your group wants to undertake. In some cases, groups can access low cost finance if they have the capacity to generate income to repay this.
This is a handbook produced by The Wheel and the EPA for community-led groups throughout Ireland, both urban and rural. It provides practical information for ensuring that your group has sufficient funding in order to function, both now and into the future. It is therefore likely to be of particular relevance to those who govern and manage your group’s affairs.
This Toolkit to Open Government provides practical information and insights into how public decision-making works. It consists of ten guides based on government policy, public spending, local government, decision making, the European Union and so on.
TAX CLEARANCE CERTS
If you are applying for grants or being paid by official organisations, your voluntary group may need a tax number just like an individual. This allows you to get Tax Clearance for the group. The process is quite simple. Once you have the number you will be asked to file a return each year. PDF of FORM
Sligo PPN have been working with the Alliance for Insurance Reform to try and reduce insurance costs for community groups. As a general election is called this is your chance to ask candidates how they intend to support the community sector on this issue CLICK HERE...
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Sligo PPN are working closely with the Alliance for Insurance reform to try and highlight and address the negative impact on the sector of escalating insurance premiums. CLICK HERE to read the latest update from the Alliance
The first digest of 2020 is now out covering 14 grant rounds open across January and February
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8 Week training course starting 14th January
CLICK HERE to read our winter newsletter outlining some of the great events happening around the community over the coming months
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