Applications must be made using the Application Form which is available on the Department of Rural and Community Development’s website at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9c56eb-small-capital-grants-scheme-for-social-enterprises/
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 3 pm on Monday, 11th November 2019. For further information please contact: Enterprise Officers Tony or Yvonne based in our Heron House Office on 021 – 4302310.
Our Autumn Community Education Brochure is now available, featuring community education courses and a number of certified courses. Courses will run in community locations across the city.
To enrol please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023. See the link below for full course brochure
- Courses are short, designed as a first step in retuning to learning, with the option of referral to follow on courses.
- There is a wide range of courses to choose from in a number of community locations.
- Courses are free to eligible participants. Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility.
- Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive.
- Places allocated to eligible participants on a first come basis.
- Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register.
- Venues used fort courses will have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues.
- ETB funded courses are available subject to funding approval.
Who is eligible for these courses?
- Disadvantaged Women, People Living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income Workers/Households, The Unemployed, People with Disabilities, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities, Disadvantaged Young People (18-24), Roma, Travellers.
The Cork Croí Fáilte Project (CCFP) is a Community Sponsorship Group that has been established with the support of Cork City Partnership as RSO. The group consists of community members who have come together on a voluntary basis with the aim of supporting the arrival and integration of a Syrian family into the South West of Cork City. The CCFP group are currently seeking a house to rent for the family in the Bishopstown / Wilton area. They are also fundraising to support the family’s initial re-settlement costs, such as house deposit and advance rent, emergency medical costs etc.
If you are based in or have links in the South West of Cork city and would like to offer your support to the Cork Croí Fáilte Project please see here Cork Croí Failte Leaflet for more details and sponsor contacts or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a donation to help the CCFP meet start up costs for the family click here: https://www.gofundme.com/Cork-Croi-Failte-Project
Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course (QQI Level 5) in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd August.
This course promotes good practice amongst those working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people and communities who are affected and impacted by various issues. The course also includes add on Child Protection Guidelines and SafeTalk [Suicide Awareness] Training.
Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island Cork City
Tuesday evenings – 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Course Duration 22 weeks [October to April]
Open for applications from May to August
For further details see:
Some of the participants receiving their certificates on completing of the ‘Start Your own Business’ training course at Cork City Partnership earlier to-day. This course was run in association with the Local Enterprise Office Cork City. Well done to all concerned.
Cork City Partnership provides enterprise support & training for people who are thinking of starting their own business and applying for the BTWEA scheme through the Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. Karolina Wasilewska of Cake Couture started her business from home and had this to say about the service we provide.
I would like to thank you so much for support and believe in me.
My business after two months going very well. I positively surprised. Cake Couture becomes popular not only in Ballincollig but also I have orders from Cork centre, Kinsale, Macroom Midleton and other places. And this is only beginning. I wish you all the best.”
Continued success to Karolina and her Cake Couture business.
‘Sharon McDermott, finalist in the ILDN Enterprise Awards 2019 preparing for the National event on Thursday May 16th in Tullamore. Best of luck from Cork City Partnership. … no time to cut the grass then Sharon?’
The National Enterprise Awards will take place in Tullamore on May 16. Nominated by Cork City Partnership, Sharon will compete with entrepreneurs from all over Ireland who have been selected by local development companies.
In 2019, the Local Development Companies (LDC) Enterprise Awards will be presented to persons who have successfully set-up their own business under the Back to Work / Short Term / Enterprise Allowance Scheme. The National Enterprise Awards are being organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN), which is the representative body of Local Development Companies in Ireland.
“We are delighted to see Sharon achieve such success with her children’s clothing business. It has taken a lot of hard work and perseverance, but she has shown her entrepreneurial and marketing skills are very strong, and has gone from startup to profitable business over the last two years. We wish Sharon every success at the ILDN National Enterprise Awards next month in Tullamore,” said Tony O’Regan of the Cork City Partnership.
Sharon McDermott said of her journey; “The enterprise support and training that I received from the Cork City Partnership at the early stages along with the expertise and advise from the Local Enterprise Office proved invaluable. I also did extensive market research which ensured that my company evolved to what the market actually wanted – occasion wear for children that is machine washable, durable and practical as well as being stylish and pretty. I use social media to promote Ky Ky Kids clothing collections, and the online retail shop was set up a year ago now. I’m looking forward to meeting fellow business people in Tullamore at the ILDN National Enterprise Awards.”