RSA Check It Fits Service – Castleblayney

RSA Check IT Fits Service which checks car seats and restraints will be visit Glencarn Shopping Centre Castleblayney on Monday 1st April 2019 from 10am – 5.30pm

This is a quick, free and easy way to ensure our children safety.

Say A Big Hello, Receive Funding and Get To Know Your Neighbours

National Community  Weekend takes place on 4th – 6th May 2019. Monaghan LCDC are now inviting applications from community groups to host an event aimed at including everyone in the community. Small funding will be available from Monaghan LCDC and application forms and guidance notes are available by contacting Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 1st April 2019

Bringing The Agreement Home

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have organised a Bringing The Agreement Home workshop which will take place in The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Thursday 14th March from 7pm – 9pm.  The workshop has been organised to provide an accessible review of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Views gathered from the workshop will form part of a report to be brought to Irish and UK Government Ministers. More information attached on the flyer

Funding For National Community Weekend May 4th – 6th 2019


Say a Big Hello to your neighbours by hosting an event as part of National Community Weekend May 4th – May 6th 2019. Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be asking local communities to come up with ideas for events in their areas. The event is to be a celebration of great community spirit we have in Co. Monaghan and to foster a sense of belonging for everyone.

Grant applications to support local events is now open and will close on Monday 1st April at 5pm.  To receive an application form and guidelines please contact


Funding for groups which support sick and disabled children

The DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is inviting applications to its central grants programme, which is open to applications from Ireland and the UK.

The Foundation, formerly known as the Hilton in the Community Foundation, has a special focus on supporting young people with disabilities, supporting employability and training programmes, enhancing the experiences of life-limited children in hospice care and supporting sick children in hospital. Their projects provide training, equipment, experiences and support so that young people can reach their full potential. They focus on partnering with local organisations which often struggle to attract support.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas;

  • Children and young people with disabilities;
  • Children and young people who are sick in hospital;
  • Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care).

The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year) for up to two years. Funding can be requested for one-off projects or for up to 2 years work. Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity. Grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.

Visit the DM Thomas Foundation website

There are 4 intakes of applications during 2019:

  • Tuesday 5th February 2019
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019

New Fund for empowering Women

The Social Innovation Fund has launched The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund, a €1.8 million fund over three years created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The Fund is calling for applications from organisations that support and empower women to progress their education or progress into new or more sustainable employment.

Cash grants between €50,000 – €100,000 per year for three years are available for projects which:

  • focus on women who are experiencing disadvantage (socio-economic, educational disadvantage, disability, members of minority group and other)
  • focus on developing economic mobility for women in Ireland experiencing disadvantage through:
    • Increasing access to job opportunities
    • Increasing female labour force participation
    • Assisting women to progress their current positions
    • Workforce development – building employment-related skills that lead to employment (includes soft skills)
    • Projects that have evidence of sustained impact
  • Organisations or projects with strong financial and governance structures, with the ability and resources to handle multi-year funding
  • Organisations or projects with a viable fundraising model that can maximise and leverage grant funding
  • Organisations or projects that have demonstrated strong leadership

More information here:

Closing date 18th April