Minister McHugh secures more than €2million funding for a new library for Donegal

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has secured a €2.1million investment to develop a new community facility housing a public library, a family resource centre and An Foróige in Donegal Town.Almost half of the funding has been awarded by Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, and the remainder will be provided by Donegal County Council. … Continue reading Minister McHugh secures more than €2million funding for a new library for Donegal

Community Empowerment (policy)

We are committed to supporting our communities to do things for themselves, and to make their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. Actions To empower communities in Scotland, we are: funding community-led regeneration through the Empowering communities fund funding participatory funding through the £1.5 million Community Choices Fund, giving people more power … Continue reading Community Empowerment (policy)

The Place of Kindness: Combating loneliness and building stronger communities

Carnegie UK Trust seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK. Particularly those who are disadvantaged.They goal is to change minds by influencing public policy and change lives through innovative practice and partnerships.  With the support of Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), over the past nine months Carnegie UK Trust have been working with … Continue reading The Place of Kindness: Combating loneliness and building stronger communities

Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue

A short web-based animation on ‘Power as a health and social justice issue’ has been developed through a collaboration between Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Health Scotland. This builds on NHS Health Scotland’s work on the theory and evidence relating to power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities and GCPH’s work … Continue reading Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue

New poverty statistics underline case for action

New statistics published a few weeks ago show that levels of poverty in Scotland have continued to rise in recent years, with anti-poverty campaigners calling for them to be used as a catalyst for increased action to solve poverty. The figures, published by the Scottish Government, show that after housing costs, 19% of Scotland’s population … Continue reading New poverty statistics underline case for action

Getting ready for GDPR – Data protection changes for community organisations

If you're an organisation who, like us, shares information through websites, newsletters or other digital tools you might have heard about the changes to data protection laws that are happening in May this year. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) changes apply to any organsiation which collects people's personal information. This means information collected both online and … Continue reading Getting ready for GDPR – Data protection changes for community organisations