– Social Entrepreneurs Ireland call for entries closes 7th April –
With the deadline fast approaching, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is calling on Tipperary based social entrepreneurs to apply to their 2016 Awards Programme. With €600,000 in support on offer, SEI is searching for people with innovative ideas to some of Ireland’s biggest social and environmental problems.
SEI has a history of supporting home-grown social enterprises, investing nearly €6.3 million in 190 social entrepreneurs since 2004. These investments have been made in a variety of areas ranging from adult education, the provision of emergency services in rural Ireland, voter engagement, food waste, and many more. SEI supported projects have worked with more than 380,000 people around the country, creating 1,080 jobs in the process.
This year SEI are providing €600,000 in funding and support to nine social entrepreneurs and their high potential social start-ups. In addition, successful applicants will be provided with access to professional supports, mentoring, and training.
Speaking about the 2016 Awards Programme, Darren Ryan, Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland said “Just as entrepreneurs can drive change in business, social entrepreneurs can bring about real change in society. This year we are calling on people all around Ireland to consider if their big idea has the potential to change Ireland. If so, we want to hear from them.”
DCC plc, one of Ireland’s largest public companies, has partnered with SEI in their search for the country’s leading social entrepreneurs over the past five years. Tommy Breen, CEO of DCC plc said “We strongly believe in the work carried out by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and we’re delighted to be supporting their Awards Programme again this year. It is a great privilege to play a role in assisting Ireland’s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our society.”
The deadline for applications to the SEI Awards Programme is 5pm on Thursday, 7th April. Full details on the application process and eligibility criteria can be found online at www.socialentrepreneurs.ie.
The N65(South of Portumna) at Lehinch, Co. Tipperary (between its Junction with the R489 at Lehinch Co. Tipperary and its Junction with the R438 at Derrinvohill, Co. Tipperary) will be closed from Monday the 9thMarch to Wednesday the 1st April, both dates inclusive.
The Diversion Route will be clearly signposted and local access will be maintained.
“That Tipperary County Council provide traffic calming measures at Loughtally, Clonmel in the interest of public safety.”
Tipperary County Council reply:
“The L3212 Loughtally Road is a local primary road with an average width of 5m and a speed limit of 80km/hr. Traffic calming measures such as ramps, chicanes or build – outs are not recommended for roads outside of an urban (city/town/village) environment.
Over the past number of tears Tipperary County Council have responded to residents concerns regarding traffic speed with the introduction of SLOW” and “CHILDREN AT PLAY” signs.
Tipperary County Council will install “SLOW” road markings over the coming weeks, however any further traffic calming measures would not b appropriate at this location.
Cllr Pat English – Notice of Motion 52
“That Tipperary County Council provide 2 speed ramps at Ashgrove Lawn in the interest of public safety, the residents of Ashgrove Lawn are very concerned for the safety of the large amount or young children who live in the area.”
The Council have stated that they will consider this request in future roadworks programmes as the 2014 roadworks programme has already been agreed.
Parents who have children aged four years and over, and who are in receipt of a social welfare payment / taking part in a training employment scheme, or whose income is under the recommended income threshold may be eligible for this allowance.
The Department of Social Protection have stated that they will pay a number of people automatically which means a lot of families will not have to apply for this payment manually. However, If you have not received an automatic payment by the 9th of June 2014, please complete an application form. More information is available by contacting the office on 052 6121883 or call to any of our clinics.
Income limits for Couples 2014
Couple Income limit
1 child €563.60
2 children €593.40
3 children €623.20
4 children €653*
Income limits for Lone Parents 2014
Lone parent Income limit
1 child €410.10
2 children €439.90
3 children €469.70
4 children €499.50*
*The income limit is increased by €29.80 for each additional dependent child.
If you believe that your income is below the income threshold and have not received a payment automatically, call the office and we will be happy to assist you in filling in a form. Closing date for this allowance is the 30th of September 2014.