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Community enterprise networking support programe

Pádraig Ó hAoláin, Chief Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Paddy Harte, Development Consultant, IFI launched the Community Enterprise Networking Support programme in Ionad Acmhainn Dhobhair, Gaoth Dobhair, on Thursday evening.

The programme is a community development fund co-financed by Údarás na Gaeltachta in conjunction with the International Fund for Ireland, directed at community based projects in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

The programme’s objective is to assist Gaeltacht co-operatives, community-based companies and local committees who have community buildings / facilities in which Údarás na Gaeltachta and the International Fund for Ireland have invested over the last number of years to identify and reinforce development/viable opportunities by offering funding for:

  • consultancy
  • training
  • preparation of a development/marketing plan
  • networking/ creating and maintaining contacts with other cross-border groups

The International Fund for Ireland was established in 1986 to promote social and economic development and to encourage contact, dialogue and reconciliation between Nationalists and Unionists on the island of Ireland.

Údarás na Gaeltachta will be responsible for the administration of the programme.