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Deadline approaching for applications for the Social Enterprise Fund

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Previous articleBreaking: Peter O’Mahony Signs New IRFU ContractNext articleFitzgerald Woodland’s House Hotel & Ingenium to continue sponsorship of Limerick Ladies football for 2021 Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRethink IrelandSocial Enterprise Development Fund Printcenter_img Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Photo by Dan Schiumarini on Unsplash THE deadline for application for the Social Enterprise Development Fund is this Friday 05 March 2021.A total of €400,000 in funding is being made available to social enterprises to help lead the post-Covid economic and social recovery through Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The objective of the fund is to find and back the best social enterprises in Ireland by making cash grants and strategic business support available to awardees.The Social Enterprise Development Fund was created by Rethink Ireland in 2018 in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund. The objective of the Fund is to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. The Fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful social enterprises across Ireland, helping them to:       Increase their social impact       Increase their traded income       Create more jobs       Develop long-term, effective and sustainable solutionsThe Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €3.2 million fund which is being delivered over four years from 2018–2022. An additional commitment of €1.6m in 2020, added to an original commitment of €1.6m in 2018, bringing the overall fund to an investment of €3.2m in total. In 2021, the fund will support up to 16 social enterprises with cash grants and a place on the Accelerator Programme:       Two cash grants of €50,000       Two cash grants of €30,000       Two cash grants of €20,000       Ten cash grants of €10,000All successful applicants will also win a place on Ireland’s only National Accelerator Programme specifically designed for social enterprises. The Accelerator Programme will equip social enterprises with the skills they need to scale up and deepen their social impact. You must be a social enterprise with a not-for-profit legal form.According to the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022, ‘Social Enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis. However, any surpluses they generate are re-invested into achieving a social impact.’ The project must:       be up and running or tested in a minimum way       address a critical social issue       be innovative in an Irish context       have the potential to be rolled out or replicated in Ireland, be based on the island of Ireland       have its main impact in the Republic of IrelandStage 1 Applications close on Friday 05 March 2021. Applicants are invited to complete a short application form which will be used to identify a shortlist of applicants who have met the basic minimum criteria. Stage 2 Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to complete a more detailed application form. The submission deadline for the second stage of the application is Thursday 01 April 2021.For more information on the fund and how to apply please see Limerick.ie. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBusinessLimerickDeadline approaching for applications for the Social Enterprise FundBy Sarah Carr – March 4, 2021 94 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitterlast_img read more

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College Soccer: Jenkins’ 2 goals leads Jacks to win over Coyotes

first_imgArcata >> In a close game with two evenly matched teams, it’s often the side that catches some breaks that earns the win. On Friday at College Creek Field, that team was the Humboldt State women’s soccer team. The Jacks, led by sophomore midfielder Alex Jenkins’ 2 goals and an assist, caught a few more breaks than the visiting Cal-State San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coyotes to earn a 3-2 win in HSU’s home-opener.“I think we definitely had a little bit of luck today,” said Jenkins. “But just …last_img read more

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Even as he rewrites HSU’s record book, Ja’Quan Gardner has sights set on another GNAC title

first_imgArcata >> Drew Petersen, Humboldt State’s longtime strength and conditioning coach, can pinpoint the exact moment when he knows a big game from Ja’Quan Gardner is on the horizon.“When you see him dancing in pregame warmups,” Petersen said, “that’s when you know Ja’Quan is gonna do something.”Gardner has done more than just bust out some dance moves or play air guitar in the minutes before a Humboldt State football game gets started. He’s danced before games, then danced on opposing defenses …last_img read more

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South Africa to take on West Indies today

first_imgIn what will be the first clash of the World Cup between two ‘strong’ teams, South Africa and West Indies face off at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday, promising to be a mouth-watering encounter.Both teams have their own sets of challenges coming into the tournament.South Africa will be trying out an untested spin combination in the sub-continent and also have Jacques Kallis returning from a rib injury.For the West Indies, a change in captaincy which sees Darren Sammy leading the pack, Adrian Barath and keeper Carlton Baugh ruled out due to injury right before the World Cup, and an unsuccessful tour of Sri Lanka makes things tricky.For the Proteas, they have a lot things going for them on paper.Their batting looks settled with skipper Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla at the top of the order. AB de Villiers has developed into a world-class middle-order batsman and their pace duo of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel can dispose of any line-up on any wicket.However, with AB de Villiers keeping wickets, the Proteas lose their best fielder in the circle and his ability to handle the sub-continent wickets and keep against the spinners, especially new import Imran Tahir, hasn’t been tested yet. Also, lack of proven big-hitters lower down the order means the South Africans have a fairly long tail.The West Indies, on the other hand, have a lot on their plate.Sammy was not even a certainty the ODI squad a year or so back and now finds himself leading the side at the World Cup after Chris Gayle gave up the captaincy. They were already missing fast bowlers Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor due to injuries and two more were added to the list last week. The West Indies will rely on Gayle and Kieron Pollard for big hitting and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to anchor the innings. One of the fastest bowlers in the world, Kemar Roach will be their pace spearhead. Dwayne Bravo and Pollard will be responsible for bowling in the middle overs.The last time the two met in a series, South Africa trounced the West Indies in their own backyard 0. So when the two teams lock horns at the Kotla on Thursday, it would be difficult to give a favourites’ tag to either team, especially since their head-tohead at the World Cup is 2-2.What will add to the mystique of the game is the Kotla pitch itself.This will be the first international match since the Delhi wicket was banned by the ICC for a ‘dangerous’ track during an ODI between India and Sri Lanka in November 2009. There has been no first-class game on the wicket for three months and only a couple of Ranji matches have been played on it. So there is little expectation of scores close to 300. The weather, too, will have a role to play as dew is expected during this time of the year. So the captains will be in a dilemma to bat first and bowl when the dew possibly comes in, or bowl first and hope the wicket doesn’t deteriorate later on while batting.Hope for the bestSouth African captain Graeme Smith hoped that the untested wicket at the Kotla would hold up Thursday.”We are all aware of what has happened in Delhi. From our perspective and the West Indies’ perspective, it is an unknown factor. But I think you can see they have a lot of work into the surface. Let’s hope it all works out tomorrow,” he said.For the Caribbean skipper, spin will be crucial to his team’s chances. “Spin has played an important part in the tournament so far. We have two quality left-arm spinners and Chris (Gayle) also bowls off-spin. So we have to consider all these options and choose the best team and perform,”  he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front five

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front fiveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has spoken about the prospect of facing Manchester United at the weekend.Since the last round of league games, United have fired Jose Mourinho, hired former Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will now be a different proposition.The two teams will face off against each other on Saturday.And Warnock knows United have many attacking players that can hurt his side.”The likes of Rashford will probably play up front, with Lingard, Mata, Martial,” he said in his press conference. “They’ve got pace and power coming from everywhere. “Pogba is Pogba, as good as anyone on his day. The front five is frightening really.” last_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the board’s full support.As the United chief announced record annual revenues of £621.7million today, he insisted the club are on the right track.Woodward stated: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” last_img read more

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EC bans Congress Chowkidaar Chor Hai ad

first_imgBhopal: The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh has banned the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast. The Joint Chief Election Officer on Wednesday issued a notice to all the state district officers saying that the media certification and inspection committee has cancelled the ad certification and it should be discontinued. The Bharatiya Janata Party had earlier complained to the Chief Election Officer saying that the ad was offensive and defamatory in nature. Chief Election Officer V.L. Kantarao has directed action against the Congress, besides issuing a notice to the party.last_img read more

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Binay Tamang vows to revive shut tea gardens

first_imgDarjeeling: Binay Tamang, former chairman of the Gokhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and candidate for the forthcoming Assembly by-election from the Darjeeling constituency, has assured tobring relief to the tea garden workers by resolving various issues ailing the tea gardens in the Hills. “Out of the 87 tea gardens in the Hills around five are closed. With the relentless efforts of the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union and the intervention of the GTA we managed to reopen the Risheehat Tea Estate that had been closed for 13 days. The Kanchen View Tea Estate will also open from April 29,” said Tamang, who is at present on the campaign trail. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIncidentally, a cease-work strike has been declared by the management at the Kanchen View Tea Estate located in Darjeeling town. Tamang further stated that after the Model Code of Conduct is lifted a Sri Lankan Tea Company will visit the closed gardens. The company has shown interest to run these closed gardens. “If things work out the no objection certificate will be provided to them to run the gardens. If it does not, we can have workers cooperatives to run these closed gardens. The matter has already been discussed with the state government. Things look very positive,” Tamang said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRegarding special relief for the tea garden workers who had not received wages during the 105-day bandh in 2017 in the Darjeeling Hills in the grip of political strife, Tamang stated that that a proposal had been given and the Bengal Government’s response is positive. “During the bandh, workers had missed out on wages for 73 days. A report had been prepared and sent to the state government. Altogether Rs. 108 crore is required to pay all the workers for the bandh period. Even if not the full 73 days, we want the government and the GTA to disburse a special relief for at least 50 to 60 days. It will be a big help for the workers and their families. The state is very positive about it,” Tamang said.last_img read more

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Will not tolerate muscle flexing in state Mamata

first_imgBhatpara/Palta/Rajarhat: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to tell lies about Bengal’s development and do a bit of homework before addressing election rallies.Without naming Arjun Singh, BJP nominee for the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, Banerjee issued a stern warning and said she would not tolerate any kind of muscle flexing in the area. She addressed a mammoth rally at Bhatpara on Thursday afternoon. Later, she addressed two other meetings at Palta and Rajarhat respectively. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee also added that in the past eight years, massive development has taken place in Bengal. Through various schemes, people from all walks of life have benefitted. Over 60 lakh girl students are getting the benefits of “Kanyashree” and around one crore students studying in state-run and aided schools are getting cycles free of cost under the “Sabuj Sathi” project. Around 8 crore people are getting rice at Rs 2 a kilogram under the “Khadya Sathi” scheme. The newly introduced “Swasthya Sathi” project will benefit around 8 crore people and the card will be issued in the name of the senior most woman member of the family as a part of women empowerment. “During Dr BC Roy’s time, development projects had been carried out but after that everything got stalled in Bengal. The Trinamool-led government has carried out massive development in infrastructure,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”But there are people who come to Bengal just to defame the state. Modi comes here and spreads lies. He said the government does not allow Durga Puja or Saraswati Puja. More than one lakh Durga Pujas and more than a crore Saraswati Puja are organised in Bengal. He should do a little bit of homework before telling such blatant lies.” Criticising the Prime Minister, she said: “He is so shameless that he does horse trading and says 40 TMC MLAs are in touch with him. Not a single MLA will join him,” she said and alleged: “BJP had banned high-value notes to fill up its own coffers.”last_img read more

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