Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Tender for development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Clare Public Participation Network, is seeking proposals for a researcher or researchers to lead the development of a 5 year anti-poverty strategy for Clare.  Closing date for applications: Monday, 1st November 2021

For details please visit Activelink:
https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/tenders/85672-clare-public-participation-network-request-for-tender

 

!Postponed! First ever county-wide Clare Pride Festival set for Bank Holiday weekend

!Postponed! First ever county-wide Clare Pride Festival set for Bank Holiday weekend

Please note that these events have been postponed until further notice due to Covid-19 case numbers and continuing restrictions.

First ever county-wide Clare Pride Festival set for Bank Holiday weekend

LGBTQ+ events across Banner will lead to Quare Clare Pride Party at Hotel Doolin at 8pm on Sunday 24th October

History will be made in the Banner this month when the first ever county-wide Clare Pride Festival takes place during the October Bank Holiday weekend. A day of free events in towns across Clare on Sunday 24th October, organised by Quare Clare, will culminate in a fantastic Pride Party in Hotel Doolin with cabaret, DJ and finger food.

The Quare Clare Pride Party will kick off at 8pm at Hotel Doolin, with a ticket price of just €12 and with free tickets available to anyone who might find the cost a barrier to having a fantastic pride night. The party, which is for over-18s only, is kindly sponsored by Hotel Doolin.

Get your ticket here:
https://clareprideparty2021.eventbrite.ie

Places to stay in and near Doolin:
https://doolin.ie/plan-your-trip/places-to-stay/

One of the Quare Clare organisers, Sarah Clancy, who works for Clare PPN and is herself a member of the LGBTQ+ community said: “This is going to be a fantastic weekend for Clare’s LGBTQ+ community and for people who we hope will travel from around Ireland to be with us this weekend. We want our community to be visible and connected to the wider community in Clare.

“We want young and older people in the towns and villages around Ireland to see how rural Ireland too can embrace difference. What better way for us to connect and celebrate than to let Clare do what it’s good at – host one hell of a Pride Party this October.”

Elaine D’Alton of Clare Women’s Network said:
“A series of Pride events in towns across the county will take place during the day on Sunday 24th October, finishing up in Doolin in time for the Pride Party. Details of these daytime events which will be free and open to all, will be announced very shortly.

“The ticket price for the party at Hotel Doolin includes a contribution to a ticket for someone who might otherwise not be able to afford it. Anyone in this position should select a free ticket on the booking form, but for those who can afford it we’d appreciate if they could pay for their ticket.”

“We are inviting people from across Ireland to Clare Pride Festival and we will share options for accommodation in Doolin on www.clareppn.ie and email them to everyone who books a ticket. On Monday 25th October, the mood will be more chilled, with ‘morning after’ activities organised including yoga and meditation, followed by a good-bye cuppa to send everyone on their way.”

“Anyone travelling to Clare and making a weekend of it will be able to take in a hike along the Cliffs of Moher or enjoy some of the beautiful scenery the day after.”

Quare Clare is a new group that has held online meetings and social events. Anyone from the LGBTQ+ community in Clare who would like to get involved in Quare Clare can email lgbtq.clare@gmail.com to find out more.

Quare Clare was established as the result of a short-term project run jointly by Clare Public Participation Network, Clare Women’s Network, Clare Local Development Company, Rape Crisis Midwest and GOSHH! and supported by The Department of Rural and Community Development and Clare County Council.

Quare Clare is on Facebook at:
Quare Clare – LGBTQ+Clare

And on Twitter:
@LGBTQ_Clare

You can book a ticket for the Quare Clare Pride Party at this Eventbrite link:
https://clareprideparty2021.eventbrite.ie

Places to stay in and near Doolin:
https://doolin.ie/plan-your-trip/places-to-stay/

Notice of Elections- Call for Nominations

September 15th 2021:  Clare PPN notice of elections and call for nominations for the following three positions:

  • Environmental Representative for the Physical Development Strategic Policy Committee
  • Community and Voluntary Representative for the Rural Development Forum
  • Social Inclusion Representative for the Rural Development Forum

Please note nominations must be received by September 28th 2021 @5PM

  1. Environmental Representative on the Physical Development Strategic Policy Committee of Clare County Council

This committee is made up of Elected Councillors, Council Officials and community and social partner representatives. They have the role of helping to form, advise on and monitor all policies relating to roads, water and fire services and the environment in County Clare. Clare PPN’s Environment Representative on the Physical Development SPC will have the chance to ensure that environmental concerns are included in policy formation by Clare County Council. We are seeking an energetic person with a deep understanding of environmental and sustainability issues who willing to play an active role on the Physical Development SPC and in consulting and feeding back to Clare PPN’s member groups.

 Election Rules and Process:

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Wednesday 15th September are eligible to participate in this election,
  • Only groups who are members of the Environment College can participate in this election,
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body,
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before 28th September 2021 at 5pm:

  • Name of Community Group.
  • Position number for which they are nominating a candidate.
  • Name of proposed nominee.
  • Contact details of proposed nominee.
  • A short paragraph (up to 200 words) detailing the nominees’ suitability and experience for the role- this will be shared on social media and on our website in advance of voting.
  • A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to our members and voting will be open until October 8th  2021 @ 5pm.  No votes will be accepted after this time.


2.Social Inclusion Representative on the Clare Rural Development Forum

The Rural Development Forum, which meets three times per year, is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations throughout County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026 (currently at mid-stage review): http://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/publications/clare-rural-development-strategy-2026-26009.pdf

Clare PPN’s Social Inclusion representative on the Rural Development Forum will have the chance to discuss and influence policy decisions, projects and strategies for the development of County Clare and to network with the other 40 members of the forum. We are seeking an energetic person with a deep understanding of social inclusion issues in the county who is willing to play an active role in both the Rural Development Forum and in consulting and feeding back to Clare PPN’s member groups.

Election Rules and Process:

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Wednesday 15th September are eligible to participate in this election
  • Only groups who are members of the Social Inclusion College can participate in this election
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body,
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before 28th September 2021 at 5pm:

  • Name of Community Group.
  • Position number for which they are nominating a candidate.
  • Name of proposed nominee.
  • Contact details of proposed nominee.
  • A short paragraph (up to 200 words) detailing the nominees’ suitability and experience for the role- this will be shared on social media and on our website in advance of voting.
  • A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to our members and voting will be open until October 8th  2021 @ 5pm.  No votes will be accepted after this time.

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3.Community and Voluntary Representative on the Clare Rural Development Forum

The Rural Development Forum, which meets three times per year, is comprised of more than 40 representatives from organisations throughout County Clare. One of its key achievements so far has been the Clare County Council’s Rural Development Strategy 2026 (currently at mid-stage review): http://www.clarecoco.ie/services/community/publications/clare-rural-development-strategy-2026-26009.pdf

Clare PPN’s C&V representative on the Rural Development Forum will have the chance to discuss and influence policy decisions, projects and strategies for the development of County Clare and to network with the other 40 members of the forum. We are seeking an energetic person with a deep understanding of community issues who is willing to play an active role in both the Rural Development Forum and in consulting and feeding back to Clare PPN’s member groups.

Election Rules and Process:

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Wednesday 15th September are eligible to participate in this election,
  • Only groups who are members of the Community and Voluntary College can participate in this election,
  • No person can represent Clare PPN on more than one external committee or body,
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to admin@clareppn.ie with the following information on or before 28th September 2021 at 5pm:

  • Name of Community Group.
  • Position number for which they are nominating a candidate.
  • Name of proposed nominee.
  • Contact details of proposed nominee.
  • A short paragraph (up to 200 words) detailing the nominees’ suitability and experience for the role- this will be shared on social media and on our website in advance of voting.
  • A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to our members and online, and voting will be open until October 8th  2021 @ 5pm.  No votes will be accepted after this time.