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ChangeX launch €70,000 fund in Donegal
ChangeX has launched the Accenture
Sustainable Community Challenge. The initiative, designed to enable
community groups to kick start sustainability projects in their own
locality, is now open for applications. Successful applicants will
receive the resources, seed funding and support needed to start a
project in their local community, empowering them to build thriving
and sustainable communities.
You can choose from a portfolio of proven ideas that have already
had a positive impact in other communities in Ireland and around the
world. Ideas include Community Fridge, which supports the sharing of
surplus food and the reduction of food waste, and Open Orchard,
which connects communities through the planting of fruit trees in
Groups, individuals, and organisations who are passionate about
building a thriving community are encouraged to apply to roll out
one of the six initiatives for their community at
www.changex.org . Seed funding
will be allocated to qualifying applicants on a first-come,
Art in the Park
1st - 28th February 2022
Outdoor exhibition at Swan Park, Buncrana
Opening Reception Wednesday 1st February 11.30am
Eight artists are making final preparations for Art in the Park II,
at Swan Park, Buncrana, celebrating St Brigid's Day, Imbolc and the
start of spring.
A much loved public space for generations, Swan Park was bequeathed
to the people of Buncrana by Harry Swan, whose family ran a
successful milling business in the town from 1868 until the early
Artlink hopes that the exhibition will encourage people to get out
and about as we emerge from winter, with the added benefits of
experiencing the natural features and rich resources of Swan Park.
All of the artworks have been carefully chosen for the whole family
to enjoy and interact with and are sensitively woven into the
beautiful landscape of the park. Our aim is to make art in the area
more visible in open air settings; to bring art out of the gallery
and into places where we spend our leisure time.
Everyone is welcome on Wednesday 1st February at 11:30am to the
official opening with a walk through Swan Park by some of the
artists who will introduce their work. This will be followed by
refreshments at the Anglers Centre, at the entrance to the park.
The exhibition is accompanied by the following community events,
taking place at the Anglers Centre. To book just send an email to
• Saturday 18th February 11am - 1pm: Dreamcatcher Workshop
• Saturday 25th February 11am - 1pm: Stained Glass Demonstration
North West Simon Community Tea
Thursday February 16th has been
designated regional Tea Day for North West Simon Community. Be the
change, make a difference and host your very own Tea Day and support
people experiencing homelessness in your local community and help
raise much needed funds to sustain the work and services in Donegal.
Anyone can host a Tea Day with family, friends, work colleagues or
neighbours. Your club, school, hospital or restaurant/café can get
involved – the possibilities are endless!
You can make a difference by following these 5 simple steps: -
1. Register your Tea Day by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 087 0552478
2. If Thursday February 16th doesn’t suit, choose your own date
around that time
3. Promote it - Share on your preferred social media platform
4. North West Simon will provide posters
5. Lodge the money – You can lodge the money directly or we would
love you to call to the office so we can thank you personally and
get a snap with a presentation cheque for all your efforts.
Your time, effort and contributions will enable North West Simon
Community to continue to provide vital services to prevent and
resolve homelessness in the North West. All money raised locally
ASI in Moville, Inishowen
The Alzheimer Society of
Ireland (ASI) welcomes new service centre users to its recently
reopened services. The ASI services in Moville offer dementia
specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with
dementia and their families in a warm, welcoming and safe
environment while providing support and stimulation.
The ASI works with each person to ensure they feel comfortable and
supported and meet their individual needs as far as possible. An
estimated 2,451 people live with dementia in Donegal.
The ASI Moville Social Club is held in Moville Day Centre every
Thursday from 1pm - 3 pm.
Borrow books using your phone 28.10.22
Donegal Library Service is
delighted to launch their new Library app. The app is free and can
be found on both iTunes and Google Play by searching for Donegal
Library Service. The app is user friendly and allows you to enjoy
content quickly and easily, locate the opening hours for your
nearest Library and check the Whats On calendar for events.
In addition you can use the self check in and self check out feature
in Buncrana Library. The book will automatically be issued to your
library account. You can also scan the barcode of any book in a
bookshop and place a request in your local Library if it is
For easy management you can keep track of the whole families library
cards and loans in one place on your chosen device. It’s free,
simple to use and a useful feature for book lovers of all ages.
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