Donegal LCDC Launches Questionnaire to Identify Support Needs for Community Groups

Donegal Local Community Development Committee launches questionnaire to gather information on support needs of community and voluntary groups. The initiative aims to provide targeted assistance to help groups navigate funding applications and deliver projects in rural Ireland.

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Donegal LCDC Launches Questionnaire to Identify Support Needs for Community Groups

Donegal LCDC Launches Questionnaire to Identify Support Needs for Community Groups

The Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has launched a questionnaire to gather information on the support needs of community and voluntary groups in the region. The questionnaire aims to identify the challenges these groups face when submitting funding applications and to provide assistance and guidance to help them navigate the application process.

Community and voluntary groups have been experiencing difficulties in completing and submitting funding applications, hindering their ability to deliver projects and initiatives.

Why this matters: This initiative has the potential to empower community groups to drive positive change in rural Ireland, contributing to the revitalization of towns and villages. By understanding the support needs of these groups, the Donegal LCDC can provide targeted assistance, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for local residents.

The questionnaire is available online and can be accessed through Highland Radio's website. The deadline for submission is Friday, 21st June.

The questionnaire is designed to help identify the ways in which assistance and support can be provided to community and voluntary groups. For enquiries, please contact Highland Radio at: Telephone: (+353) 07491 25000, Text: (+353) 086 60 25000, Fax: (+353) 07491 25344, Email: enquiries@highlandradio.com, Address: Pine Hill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

The launch of the questionnaire comes at a time when the Irish government has announced record funding of €164 million for 30 landmark regeneration projects across Ireland under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). The RRDF has now invested over €577 million in funding for projects in rural Ireland, making a real and lasting difference in rural communities throughout the country.

The RRDF is strategically aligned to the Town Centre First policy, which contains 33 unique actions to give towns the tools and resources they need to become more viable and attractive places to live, work, visit, and run a business. Our Rural Future is the whole-of-government policy for rural Ireland for the period 2021-2025, offering a blueprint for a thriving and inclusive rural Ireland.

By completing the questionnaire, community and voluntary groups can help Donegal LCDC understand their needs and provide targeted support to ensure they can successfully submit funding applications and deliver their projects and initiatives. This initiative aims to support the revitalization of rural towns and villages in Donegal, in line with the government's Town Centre First Policy and the broader vision for rural Ireland outlined in the Our Rural Future policy.

Key Takeaways

  • Donegal LCDC launches questionnaire to support community groups with funding applications.
  • Questionnaire aims to identify challenges and provide guidance for successful applications.
  • Initiative empowers community groups to drive positive change in rural Ireland.
  • Deadline for submission is Friday, 21st June, available on Highland Radio's website.
  • Part of broader government efforts to revitalize rural towns and villages in Ireland.