February & March 2018

Notices with a County Monaghan Focus

Music Capital Scheme 2017: Support available for the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of instruments for non-professional performing groups in Co Monaghan. Apply by 12 noon, Tuesday, 20 February. See musicnetwork.ie/musicians/award1-info

Beekeeping Course for Beginners (Armagh – Monaghan): Wednesday, 21 February at 8pm in Hughes Function Rooms, Middletown, Co Armagh. See ambka.org and facebook.com/armagh.monaghan.beekeepers.

Community & Environment Scheme 2018: Monaghan County Council scheme aims to support local communities to promote, enhance and develop their local area. Three Measures: (1) Community Infrastructure Supports, (2) Community Development Supports and (3) Environmental Supports. Closing date for applications: Friday, 2 March. See ‘News’ at monaghan.ie/monaghan-council.

 Other Notices: Courses, Events, etc.

EU European Charlemagne Youth Prize: Are you between 16 and 30 years old and running a project with a European dimension? Closing date for applications: Monday, 19 February. Details on Facebook or at europarl.europa.eu/charlemagneyouthprize/en.

NI Science Festival: 15 – 25 February. With over 180 events across 50+ venues, it offers a wide range of events on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Events range from ‘Life as an Astronaut’ in Armagh Planetarium on Saturday 17 & Saturday 24 February to Festival Roadshows in Dungannon (Thursday 15th) Enniskillen (Saturday 17th). See the programme at nisciencefestival.com.

Green-Schools Expo: Thursday, 22 February 22nd in the RDS, Dublin. See greenschoolsireland.ie.

Grow2CEO GIY Student Competition: Cully & Sully want students to use their class grown food to create a recipe, name it, and pitch it as a food business of the future. 4 challenges over 6 weeks. Registration until 28th February. See cullyandsully.com/ourgarden.

Organic Horticulture Apprenticeship Scheme. The Organic Growers of Ireland (OGI) are now seeking applications for the 2018 To find out how the programme operates including information on host farms please see  organicgrowersireland.ie/organic-farming-internship or contact the co-ordinator Noel Clinton at futuregrowers1@gmail.com.

Organic Centre’s courses (Rossinver, Co Leitrim): Saturday, 17 February: Fermented / Cultured foods (sold out). Saturday and Sunday, 17 &18 February: Willow Basket Making. Sunday, 18 February: Starting a Garden from Scratch. See theorganiccentre.ie.

‘Be the Change’: SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Advocacy Programme: Participants are being sought to be among 26 change makers to become SDG advocates and have the opportunity to visit Vietnam or Tanzania this summer. The Co Louth based group Development Perspectives deliver this part-time educational programme and life-changing opportunity which is one element of a larger project called the SDGchallenge. Apply by 5th March. The SDG advocate programme 2017 will host an end of year showcase event on the 23rd of February. Details at developmentperspectives.ie/sdgadvocacy

Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend: Friday, 2 to Sunday, 4 March. See ‘Events’ at walkni.com

Councils: Making Room for Biodiversity & The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (Conference): Tuesday, 6 March in Athlone. See ‘Latest News’ at biodiversityireland.ie.

The ‘Story of Your Stuff’ (Competition for 2nd level students): The EPA competition invites students to choose an everyday object such as a pen, a mobile phone, a banana, a jumper or a water bottle – and use a visual medium to illustrate its lifecycle. Closing date for entries: Friday, 23 March. Details at ‘News’ at epa.ie and at thestoryofyourstuff.ie.

Designs for Life: From Policy to Action in the Circular Economy (Conference): 23 March, 9.30am – 4pm in the Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun, Dublin. The circular economy is transforming the way we create, consume and dispose of products – nationally and internationally, at household and industrial levels. Keynote speakers include Ken Webster from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Iain Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland. See ‘Events’ at rediscoverycentre.ie

While every effort has been taken in relation to the accuracy of notices, it is recommended that readers check relevant websites for up-to-date information. A listing is not necessarily an endorsement by Transition Monaghan.  

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