Tuesday 3 March 2015

Pride of Place 2015

Clare County Council invites expressions of interest from local communities, projects or housing estates who wish to seek nomination to the Co-Operation Ireland All-island “IPB Pride of Place” competition 2015.

This annual All-island competition, which is run in conjunction with local authorities North and South, aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society along with generating awareness, respect and inclusion for every facet of society.

All applicants will be informed by end of April as to whether they have been nominated to compete at All-island level.  If they have been nominated they will be visited for adjudication over 2 - 3 hours, in the months June to August.

This year the All-island awards ceremony is being hosted in Ennis by Clare County Council, in November. 

Clare County Council may nominate one group only per category and a maximum of 5 groups overall.

The following categories apply: -
Population Category 1 up to 300 people
Population Category 2 between 300 to 1000 people
Population Category 3 between 1000 to 2000 people
Population Category 4 over 2,000 people

Category 5 Theme Category, “Age Friendly Community Initiative Enterprise”
Category 6 Theme Category “Young People in the Community Initiative.”
Category 7 Theme Category “Community Health Initiative”

Category 8 Housing Estates (not population specific)
Category 9 Islands and Coastal Communities (not population specific)
Category 10 Urban Neighbourhoods (not population specific)

The Expressions of Interest will be assessed, per category, based on the Co-Operation Ireland criteria available on request from this office.

Groups interested in being considered for nomination are asked to submit a written expression of interest, detailing their preferred Category with a one page typed A4 summary setting out their proposal to:

Philomena O’Connell,
Pride of Place Coordinator,
Tourism & Community Development Department,
Clare County Council,
New Road,
Co Clare. 

Closing date for receipt of expression of interests is 4.00pm on Friday, 27th March 2015.

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