Heritage News & Events 6.3.19

Kilkenny County Council is first local authority to sign up to Pollinator Plan
Kilkenny County Council signed a partnership agreement with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to adopt the All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 on Monday 4th March 2019; to tackle pollinator decline and make Kilkenny a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. Further information http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2019/03/kilkenny-county-council-signs-up-to-ambitious-bee-friendly-plan/

One Stop Shop for Grants
The Community & Culture section of Kilkenny County Council have printed a booklet which summarises the key elements of Kilkenny County Council and other National Community grants available. It informs community groups of funding streams available to carry out and complete various types of community activities and projects in their neighbourhoods. https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Community_Culture/Grants/Kilkenny-County-Council-Grants-Booklet-2019.pdf

Creative School grants
Creative Schools, an Arts Council and Creative Ireland programme, aims to put arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives.  Opportunities for new schools to apply are now open. Selected schools receive a package of support in the 2019-2020 school year including an award of €2000 and a Creative Associate who will work with them to develop and begin implementing their own Creative School Plan.  Closing Date: 21st March 2019.  Guidelines/registration at http://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/schools/

Be a Creative Associate
The Arts Council, in partnership with Creative Ireland, is seeking to expand its panel of Creative Associates to support the delivery of the Creative Schools initiative. This opportunity is open to individuals, organisations,  teachers and creative practitioners in the heritage and cultural fields. Closing date: 5pm, Monday 1st April 2019.  Guidelines/applications at http://www.artscouncil.ie/Creative-Schools/Creative-Associate-Opportunities/

Help record Kilkenny’s wildlife
Would you like to register sightings of Kilkenny’s wildlife?   Would you like to know what species have been identified in your area to date?  The National Biodiversity Data Centre is looking to increase Ireland’s growing network of biological recorders. They have also released a new swatch identifying 27 Irish Terrestrial Mammals in the wild which will assist you in this project. Further information http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/