National Community Weekend - The Big Hello!

On September 20th 2018, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D announced the launch of National Community Weekend – ‘The Big Hello’. This is to be held for the first time on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Ring said: ‘National Community Weekend is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists throughout the country and an effort to facilitate people who share communities to get together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area’.

Funding of €10,000 is being made available to each of the 31 Local Community Development Committees. This funding is to be allocated by the respective LCDCs in the form of small grants to support local events.

Applications are now invited from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents committees within County Sligo (application forms and guidelines will be accessible on the Councils website from Monday 11th March and the window of opportunity to apply remains open until Friday 29th March)


National Community Guidelines - Word Format - 60 kbs

National Community Guidelines - PDF Format - 146 kbs

National Community Weekend form - Word Format - 62 kbs

National Community Weekend form - PDF Format - 238 kbs