CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 5TH September 2018 – Call for ideas for Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018 – ‘A Connected Mayo’

Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018.


Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 October 2018. The aim of the week is to support and organise initiatives throughout the county that foster inclusion, equality and social connectedness. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of people in County Mayo, to showcase the work of your organisation and/ or to organise a special activity or event which promotes inclusion.

Following on from the success of last year’s Social Inclusion Awareness Week where over 40 showcase events were held throughout the county, this year’s theme is ‘A Connected Mayo’. We are particularly interested in initiatives that explore community responses to social isolation and loneliness.
Types of events and activities could include interesting speakers, exhibitions, coffee mornings, sports events, drama, story- telling, talks and debates, seminars, information events, displays, music recitals, initiatives to improve accessibility, films etc. (the list is not exhaustive). Bear in mind, in keeping with the theme, events should be accessible to all.

A brochure of events is currently being compiled. If you would like to be included in the brochure please complete the attached booking form and return it to the Community and Integrated Development Section Mayo County Council (contact details listed on form) by September 5th 2018. Only free events can be included in this year’s brochure. Please submit a separate booking form if you plan to run more than one event.
Download Brochure here: http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/CommunityEngagement/righthandcontent/WordFile,30197,en.docx

The up-to-date schedule, further information on events and booking details for all events will be available from mid-September.
Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week is being co-ordinated by Mayo LCDC’s Social Inclusion and Community Working Group. If you would more information or would like to explore ideas please drop an email to community@mayococo.ie or contact Cora or Síofra on 094 9064337.

Mayo Local Community Development Committee is made up of community and statutory representatives working to make Mayo a more inclusive county. It is a sub-committee of Mayo County Council. For further information on Mayo LCDC visit – http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/CommunityEngagement/CommunityandIntegratedDevelopment/MayoLocalCommunityDevelopmentCommittee/

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