8 items tagged "community fund"

  • CFC approves application for science festival

    The CFC approved an application for funding of prizes at the Science Fair to take place at the Somerfesto (356.06 euros). Our thanks to Mr Panichelli for organising this opportunity for all children in the school.

  • Community Fund

    The APEEE has set up a Community Fund to help support projects and events that enhance school life. The financing of the fund is currently reliant on donations and fundraising projects. The Community Fund will be in a position to start making grants in the next school year (it is already possible to make donations!). The Community Fund will be administrated by a Committee of Parents who have been nominated by the APEEE Board. They are: Josephine Usher, Iseult Lennon Hudson, Christian Drantmann, Steve O'Byrne, Sarah Ironside and Sergio Campo.

  • Community Fund is launched!

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    At the end of last year, the APEEE created a Community Fund to support student, parent and teacher initiatives in the school. We are pleased to announce that the application forms are now available online together with a guidance note on how to fill them in and we hope to receive your applications shortly.
    What does the fund do?
    The fund provides financial support for projects which are designed to enhance the school community. This could mean purchasing equipment for a playground/class-room or science lab, paying for a speaker for an information evening for parents, funding an educational/cultural event for students..... We are sure that you will have many interesting/diverse and exciting ideas. (Many of the parents involved in the Community Fund Committee (CFC) have also been involved in fundraising initiatives and are happy to offer advice on how to get projects off the ground.)
    Why a Community Fund?
    Our school is growing. We want to foster and develop a community spirit. Over the past few years a few good ideas to help that goal did not materialise because the budget lines weren't available to support them. At the same time, many groups have been involved in diverse fundraising activities. Somerfesto, Sweatshirt sales, coffee mornings are just a few examples. The Community Fund will consolidate fundraising efforts and help support all initiatives that help to make our school more cohesive.
    Who can apply?
    Any parent, teacher or child who is part of the school community. We are open to all initiatives that meet the criteria.
    How do I apply?
    You need to fill in the application form on the website. The CFC will consider you application and let you know if you have been awarded a grant.
    Where does the money come from?
    Fundraising events like Somerfesto and donations. Contributions have already come from sweatshirt sales and some classes with funds left at the end of the last school year have also contributed.
    How do I know what's going on?
    The CFC will regularly publish information about supported initiatives and the financial situation of the fund.
    What happens to my money if I donate?
    Under the Community Fund rules, 100% of donations go in to the fund. The CFC is committed to ensuring that remains the case.

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  • Guidance and Forms - Community Fund

    Guidance and Forms

    The purpose of this guidance is to assist you in completing the application form for a grant from the Community Fund. Please make sure you have also read the Community Fund rules.

    Download the application Form           Download the Community Fund Rules

    Information about the applicant

    We need information about the applicant to be able to contact you, to ensure that funds are for a project organised within the School Community and in order to meet our financial reporting obligations. Please note that we will publish the details of recipients of funding in our annual report.

    Type of project

    Please provide as much information as possible about the project. A wide range of projects are potentially eligible for funding. However, so far as is possible, the Community Fund Committee will try to ensure a balance between the types of projects which receive funding.

    Description of the Project

    Please give as much information as possible about the objectives of your project and why you consider that it will contribute to the School Community. Please note that you need to provide the Committee with a report on the event within three weeks of it taking place. This will be included in our annual report.

    Section/Age Group

    Please give details of which sections will be eligible to participate in the project and which levels within the school (Nursery/ Primary/Secondary). If the event will be delivered in a specific language please specify this as well.
    A project which will benefit one language section/ one age group within the school community is eligible for funding. However, the Community Fund Committee needs this information to try to ensure a balance as between the sections/ age groups.

    Activity

    Please provide details of what your event involves. For example, whether it is to be run entirely by existing members of the school community or whether it will involve outside speakers/ contributors.

    Date/Period

    Please remember that in principle funding applications should be sent 6 weeks in advance and no funding can be granted retrospectively.

    Financial Information

    Applications can be made for partial or complete funding for an event. However, as the Community Funds are limited, if your project is eligible for funding from other sources, we would expect you to try to secure that funding.
    If your project is likely to raise funds (for example through the sale of refreshments/ entry fees/ on the day donations) please specify how you intend to use those funds. The Community Fund Committee will not grant funds to projects intended to raise monies for personal gain. Therefore, we would expect the destination of any funds raised to be either the Community Fund itself (to support future projects) or to another charitable organisation.
    Equally, if you wish to organise an event to fundraise for a specific object for the school (playground/ piano/ equipment), please give details.

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  • Projets - Action Communautaire

    Projects

    In the 2014 - 2015 financial year the CFC approved applications for funding for the following projects:

    Ceili Project - A Cultural Event benefiting the School Environment to coincide with celebrations for St Patrick's Day (Ireland's National Day) - 

    Primary Playground Mural

    Recycleart -  Flowerstand at Somerfesto

    Science Fair prizes

    Two further applications were withdrawn due to other funding becoming available.

     

     Rapport d'activités - 2014 - 2015

    In the 2015 - 2016 financial year, the CFC has so far approved applications for the following projects:

    Launch grant for European Hours gardening and landscaping project 

    Additional funding for gardening and landscaping project 

    The total amount awarded so far is 3,000 euros.

    A number of other applications are pending.

  • Saint Patrick's Day

    cloverOn 17 March, the Irish celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland.  He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and for driving the snakes away!

    On St. Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans.

    In our Secondary School, later this months the pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an Irish céilí with a live céilí band. This cultural project has been funded by the Community Fund and has been organised by Mr DeBurca.

  • Science, flowers and murals - what's the connection?


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    Over the past few weeks the Community Fund Commitee has been delighted to support a number of projects in the school community. To find out more check out our webpages, or see a summary below! We are also delighted to welcome a new Committee member - Diane Werhert was nominated by Decision of the CA on 7 July 2015.

    It's the end of the first school year in which the community fund has been up and running. In the run up to Somerfesto, the Committee received a number of applications and is delighted to have been able to approve three projects in the school in June 2015.

    Science Festival: On 19 June 2015, the CFC formally approved an application from Steve Panicelli for funding for the fantastic prizes on offer for participation at the Science Festival.  The Festival itself took place during the Somerfesto and was a huge success!

    Murals: The CFC also approved an application for funding in the sum of 234 euros for boat varnish to enable P5s from all sections to finish some stunning murals they had been working on as part of European Hours. These are now on display in the Primary playground. Many thanks to Richard Nagel and Virginia Georgescu for submitting this project and working with our children to brighten up the school environment!

    Flowers: The CFC received an application from Maria Pezzati for materials to complete a Recyleart project being undertaken by some of P4 in European Hours. The purpose of the project was to allow children to work around the concept of waste and to create art out of recyled materials. Check out the results below!

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