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Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme Panel – an opportunity for retired business people in Ballyhoura Country

Ballyhoura Development CLG are seeking experienced and qualified Mentors to join a new Mentoring Programme Panel. The aim of the Mentoring Programme is to support the continued business development of clients who may be community-based social enterprises or individuals setting up and developing a new business.

The role of the Mentor will be to contribute independent, informed observation and advice and guidance to aid decision making and strategy development for business growth of the clients.

Ballyhoura Development would welcome applications from active or retired business people in the local area who would like to share their expertise, experience, insight and skills. This would be an exciting opportunity for someone who has some more time available to them and still has a passion for areas such as Business Development, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, IT & Governance.

Ballyhoura Development provides one-to-one supports to individuals who may be coming from a period of unemployment wishing to set up and develop their own business enterprise (mainly sole traders). Developmental supports are also provided to voluntary boards and committees of local community groups and social enterprises operating in the charity sector and who deliver or provide products or services to the local and wider community.

This is a paid service and interested parties should carefully read the Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme document and complete and return the application by 30th July 2018.

The following is a link to the Tender Application: Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme

Further details are available from David O’Grady, Development Officer with Ballyhoura Development, on tel. 063-20511 or email dogrady@ballyhoura.org


This service is provided through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022, which is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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Community Governance Training this Autumn with Ballyhoura Development

Ballyhoura Development’s Community Governance Skills Training & Workshop Programme returns this Autumn/Winter with a suite of informative and interactive events for committee members of community-based, not-for-profit organisations, and the trustees, directors, officers, staff of Companies Limited by Guarantee, cooperatives, community businesses and social enterprises.


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Call for Proposals and Quotations

Call for Proposals and Quotations – To deliver training and information workshops to community and not-for-profit organisations 2017

Ballyhoura Community Governance Skills & Training Initiative 2017

With the changes effected by the Charities Act 2009 and the introduction of the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Companies Act 2014, and The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015,  Ballyhoura Development wish to provide a range of information and training supports to the local charity sector, including committee members of community-based, not-for-profit organisations and the trustees, directors, officers, staff of Companies Limited by Guarantee, cooperatives, community businesses and social enterprises.

The supports are aimed at improving community group structures, leadership and governance; supporting compliance with regulation and adherence to relevant codes and standards; improving knowledge of committee/board roles and responsibilities; transparency and accountability around finance and successful fundraising; managing human resources and adhering to employment law, and better stakeholder reporting and communications.

Summary of work to be done:

Ballyhoura Development would like to engage contractors to develop and deliver workshops on a range of topics for the community and voluntary sector within the above context. The workshops will be delivered between May and December 2017.

See the following link for full brief: CALL FOR PROPOSAL AND QUOTATION_Ballyhoura Community Governance Skills Training_12April2017

To bid for this work, Contractors should return proposals and quotations to: David O’Grady, Development Officer, Ballyhoura Development, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, by email to: dogrady@ballyhoura.org, and by close of business on Thursday, 27th April 2017.



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