Roscommon County Council invites applications for the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2016

Roscommon County Council is currently inviting community groups across Roscommon to participate in the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2016.  Pride of Place is a prestigious all island competition and recognises the vast wealth of community contribution to the local society and the creation of civic pride. The 2015 awards were presented to the winning groups at a ceremony in Ennis in November, which resulted in two of County Roscommon entrants; Kilteevan Community Development Group and ‘The Quad’ (Roscommon Lion’s Club) receiving Awards.

Roscommon County Council will nominate one or more groups to the All Island Pride of Place Competition organised by Co Operation Ireland.  The 2016 Pride of Place competition promises to showcase some of the vast wealth of talent and innovation that characterises community groups throughout County Roscommon.  The competition is divided into categories.

Community groups can only enter the all island competition by being nominated by Roscommon County Council.  The County Pride of Place competition is open to all communities in County Roscommon with the exception of communities that have been nominated within the last three years. Applications should be made on a town/village/parish basis.  Applications received from different groups in the same area may be treated as one application.  Groups should, where possible, work together and submit one joint application.  Pride of Place emphasises the need for community groups to work together in enhancing their local area and rewards those who demonstrate community co-operation and linkages with public bodies, businesses and agencies.  The closing date for this year’s County Competition is Friday, 15th April 2016.

Application forms and further information on the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition are available from:Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras on Chontae, Roscommon, (090) 6637316 or amandas@roscommoncoco.ie