Roscommon County Council is currently inviting community groups across Roscommon to participate in the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2017.
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 2016 awards were presented to the winning groups at a ceremony in Belfast in November, which resulted in two of County Roscommon entrants; Trinity Arts Centre and Roscommon Solstice Choir 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 2017 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 11 categories:
Category 1 = Population 0 – 300
Category 2 = Population between 300 – 1000
Category 3 = Population between 1000 – 2000
Category 4 = Population between 2000 – 5000
Category 5 = Over 5000
Category 6 = Community Based Youth Initiative
Category 7 = Creative Place Initiative
Category 8 = Community Reaching Out Initiative
Category 9 = Housing Estates
Category 10 = Islands & Coastal Communities
Category 11 = Urban Neighbourhood
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, 21st April 2017.
Application forms and further information on the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition are available from the Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Áras on Chontae, Roscommon. They are also available by calling (090) 6637325 or emailing [email protected]