It's time to 'Get Involved'
LAST year, members of Farranfore Development Association were highly commended at the finals of the national 'Get Involved' local newspaper initiative, thanks to a little backing from The Kerryman.
Through the programme, local newspapers across Ireland lead and drive voluntary projects to create a sense of pride and motivation within the selected communities. Once the newspapers have selected their chosen projects, it is then championed by the paper and receives appropriate coverage for the national competition.
Well it's that time of year again when The Kerryman is calling on community groups across the county to submit their projects for consideration and maybe you too could be reaping the benefits of such a worthwhile scheme, just like the people in Farranfore.
There, the local development association revamped a disused piece of land adjacent to the railway station. Walnut, mountain ash and silver birch trees were planted , flowers were set and with spring in the air the area is now blossoming.
This year competition organisers, Regional Newspapers and Printers Association of Ireland (RNPAI) and NNI Local and Regional Newspapers, have been joined by the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) as main sponsors of the 2014 nationwide Get Involved competition.
If you fancy getting involved and having The Kerryman promote your project and recommend it for a national award, simply look out for the application forms in the paper over the coming weeks.
All successful entries will receive full support from us, including extensive publicity throughout the project and assistance identifying local expertise, sources of funding and other elements.