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Aug 21, 2017

Interest Free Education Loan


The cost of gaining a Third Level Education is very high yet so beneficial for the future career prospects of an individual. Getting the money together to go to college is an enormous problem for a lot of low income households. The immediate costs of a deposit for accommodation and

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Posted by: lcrl

The cost of gaining a Third Level Education is very high yet so beneficial for the future career prospects of an individual. Getting the money together to go to college is an enormous problem for a lot of low income households. The immediate costs of a deposit for accommodation and registration fees make it an impossible dream for many especially those from welfare dependent families.

Longford Community Resources CLG is very aware of these difficulties and has made available a 3rd Level Education Loan Scheme to assist students from welfare dependent families to access third level education.

The idea behind the loan is that students can get the money to pay the deposit on a house or apartment and pay registration fees as soon as they get their place in college. The money can be paid back out of their maintenance grant when it comes through by affordable monthly repayments. In this way, the fund revolves and is available to other students annually. This, together with maintenance grants will give those most in need a lift off. This is an ideal opportunity for you or your children to look at 3rd Level Education as an affordable opportunity and to improve their career prospects and life choices.

If you are from a welfare dependent family and will qualify for a Special Rate Maintenance Grant from S.U.S.I., on commencing 3rd Level education in September, you could be eligible to apply to Longford Community Resources CLG for this interest free loan.

To find out more about this scheme and the eligibility criteria please contact Frances Kennedy on 043-3345555 or 086-3425367 or email fkennedy@lcrl.ie for further details and an application form.

Please note closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 4pm Thursday 31st August 2017.

 

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Aug 24, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Search Is On for Longford’s Best Volunteers!

We have super volunteers here in Longford. Why not nominate them for the annual Volunteer Ireland Awards. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase this diverse group of people and say thank you for their remarkable work.

Aug 21, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The cost of gaining a Third Level Education is very high yet so beneficial for the future career prospects of an individual. Getting the money together to go to college is an enormous problem for a lot of low income households. The immediate costs of a deposit for accommodation and

Aug 4, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT IDEA that might relate to Economic Development, Job Creation, Town or Village Enhancement, Tourism, Basic Services targeted at Hard to Reach Communities, Rural Youth, the Environment or Renewable Energy please contact:

Jun 2, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

Longford Volunteer Centre continued its mission to promote volunteering through National Volunteering Week 15-21 May 2017.

Terri Doherty, Co-ordinator said: “As we know Longford has a long history of volunteering which makes a major contribution to active citizenship and promotes an active and health society. We are always delighted to support events during National Volunteering Week which encourages

May 26, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community businesses and social enterprises to provide local services and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged people. The provision of these services should promote social enterprise as an approach to

May 10, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Call for Expression of Interest for LEADER (RDP) funding under Theme 2 Social Inclusion: Action 16.1 Improvement of Youth Facilities in County Longford will close on Monday 22nd May @4:00pm.


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