♻️ Reuse, Repair & Recycling Alert 22nd Feb


Members & CRNI news 


⚠️ Important notice to members!

🌱The EPA is seeking new CRNI Member Case Studies for dissemination through their channels

Get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to submit!


👕Our first textiles themed ‘drop in’ session is happening today @ 2pm. 

During this 90 minute session, we’ll cover the following:


Policy updates:  repair, reuse and recycling updates for the textiles sector 

– CRNI updates: An update on our textiles projects

– Member updates: Emily from Thriftify on their rebranding process

– Time to chat / network / ask questions of your peers

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83819447445?pwd=WllOWEk3c0NKQ3RaYkE4QkNLYWxWZz09

Passcode: 024900


🧠Brainstorming sessions with the CRNI network

  • Have a puzzle you think our members might be able to help you complete? Request a brainstorming session!
  • Email [email protected] to set a date and time up for a Zoom, and we’ll share the information with all of our members.


🗞Member news

  • Bryson Recycling are hiring kerbside drivers. Learn more here.
  • FoodCloud are hiring a Frontend/ App Software Developer (Flutter). Learn more. 
  • Oxfam Ireland are hiring for a number of roles for their Dublin fundraising team. See more.
  • The Useless Project have been announced as speakers at the ‘Breathe Festival’ as part of this years St. Patricks Festival celebrations. Read more.
  • Cycle Sense had a great feature in the Southern Star. Read it in full here.


🤖Tweet of the week (click to learn more)


💡Business support

  • Get Microsoft Office for your organisation for your organisation: Avail of the latest version of Microsoft Office by registering for the Enclude Tech Donations Programme before the end of March 2022. Learn more here. 
  • Fully funded CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management through Social Enterprise NI: 6 fully funded places have been made available to Social Enterprise NI.The course hopes to commence w/c 28th February 2022. If you wish to avail of this great opportunity to support your staff team, please email Clare McManus of SERC directly to register your interest on the following email, [email protected]
  • 8 tips on winning EU funding proposals: Read more from Access Europe here
  • Watch the sessions from OECD Local Skills Week: Create an account and login here


 📄Policy & reports

Important deadline reminders:



🔑Funding & awards


NEW! National Lottery Good Causes Awards. Learn more and apply here. 

NEW! Rethink Ireland Equity in Education Fund 2022-2025. Learn more here. Deadline: 24 March

NEW! Special call to support projects within the 2022 youth campaign for revitalising democracy Learn more. Deadline: 16 May

NEW! Interreg NPA 2021-2027 First call for projects Pre-announcement Slides with basic information about the Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Deadline: 20 Jun

The Irish Contact Point is Patrick Devine, Northern and Western Regional Assembly, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Mobile: +353 086 8715999, Phone: +353 094 9862970, E-mail: [email protected], Web: www.nwra.ie   


 Important deadline reminders:


📈Business opportunities


🤓Reading, Listening, Watching


👋🏻 Events 


CRNI Members only

We’ve updated our 2022 schedule of member events, check them out here!

Have something you’d like us to do? Get in touch with [email protected]

Public Reuse, Repair & Recycle events

22 February: Workshop. Introduction to EU Funding Programme

22 February: Networking event. Celebrating Social Entrepreneurs – Impact Investors

23 February, Webinar: Navigating Post-Restrictions: Maximising Supports & Building Your Business

23 February, Webinar: Developing The Island Economy and Social Enterprise

24 February, Content: Social Innovation Tournament. 

24 February, Webinar: Delivering the SDGs

28 Feb, Workshop: Design Thinking

1-2 March, Conference: Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

2 March, Public Meeting: Your Vision, Our Future – Ireland’s taxation and welfare systems

2 March, Workshop: Finance for non-financial Managers

3-4 March, Stakeholder Forum: Our future tax and welfare

3 March, Workshop: Running an Effective Meetings

9 March, Workshop: Cyber Security for Management

10 March. Conference. The Irish Waste Management Conference 2022 – The Role of the Circular Economy in tackling Climate Change – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

10 March: Conference. National Food Waste Conference (UK)

21 March: Workshop: Designing Your EU Project

21 March, Course: Canva Introduction 

24 March: Online event. RREUSE Innovation Forum. Email [email protected] for link to take part.

24 March. NIRN Conference. ‘Voices and Vision for The Circular Economy in Northern Ireland’ 

24-25 Mar, Conference: Impact Summit 2022

26 March: Conference. Net Zero Conference

5 April, Course: Google Drive and Google Docs Introduction

7 Apr, Workshop: Meeting Your Charity Regulation Obligations 

26 April: Workshop. Building an EU Partnership

5-6 May, Conference: Social Economy, The Future of Europe

12 May: Workshop.  Writing your EU Funding Application

14 – 22 May, Advocacy week: Cork Bike Week

1 June: Conference. The Wheel – Annual Summit (Save the date)

14-15 September: Conference. Lets Recycle Live



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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.

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