A memorial fund for community groups has been established in memory of the late Mick Dowling, who passed away in October.
The Mick Dowling Memorial Fund which is being administered by Laois Public Participation Network (PPN), is offering €1,000 to a group in each of the municipal districts in Laois.
Each group which applies for funding must be a member of Laois PPN.
They are asked to explain what they do in their community and they would employ the grant.
Mick Dowling was a heavily involved man in the community, locally and countywide and was involved in many community organisations and initiatives for many years.
He lived in Camross and farmed locally all his life, he passed away at the age off 86.
He was a trained heritage officer, a trail/walks leader in the Slieve Bloom mountains and a member of that association for most of his life.
He was also a very active committee member of Laois Heritage Society and of Laois PPN.
Application forms are available by logging on to the Laois PPN Facebook page and must be completed and returned by no later than Thursday 20th of April.
For more details, phone 057 866 5661.