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Tipperary PPN Newsletter April 2018

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1.PPN News
2.Active Public Consultations / Notices
3.Funding/Grant Opportunities
4.Public Service Announcements, training and upcoming local events

Members Corner:


  • Total project spend  c €4.5 million  Located on campus of LIT
  • Funded by various Government Schemes, Munster Branch Tennis, Tennis Ireland, Fundraising from local and nationwide events.
  • Target for fundraising € 250,000.00
A Lease agreement wit LIT signed in April 2018
B Plans being finalized ……..June 2018
C Planning Permission Application Summer 2018
D Construction to start 2019 completion 2020
Submissions to the Loneliness Taskforce

Loneliness Taskforce in collaboration with Seán Moynihan of ALONE to coordinate an All-Ireland response to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. As part of the Loneliness Taskforce we have been working with a range of groups to help increase awareness about the issue and to produce a set of recommendations for Government, state agencies and all policy members.
It is known that loneliness and social isolation are some of the greatest public health risks of today. Loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it is in the elderly, it just manifests itself differently.
Some things to consider about loneliness and social isolation: 
1 in 3 older people live alone and research shows that loneliness can decrease life expectancy by up to 10 years.
Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health and are worse for us than well- known risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity
In the UK, research in 2014 showed that 40% of all older people say the television is their main company
Loneliness never discriminates between young and old, rich and poor or urban and rural and that is why more needs to be done to tackle the scourge of loneliness and social isolation.
Through the Loneliness Taskforce we will produce a report on what is needed to tackle the epidemic of loneliness across the island of Ireland. The Taskforce includes a range of people from the community and voluntary sectors, nursing, sport, business, medicine, youth work, psychiatry and NGO’s.

I understand the Public Participation Networks give citizens a greater say in local government decisions which affect their own communities. I believe this to be very important work, it is democracy at its best. 
The Loneliness Taskforce would like to formally request your input into the report we are compiling. We would like to hear your suggestions or proposals, to incorporate them into the report that will be published in the coming months. We would be most grateful if you would consider making a submission, but also if you would bring this to the attention of your members who may also be interested in making submissions. 
We are asking for suggestions to be broken down into three categories: 
(a) Short term proposals (that can be introduced immediately)
(b) Medium term proposals (that may require a longer lead in period)
(c) Long term proposals (that may require long term planning or significant changes) 
Detailed submissions or suggestions: Click here:

Tusla to Showcase Intervention & Prevention Best Practice in June

Tusla is in the process of placing Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Initiatives at the heart of everything Tusla do, the focus for Tusla is to provide supportive, coordinated and evidence informed services across the continuum of care that achieve positive outcomes for children and families.

Tusla will hold a showcase event in Dublin on 7 June 2018. At the event Tusla will share and highlight best practice in relation to approaches and programmes which support delivery of low to medium early intervention and prevention practices. Tusla also welcomes examples of innovative practice, which may not yet have an evidence base, but where attempts are being made to measure the impact of the programme.

Tusla hopes this showcase will be a vibrant collaborative event where Tusla and the community and voluntary sector can show examples of evidence based and evidence informed practice and programmes, while also allowing for identification of service innovations where attempts are being made to measure the impact of the intervention or activity.

Tusla is inviting Expressions of Interest from both Tusla and voluntary and community service providers, who may wish to present at the event. Geographic and rural/urban distribution of service provision examples, level of evidence underpinning the intervention, as well as small and large providers will be considered. Interested voluntary and community service providers are asked to complete the following proposal form.

As a high level of interest is anticipated for this event, a shortlisting process will be undertaken.
The expression of interest form is attached.

Note: the deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, 27 April 2018.

Launch Of New Community Water Development
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Fund 2018

The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Women’s Fund Open for Applications

click here for more information 
Communities Integration Fund 2018 – Call for Proposals

Full story

WorldWise Global Schools Grant Call 2018
Full Story

Department of Children & Youth Affairs
€2m Fund seeks ‘Ground-breaking’ proposals to support young people
‘Time to think anew to break cycle of disadvantage’
Quality and Capacity Building Initiative supported through Dormant Accounts Funding
Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone
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Coaching and Development Fund

Tipperary Sports Partnership is now accepting applications from Sports Clubs under the 2018 Coaching and Development Funding scheme.

The Coaching element aims to support and develop quality coaching and to encourage all coaches/volunteers to undertake appropriate education and training while the
Development section of the fund aims to encourage the formation of new clubs and to assist existing clubs in Tipperary to increase participation in sport.

Priority will be given under the funds to key target groups as outlined in the TSP Strategic Plan. €10,000 is available under the Funding Scheme with a maximum of €500 per club per annum.

The closing date for receipt of applications under the Coaching and Development Fund is Thursday 24th May 2018 at 4pm.

Further information, contact the office. Tel: 052 6187080 E-mail:
TSP Coaching Development Fund Criteria Application Form 2017 Click here:

Communities Integration Fund
The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton T.D.,  launched the Communities Integration Fund 2018.
€500,000 is available from the Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration in 2018 to support community organisations to promote migrant integration, raise intercultural awareness and combat racism in their local communities.
Size of Grant Available Grants/funding may be provided from a minimum of €500 up to a maximum of €5,000 depending on the size and nature of the project.
Themes for 2018 Based on an assessment of project activities in 2017 the following themes are being given special priority in this year’s round of funding:
Activities aimed at challenging racism and discrimination in our communities
Activities aimed at Migrant women
Activities aimed at supporting LGBT migrants
Activities aimed at addressing barriers to migrant participation in sports clubs
Activities that support elderly migrants

As well as these specific targeted themes, the Fund will also continue to support activities under general themes established in the 2017 round of funding including:
Sport & Community Games- Projects that seek to facilitate local migrant integration and improve the mental and physical well-being of migrants by encouraging them to get involved in sport
Closing date 1st May 2018
any questions please Catriona McCormack 
Sports Partnerships AdministratorParticipation and Ethics Unit
Sport Ireland | Top Floor Block A | West End Office Park | Dublin D15KPW7
(T) +353-1-8608840 | (E)
Notice of Funding Scheme from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Events / Training  


Find out what’s on in Tipp by clicking this icon:

Thomas MacDonagh
WeekendCloughjordan Honours
Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
4th – 7th May 2018
10th Annual Weekend

For BookingsContact: 087 3946862
See programme: Click here 

Summer School Fee:- €10.00 Advanced booking is required.
€5.00 – members of Cloughjordan Heritage & Volunteers at the Centre.

Party with your neighbours for Street Feast 2018!

Registrations to host your feast & to receive your free pack open Monday 12th March 2018 at Streetfeast
Click here:

The 2018 Annual Social Inclusion Forum
Social Inclusion Forum
Thursday, 10th May 2018,
9.15am – 16.00pm
The Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Theme: Social Inclusion in a Changing Environment/

This year’s Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) will take place on Thursday, 10th May 2018. This event is part of the institutional framework put in place by the Government to support the development of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion), which was updated for the period 2015-2017.

The event provides a forum for wider public consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues between officials from Government Departments, Community and Voluntary Organisations and people experiencing poverty in relation to NAPinclusion. The Forum has ensured that people who are directly affected by poverty and social exclusion and those who work with them have a voice in the development of the policies that directly affect them, and in the ways that the policies are implemented.

Previous Social Inclusion Forum Reports and all Social Inclusion Division Publications can be found : Here:
If you wish to attend this year’s SIF please click Here: to link to the booking form and click Here:  to link to our brochure.
Social Inclusion Division


North Tipperary Jobsclub Roscrea/Thurles 

Roscrea Job Club is a free and confidential service provided by North Tipperary Leader Partnership and funded by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. Established in 1999 and located in NTLP, Newline Roscrea with outreach in NTLP Offices Kickham St, Thurles Across from Palatine College Entrance, Thurles. Providing advice, support and assistance on employment and training. The aim of the Job Club is to enable clients to plan, actively seek and achieve employment and training opportunities.
Improve your chances of securing your next job with our tailored courses Mon – Fri 10am – 12.30pm :
Courses Dates:
14th May – 25th May 2018 Littleton
28th May – 8th June 2018  Roscrea
Contact Suzanne or Linda on 0505 23379 to Book your place now.

Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe for Community and Voluntary Organisations: Dublin – 5 April 2018
Click here: more information

Webinar: Writing A Winning Grant Application: 13 April 2018

Click here: more information

50 additional Tús Placements immediately
available in the Tipperary area 

South Tipperary Development Company has an opportunity under the Tús Programme  to offer an additional 50 community based work placements to Community Groups in Tipperary Town and the surrounding areas including Bansha, Galbally, Emly, Oola.
The skills set of the available participants include Artists, Graphic Designers, Computer Animation, IT, Outdoor Maintenance, Gardeners, Painters, Welder, Drivers, Administration etc.,

Any group interested in more information regarding the Tús Programme and these specific opportunities please contact any of the following as soon as possible.  These placements will be filling over the next couple of weeks.
Tús Operations Coordinator :
Mark Rylands at or 052-7442652 or 086-8396267
Tús Team Leader: Eddie Tuohy at or 0860276218
Tús Team Leader: Patrick Quinn at or  0860276217
Tús Team Leader: Richard Wood at or 0860276214
Visit STDC’s website on:  Click here:

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