Tipperary PPN April 2021 Newsletter
1. PPN News & Members Corner
2. Active Public Consultations/Notices
3. Funding/ Grant Opportunities
4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Dear PPN Member;
In this months newsletter you will find information and tips on how to look after you mental health. You will also find information on events, funding opportunities and supports for you and your community.
Keep up the fantastic work in your communities,
Tipperary PPN Team
Active Public Consultations/Notices
Minister O’Brien welcomes the role of PPNs in the development of the next Climate Action Plan
Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities, has welcomed today’s launch of the Climate Action Plan Public Consultation.
This process is being used to develop Ireland’s next Climate Action Plan and will support the update of the Climate Action Plan 2019 leading to a wide ranging and more in depth citizen, community and sectoral discussion.
The aim of this dialogue is to give the public an opportunity to engage constructively with the development of the Climate Action Plan 2021. It will involve a series of interlinked dialogues and conversations, which will feed into an annual National Climate Conversation. The public consultation will run concurrently with a call for evidence that will accommodate more detailed and expert input.
There are three stages to this process including a broad online conversation, an in-depth citizen conversation and local level conversations that will be facilitated and hosted by Public Participation Networks (PPNs). These local level conversations will include engagement with community and voluntary representatives to inform the delivery of a Climate Action Fund to support climate related initiatives at a local level.
Further information on the development of the new Climate Action Plan including how individuals and communities can engage with the consultation process can be found on https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/5bd95-climate-conversation-climate-action-plan-2021/
Local Development Companies proven to play a key role in migrant integration – report
Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development today (Tuesday, 23rd March) launched a report: The Role of SICAP in Supporting New Communities.
The report explored the role that SICAP plays in addressing the barriers to social inclusion that are experienced by members of new communities in Ireland, as well as how the programme contributes to integration of members of new communities in Ireland.
The report findings indicate that SICAP is strongly aligned with national and international integration frameworks and includes strong examples of good practice specifically contributing to five key factors of integration; employment, education, access to services, social connection and political participation.
The Role of SICAP in Supporting New Communities” report is available on https://www.pobal.ie/app/uploads/2021/03/The-Role-of-SICAP-in-Supporting-New-Communities_23.03.2021.pdf
Funding/ Grant Opportunities
Artist in the Community Scheme Increased Award Amounts and Timeframes, and Additional Support for Applicants
The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. Create is delighted to announce that with the support of the Arts Council, maximum award amounts will be increased in 2021 for all Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Research and Development awards. The maximum available timeframe has been increased from 5 months to 6.
From 2021, we will no longer offer the specifically ring-fenced Research and Development Award with Mentoring for an artist from a minority ethnic or migrant background. Rather, additional supports will be offered to all applicants, regardless of their individual background.
We acknowledge the very particular challenges for some artists in applying for funding.
From 2021 we will take action towards ensuring a more equitable application process through additional support to those with disabilities or access needs. This will include translation or transcription services, or alternative modes of applying using audio or video format
In addition, this year we have introduced online application forms. The online portal allows quick loading of support materials and other relevant documentation, and has a “save and continue later” function, which allows applicants to revisit their application within 30 days of saving it.
Round One of the AIC Scheme closes on the 26th April 2021. Application forms are now live online. You can find further information on applying for the AIC Scheme at our website: https://www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-increased-award-amounts-and-timeframes-announced
2021 CLÁR Programme
The 2021 CLÁR programme was launched on 15th March 2021 by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD. A total of €5.5 million is available under the CLÁR 2021 programme, a 10% increase on 2020 funding.
This scheme might be of interest to some of the groups in your network, particularly Measures 3(a) and 3(b) and the new Innovation Measure.
Measure 3 focuses on Community Wellbeing Measures in the areas of:
- Community Gardens and Allotments
- Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
The new CLÁR Innovation Measure is targeted at piloting new ideas and outside-the-box thinking which address specific challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas, including those associated with rural isolation, village decline, service accessibility, population change, social disadvantage and marginalisation in communities within the CLÁR areas. This Measure seeks to support fresh ideas and new ways of working that might not otherwise be identified or supported.
How to apply:
Measure 3(a) are administered via the Local Authority. Please contact your Local Authority directly for an application form.
Applications for 3(b) should be submitted directly to the Department at CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie by the 7th May 2021.
Applications for the new Innovation Measure are to be submitted using the same method by 21st May 2021.
Please note that the Department may not be in a position to follow up regarding missing documentation or incomplete application forms. Incomplete application forms may not be considered.
Details of the various measures, including the relevant Scheme Outlines, are available on the DRCD website at https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/.
You can find the CLÁR funding areas in your county here: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/ab7580-clar-funding-area-maps/
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Tipperary CYPSC Parent Support Calendar and Parenting Programmes Information Sheet
Please find the current edition of the Tipperary CYPSC Parent Support calendar attached and also attached is a fact sheet with further information about the programmes and links to web-sites.
Digital Town Awards
Its has been announced that the .IE Digital Town Awards are now live!
The .IE Digital Town Awards are open to towns of various sizes across the island of Ireland. There are 14 awards across a number of categories with a total prize fund of €100,000. You can see all details on our https://www.weare.ie/about-ie-digital-town-awards/?mc_cid=c67e4c8c37&mc_eid=f19e129be9
The awards promote awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of digital in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. They also highlight the benefits and possibilities of digital and celebrates the digital achievements of local towns, big and small.
The awards are the first phase of our .IE Digital Town programme that has been developed to foster digital enhancement and adoption in Ireland. There are three elements to .IE’s new Digital Town programme, including the .IE Digital Town Awards, a new digital town ‘assessment tool’, and strategic data-gathering partnerships.
11 of the awards will be for digital projects in local towns.
Two special awards – Digital Changemaker and Digital Rising Star.
Digital Hero Award – a person in your community who is an unsung hero working tirelessly on initiatives to promote the digital enhancement of your town.
Entry to the Awards is free, applications close at 5pm on Friday 26 April 2021. To enter please follow the link:https://www.weare.ie/about-ie-digital-town-awards/?mc_cid=c67e4c8c37&mc_eid=f19e129be9
Full details on the Award categories, the judging panel and judging criteria are available on our website: https://www.weare.ie/about-ie-digital-town-awards/?mc_cid=c67e4c8c37&mc_eid=f19e129be9
Grow it Forward initiative
The Grow It Forward 2021 initiative, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland, is designed to help the nation ’s wellbeing by inspiring and supporting people to grow some of their own food and plants at home while connecting with friends and family to join them.
Through this initiative, 50,000 seed packs will be given away, and participants asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home.
You are invited to claim a Grow it Forward pack. Register here https://giy.ie/growitforward/ or by contacting your local library (all 330 branches nationwide are helping to drive the effort).
Global Recycling Day: Calls for Tipperary communities to join national conversation on plastics workshops
AMBER’s Professor Mick Morris invites local voices to join online workshops on Ireland’s plastic problem.
On Global Recycling Day Thursday, 18th of March, one of Ireland’s foremost experts on plastic recycling Professor Mick Morris called for local community groups, families and individuals in Tipperary take part in a national discussion on changing opinions and behaviours relating to plastic packaging.
AMBER want to speak to as many community groups in Tipperary as possible to gain a full understanding of local attitudes and to explore local solutions. They want to hear from community and grassroots organisations such as Tidy Towns committees, Men’s Sheds Associations, arts groups, GAA clubs, Irish Country Women’s Associations, farmers and rural development groups, urban development committees and environmental groups like Friday’s For Future.
To take part in the online workshops contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 374 8931. For further information and the full press release go to:http://ambercentre.ie/news
Mental Health Ireland Training & Information Pack
Please see attached an information booklet detailing the online training and workshops offered by Mental Health Ireland currently.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com
Overview of Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty Training
Community Law & Meditation Limerick presents Training on; Overview of Public Sector and Human Rights Duty.
- Who the duty applies to
- Equality and Human Rights Sources:
- Equality Legislation
- Constitutional Rights
- European Convention on Human Rights
- Other International Treaties and Conventions
- Implementing the duty in a public body
- The role of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in promoting and monitoring the implementation of the duty
- Accountability of public bodies in implementing the duty
- Pilot Case Studies.
Date: 28 April 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm by zoom
Cost: 150e per person
To book your place please send an email to:RPalmer@communitylawandmediation.ie
Upcoming Developing Inner Strength’s Workshop
NTDC are running The Developing Inner Strength’s workshop which is being funded by Healthy Ireland Tipperary, – The Community Mental Health Fund supported by The Department of Health. This event is open to people living in North Tipperary and are subject to availability.
For more information and availability you can contact Joanne McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or to register go to http://www.ntdc.ie/events/
Newsletter Spring 2021
Please find the latest newsletter from Communities Creating Jobs Spring Newsletter 2021
Green Ribbon 2021 Campaign
The Green Ribbon Campaign 2021 has been moved to September after careful consideration. On reflection of 2020, and the understanding that the situation with Covid-19 will still be unclear in the run up to May, it is our first consideration to keep people safe.
We have received a lot of feedback that the campaign was well received at the end of last year, as it tied with World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day. More importantly, people felt a lift from it in the darker days, and that heading into winter it was an important time to be talking about mental health.
We are hopeful that by the autumn, it may be safe to have some kind of events or outdoor activities with the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine happening across the summer, and as it will be considerably warmer in September, we have pulled the campaign back one month from last year to allow the possibility of events in 2021.
It is our intention to keep the Green Ribbon Campaign in September moving forward. Please see website for more information https://seechange.ie/ or email email@example.com
Tipperary County Council Arts Office Newsletter
The are a number of upcoming events and funding available in this month’s Arts office newsletter these include. Please find a list of events and funding available from the Tipperary county council art office at Current Arts Newsletter
Living Well Upcoming workshops
Living well are running a free online group programme delivered over 6 weeks (2.5hrs x 6). It will be delivered by trained leaders, most of whom are also living with long-term health conditions. Start Dates are as follows:
- Friday 9th April to 21st of May 10:30am to 1pm (3 places left)
- Saturdays 10th April to 22nd of May 10:30am to 1pm (5 places left)
- Thursdays 6th May to 17th of June 10:30am to 1pm (9 places left)
- Fridays 14th May to 25th June 2:00pm to 4:30pm (9 places left)
For bookings, enquiries or promotional material you can call Catriona on 087 2939881/087 4088325 or email selfmanagementsupportsSECH@hse.ie
In This Together Newsletter
Issue 22 of the In This Together Newsletter is now out. This fortnightly newsletter is part of an overall communication campaign showcasing community support in County Tipperary.
The HSE National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide Launch Webinar
Should you wish to view the webinar of the recent Suicide Bereavement Support Guide launch, you can do so by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhmfnUsyBqk
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