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Tipperary PPN Newsletter December 2018



1. PPN News & Members Corner

2. Funding/ Grant Opportunities

3. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events

PPN News 


Wishing all of our members a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. We would also like to thank all of our members for their support throughout the year and look forward to working with everyone in 2019.

Funding/ Grant Opportunities



LEADER Programme Funding Available 

Funding is available for community groups under the LEADER programme under a wide range of headings such as

  • Rural Tourism including Festivals
  • Enterprise Development including Social Enterprise
  • Town and Village Enhancements
  • Basic Services for Hard to Reach Communities
  • Services for young people (15-35)
  • Biodiversity
  • Water Awareness and conservation
  • Renewable Energy

Approval of these projects is  subject to budget availability and eligibility with the programme.


The LEADER programme is implemented by the North and South Tipperary Development companies on behalf of the Local Community Development Committee. 


For further information contact:

North Tipperary Development company | 067 56676 | email:

South Tipperary Development company | 052 7442652 | email: 


Social Innovation Fund Ireland Are Calling For Applications


Have you a project that uses sports, arts or culture as a means to achieve social impact or a project that focuses on improving outcomes for children?

Check out our three new funding opportunities below.
Deadline: 5pm Friday, 18th January 2019

Arts To Impact Fund

Our goal is support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills, development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using arts as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more


Sports To Impact Fund 
Our goal is to support the innovative use of sports as a means to improve physical and mental health and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using sports as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more


Early Childhood Fund 
Our goal is to provide critical support to projects and services focused on reducing inequalities and improving childhood and lifelong outcomes.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on improving outcomes for children from prenatal development through to six years of age. Find out more


Tipperary Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2019

Festivals and events are crucial to the fabric of life in County Tipperary and they deliver a range of economic, social and cultural benefits.

Through this scheme, Tipperary County Council aims to promote and support local festivals throughout the County that are not solely commercially focused, to support and assist those festivals/events that have a tourism/cultural/artistic/heritage/sporting or community focus and which contribute significantly to quality of life.

Applications should be made on the official application form and should comply with the guidelines set out by Tipperary County Council.

Guidelines and official application forms are available from 

Tipperary Festivals And Events Grant Scheme 2019


Festivals and events will only be eligible to receive funding for 2019 if they have made an application under this scheme.


Closing Date: Thursday 31st January 2019 at 12 noon  | Arts Office on 0761 06 5000

Conservation Grant Schemes Now Open For Applicants

Tipperary County Council now invites Applications for the following Conservation Grant Schemes in 2019.


Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019


The scheme seek to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve structures protected under the Planning and Development Act (2000) as amended and in certain cases, for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professional, craft works and tradespeople.


Historic Structures Fund 2019


The Structures at Risk Fund has been re-launched for 2019 as the Historic Structures Fund. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on caring for and restoring historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public and seeks to enable larger-scale conservation works which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support.


Application forms and particulars are available on our website or by e-mail

Only one application will be considered per historic structure.


Multiple applications for the same structure under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund will not be considered for 2019

Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events




4-Stroke Engine Maintenance Course QQI Approved 

4- Stroke Engine Maintenance Course QQI Approved level 3 starting in January 2019 for 10 weeks Tues & Thurs evening @ 6:30 pm in Unit 1, Church Road, Newport.


During the course, students get hands-on experience with car mechanics, basic service and repair, learning how to dismantle and re-assemble an engine etc. The Course is a QQI Level 3 component module run over 50 hours. The course is free to eligible participants and classes are limited to 8 participants.


Registration required as places are limited


Contact Margo 087-3697922 | 067-56676 |


What’s On In Tipperary?

Here is a list of upcoming events in Tipperary

The Source Arts Centre Tipperary


Dec 5th

-Jan 18th             John Keating – Life Fragments 

Dec 21st              Seskin Lane Christmas Show@ 9:00 pm

Dec 28th-31st      Thurles Community Panto presents: Sleeping Beauty

Dec 29th              Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance @ 8:00 pm 

Jan 5th                 Hermitage Green @ 8:00 pm


Nenagh Arts Centre


Dec 19th             Christmas Crooners@ 8:00 pm


For a list a full list upcoming events visit


EQUAL Ireland Recruitment Campaign Winter Spring 2018 – 2019

EQUAL Ireland’s are offering a BA in Business Enterprise and Community Development this course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to achieve a QQI Level 7 Degree.

This is a part-time distance learning programme accredited by Athlone Institute of Technology. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop your interest in the fields of Business, Enterprise and Community Development and to enhance your competencies towards becoming effective administrators, managers or organisers in these areas while at the same time acquiring the skills of self-directed learning.


People are required to have successfully achieved either:

  • The EQUAL Ireland Higher Certificate in Business Enterprise and Community Development
  • A QQI Level 6 Award in an appropriate or relevant area
  • A successful completion of an Recognition of Prior Learning Portfolio (RPL)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Currently we are recruiting for our Level 7 BA in Business Enterprise and Community Development. The Programme will be offered in 5 areas  

  • Castlebar and Westport Information Session on 12th January 2019 
  • Kilkenny Tipperary & Cork Information Session on 19th January 2019
  • Athlone, Ballinasloe, Galway and Tuam 
  • Roscommon and Ballaghadeeren 
  • Waterford, Wexford and Cork


Water Catchments Newsletter 2018 

Our Catchments Newsletter brings together science and stories from community groups, local authorities, researchers and others about the different ways we all work together to care for Ireland’s rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters.

We want these stories to inspire more people to take part in looking after their local community’s environment, and particularly our waterbodies.

But we can’t do it alone…


If you have a story for a future issue, please get in touch using our Contact page


Catchments Winter Newsletter 2018


Sport Inclusion Disability Charter

Cara and Sport Ireland launched Ireland’s first Sport Inclusion Disability Charter last week. This was as result of carrying out nationwide focus groups with people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, in an effort to truly understand what it is really like for a person with a disability to be active in Ireland from this feedback the Sport Inclusion Disability charter was developed. This charter clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in order to make active and healthy lifestyles possible for them.

  • Openness – Be open to & understanding of all people with        disabilities
  • People – Access training for our staff/volunteers to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Activities – Develop and deliver inclusive activities
  • Facilities – Review our facility/venues/equipment to make our              organisation more accessible
  • Promotion – Promote the inclusive nature of our activities, in a variety of formats


Why sign up?

  • Strengthen and expand your reach within your local community
  • Avail of expertise and support available through Cara and Sport Ireland networks
  • Remove barriers facing people with disabilities in their participation in sport and physical activity
  • Contribute to achieving the goals of the National Sports Policy 2018-2027. For more information, download our guidelines at the bottom of this article

What will you get by signing up?


By signing up to this Charter, your organisation will receive:


  • Resources to support you in your journey in addressing the five specific key areas identified by people with disabilities
  • Media templates to publicise your support of the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter
  • Bi-monthly e-zine to keeping you updated on the Charter and all developments in relation to sport and physical activity for people with disabilities
  • Information on training and events specific to the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity

Sign up to the Charter today!


Upcoming Cultivate Events 

Living Our Gifts Sustainably, WeCreate, Cloughjordan

January 26th & 27th 2019

How can we sustain our creativity to reflect the true purposes in our lives? 

There are practices and perspectives which empower anyone to do their greatest creative work, over and over again, in our real lives. This playful, experiential workshop will cover the myriad of ways in which we can make that true, day to day. To feel our greatest and do our greatest work. Attend just the Saturday or the two days as Dave Rock guides us through lots of laughs, experiencing flow states, and offers insights on how to cultivate your greatest creativity sustainably. Email to book a place. 


Permaculture Design Certificate

2nd – 11th August 2019

This is an all-round benchmark course in sustainability that takes a systems-view of ecological design and focuses on regenerative culture.

The principles and perspective of permaculture provides a lens and context for virtually any project or product. Although often thought of as a tool to run a homestead or grow food, permaculture, like the movements we’re still seeing emerge today, came as a response to the challenges we are still facing today. Cloughjordan Ecovillage was designed with this systems-approach of permaculture and provides a unique environment for place-based learning.

Email to book a place.


Clonmel Community Resource Centre Support Groups 

LGB Adult Group (18s and over) 
Tuesday January 8th 2019 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Pop in and meet others. Welcoming Environment Information and support. Social activities.Confidential support safe space

2nd Tuesday of each month from the 8th of January 


Transgender Adult Group (18s and over)

Thurs 31st of January 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Come along to our Family Room, 1 to 1 support with Psychotherapist Gordon Lynch MSc Trinity College Dublin, Psychotherapy & Consultation. Group Support & Social Activites. Confidential, Safe Space.Facilitated by Gordon Lynch, Gerard Sweetman & Jane Houlihan

Last Thursday of every month from 31st of January


Ger 052-6129143 | 0858541514 | 

Facebook: LGBTI Health South Tipperary | Twitter: @LGBTSOUTH


Tipperary County Council Arts Office Newsletter

Call out for Bealtaine Flagship Choir

This is a very special call out for 2019. Age and Opportunity are looking for a Flagship Festival Choir  which encapsulates the spirit of Bealtaine either intergenerationally, culturally or previously staged your own Dawn Chorus events.

The Festival choir will perform at key events, such as the flagship Dawn and Dusk Chorus events, as well as representing Bealtaine in the St. Patrick’s Festival.

More information and application form are available at

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 9th of January, 2019.

Wanted Talented Families – TG4

TG4 in conjunction with Adare Productions are back looking for Ireland’s most talented family to take part in a new series of Réalta agus Gaolta. If you and your brother or sister, father, mother, granny has a talent, now is your chance to make your family a household name.
The act must consist of at least 2 people. There are no restrictions on what their act could be. They could be singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, you name it, we want to see it all!

Performers of all ages can apply.

If you and your family would like to Audition for the show, please send a short Video Clip of your Family performing via Whatsapp to 087 0536678 or email Fiona on


€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize

One of the most lucrative prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem
Overall prize of €10,000 and three runner-up prizes of €1,000. Open to anyone over 16, regardless of publishing history. No line limit. 
Poem can be on any subject or theme.

Previous winners include Ann Gray, Tom Moore, Natalya Anderson, Lee Sharkey, Abigail Parry

Four shortlisted poems to be published in the spring 2019 issue of The Moth
Shortlisted poets to be invited to a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin, where the overall winner will be announced.

For more information visit

Closing date : 31st December, 2018

For lots more upcoming events in Tipperary visit


South Tipperary Arts Centre Upcoming Events

Arts Centre staff winter exhibition

Friday 30th November – 21st December from 10-5pm, in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Clonmel Artwork by Arts Centre staff members Elizabeth Bartley, Tim Davis, Sally Fennessy, Darren Powell and Alan Wells

Admission Free


Santa’s Sensory Grotto 

Saturday 22nd December 11-3pm in South Tipperary Arts Centre.

Sensory Santa  is designed for children with sensory needs. experience that important visit in a quiet, non-threatening environment. 

Admission Free but booking is required

South Tipperary Arts Centre


Nelson St. | Clonmel  |  Co. Tipperary  |  (052) 612 7877  | (085) 703 7909

If you wish to update the contact details, we have held for your group and guarantee up to date information please email details to Avril Wilson 

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