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Tipperary PPN Newsletter Feburary 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

Community Health and Well-being Showcase Event
Wednesday 07th March 2018 
 2.30pm – 8pm 
Venue: Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Members Corner
Football for All 

Training in Cahir Park FC every Saturday,  Football for all is an FAI initiative for boys and girls with physical or intellectual disabilities. All are welcome.
The Wheel:

Funding for Irish Charities:
Fundingpoint Newsletter: Click here:

Funding Opportunity for Social Enterprises
A new €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Tipperary County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland.
The Fund is financed by the Department of Rural and Community Development, from the Dormant Accounts Fund and IPB Insurance.
The fund is open for applications until March 28th, 2018 and the winners will be informed in June 2018
click here for details:

Thurles – Templemore Municipal District Grant Scheme 2018 
Contributions to Sporting Clubs Grant – Templemore-Thurles- MD
Contributions to Residents Association – Templemore-Thurles – MD

Application forms and full particulars by contacting Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Offices, Castle Avenue, Thurles – Tel 0761 06 6067; email
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 4.30pm on Thursday 7th March, 2018. All fully completed application forms must be accompanied by a current bank statement. The closing date for draw down of approved grants is 30th. November, 2018 Grants cannot be drawn down without submission of valid receipts.

Nenagh Municipal District Grant Scheme 2018 
Contributions to Clubs and Organisations
Contributions to Residents’ Associations for Estate Enhancement
Closing Date: 4.30 p.m. on Friday 16th March, 2018.
Click here for more info: Application form

Tipperary Arts Office Closing Dates for Grants and Schemes
Click here for More Details:

Tipperary Artists in Primary School Scheme 2018
CLOSING DATE: 4.00 P.M.- Wednesday, 14th March, 2018.
Click Here for more info: Application form & more details: 

Arts Council Grants
Closing Dates 8th March 2018
Click here: more details:  

Closing Date 14th March 2018
Click here for more info: Application Form 

Events / Training  


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LGBT Awareness Session

Workshop on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health Awareness  on 14th March in Knockanrawley Resource Centre Tipperary Town.
The session will include 
Exploring gender identity and sexual orientation
Raising awareness  of the health issues of this group
Exploring the best practice guidelines on communication with the LGBTI Community  and the supports available
To book a place contact Gerard on – 085 8541514 / 052 6129143  Email,

Free Data Protection Training for PPN Members.

Get Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

Tipperary PPN are providing workshops for our Members
Location: Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus, Thurles.
Date: Thursday March 22nd 2018 

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Some Exciting News

Important news for SMEs 
Consumer Law Ready is a specialist training programme for people in SMEs, like you. It will help you understand and comply with the latest EU Consumer Laws. The training enables you to gain knowledge of the important aspects of Consumer Law, which will help you to improve your customer service and increase consumer trust in your business. Click here to Read More:

Introducing An Cosán Virtual Community College

Ground Floor, 4-5 Usher’s Court, Usher’s Quay, Dublin 8
Who benefits? Adult learners who want to return to education, people who struggle with disadvantage, urban and rural isolation, early school leavers, lone parents, long term unemployed, Travellers, Roma and those living in direct provision.  We also offer capacity building training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes for professionals and volunteers who work in community and adult education.  Our programme ‘Introduction to Climate Change’ sparked a lot of interest at the conference, but if any of our programmes (see full programme prospectus attached), suit your requirements we would welcome the opportunity to have a chat with you to discuss your needs. Click here for 
More info:

LIT Flexible Learning

Working Positively with Behaviours that Challenge course on offer at LIT Flexible Learning
Click here for More info: 

Streetfest 2018 

It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbours a bit better and celebrate your community over food, chats and great craic. What better way to kickstart the Summer?!
Sunday 10th June for Street Feast 2018.
Registrations to host your feast & to receive your free pack open Monday 12th March 2018 at

Click here for More Info:

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:
5th Mar – 16thMar 2018     Templemore
19th Mar – 30th Mar 2018    Roscrea
9th Apr – 20th Apr 2018      Thurles
23rd Apr – 4th May 2018    Roscrea
14th May – 25th May 2018 Littleton
28th May – 8th June 2018  Roscrea
Contact Suzanne or Linda on 0505 23379 to Book your place now.

Aontas Festival –  One Step Up  

 As part of the Aontas Festival, running from 5th – 9th March, Nenagh library is delighted to have Brid Greenan, Information and Resource Officer from Aontas, give a presentation on the One Step Up programme on Tuesday 6th March at 6.45pm. One Step Up explains the different education and training options available to adults seeking to return to education. Brid is responsible for the management of this programme in Ireland and as such, is well placed to explain and advise on how to access it and get the best from it. For this reason, I would be obliged if you would display the attached notice on your notice boards for the general public and bring it to the attention of staff who might benefit from it eg Intreo caseworkers, National Learning Network centre staff, local community and voluntary groups and finally, ETBs

Local Enterprise Week Tipperary 
05th – 09th March for a full list of events taking place that week
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