4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Active Public Consultations/ Notices
Water Joint Public Initiative Public Consultation – Survey and National Workshop
The Water Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) has opened public consultation to get your opinion on the next version of its Vision 2030 and Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA 3.0).
As part of the public consultation phase, your views on the future of water-related research, development and innovation in Europe are now invited, through participation in an online survey and national workshop.
The survey will close on Friday 1st February 2019.
Water JPI National Workshop on Research Priorities
The Water JPI National Workshop on Research Priorities
Entitled: ‘Ireland’s contribution to the 2030 Vision and Research Strategic & Innovation Agenda of the Water Joint Programming Initiative’,will take place Thursday 14th February 2019, in the Hotel Riu Plaza – The Gresham Dublin
The workshop will be chaired by Dr Matt Crowe (EPA) and speakers will include Dr Padraic Larkin (former Water JPI Co-chair).
Support for Community Energy Audits and Community Facility Management Plans
South Tipperary development CLG is seeking expressions of interest from volunteer led groups managing community facilities (eg resource centres, community halls, sports, arts, culture facilities etc), for the following supports:
Development of management plans for community facilities
Which will address current and potential
Usage and activities with a view to maximising the use of the facility by the whole community
Financial and environmental sustainability
Energy audits for community facilities or groups of facilities
Which will address current and potential
Energy costs and ways of saving energy
Use / production of renewable energy
The programmes will involve expert consultants visiting each facility and working with the management group.
Groups in the Municipal Districts of Cashel /Tipperary, Carrick on Suir and the Borough District of Clonmel are invited to apply.
These projects are supported by the LEADER Programme 2014-2020.
Further information and application forms are available by contacting
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.
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
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
‘Make Ireland Sustainable For All’ is pleased to announce its 2019 Call for Proposals for small grants to support local projects & initiatives addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ireland.
Grants are available up to a maximum of €2000 for:
Local grass-root organizations/entities
Local members of national CSOs operating at the local level
Local citizens groups, including student groups, clubs, civic initiative groups.
The objective of this call is to raise awareness of the SDGs at local level and to engage local groups to mobilise actors and authorities in commitments and practical actions for the implementation of the SDGs.
In addition, applicants are encouraged to address one or more of the following themes in their proposal. These themes are:
sustainable food production
sustainable production and consumption.
Projects which also address the cross-cutting themes of gender, migration and climate change are welcomed.
The deadline for submission of applications is the 15th of February 2019. Please note, the implementation period for activities runs until the 31st March 2020.
National Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Stakeholder Forum
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment now invites parties to register their interest in attending the third meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum.
This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity so we would ask that anyone interested in attending register without delay. Register here
Thursday 31st January 2019 from 9.00am – 5.30pm
Main Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2
At the Forum we hope to have representatives from across various networks, and Government departments and interested parties to explore how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
There will be a presentation by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the new Climate Action Plan, followed by a question and answer session with senior Departmental officials dealing with climate change.
We have engaged facilitators for all sessions including the breakout sessions in the afternoon. A report and final conclusions from the breakout sessions will be published within two weeks of the Forum.
Once you register you should receive an automatic acknowledgement confirming your attendance. If this does not happen, please contact us directly on SDGsIRL@DCCAE.gov.ie
The Community Water Development Fund 2019 is now open
The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive.
This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.
This can include the development of a catchment partnership or River/Lake Trust, and delivery of local projects to protect and improve water quality in a local waterbody. This fund will enable communities to get more involved in the management of their local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for present and future generations. The fund is administered by the Local Authority Waters Programme on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Types of projects considered will include:
Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.
Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.
General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.00pm.
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Therapeutic Intervention with Adolescents- A Relational Approach
Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre in conjunction with Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute presents a Three-Day Training Workshop; Therapeutic Intervention with Adolescents- A Relational Approach hosted by Bronagh Starrs BA Dip Psychotherapy MIAHIP on 25th to 27th March from 9.30am -4.30pm in the Clonmel Park Hotel.
This training programme introduces topics such as:
A Theoretical Framework for Adolescent Development
Development of the Therapeutic Alliance with the Adolescent & his/her parents
Self-Symbolism & Creativity: Gaining Access to the Adolescent’s Phenomenological Experience
The Impact of Shame on the Adolescent Journey
The workshop will focus on developing a richer understanding of adolescent process, and in particular, participants will develop a deeper appreciation of the essential developmental impulse underlying even the most self-destructive and inappropriate behaviours exhibited by young people which understandably cause concern and create complex dilemmas for helping professionals.
Clinical Application will broadly explore:
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicide
Separation & Complex Family Configurations
Working with Traumatized Adolescents
Adolescent Sexuality & Sexual Identity
The Adolescent’s Relationship to the Body & Food
This 3-day training normally costs €340 however Tipperary Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre is delighted to be able to offer the full 3 days training for only €240.
Please contact Natasha A. O’Keeffe for a place on this course and more information 086-0416200 or email@example.com or through www.trcc.ie
Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance
thThis course is a collaboration between the Law Society of Ireland and The Wheel, a national organisation that represents and supports community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Ireland. The course provides practitioners and those working in the charity, community, and voluntary sectors with an overview of the law and best practice in the relevant areas.
The establishment of the Charities Regulator, increasing regulatory & funding requirements (including the introduction in late 2018 of the Regulator’s Charities Governance Code) and developments on the horizon in terms of funding and competitive tendering herald changes that need to be taken on board to shape the future of this sector in Ireland. The course has a very practical emphasis and will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain integrity and uphold standards.
Who should attend?
The course will appeal to those in practice who advise charitable organisations. It will also appeal to those working in the sector or those who hold positions on boards of organisations or in a management capacity. We invite lawyers and individuals involved with the sector to apply. If you are not a qualified solicitor, trainee, or barrister, please apply with a cover letter and CV for approval to attend the course.
What does a sustainable community look like, what are we doing already and how can we become more sustainable?
This interactive networking session will highlight the work being carried out by community and voluntary organisations throughout Ireland to make their communities more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
It will examine the supports provided by The Wheel to community-based organisations to carry out, and gain recognition for, their work. Participants will explore how these innovative community-based initiatives contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Cloughjordan Amphitheatre Invites Collaboration Proposals From Community, Youth And Arts Groups
Cloughjordan Amphitheatre intends to present an inaugural season of events during May-September 2019.
Cloughjordan Arts CLG invites proposals to collaborate and co-present with other community, youth and arts groups and organisations. We would like that a sizable portion of our programme would come about through collaborations with groups and individuals in the mid-west/midlands region.
The amenity boasts a capacity up to 250 people.
The amphitheatre is directly adjacent to a large flat and well-drained amenity field which can be used for larger events.
Any event category that can be presented amuigh fionn speir in this unique setting will be considered; drama, music, fairs, demonstrations and showcases, screenings, youth and community activities, circus, dance, street-performance, recitals and so on.