Tipperary PPN March 2021 Newsletter Second Edition
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 members,
We do hope this email finds you well. In this edition of our Newsletter you will find public consultations, funding opportunities and many public service announcements.
Tipperary PPN Team
Active Public Consultations/Notices
Minister Heather Humphreys announces new Social Enterprise Module for young people
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, in partnership with the youth organisation Foróige, has today (Wednesday 10 March) announced a Social Enterprise Module which will be availed of by thousands of young people across the country.
The module, introduced as part of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme, will be primarily taught in DEIS schools.
The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has provided €30,000 to support the roll-out of the initiative.
It’s envisaged that approximately 120 teachers will be involved in its delivery.
For more information contact the Department of Rural and Community Development Press Office on 076 1006843 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding/ Grant Opportunities
The CLAR Scheme 2021
The CLAR Scheme for 2021 has been announced and there is an increase in funding available under this years scheme. Note the location of the works must be in a CLAR area (list of CLAR areas and the map are available at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/clar-scheme-2021
There are a number of measures being funded in the 2021 scheme summarised below and further details are also available at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/clar-scheme-2021
Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities (Grant funding €5,000-€50,000 with a 10% matched funding requirement, minimum 5% cash, max 4 applications across the County) Outdoor Cinema Screen, Bandstand/Amphitheatre, Outdoor Drinking Water Fountain, Covered Seating & Picnic Benches, Associated Landscaping & Path Widening, Playgrounds/ MUGAs (new or upgrades),Skateboard Parks, Exercise Class Space, Public Toilets & Bins, Car & Bike Parking.
Community gardens and Allotments (Grant funding €5,000-€50,000 with a 10% matched funding requirement, minimum 5% cash, max 3 applications across the County) groundworks, footpaths, raised beds, native pollinator plants, sensory planting and equipment, polytunnels, sheds, rainwater harvesting tanks, fencing, gates, tools as appropriate, benches, picnic tables, shelters and outdoor pizza ovens/BBQ areas.
In the event that the campaign is oversubscribed, shortlisting may apply and the following may be considered as criteria for shortlisting.
o The positive impact of the project in respect of the Sustainable Development Goals
o Relevance to the scheme and the positive impact to the locality.
o The Deprivation Index.
o The benefits received by the area under various grant schemes in the last 3 years.
Note All Expressions of Interest to be submitted on or before the 7th of April 2021, (The final date for fully completed applications to be submitted to the Department is 7th May 2021). For any queries please e-mail email@example.com
Ministers Humphreys and McConalogue announce €70 million LEADER funding for rural communities and enterprises
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, have today (12th March 2021) announced the allocation of €70 million through the LEADER programme for the period 2021-2022.
The Government has today begun the process of submitting an amendment to the European Commission to extend the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme, under which LEADER is funded, out to the end of 2022.
As part of that process, the LEADER Programme will be allocated a total of €70 million for 2021-2022, adding an extra €50 million to the initial funding of €20 million announced by Minister Humphreys in December 2020.
Minister Humphreys and Minister McConalogue today said that the funding will support rural communities and private enterprises in the recovery of Covid-19.
In the coming weeks, the Department of Rural and Community Development will provide the breakdown of the increased allocation of €70 million to each of 29 Local Action Groups who deliver the LEADER Programme.
For more information on this press release contact the Department of Rural and Community Development Press Office on 076 1006843 or
HSE Applications National Lottery Funding Grants
This funding is distributed by the HSE each year to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Groups and organisations involved in the provision of Health and Personal Social Services can apply for once off funding of between €500 and €10,000 for suitable projects. Note that public bodies including the HSE are not eligible to apply for this funding.
The HSE has advertised in newspapers for applications and you may wish to share this notification among your professional or local networks.
All of the information required, including the application form, is available on https://www2.hse.ie/services/national-lottery-grants
Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th April 2021.
You should send your application form, declaration form and your organisation’s banking details to your local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO).
Click the link to find details of your local Community Healthcare Organisation National Lottery Grants: Community Healthcare Organisation contact details – HSE.ie
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
START Suicide Prevention Online Skills Training
Connecting for Life and Your Mental Health are running a Suicide Prevention Online Skills Training. Participants must be over 18 and should not have been bereaved by suicide in the past year. For information on how to register for this training email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Way Day Friday 24th September 2021
Make Way Day is a National Public Awareness Campaign to highlight the problems people with disabilities face in getting around their local communities. Make Way Day Will take place on Friday, September 24th, 2021. For more information on Make Way Day go to https://www.makewayday.com/
You can also take this quick survey to let Make Way Day know what stops you from getting down the street in 2021 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Makewayday
Registration for Bealtaine Festival
Bealtaine is Ireland’s only festival that celebrates creativity as we age. While we may still be fighting Covid-19, we want you to know that we’re busy preparing for an exciting new online Bealtaine 2021 and we need you to join us!
The festival will take place online throughout the month of May, with a wide range of exciting activities that will be shared soon. Our new theme for 2021 is In(ter)dependence.
For more information see https://bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-festival-event-registration-is-now-open/
Deadline Extended for The Bealtaine Hero Award
The Deadline for the Bealtaine Hero award has been extended to the 26th March 2021
Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival wishes to recognise two innovative grass roots arts projects through the Bealtaine Hero Award. We invite applications from individuals and / or organisations who wish to create an exciting new online festival event which will be presented during the Bealtaine Festival 2021.
For further details please go to their website: https://bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-hero-2021/
FoodCloud is an organisation that redistributes surplus food to charities and community groups across Ireland, we have a very diverse network including creches, homeless projects, day facilities, FRCs LDCs etc. We do it in 2 ways, using an App to connect local shops with local charities for free, and we have our warehouse which delivers large volumes through a membership approach.
In your county in the coming months we will be looking for organisations to sign up for free donations from different retailers but we often find it difficult to find new organizations who may want to get involved.
For more information contact their Community Team on 0153 13478 or email email@example.com
Farming for nature Newsletter
This bimonthly publication contains useful information on upcoming news and events, offers helpful nature-friendly tips for your farm, and highlights some really good resources, including some words of wisdom from our farmers!
The Farming for Nature initiative was established to acknowledge and support those farmers who farm, or wish to farm, in a way that will improve the natural health of our countryside.
There are ways in which we can all get involved, so read on and see what you can do.
Farming for nature Newsletter March/ April
Proposed Carrick-on-Suir Regeneration Plan
During 2021 it was proposed to prepare a Tourism and Heritage based Regeneration Plan for Carrick-on-Suir. The overall vision is to prepare plans for the enhancement of the town as a visitor destination based on its potential as a key attraction in Ireland’s Ancient East on the Suir Blueway
Tipperary County Council has appointed Malachy Walsh and Partners (Engineers) and Nicholas de Jong Associates (Urban Design) to prepare the Regeneration Plan, which is aimed primarily at delivering the following two elements:
- Design and Enhancement of the Suir Blueway from Healy Park to Ormond Castle Regeneration
- Design and enhancement of the central area and public realm
Your ideas are needed to inform and shape this exciting initiative for Carrick-on-Suir.
Please let us know what you think makes the town a great place to live, work and visit, and what can be done to improve it now and for future generations.
An information poster is attached with details of the project. It would be appreciated if you would circulate this among your contacts and networks.
The poster has a web address and a QR code for the project page, on Tipperary County Council’s website https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/
This in turn has a link to a survey which we would very much appreciate you filling out. The closing date for the survey is Friday 9th April 2021. Alternatively, written statements can be submitted by post at Municipal District Office, New Street, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. The last date for written statements is Friday 9th April 2021. Submissions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Online Workshops For April
Recovery College Southeast are running the following 9 workshops in April
- Building My Self Confidence
- Co-production Working Together
- Understanding & Managing Anxiety
- Understanding Medication
- Family & Recovery Models
- Understanding & Managing Depression
- Personal Narrative
- Mental Health & Family Caring Programme
- Lunch Time Wellbeing
For further information on dates and times for these workshops please email email@example.com or see details on their website https://www.recoverycollegesoutheast.com/
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