Tipperary PPN March 2022 Newsletter
1. PPN News & Members Corner
2. Active Public Consultations/Notices
4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
What Is Your Community Group Doing This St. Patrick’s Day?
And it is St. Patrick’s Day already….but with a difference to the previous two years’ ones!
Stepping into celebration is probably just what we need after what the world has been through with the pandemic and what is now happening in Europe.
It can seem like there is no end to having something out of our control hanging over us, which can make us feel helpless.
We can control how we enjoy our St. Patrick’s Day events though, especially if we are in with our community or local group, working together to create fun and mark the national holiday. And we have an extra long one to enjoy this year!!
We would love to know, here at the Tipperary PPN, if your group or local community are doing something creative, thoughtful or even just for fun to mark the day and Bank Holiday weekend.
Send Sharon and Ruth your photos and we will contact you for the story that goes with them (no need to go to the bother of writing it yourself!).
We will then put the information about your recent activities in our next upcoming newsletters! It is a great way to let others know that your group is still going strong even after all the recent challenges.
We look forward to hearing from you…oh, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
To contact Ruth: firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 4567111| Sharon: email@example.com or 086 0632717
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Active Public Consultations/Notices
Sign Irish Wheelchair Association And Enable Ireland Petition Today To Build More Accessible Homes
Enable Ireland is partnering with the Irish Wheelchair Association to support their ‘Think Housing, Build Accessible’ campaign highlighting the absence of wheelchair accessible homes to rent or buy.
The reality for a wheelchair user looking to rent or buy in Ireland is that there are very few wheelchair accessible apartments or houses. You can join us and help us call on the government to review the building regulations and help build more accessible homes.
We’re asking everyone to sign this important petition here.
The campaign is supported by an alliance of disability sector organisations and aims to tackle the urgent wheelchair accessible housing shortage in Ireland. ‘Think Housing, Build Accessible’ is a national campaign highlighting the absence of wheelchair accessible homes to rent or buy in Ireland.
The online petition calls on the government to review the building regulations in Ireland and increase wheelchair accessibility standards from visitable to liveable.
Free online training on the how to use Environmental Sensitivity Mapping webtool
The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have collaborated to develop and maintain an Environmental Sensitivity Mapping (ESM) webtool.
The ESM webtool is a Geographic Information System (GIS) tool that enables users to generate area-specific environmental sensitivity maps. More information in relation to the webtool and how it can be used is available via: https://enviromap.ie/
The webtool was developed and is being maintained by researchers at UCD’s School of Geography and the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University.
A free online training workshop on the Environmental Sensitivity Mapping webtool will take place on the 30th of March 2022 from 10.00am-1.00pm. Dr. Ainhoa González from UCD’s School of Geography and Justin Gleeson from Maynooth University will deliver this free workshop.
If you are interested in attending, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/269979835957
Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme
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 AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.
The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project’s realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.
We are pleased to announce that Round One of the AIC Scheme is now open for applications, with a closing date on the 28th March 2022, at 5pm.
For information and how to apply visit https://www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-awards/
Equity in Education Fund 2022 – 2025
Rethink Ireland’s Equity in Education Fund will provide three years of cash grants and business support to organizations focused on enhancing educational engagement and improving formal and non formal educational outcomes for young people from Traveler, Roma and Migrant/Refugee backgrounds as well as those experiencing rural disadvantage. You can visit our website here to read more about the fund and its criteria.
What does the Fund offer?
- Cash grants of €50,000 – €67,500 per annum for three years
- A place on Rethink Ireland’s Capacity Building Programme
- A tailored supports package for successful applicants
Closing Date for Applications is Thursday 7th April 2022 at 5pm.
For information and how to apply visit https://rethinkireland.force.com/fundingportal/s/
We would also encourage you to join our online Information sessions on the Equity in Education Fund to hear directly from the team and ask any questions you may have by registering below Wednesday 16th March at 1pm
HSE for National Lottery Funding Grants
Applications are now being invited by the HSE for National Lottery Funding Grants.
We are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. We are providing this funding under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Groups and organisations who provide Health and Personal Social Services can apply for funding.
Amounts of between €500 and €10,000 are available for suitable projects.
Click here for more information including the application form
Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.
For more information and how to apply please visit National Lottery Grants – HSE.ie
CLÁR 2022 – Measure 1: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities
Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest in respect of projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme 2022 recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and which the Council could consider for submission to the Department.
CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there.
For more information please visit to apply for CLÁR measure 1 please visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/cl%C3%A1r-2022-%E2%80%93-measure-1-developing-community-facilities-amenities
The closing date for Expressions of Interest for CLÁR 2022 – Measure 1 is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th of March 2022
CLÁR 2022 – Measure 2: Mobility, Cancer Care and Community First Responders Transport
These applications are made directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development via e-mail to CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie by Friday 8th April 2022 and the scheme details and application forms may be viewed on the following website
For more information and to apply for CLÁR measure 2 please visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/cl%C3%A1r-scheme-2022-measure-2-3
The closing date for Expressions of Interest for CLÁR 2022 – Measure 2 is 12 noon on Friday 8th April 2022
Irish Youth Foundation – Generation Pandemic Fund 2022
Objective The Irish Youth Foundation is once again opening our Generation Pandemic Fund. The goal of this fund is to support projects and programmes around the country as they work to undo the catastrophic damage the Covid-19 fallout has inflicted on our most excluded children and young adults.
The fund will support work aligned with one of the following focus areas:
- Programmes that support positive transitions from primary to secondary school and/or completion of secondary cycle
- Programmes that support happy, healthy transitions from childhood through to adulthood with focus on mental wellbeing support
- Programmes that support successful transitions for young people to economic independence
There are two categories of funding available:
- Promising Programmes Fund (€10,000 – €30,000) -These projects should be promising, not necessarily proven and can provide some level of evidence on their effectiveness. Fund of between
- Grassroots Fund (€1,500 – €10,000) – This fund will provide small grants for grassroots, community-based projects to contribute to daily running costs, programme costs or activities.
Closing date for the application is Thursday 24th March 2022 at 5pm
For more information and for fund application please visit https://iyf.ie/grants/ or contact Sarah Edmonds on firstname.lastname@example.org | 087 7622946
Training Links 2022-2024 Programme Now Inviting Applications
Applications for funding are now open under the Training Links programme. We are now inviting training networks to apply for grants ranging from €10,000.00 to €50,000.00.
Training Links funds community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks — groups of a minimum of ten organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually.
Closing date for applications is Friday 29th April 2022 at 5pm
For more information visit Training Links 2022-2024 Programme Now Inviting Applications | The Wheel
Student Development Fund 2022
The NALA Student Development Fund provides a small grant, to pay for a non-tuition group activity for students. To find out more about the fund, including details about how to apply, please read this information booklet.
The closing date for you to fill in the online form is Thursday 31 March 2022.
For More information and to apply visit Student Development Fund 2022 information booklet – Nala
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
.IE Digital Town Awards 2022
The Awards are an ideal opportunity to raise the profile of your town, to help retain existing talent and attract new workers and residents to your town. A digitally advanced town can help attract investment from new employers from other areas nationally or internationally. It can also encourage additional investment from existing employers and support a start-up community. The .IE Digital Town Awards also create a great sense of pride in a town for residents and act as a catalyst for creating positive change for all.
The closing date for the awards is 25 March 2022 at 5pm
For more information visit About .IE Digital Town Awards – .IE (weare.ie) or email email@example.com
Children and Anxiety – Positive and Negative Impacts
Parent Support Programme at Silver Arch Family Resource Centre has organised an online talk “Children and Anxiety – positive and negative impacts “with Joanna Fortune on Monday 14th March 2022 from 7pm -8.30pm.
Talk: Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all of our lives, especially on our children’s anxiety levels. Joanna Fortune will talk to us about the positive and negative impacts of anxiety and will offer strategies and solutions to help build our children`s resilience.
Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist and attachment specialist. She is the author of the best-selling 15-Minute Parenting series . She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin in 2010 (www.solamh.com) where she has worked with families around a variety of issues.
She is also a regular media contributor to a variety of radio (RTE, Newstalk and regional radio) and TV shows (RTE and Virgin Media Television). She is the parenting consultant on the weekly parenting slot on Newstalk’s Moncrieff for over 4 years.
Please register visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/children-and-anxiety-positive-and-negative-impacts-tickets-116714986667
For more information call 067 31800
Two Day ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
The HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office is running a 2 day (face to face) ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) in Waterford on 23rd & 24th of March (Wednesday and Thursday) from 9 am to 5 pm each day.
To book a place on this training programme please visit www.bookwhen.com/sro.
Please note: You must have completed START (Online Suicide Prevention Skills Training) or safeTALK (Suicide Alertness Training) in advance of participating in the ASIST programme and you must be available for both days.
Parent Education E-Learning Courses
One Family offer five e-learning courses, which are courses you take in your own time, in the comfort of your own home. The courses have video content from One Family staff plus additional learning resources to help you make the most of your learning time. Parents can monitor their own progress and engage in as many courses as they wish as the one time. These courses have specific content for those parenting alone or sharing parenting but in general the programme supports all family forms.
Visit https://parenting.onefamily.ie/ to register and for more information.
Lets get Walking Ballina
This 8 week Walking Programme starts on 21st March 7.30pm at Riverside Car Park, Ballina. Cost is €10 plus booking fee. Register for this programme on www.tipperarysports.ie
This Programme will introduce the participants to all the trails in their local area including parts of the Lough Derg Way, East Clare Way, Ballycuggaran and Millennium Cross Walk.
Note hi vi and torch will be required for the first few weeks as evenings won’t be fully bright by then.
New Inn Community Walk 8 Week Programme
This 8 week Community Walk programme will start on Tuesday 22nd March at 3.30pm. The meeting point is at New Inn Church Car Park. Cost is €10 plus booking fee.
This 8 week programme will introduce participants to all the trails in their local area. The programme will take participants along parts of St. Declan’s Way, Tipperary Heritage Way, Scaragh Woods and High Kings Loop. The walking programme is aimed at those who want to experience trail walking at a gentle pace. Registration is through our website www.tipperarysports.ie
Get those walking boots on for Tuesday March 22nd this is a great way to meet people and get outdoors.
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