4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Full member event (Plenary)
Tipperary PPN invite all members to attend our next full member event (Plenary) on Thursday 5th of December at 3pm in ThurlesSarsfields GAA CentreGortnagloch, Thurles, Co.Tipperary
Tipperary PPN have teamed up with Age Friendly Tipperary to host our plenary. Age Friendly Tipperary who will host their Age Friendly Expo from 10:30am to 3pm This event promises to be an exciting day with information, advice, history and even social dancing (see below for more information on Age Friendly Expo)
Following the Age Friendly Expo Tipperary PPN will hold our Plenary at 3pm
Full agenda and registration form will follow in the coming days.
Survey of Irish rural residents who receive their drinking water from a private well or private group water scheme
Simon Mooney is a 3rd-year PhD research student at Technological University Dublin and would like to invite all private well and private group water scheme users to take part in a national survey concerning private groundwater contamination, climate change and risk awareness. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K93FCZZ
Target audience: Irish rural residents who receive their drinking water from a private well or private group water scheme.
Confidentiality: Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and respondents may withdraw at any time they wish, without consequence. All survey data is confidential and anonymous. The survey contains a maximum of 38 questions and will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete.
Closing date: November 26, 2019
Social Enterprise Fellowship in partnership with Irish Research Council
This initiative will help to measure impact of Social Enterprise in Ireland. Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme worth €100,000 over the next two years as part of the new National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. The Fellowship is being delivered in collaboration with the Irish Research Council.
The main purpose of the Postdoctoral ‘Impact’ Fellowship in Social Enterprise is to develop a methodology to measure the impact of social enterprise in Ireland in the context of the new Policy and international best practice.
The deadline for applications for the fellowship is 20th November 2019
Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises
South Tipperary Development CLG (STDC) are inviting applications from local social enterprises for the Small Capital Grants Scheme, which will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments.
€1 million fund will support over 100 Social Enterprises throughout the country
Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced a €1 million Small Capital Grants Scheme for social enterprises throughout Ireland.
The scheme, which is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund, will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments which will enable social enterprises to improve their service. The scheme is an initiative under the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2018-2022, which the Minister published in July, and will be administered through the Local Development Companies.
The scheme will be of particular interest to smaller or start-up social enterprises which do not necessarily have the capacity to compete for larger grants.
All applications must be received by STDC by 3pm on Friday November 8th.
Whilst STDC will administer the fund, all decisions on grant awards will be made by the Department of Rural & Community Development. It is expected that applicants will be notified by the Department by December 11th. Full details of the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises in South Tipperary, including Applications Forms and Guidelines, are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling the STDC office on 052 7442652, or by downloading below.
The Arts Council – Festivals Investment Scheme The Arts Council announces round two of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place July – December 2020.
The Council recognises the distinctive role arts festivals play in sustaining a vibrant and sustainable arts profile at a local level. Festivals provide opportunities for artists and audiences to experience new work and ways of making work. The Council acknowledges the valuable contribution made by voluntary committees in developing these festivals. The scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 14th November 2019 at 5:30 pm
Tipperary Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2020
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.
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 12 noon
Festivals and events will only be eligible to receive funding for 2020 if they have made an application under this scheme
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Age Friendly EXPO
On Thursday 5th of December Tipperary Age Friendly will hold an Age Friendly EXPO in the Sarsfields Centre Thurles
The event will be split into 2 sections
Morning – Information and Networking where agencies, NGO and volunteer led Age related Tipperary groups are invited to showcase their work and provide information to those attending
Afternoon – Briefing on Tipperary Age Friendly and formation of Tipperary Older Peoples Council followed by Social Dancing and/or Tipperary Historical Studies for those attending.
This event is aiming at disseminating information to Older People in Tipperary about the Age Friendly Programme, the services that are available to them and to answer any queries they may have through the information stands that will be present on day in addition to the social opportunity in the afternoon.
Thanks to the support of Tipperary Local Link we will be able to offer transport from each of the 5 Municipal Districts to Thurles to attend the event.
Over the next few weeks I will write to each active retirement group and Age related group and residential facility within the county to inform them of the event and to get people to register to attend the event.
If you would like to showcase your service to the target audience at the morning event, 10.30 to 12.30, I would appreciate if you could register your interest in attending by replying to Fiona Crotty email@example.com before Friday 25th of October 2019
Winter readiness is a challenge for individuals and communities across Ireland each year, and calls for cooperation and collaboration between many different groups.
Although the response to challenging weather events is coordinated by the Office of Emergency Planning (OEP), communities have an important role to play in emergencies. Central to this is neighbours knowing each other and working together. Being prepared, knowing your neighbours and working together will help to ensure that you and your community are winter ready in the months ahead.
Know your Eircode
Know your GP’s Contact details
Get the Flu vaccine
Keep your phone charged
Keep warm, eat well and avoid unnecessary travel
know how to turn off your utility services (electricity, Gas, Water) in your home
Check On Your Older Relatives And Neighbours
If it’s difficult for you to get around it will be impossible for them
Do you have their phone number(s)?
Phone them or call around
Make sure they have enough fuel, food supplies and necessary medications
World Children’s Day takes place on the 20th of November 2019. This is a day to celebrate childhood and the rights of all children. The theme for this years’ celebration is ‘Being Your Best Self’.
We appreciate how much you and your CYPSC partners contribute to the local community and if you like to get involved in World Children’s Day:
Organise and hold a party or event on the days leading up to, and including, World Children’s Day. These events can be small or big, and can take any format you like.The important part is that we mark this special day and show our support. Encourage your partners, colleagues and others to get involved. When you have an event organised, please register it at www.childrensday.ie where you will also see a calendar of events being organised by many other supporting organisations. If your event is for staff or clients only, we still ask that you register it, and mark it as ‘private’.
Go Blue for World Children’s Day! We encourage everyone to make the 20th of November extra special by “Going Blue” on to show your support for children around the world. This might be wearing something blue, or decorating your room or office blue, and sharing pictures across social media with the hashtag #WorldChildrensDay. The world will be going blue on the 20th of November!
Why the 20th of November?
November 20th 1959 is when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is a day that is all about the importance of children and how they have special rights and freedoms that help them to grow into happy, healthy adults.
There was so much momentum built last year, and thankfully there is so much to celebrate again this year on the 30th year of the convention of the rights of the child. The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is running the Child Talks event again after such a massive success last year. In 2018 over 20,000 people watched the event live on Facebook with approximately 50,000 watching on RTE. Here is a link to last years’ highlights video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YOBtiTMrIw
If you would like to share information or photographs of your event please send them to: senior communications officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates on events can also be seen on the Children’s Day Facebook page, and social media: #WorldChildrensDay #ChildTalks2019
Tipperary County Council Arts Office Newsletter
Please find a list of events and funding available from the Tipperary county council art office at tipperarycoco.ie
Tipperary Comhairle Na Óg AGM
Tipperary Comhairle Na Óg AGM 2019 will take place on Tuesday12th November 2019 in The Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Tipperary Comhairle is open to all young people up to 18, representing secondary schools and youth groups in County Tipperary.
The Fionn Mac Cumhaill players are premiering their short film
The Fionn Mac Cumhaill players are premiering their short film “The tarantula and the frog” on November 29th in Cloneen hall at 8.00pm
Tickets for this red carpet event are just 10 euros with reception at 7.45pm
The playscript by Brian Clancy and is directed by Anne Williamson. All local actors and locations around Fethard and Cloneen. Fionn Mac Cumhaill would like to thank their great local sponsors and supporter without whom they could not have run this project.
We are Family Art Exhibition
LGBT+ and Healthy South Tipperary present ‘We are family’ art exhibition at the main guard building (upstairs). This exhibition under the very talented eye of Jane Houlihan is a collection of art through Painting photography stories poetry and a group piece by our group members and friends and some youth pieces involved too.
Local LGBT groups have been working really hard to get the exhibition ready so come along to see their hard work showcased.
The exhibition run from Saturday 2nd of November to Thursday 7th of November