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Tipperary PPN Newsletter October 2018



1. PPN News & Members Corner

2. Active Public Consultations/ Notices

3. Funding/ Grant Opportunities

4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events

PPN News 


“Building Sustainable Communities” Advice Clinic for Community Groups

Tipperary PPN invite all members to attend our next full member event (Plenary) on Thursday 8th November in Rosegreen Community Hall from 6.00pm to 9.30pm.

This event promises to be an exciting evening with Guest speakers, information on funding and advice on grant writing applications. There will also be great spot prizes on the night.

Full agenda and registration form will follow in the coming days.

Active Public Consultations/ Notices


Funding/ Grant Opportunities


JP McManus Benevolent Fund Accepting Applications

The JP McManus Benevolent Fund has opened temporarily for applications.

The Fund aims to support local community initiatives and nonprofit organisations throughout the Mid-West of Ireland. Valued at €40 million, the Fund is managed as a sole entity, independent of any existing programmes sponsored by Mr McManus. 

Chaired by Sue Ann Foley, the new entity is operated by a select Committee Group working to enhance the quality of life in local communities.

The key focus areas will be on:

  • Education Development
  • Healthcare Development 
  • Community Development
  • Local Infrastructural Development.

To learn more, and discover how to submit an application, please visit the Fund website here:


The Arts Council – Festivals Investment Scheme

The Festival Investment scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals or for linked events programmed over a number of months in a calendar year.

The Arts Council announces round two of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place July–December 2019. See link for more information:

Closing date: 17:30, Thursday 25 October 2018

Please note this is the National Arts Council Festival & Events Scheme.
The TIPPERARY FESTIVALS & EVENTS SCHEME closing date will be announced in the coming weeks with a closing date in late November/early December (tbc).

This is for festivals taking place in Tipperary in 2019 and applications will be made to Tipperary County Council.


Social Innovation Fund Ireland Are Calling For Applications


Have you a project that uses sports, arts or culture as a means to achieve social impact or a project that focuses on improving outcomes for children?

Check out our three new funding opportunities below.
Deadline: 5pm Friday, 18th January 2019

Arts To Impact Fund

Our goal is support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills, development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using arts as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more

Sports To Impact Fund 
Our goal is to support the innovative use of sports as a means to improve physical and mental health and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using sports as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more

Early Childhood Fund 
Our goal is to provide critical support to projects and services focused on reducing inequalities and improving childhood and lifelong outcomes.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on improving outcomes for children from prenatal development through to six years of age. Find out more


Festival Innovation Programme

Fáilte Ireland has identified that an opportunity exists for festivals and events to play a more significant role in driving Ireland’s tourism performance. 

This programme has been designed to identify proposals for ambitious and unique festivals and events which will stand out internationally. 

Applicants can download a copy of the Festival Innovation Programme Guidelines which outline the purpose of the programme and what we are looking for in a festival. Applicants should read the Guidelines carefully before making an application.

The call for applications opens on Friday 28 September 2018. The cut off for the first round of evaluations will be at 5pm on Friday 19 October 2018.

Proposals must be submitted through the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal.

For queries and support please contact

or Call 1800 242473

 Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events



Superhomes 2019 Information Event

Tipperary energy agency are holding free information events for Tipperary homeowners to hear about how they can avail of up to 50% grant funding to carry out energy efficient upgrades on their home through our SuperHomes project. We are getting lots of interest from homes all over the country but would love to get more Tipperary homes on board. Would you be able to share this also?


The events details are:


Hayes Hotel Thurles, October 18th at 7pm

Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, October 25th at 7pm

Anyone who would like to attend can register by emailing

or calling 052-7443090

Tipperary Energy Agency Biomass Tour to Austria

Tipperary Energy Agency are running a  training seminar tour to Linz, Austria on the first week of December for Tipperary companies working in the biomass sector.

There are six places available on the tour. Those interested in a place should to answer the following questions and send their answers to

  • What is your current interest in the Biomass Supply Chain?
  • How do you think you would benefit from attending the trip?


The cost of the trip is €495 which includes flights, hotel, transfers in Austria plus the cost of the seminar and materials. The cost may vary slightly depending on the cost of flights.


Full details are available at


Teagasc Options Course

Teagasc will host an Options course in Thurles with the title “Improve your farm income” this will take place over five evenings first evening  will take place on November 6th  2018 – Thurles Co. Tipperary

Topics covered include:

  • Rural Tourism
  • Renewable Energy
  • Contract Rearing
  • Organic Farming
  • Poultry
  • Food Production
  • Direct Selling
  • Forestry
  • Start your own Business

Contact local advisors to express an interest in completing this course

Sean Cooney 0504-21747 or Marie Hartnett 0504-21777 .


Any farm family members are welcome to attend.

There is no charge for attending this up skilling course.


Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Training

Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness training. The course is aimed at sports leaders, children’s officers, parents or anyone working with young people in sport. A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills. Promoting a child-centred environment should go hand in hand with identifying and eliminating practices that impact negatively on safe and enjoyable participation in sport for young people.


The next series workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors on:


  • Monday  15th October  2018 in  LIT( Clonmel Campus) 6pm- 9pm
  • Monday  22nd  October 2018 in the  Rackethall  Hotel, Roscrea 6pm-9pm 
  • Thursday  8th November 2018 in  LIT( Clonmel Campus) 6pm- 9pm


The training will enable Children’s Officers/Sports Leaders to:

  • Implement best practice in protecting the welfare of participants
  • Create a child-centred environment within the sports club
  • List categories of abuse and some indicators associated with abuse
  • Make an appropriate response to a disclosure
  • Make a report to designated officer or appropriate Statutory Authorities

To book your place visit

Cost is €15 plus booking fee.


Please book early as places are limited on the workshop. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course.


For further information  please contact TSP Clonmel office 0761 06 6201 or TSP Nenagh office 0761 06 6888


2018 BiodivERsA Joint Transnational Call Now Open

The BiodivERsA 2018-2019 transnational call for research proposals on Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health is now open.

The call, which launched on the 1st October 2018, aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/or plant health across the different relevant spatial, and temporal scales in an effort to support evidence-based decision-making.

Projects addressing only biodiversity issues or only health issues will not be considered within the scope of the call.


Important dates:

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals (mandatory): 16th November 2018, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels)

More details can be found on the BiodivERsA website or visit the BiodivERsA web page on our website.

The Fulbright Awards 2019-2020 Applications Are Now Open

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability.

Fulbright Award Registration Form

The application deadline is 16:00 on the 6th November 2018.


FREE Making Successful Funding Applications Workshop for South of the County

Tipperary PPN in Collaboration with South Tipperary Development Company are delighted to offer members from the South of the County this FREE workshop 


Making Successful Funding Applications


Date: Thursday 25th October

Time: 7pm- 9.30pm

Venue: Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel


Is your organisation/group considering applying for funding in the future? Are you trying to catch the eye of the grant reviewer? Grant Writing is an extremely competitive business. In order to maximize the chance to secure funding, community groups should understand the elements of the funding application process.


After the workshop you will be better prepared to:


Understand the process. “Building a relationship with the funder”.
Essential Components. “Looking at the structure of a grant and identifying the critical information required”.
Construct an eye-catching and meaningful grant application. “Getting to grips with the creative process of a grant application increases chances for success”.
Before you press “send”. “Actions required before you submit. The pitfalls and how to avoid them”.
Submitting a Grant. What you need to hand! “The planning, preparation and availability of supporting documentation. It is too late looking for such information when you have an hour to go to the grant deadline!

Who’s this workshop for?

PPN Members from South Tipperary working with community, voluntary and charitable groups and organisations including social enterprises, social inclusion groups and environmental groups.  


The training will be delivered by John Warren, JE Warren Consulting

John Warren, JE Warren Consulting, has significant experience in writing grant applications to government entities, corporations, foundations and other funding bodies through his 10-year tenure as CEO of children’s foundation and in recent years, working with a variety of community, voluntary and charity groups in different parts of the country. He has knowledge that will help you to improve your grant writing skills, irrespective of the level of funding being sought.

John is also actively involved in his community. He is chairman of his residents association; past board member of a leading children’s charity in the southeast; volunteer with Waterford Rotary Club Annual Christmas Tree Appeal and a member of Ballygunner GAA Club.

JE Warren Consulting provides support to community, voluntary and charity organisations in areas of Corporate Governance, Policies & Procedures, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Fundraising, Risk Management, and Strategic Planning. Visit


Registration Essential:

To book a place at this workshop please contact

Deirdre O’Dwyer, SICAP Development Officer, South Tipperary Development Company.

Tel: 086-1703473 or                                


Tipperary Comhairle Na Óg AGM

Tipperary Comhairle Na Óg AGM 2018 will take place on Thursday 25th October in The Dome, Thurles, Co. Tipperary  

Tipperary Comhairle is open to all young people up to 18, representing secondary schools and youth groups in County Tipperary.


“Giving youth a voice”  


For more information contact 




Tipperary County Council Arts Office Newsletter

Please find a list of events and funding available from the Tipperary county council art office


What’s On In Tipperary ?

For a list of upcoming events in your county visit

If you wish to update the contact details, we have held for your group and guarantee up to date information please email details to Avril Wilson 

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