Leitrim Bid for Volunteer Centre

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Do you think that there is a need for a dedicated Volunteer Centre in Leitrim?
Leitrim Development Company is currently applying for a Volunteer Centre for Leitrim. A Volunteer Centre provides a link between people interested in volunteering and non-profit groups looking for volunteers. These  centres advertise for volunteers on behalf of groups and refer interested people to these groups.  A volunteer centre would have dedicated staff and facilities to carry out this service and others that would help community groups.
In order to assist with this, Leitrim Development Company would be grateful if your group, could take the time to fill out the questionnaire below and return it to them by the 18th May 2018.

A Life-Saving List for Leitrim

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Public defibrillators are a valuable resource for communities in the event of an emergency. Recent community meetings have highlighted the fact that there is no central list of the location of these units in Leitrim. Leitrim PPN is involved in a cooperative project with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service (VIS) and  supported by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) aiming to rectify this. We need your help.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

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Leitrim County Council is now inviting Expressions of Interest from town/village community and business interests for inclusion in The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018. The Scheme has an allocation of €15 Million and is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential, and the recently announced Project Ireland 2040, and is designed to help rural Ireland achieve its full economic and social potential. It is part of a package of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.
Closing date for Expressions of Interest is 4 pm on Wednesday 23rd May. Read on for more details and form.

Use Your Brain Not Your Fists Launched

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“Use Your Brain Not Your Fists” is an initiative by young people for young people, reflecting the dire consequences of momentary senseless madness, more often than not as a result of alcohol and or substance abuse. The content is powerful and thought-provoking and has been inspired and motivated by the death of Andrew Dolan from Carrick and the catastrophic injuries suffered by Shane Grogan from Tuam, following senseless and unprovoked attacks.’

Foróige Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is an internationally recognised youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships for young people inspiring them to brighter futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters nationally and internationally is proven through research to improve young people’s well … Continued

CLÁR Funding 2018 – €5 Million announced for Rural & Community Development

Funding Announced: Thurs. 22nd March  2018 – Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2018. CLÁR provides funding for small scale capital projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels … Continued


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Nominations are sought for 7 Leitrim PPN Representatives Secretariat – Environmental Representative; Leitrim Development Company Board of Management – Carrick on Shannon Municipal District, 1 man and 1 woman; Leitrim Development Company Board of Management – Ballinamore Municipal District, 1 … Continued

Insurance for Community & Voluntary Groups

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A number of you have been asking about insurance for your groups. However small or informal your group is, you’re going to need cover. You can insure yourself against almost anything, but it costs money. The high cost of insurance … Continued

Call for Applications – Age Friendly Ireland Awards

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***Closing date for applications: 1pm on Wednesday, 31st January 2018***  The Age Friendly Ireland Programme, currently hosted by Meath County Council, is delighted to let you know that Monaghan County Council are hosting the National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement … Continued

RAPID Response Required – Grant Funding Allocation

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RAPID National Programme 2017 €2 million national funding has been announced by Michael Ring TD for the RAPID National Programme. Every Local Authority has been allocated €64,500 to fund capital projects that will improve the quality of life for residents in … Continued

Manorhamilton to benefit from major broadband investment

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Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has this week unveiled plans by enet-SSE, a new commercial joint venture between Ireland’s largest open-access fibre network provider enet and energy utility SSE, to commercially bring superfast fibre broadband … Continued

€ 3.75m for 24 new local authority homes in Carrick

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Sligo Leitrim TD and Assistant Government Whip, Tony McLoughlin, has announced that € 3,743,850 is being allocated to Leitrim County Council for the construction of 24 new homes under the Government’s Local Authority Housing Construction Programme.

Leitrim Environmental and Community Awards 2017

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Leitrim County Council in partnership with the Leitrim Public Participation Network (PPN) are launching a new awards scheme in 2017 recognising the significant contribution made by community groups, residents groups, businesses, schools and individuals to making their local communities a … Continued

New Bus Service for North Leitrim

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Local Link has launched the new six-day-per-week service linking Kinlough to Ballyshannon via Bundoran with seven return journeys per day. A demand-led rural service will also be incorporated to the new route in the Glenade, Ballintrillick, Tawley and Buckode areas. … Continued

Aughavas to meet with An Post

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A meeting between a local delegation, local public representatives and An Post management will be held this afternoon to try and decide the future of Aughavas Post Office. The rural post office is faced with possible closure and the community … Continued