Leitrim PPN Newsletter – 11th March 2019

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Inside this issue:
What’s Happening
Diary Dates
Funding & Opportunities

March 11th 2019
Vol 2, Issue 1

What’s Happening?

2019 has and will be a busy year for communities across the country. On top of all the things we normally do, PPNs have been asked to re-register all groups and develop a Vision for Wellbeing. This is in addition to our local concerns around Brexit and the local and European Elections which take place in May. 

As well as this, the User Guide for PPNs is open for review by public consultation and you are invited to review, endorse, seek changes to the Leitrim PPN Constitution, Reps’ Charter and Policies and Procedures. All good reasons to come along to the first General Meeting of 2019 in Drumshanbo on 3rd April.

News on all this, current funding alerts and Love Where You Live Awards, 2019 below

 Get in touch at info@leitrimppn.ie or 087 183 1283           




National Events Weekend Funding                             Fri 22 March
Leadership in Inclusion in Education                          Thurs 4 April
Consultation – Online Harmful content                        Mon 15 April
CLÁR Funding                                                            Thurs 25 April
Consultation on User Guide for PPNs                        Tues 30 April
Social Innovation “Ignite” Fund                                   Mon 6 May
Registering to vote                                                      Fri 10 May


CLÁR Funding
The current big funding opportunity for community right now is the CLÁR funding – issued through the Dept of Rural and Community Development. This funding provides forsmall scale infrastructural projects in rural areas. This is capital funding for buying equipment and doing works.
It is allocated under three measures. Note: Measure three has changed since last year:
  1. Support for Schools and/or Community Safety measures
  2. Play Areas (including Multi-Use Games Areas)
  3. Community Wellbeing Supports (new) comprising: + First Response Support + Mobility and Cancer Care Transport + Sensory Gardens
Neither the precise details nor the application forms are available right now but you can start getting ready by knowing your project and getting standard documents – bank statement, legal titles, tax clearance, etc. ready now. The deadline for receipt of applications announced is April 25th. We will send out notice of the forms by email and on the website,facebook, etc. as soon as we have them. For more details CLICK HERE.

National Community Events Funding 2019
Do you want to hold an event for your community on the May Bank Holiday Weekend? Communities are being encouraged to get to know each other by having some fun together. Funding is available to host your event. For more CLICK HERE.


Applications for the Love Where You Live – Leitrim 2019 will be issued SOON. We had a very successful competition and Awards night last year with 108 entries across 8 categories and about 300 people attending the ceremonies at Lough Rynn Castle. We’ll send a notice but keep an eye on the local papers, website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and be ready to enter. 


Consultation on Review of Public Participation Network User Guide:
Have your say on working within the User Guide for PPNs. Deadline – 30/04/19

What’s Your Leitrim Heritage? 
The Heritage Office of Leitrim Co. Council are asking for your views on what’s your Leitrim Heritage. Advice sessions for a submission will also be held in the libraries of Manorhamilton, Carrick on Shannon and Ballinamore.

Consultation on the Regulation of Harmful Online Content:
What is an achievable, proportionate and effective approach to regulating harmful online content? Deadline 15/04/19

Update on Consultation:
In Feb of this year, workshop consultations were held to explore the feasibility of a Pilgrim Way along the Shannon Erne Waterway. Feedback from the workshops HERE.

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter and Instagram accounts and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

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