Leitrim PPN Newsletter – 14th July, 2018

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Inside this issue:
What’s Happening
Diary Dates

July 13th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 13

What’s Happening?

After running the local festivals and getting ready for Tidy Towns judging you’ll be pleased to know that this is a much slimmer issue than usual and reflects the summer time with people and offices on holidays. However, there’s still stuff to do apart from taking in the turf…

– Deadline looming

REMINDER – If you are putting in an application for the Community Enhancement Programme 2018, it would be a good idea to get it in as soon as you can before the deadline. If there is any problem with the application, it can be identified and possibly fixed so you submit again before July 30th. Don’t delay. The emphasis is on addressing disadvantage so be mindful of that when completing your forms. For more and forms and guidelines if you still need them CLICK HERE


World Mental Health week is a global initiative to promote mental health education, awareness and advocacy and to reduce social stigma around the topic of mental health. Leitrim PPN is working with Mental Health Ireland in partnership with the HSE, Leitrim Development Company and community and voluntary organisations to help host a range of interesting, informative and fun events across the week, which runs from 7th to 14th October 2018.

Community Mental Health scrabble tiles

It would be wonderful if your group would consider getting involved and organising a suitable event to help engage the local community and spread the message of openness and acceptance around the whole theme of mental health. This could be anything from a coffee morning to a wellness workshop. For inspiration and more info CLICK HERE.

 Leitrim PPN in Dromahair

Leitrim Public Participation Network’s Secretariat and Resource Worker met with Community Groups in Dromahair last week.   This was the first in a series of meetings organised by the Secretariat to engage with Community Groups, to listen to the ideas and hear their concerns regarding local and national issues.

The meeting was well attended with representatives from Tidy Towns Heritage and Development Association Groups.  There were lots of ideas and views exchanged.

The PPN is currently working on a number of projects, the mapping of defibrillators in Leitrim and the very topical issue of researching the sustainable options for single house (domestic) wastewater treatment systems.

Leitrim PPN will be holding further meetings throughout the County. Also, your Resource Worker, Tracy, will be based at Ballinamore Tourist Office on Thurs Aug 2nd and 16th and in Rossinver Community Centre on Thurs. 26th July and 23rd August. Pop in for a chat or  Please keep up to date with these events by checking the website –  www.leitrimppn.ie  – and on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER channels.

We look forward to hearing from you.

And please stay safe in the water

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



When: Thursday Sept. 13th, 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo

Late last year Leitrim PPN Member groups were asked what topics they wanted help with and funding and being grant ready came through as a clear winner. 

money in pots
Presented by Leitrim PPN, this information session will bring speakers from funding agencies and community banks together to give helpful tips about funding applications and raising match and bridge funding for your projects.

Find out about:

  • Being Grant Application Ready;
  • LEADER Funding;
  • Council Funding;
  • Community Finance Ireland;
  • Clann Credo;
  • Insurance for Community Groups;
  • Local Fundraising and Sustaining your Group;
  • Tips on personal banking security;
  • Calendar of funding opportunities.
More details to follow but put it in your diaries now.


Groups have been asking about EU Funding – what’s suitable and how to access it, etc. After contacting the Wheel, and in cooperation with European Direct Information Centre and Sligo PPN, we are delighted to co-host an information workshop for community groups.

Where: The Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo
When: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 between 10 am – 1:30 pm
For:      Community Groups that have events relating to

  • culture and history;
  • active citizenship;
  • debate;
  • volunteering and inclusion;
  • town twinning committees;
  • local festivals;
  • historical and cultural groups, etc.
This information session will equip you with everything you need to know to make an EU application. Emma Murtagh, EU Programmes Officer at ‘The Wheel’ will talk us through an Introduction to EU Funding providing an overview of the opportunities available to the sector as well as an explanation of how EU funding  works, the characteristics of EU funding and formulating an EU development strategy for your organisation.
EU Direct Info Session in Sligo
The session will also explore:
  • The background of the Programme;
  • Programme objectives and priorities;
  • Project design;
  • Partnership building;
  • Application Process;
  • Practical tips and advice.
This event is free (light lunch provided) but registration is essential. Don’t miss out – book your place now!

If you have specific questions that you want answered contact us now and we’ll get them sent to Emma before the event – info@leitrimppn.ie or 087 183 1253.

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 communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

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