Summer in Leitrim
The schools are closing and towns and villages across Leitrim are gearing up for their Summer Festivals. Many of you will ease off on group meetings for the Summer and gather again in September. We’ll still be here through July and August and we’d love to hear about your summer events, especially if you’d like us to be represented at your events.
Funding streams continue to be announced and two big local funds – Community Enhancement Programme and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme are open for applications currently.
The Community Enhancement Programme closes on July 30th. It funds equipment and materials up to €1000 and capital projects from €3-10,000. CLICK HERE for further details.
The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme has three measures:
Measure 1 – Up to €20,000 for maintenance/promotion and marketing;
Measure 2 – €20 – €200, 000 for development of new or enhancement of existing trails/facilities;
Measure 3 – € 200-500K for Large Scale Repairs/Upgrade and New Strategic Trail Development.
Measure 1 Closes 27th June with Leitrim Development Company CLICK HERE
Measures 2 & 3 close on 5th July with Leitrim County Council CLICK HERE
See below for Reminders about all the current funds’ closing dates and links to more information.
Support Your Community Event
Never let it be said that there’s nothing to do. This weekend alone brings the Cruinnúí na nOg festival of creativity for children and young people.- all free- and The Leitrim Cycling Festival which runs across the weekend and caters for those of us who don’t or can’t cycle. Don’t be afraid! See the events section below for more details.
Consider Your Environment
Leitrim’s own Good Energies Alliance Ireland co hosted the Powerful Communities Conference last week and this Sat. 23rd June brings the first regional gathering for a National Dialogue on Climate Action. As we see reports of illegal dumping, fish kills and severe weather, this matter becomes more important by the day.
Reports and Consultations
We recently asked you to consider submitting your views to Leitrim Volunteering Information Service and The Loneliness Task Force. To find out what you and others said check out the reports below. Local consultations are in progress for the Healthy Leitrim Programme and on how Leitrim might remember its dead from World War 1.
DON’T FORGET TO LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUMMER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS AND KEEP IN TOUCH EVERY DAY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & TWITTER.
We look forward to hearing from you.
And please stay safe in the water
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 183 1283