Leitrim PPN Newsletter 20th June 2018

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Inside this issue:
Upcoming Events

June 20th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 12

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. 

Leitrim Cycling Festival Poster

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 



Loads to do and it’s free. You don’t even need to cycle a bike!
Click on the brochure below for more details.

CRUINNÚI NA nÓG in Leitrim

Sat. June 23rd All Day – Nationwide.
Cruinnúi na nÓg celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity.
There are events across the country – All free and fun for all the family. For the Leitrim Listings CLICK HERE

National Dialogue for Climate Action

Places still available for the first Regional Gathering for action on Climate change. An intitiative of the Government of Ireland, participation from counties Leitrim, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Louth, Longford, Cavan, Roscommon and Monaghan is particularly encouraged.

Join Ireland’s first Regional Gathering on Climate Action on June 23rd & explore how we can work together for change.

Let’s take action together. Register your interest at www.dccae.gov.ie/climatedialogue

Poster - National Dialogue for Climate Action

Free Recycling Workshops

The Recycling Ambassador Programme will host a recycling workshop in North Leitrim:

Kinlough Branch Library: Thurs. 28th June 4-5 pm

All are welcome and it’s a great oppotunity to make your recycling count. #Environment.


Join the Bredagh Old National School for their Annual Barbecue.
Live Music and Fun for all the Family
Food is served at 7:30 pm and all funds go back into the community facilities and services provided at the school.

Adm: € 10 for adults
€ 5 for under 12s.

Connaught Fleadh 2018

This year’s Connaught Fleadh takes place in Ballinamore from
July 2nd -8th. This is a great honour for Ballinamore and music fans will love the atmosphere and the craic.

For more see:



Local Agenda Partnership Fund20th June
NW Drug and Alcohol Task Force Small Grants Scheme22nd June
Parent & Toddler Group Grants Scheme – 22nd June
Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (Measure 1)– 27th June
EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant Scheme – extended to 28th June
National Lottery Good Causes – 29th June
Pyjama Day Fund supporting children under 6 yrs – 29th June
Patagonia International Grant Fund – 30th June
Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (M 2 & 3) – 5th July
Biodiversity Funds – 6th July
Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2018 – 13th July
Traveller Mental Health Initiative Funding – 14th July
Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme – 16th July

msletb logo

Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim ETB are currently recruiting applicants for the following courses:

1. Manual & Computerised Payroll and Bookkeeping, 12 weeks, Carrick-on-Shannon – Level 5 Minor awards
2. Health Services Skills, 48 weeks, Carrick-on-Shannon – Level 5 Major
3. Hospitality Operations, 42 weeks, Drumshanbo – Level 5 Major
4. Computer Applications for the Workplace, 46, Mohill – Level 5 Major

Mohill Enterprise Centre is holding an Open Day on Friday 22nd June – 11:00am to 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend Information is also available on the http://mayosligoleitrim.etb.ie/www.sligotrainingcentre.ie and on www.fetchcourses.ie.

E-Voc Free Training for Volunteers

The E-voc online training programme is a free opportunity to add a new dimension to your volunteers’ experiences. 

It will benefit your volunteers who would like to build their skills, engage in lifelong learning and engage more deeply in your valuable work.

For More information on the programme and workshops in Sligo, Dublin and Galway CLICK HERE.

E-Voc online training for volunteers



Leitrim Volunteering Information Service recently surveyed the community to assess the training and support needs of groups and organisations in Co. Leitrim. It’s an interesting read for all voluntary groups
Click on the image for full report.

Survey Participants List


Loneliness Task Force Report

The Loneliness Task Force released their report based on national consultations last week.. At the launch they called on the government for €3 Million  to be allocated to alleviating the “epidemic” of loneliness affecting the health of young and old across the social spectrum.

To read the full report just click on the image.



World War 1 Trenches

Community Consultations

Remembering Leitrim’s War Dead is one project of many under the current action plan for Peace and Reconciliation in Leitrim. It seeks to explore ways to remember and commemorate the men and women of Leitrim affected by the First World War. The project looks at the needs and aspirations of individuals and community groups across Leitrim. It aims to develop a consensus of ideas around a World War 1 remembrance project. Facilitated consultations will take the form of public workshops, focus group meetings and one to one meetings.

DATES – Community Consultations : Remembering Leitrim War Dead

Mon 25 June 7pm – 8.30pm St Georges Heritage Centre, Carrick On Shannon
Wed 27 June 7pm – 8.30pm Glens Centre, Manorhamilton
Thur 28 June 7pm – 8.30pm Ballinamore Library

For more info contact   leitrimwm@gmail.com

Consultation – Youth Services Outcomes

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) invites submissions from individuals or organisations with an interest in youth, personal or social services in relation to measuring outcomes and compiling data on levels of service activity.
CLICK HERE for more details

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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