Leitrim PPN Newsletter – 26th Sept. 2018

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Inside this issue:
What’s Happening
Updates – Progress and News
Diary Dates
Training & Opportunities

Funding Alerts

Sept. 26th 2018
Vol 1, Issue 15

What’s Happening

We hope you got through Storm Ali ok and eveyone is back at school and study and work and routine after the long, hot summer. Leitrim PPN has been busy preparing for the Love Where You Live Awards Ceremony on 10th October and our Community Finance information Session, Municipal District Meetings and much more. Catch up with everything that’s happening and the latest funding updates and training below.


DefibrillatorAbout 6 months ago, Leitrim PPN and Leitrim Volunteering Information Service started work mapping public defibrillators in Leitrim. We have had a good response but it’s time to finalise the details we have so far and launch the map for use.

So far we have the details of 24 public use defibrillators across the county. We know there must be more out there and our database is short on locations in the north of the county. So come on, help us save a life and tell us where the defibs are. you don’t have to do anything else. If you need more information on the project – CLICK HERE or contact us s

Important Diary Dates.

TONIGHT –   Wed. 26th Sept.    Re-imagining Our Rural Communities Lough Allen Hotel @ 7 pm

Thurs. 27th Sept            Carrick on Shannon MD Meeting                   Mohill FSC @ 8 pm
Tues. 2nd Oct.               Manorhamilton MD Meeting                           The Bee Park Centre @ 8 pm
Wed 10th Oct                 Awards – Love Where You Live                      Lough Rynn Castle @ 7:30 pm
Wed. 7th Nov 
             Leitrim PPN Plenary Meeting                         Drumshanbo @ 8pm (TBC)  

Check out the Diary Dates Section for news of policy meetings, information sessions and Plenary. If you or your community wants input into matters discussed or to raise new items, please get in touch. That’s what the PPN is for.


Leitrim PPN Community Finances Information Session

About 30 members attended an event at the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo on 13th September last. Speakers provided the audience with a short introduction to low rate community finance, tips on grant applications, LEADER Funding, reducing insurance costs and helping young and old use banks for the best for them. To read more and access all the presentations – CLICK HERE,

Participants at the Community Finance Info Session

More Funds Community Enhancement Programme 2018

NEWSFLASH – Minister Michael Ring announced additional funding for the CEP 2018. Leitrim’s allocation is € 54, 048. No new call for applications will be made. Rather it is expected that the extra funds will support applications that did not receive any or full funding. The decision on this will be made by each local authority through the Local Community Development Committee. As soon as we have any extra news we’ll let you know. CLICK HERE for more on this story.

Coming Soon: Re-Registration with Leitrim PPN

As you all must know, General Data Protection Regulations were changed with effect from May 25th this year. There has been a lot of work done, including training for PPN Members, but there are some still things that organisations have had opposite advice on.

All PPNs are being asked to re-register all groups in the coming weeks and before the end of 2018. The process is being given a final polish but once that’s complete we hope it’s as easy as possible for you.

There is good reason for the re-registration:

  1. It means we have up to date details and send the right stuff to the right people;
  2. It ensures Leitrim PPN is GDPR compliant.
More details to follow but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.


Here are some dates you might want to note in your diary. Meetings that have PPN Representation are included where we have them. In general, questions or agenda items need to be submitted at least a week in advance. Best advice is just get in touch when the matter arises.

Date Event
26th Sept              Re-imaging Rural Communities – Social Inclusion Seminar. Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo. CLICK HERE.
26th Sept              SPC for Housing and Social & Cultural Development
27th Sept              NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force Meeting
27th Sept              Carrick on Shannon Municipal District Meeting  – Canon Donohoe Halll, Mohill at 8:00 pm CLICK HERE  Keynote topic – Community Response to Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol Abuse
1st Oct                   Joint Policing Committee Meeting
2nd Oct                  Manorhamilton Municipal District Meeting – The Bee Park at 8:00 pm – CLICK HERE – Keynote Topic – Forestry Policy in Leitrim, Have Your Say.
7-13 Oct               World Mental Health Week
10th Oct                 Love Where You Live Awards
11-12 Oct
22nd Cot
National PPN Conference, Athlone
Smart Towns & Villages National Conference, Mohill
7th Nov                  Leitrim PPN Plenary, Drumshanbo
13th Nov               SPC  for Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning
20th Nov               SPC for Environment, Transport and Infrastructure
21st Nov                SPC for Housing and Social & Cultural Development
26th Nov               NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force Meeting
3rd Dec                  Joint Policing Committee Meeting


Training on Committee Skills for Residents’ Associations

Leitrim Residents’ Associations Network will be providing training on committee skills and leadership for residents associations of local authority estates on 4th October at 7pm in Leitrim Development Company offices in Drumshanbo. The training session will focus on strengthening residents associations around the county and strengthening the Network. We will cover travel expenses for those attending the training.  This training is funded by Leitrim Development Company through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme(SICAP) 2018-2022

iPads supplied for free training in Manorhamilton Library – for more CLICK HERE
iPads supplied for free training in Mohill Library – for more CLICK HERE


Social Change Grants Scheme 2018                                  Closing 28th Sept at 4 pm
Sports Capital Programme 2018                                          Register by 5th Oct
Text Alert Rebate Scheme                                                   Closing 30th November

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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