Leitrim PPN Newsletter 27th November 2019

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

27th Nov. 2019
Vol 2, Issue 8

 What’s Inside

Lots going on this issue what with all that’s happening and Christmas events everywhere. All links go to our website unless stated otherwise.

Thanks to all the groups and members that engaged with the General Meeting of Nov. 6th. A strong statement about Mental Health services and the imminent closure of Cuisle Holiday Centre was issued from the meeting as well as information about Sustainable Development Goals and the election and ratification of new representatives. Click on the links for the full details

Congratulations to the Breffni Community Development CLG and Rossinver Community Development Company for getting to the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards on 2nd November. Well done. It’s great to have your hard work recognised and we hope you had a good time at the ceremonies.

Speaking of Awards, your community defibrillators are in the running for recognition at the Chambers Excellence in Local Government Awards this Thurs. 28th Nov. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter for news of how we get on.

Good Luck also to the communities of Ballinamore, Drumkeeran and Fenagh at the Pride of Place Awards this Saturday in Kilkenny. Liatroma Abu.

A new funding stream is available to groups in North Leitrim – Community Connections -and some of next year’s funding is starting to come out now. Check out the listings below

News on all this, current funding alerts and more below.
Get in touch at info@leitrimppn.ie or 087 183 1283For the most up to date alerts keep an eye on the website and our social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

News & Feedback

The cost of insurance for community groups was raised at the our General Meeting and hit the national headlines at the end of September this year. It is a key issue with PPNs across the country. In response, members were asked to comment on their experiences and the message was stark – community groups face closure because of the high costs and responsibilities relating to their insurance. For more on the survey – CLICK HERE.

Waste Water Treatment Research

The first phase of research into the issue of waste water treatment and planning for domestic housing has been carried out. For conclusions and news about the next phase – CLICK HERE.


Leitrim Heritage Forum Feedback

Leitrim Heritage Forum has been active since February this year. The work of the group has focussed on the natural, built and cultural heritage of the county. All discussions feed into a Heritage Plan for Leitrim which should be available in draft form in early 2020. For more on the work of the Heritage Forum to date – CLICK HERE.

Heat for the Elderly

One By One, is a non-profit organisation, that wants to make sure older people are not lacking in heat. Through sales of crafts and cakes they raise money to buy electric blankets and fuel vouchers. If you can support them through you craft or baking skills, or you know someone who could do with their help One By One wants to hear from you. For more – CLICK HERE.



A Climate Conference takes place in Leitrim in December.

Theme: Giving the facts on the county’s carbon emissions.

The Climate Resilient Opportunities for Generations Ahead (Croga) Conference is on Saturday, December 7th at Ballinaglera Community Hall from 10.30am to 4pm.

The full programme will be announced shortly – CLICK HERE.


Wed 27 Nov        LEADER Funding – Water Conservation Info Event
Thu 28 Nov         Lifting the Silence on Suicide, Manorhamilton
Thu 28 Nov         Thanksgiving Supper Club, Organic Centre
Sat 30 Nov          Community Christmas Day, Rossinver Community Centre
Sat 30 Nov          Slow Food Adventure, Organic Centre
Sun 1 Dec           North Leitrim Women’s Christmas Market, Bee Park
Mon 2 Dec          Child & Youth Mental Health Networking & Info
Mon 2 Dec          Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Charter Guidelines Training
Tue 3 Dec           South Leitrim Community Network Meeting, Ck.
Sat 7 Dec            Leitrim Climate Dialogue Conference, Ballinaglera
Dec 7 + 8            Drumkeerin Christmas Tree Festival
Dec 7 + 8            Winter Market at the Dock, Ck
Thu 12 Dec         Silent Santa Autism Friendly event, Breffni Family Resource Centre
Sat 14 Dec          Festival of Nations – LICG international celebrations at the Dock
Sat 14 Dec          Christmas Flower Arranging, Breffni Family Resource Centre
Sat 14 Dec           Green Christmas Fair, Organic Centre
Wed 8 Jan           Peace Plus Information Event

Monthly              University of Third Age Older People The Dock

                                                                                                  DEADLINE DATES
Arts Festivals and Events Grant Scheme            Mon 2 Dec
Leitrim County Arts Grants (various)                   Other dates up to 29 March 2020
Community Education Grants MSLETB              Fri 6 Dec
Sheachtain na Gaelige Le Energia 2020            Fri 13 Dec
Community Connections Funding                       Mon 16 Dec
Historic Structures Fund 2020                             Fri 31 Jan
Built Heritage Fund 2020                                     Fri 31 Jan

Scholarships for Adult Learners                     Sun 1 March


Current funding opportunities are listed under deadline dates above. To see the related articles on our website Click on the links beside the deadlines.
Highlighted opportunities below.
Keep an eye out for the Alcohol Free St Patrick’s Day events funding due soon from the North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force.


Community & Voluntary Reps sought at National Level

Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development (2019 – 2024) seeks Reps from the Community & Voluntary or Community Development sector. Applications sought by this Fri. 29th Nov. For more info – CLICK HERE


A new fund has been launched  that will provide financial support to community and voluntary organisations in the North Leitrim and West Cavan areas. The Community Connections Fund supports projects and/or activities up to a maximum grant of €5,000. 

For more detail about the Community Connections Fund – CLICK HERE.

Climate Action Training for PPNS
Sat. Nov. 30th at the Radisson Blu Royal in Dublin but also online as a live stream.
To book your online viewing – CLICK HERE

ONSIDE – Independent Living for People with Disabilities
This project, specifically centred in the Border counties, is equality led and supports disabled people accessing mainstream lifestyle choices beyond traditional disability-service provider ‘care’ options. The use of technology is central. For more infrmation – CLICK HERE.

Horticulture With Eco-Tourism
QQI level 4 training course starting in Drumshanbo in February. Career opportunities include garden maintenance, landscaping operative, golf course maintenance, etc.
For full details – CLICK HERE

Scholarship for Adult LearnersUversity is now accepting applications for its Higher Education scholarships for adult learners.
The closing date for applications is March 1st 2020.For More Info – CLICK HERE


Current Consultations Below:
  • Shannon Flooding Survey 
  • Climate Action for Agriculture
  • Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy
  • Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regs and Conservation Measures 2020.
  • Irish Language Scheme
  • Hate Speech Consultation 2020-2022

Shannon Flood SurveyDo you live close to the Shannon? A survey on flooding in the Shannon Region is underway by the University of Limerick.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and closes around mid-January 2020. There is a prize draw for participating.

For full details and to Take the survey here: CLICK HERE

Sustainable Mobility PolicyA recent National Positive Ageing Strategy – Stakeholder Forum highlighted the difficulty experienced by senior citizens when using public transport.
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are conducting a public consultation on a Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy and have provided the link below for groups and Departments who wish to participate in the consultation.
The public consultation closes 24th January 2020.

For more info CLICK HERE.

Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Regs and Conservation Measures 2020You can now have your say on proposed tagging and conservations measures proposed for wild salmon and sea trout from next year.
Submissions, observations or objections can be made before December 13th next.

For more info CLICK HERE

Climate Action Consultation for Agriculture
The Department for Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites interested parties to provide written submissions in relation to “Ag-Climatise”, a National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond.Submissions may be made by written comments and/or survey. For more details – CLICK HERE.

Irish Language Scheme 2020-2022
A new Irish Language Scheme is being prepared by Government.
Representations and submissions are being sought before the deadline of December 13th.
Submissions can be made electronically or by post.
For more info CLICK HERE 

Hate Speech Consultation

Consultations are underway about how Ireland’s law in the area of hate speech can be improved.
This consultation forms part of the review of existing law in this area and aims to ensure that Ireland’s legislation on hate speech is fit for purpose.
For further info CLICK 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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