Leitrim PPN Newsletter 28th June 2019

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

June 28th 2019
Vol 2, Issue 4

What’s New?

Leitrim PPN is delighted to welcome Michael Moran to the team. Michael will support the work of Leitrim PPN and you can expect him to be in touch over the coming weeks. Sports fans among you may know Michael as the former Sports Editor of the Sligo Champion. In recent years Michael has been embedded in the community work of Sligo and he is looking forward to meeting everyone in Leitrim.

Well Done Students

Well done to all the students who sat their Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate exams over the past couple of weeks. And, good luck as you all await those eagerly anticipated results . There are many options open to you and check them out for further for further training Post Leaving Certificate courses and other relevant information that may be of some benefit to you at this time.

Summer Fun
Summer has arrived and many of you will be putting the final touches to festivals and events. We see the stylish silage bales are starting to appear in Drumshanbo. Please don’t forget to let us know about them and we’ll share with everyone else. Bredagh Old School are having their Annual Barbecue tonight and the Stoney Woods Festival takes place in Kiltyclogher next weekend and that’s just what we know about. See Events for more detail.

Community Insurance:

We’ve heard plenty about the cost of insurance for events or just the normal operations of your community group. This has been a theme across the country so all the PPNs have got together and issued a survey on your experience of insurance for community groups. It only takes about 4 minutes to complete and the findings will be used to feed into national discussions on the issue. Please take the time to have your say. See Consultations.

PPN Re-registration and Voting

When your group registered, two contacts were sought. When an official vote is required for elections or a significant decision, one of these designated contacts can vote. As Leitrim PPN finishes its fifth year some committees have finished their terms and there are other natural vacancies. Nominations for vacant posts will be sought and elections will be held in Autumn 2019. In preparation for that and as a general tidy-up of contacts we will be getting in touch asking you to Re-register. Contact will be made by email and/or letter and we will follow up with phone calls.  We will start getting in touch from 8th July.

 

News on all this, current funding alerts and much more below

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

DIARY DATES

COMMUNITY DIARY DATES

Fri 5 July-7 July           Stoney Wood Festival Kiltyclogher 
Fri 28 July                    Bredagh Old School
Fri 21 July-Fri 28 July  Manorhamilton Wild Rose Festival
Sun 30 June-6 July      An Tostal Drumshanbo

DEADLINE DATES

Coca Cola Thank You Fund                                           July 12th
Environmental and Nature Funds Sustainable Grants   August 2nd                                   

FUNDING & OPPORTUNITIES

There are still a number funding and opportunities available to community groups.

The Community Foundation for Ireland is supporting the Environment and Nature Fund, and with matching from the Environment Protection Agency, have established a fund of €100,000 to focus on sustainable communities through the Circular Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Waste.There are a number of strands to the grants including grants of sup to £3,000 to develop a Community Action Plan focused on reducing consumption and waste in areas of food waste, pacing and plastic. Grants are also available to support communities trial new and innovative approaches around reducing consumption and waste in areas of food , plastic and packaging.,Grants will support groups who wish to reduce consumption.

See here for more details:: https://www.leitrimppn.ie/environment-and-nature-fund-sustainable-
communities/

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Energy Efficiency
With climate change high on the agenda there are Energy Efficiency Grants are available through the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland and they include grants insulation, details here :

https://www.leitrimppn.ie/energy-efficiency-grants-for-the-home/
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Home Improvements
Home improvement grants and other incentives are available  to make homes more energy efficient, with grants also available for mobility and housing aid for older people.

Details can be found here:

https://www.leitrimppn.ie/home-improvement-grants-and-incentives/

                2019

We’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Manorhamilton MD last week. Thanks to the communities in Tullaghan, Rossinver, Kiltyclogher, Newtownmanor, Manorhamilton, Glenfarne and Drumkeeran for showing us such great work. The judges will visit Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore Municipal Districts next. We’re looking forward to meeting with groups in Bornacoola, Mohill, Drumsna, and Carrick on Shannon.Then we’re off to Carrigallen, Keeldra, Cloone, Aughavas, Ballinamore and Drumreilly. Awards announced at the ceremony night provisionally set for 10 Oct. 2019.

CONSULTATIONS

Community Group Insurance – Survey
Have your say on insurance for community groups and feed into the national conversation. Petroleum Licence Application for Tambouran, Fermanagh – Consultation
Public consultation on licence for exploratory gas exploration in Belcoo, County Fermanagh.
Submissions accepted until Fri July 05. – Click Here
Identification of Bathing Waters in County Leitrim – Submission Sought
Keeldra Lake, Mohill, Co. Leitrim at present is the only designated bathing water site in Co. Leitrim.  You can suggest other water bodies for designation as a bathing water sites. Closing date for submissions is Friday 26th July 2019 – 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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