Leitrim PPN Newsletter October 2019

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

October 2019
Vol 2, Issue 7

 What’s New?

Welcome to our first newsletter of the Autumn. A busy time recently with Awards, Nominations and a new, one-off funding stream. We only send out when there is stuff that’s important so please take some time to look over the contents.

Items of Note for This issue include:

News on all this, current funding alerts and more below.
Get in touch at info@leitrimppn.ie or 087 183 1283

For the most up to date alerts keep an eye on the website and our social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.           

Representation on committees and boards that influence policy and actions is the fundamental basis of public participation. There are 16 current vacancies for representation for Leitrim PPN members. Most committees meet at least 4 times a year and a representative is expected to be prepared for the meeting and provide a brief outline of the topics discussed afterwards so that the wider membership can comment or feed into any relevant actions or decisions.

To look at the full list of vacancies, supporting information and nominations forms check out our website – CLICK HERE.
As ever, if you have more questions or need anything clarified, just get in touch.



Thanks to everyone that entered, had a visit, turned up on the night or generally got involved in the Awards for 2019. We had a great night . Well done to everyone that entered. You are all winners.

A full report and videos is available on the website and photos from the night have been sent to the groups. Check it all out – CLICK HERE. 



We have contacted every group by letter, phone and email more than once at this stage. If you are the main contact for a member group and have not been contacted, please get in touch straight away. This matter is now urgent and may affect your ability to nominate and vote for Leitrim PPN Representation. It may also affect any funding application to Leitrim County Council.

Thank you to everyone who has re-registered so far. It’s important that groups re-register to allow us keep our information up-to-date. Give us a call if you’re having any problems with it. For more on why and what – CLICK HERE

Annual Report PPNs 2018

There are 31 PPNs across Ireland and the outputs and work of each are collated in an annual report. Minister Canney recently launched the Annual Report for PPNs 2018.

Now in their fifth year, membership and actions continue to expand nationwide. The Reports are available in both Irish and English. For more  – CLICK HERE

Leitrim Volunteer Centre

People from across Co. Leitrim came together at the Bush Hotel this week to find out more about setting up a new Volunteer Centre for Co. Leitrim. This news brings funding of €120K for employment and resources. The Manager of the Sligo Volunteer Centre and our own Marion Quigley (Leitrim Calling) and Donal Fox (Leitrim Development Company) welcomed the news and outlined the positive impact of a Volunteer Centre for Co. Leitrim.

the new Volunteer Centre is currently recruiting a Board of Trustees. For more about this  – CLICK HERE.



Groups and organisations are celebrating Social Inclusion this week. Leitrim Development Company are hosting a Social inclusion Seminar tonight ,17th Oct. 2019, at the Lough Allen Hotel.

Seamus Boland from Irish Rural Link will be joined by Donal Fox and our own Liam Scollan presenting to the audience. Hope to see you there.


Thu 17 Oct                      Anti-theft prop marking at Carrigallen
Thu 17 Oct                        Social Inclusion Week Seminar , Drumshanbo
Thu 17 Oct                         Health Information Evening, Carrigallen
Sat 19 Oct                          Hazardous Waste Collection, Mohill
Thu 24 Oct                          Circular Economy – Talk Hosted by Leitrim Env Network
Sat 26 Oct                           Halloween Biodiversity Event
Week to 20 Oct                   Tusla Fostering Week – Info event at Carrick
Sun 27 Oct on                   Various Halloween Events at your local community space.
Sat 2 Nov                          Kids Art Event at Mohill Family Support Centre
Monthly                                University of Third Age Older People The Dock

                                                                                                                                                                     DEADLINE DATES

Leitrim Sports Nominations                                 Wed. 23 Oct.
Submissions re LCC Corporate Plan                  Wed. 30 Oct.
Leitrim PPN Nominations                                    Thu 31 Oct
Claims for CEP Grant submission                       Thu 31 Oct
Community Connections Funding                       Mon 16 Dec



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. However, the Fund will welcome applications that involve much lower sums, meaning that more projects can be supported. The Fund recognises that relatively small sums of money can have a significant impact.


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

The Dept of Children and Youth Affairs have launched a campaign for recognising individuality at school in education. As part of the campaign they are holding a photo/video competition. Students can win from €50 to €250 in prizes.
For more about the campaign – CLICK HERE. 

Mental Health Courses for Parents
Are you worried about recognising mental health difficulties in young people? Could you do with taking better care of your own mental health as a parent or guardian? Jigsaw has provided two free, online mental health courses – ‘Mental health awareness for parents’ and ‘Self-care for parents.’ they each take about 40 minutes and all you need is a laptop or access to a PC. For more – CLICK HERE.


Leitrim Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2024Leitrim County Council is reviewing its Corporate Plan. This plan informs the local authority on how they carry out actions and policies. It’s important that the values of the community sector are reflected in how the local authority delivers results. Submissions close 30th October next. To download full plan and find out more – CLICK HERE.



Remote Work in Ireland – Employee Survey – Future Jobs Ireland 2019
This is a survey to inform a study underway from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation on the topic of remote work ( to work outside a main office using a computer / laptop / tablet / phone ). This study is being undertaken in line with Ambition 4.2 (i) of Future Jobs Ireland 2019. It takes about 2 minutes.


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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