Leitrim PPN Newsletter 13 December 2019

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

13th Dec. 2019
Vol 2, Issue 9

 Happy Christmas

This is our last newsletter for 2019 as we get ready to sign off for Christmas. We hope you’re not rushing around too much and that you get a chance to enjoy all your local events and celebrations in your communities. Plenty more of that below.Keep an eye on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any last minute grant news that might come out over Christmas and we’ll be back in full swing in January.

Stay kind, relax and enjoy the break.
Wishing you all, health and happiness for Christmas and the New Year.

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

Social Justice Ireland recently hosted their 32nd Social Policy Conference. One of the line up of expert guest speakers was the wonderful Roddy Doyle. SJI has produced a comprehensive set of videos, papers and graphics outlining the details of the conference. We have the full set on the Leitrim PPN website  – CLICK HERE.

Phone Calling Services

Christmas can be a lonely time for some but two services in Leitrim are helping to solve this problem. Leitrim Calling and Rossinver Calling provide free, confidential calls at a time that suits. For more – CLICK HERE.


PEACE Plus – Have Your Say

PEACE PLUS is a new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.

Now is the time to have your say to help shape the content of this programme.

A series of information events are taking place between December 2019 and February 2020, running from 6pm-8pm, with registration from 5.30pm.

More details on the Leitrim PPN website – CLICK HERE



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
Sat 14 Dec           Live Crib, Killargue at 8 pm
Sun 15 Dec         Christmas Concert, Ballinamore Church of Ireland at 8 pm
Tue 17 Dec       Annual Art Exhibition, Drumsna Resource Centre at 8 pm
Wed 18 Dec       Christmas wreath-making, Depot, Dromahair at 7 pm
Thur 20 Dec        Live Crib at the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton: 4-8 pm
Fri 21 Dec            Mudbugs at Drumshanbo Library 12-1 pm
Fri 21 Dec            Crafty Slime Workshop, Rossinver Community Centre 11 am – 1 pm
Tue 25 Dec          Lough Rynn Christmas Day Swim, 12 midday
Wed 8 Jan           Peace Plus Information Event

Monthly              University of Third Age Older People The Dock

                                                                                                  DEADLINE DATES
Leitrim County Arts Grants (various)                   Other dates up to 29 March 2020
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



Festival of Nations at the Dock, Carrick on Shannon

14th December 2019

2:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate in international style with Leitrim International Community Group.  All Welcome!

Foods from all across the globe
DJ and dancing
Kids’ Activities
Raffles and International Fun for everyone.


Saturday 14th  December 2019

The Organic Centre, Rossinver

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have a sustainable Christmas – Join the Organic Centre as  they welcome back our Green Christmas Fair. With a diverse range of stalls, sustainable Christmas ideas,workshops and festive food & drink.  A Free Family-Friendly event.




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.


St Patrick’s Day Alcohol-Free Event Funding

This annual grant helps communities celebrate St Patrick’s Day without booze. It has not been released at time of issue but keep any eye on on the Leitrim PPN website, NWRDATF and Activelink.

Healthy Ireland – Small Grants

Now in its 3rd year, the ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ aims to support innovative, cross sectoral, evidence based projects, programmes and initiatives that support key national policies in areas such as mental health, physical activity, nutrition and sexual health, tobacco and alcohol and development of spaces and places for health and wellbeing.

Grants of maximum € 2-5 K

Applications are now invited for funding under this scheme: For more details 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.

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

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.

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.


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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