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23
SEP
2022

Energy Workshop : Bettystown Tidy Towns SEC – 4th October 2022 8pm

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As part of the Bettystown Tidy Towns Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Energy Master Plan, we are holding a Energy Workshop. Venue: Scoil Olibhéar Naofa Coast Rd, Bettystown, Co. Meath, A92 H762 Date and Time:  Tuesday October 4th at 8pm    Presented by: The Energy Team, info@energyteam.ie   The Energy Workshop will cover, Achieving Conservation and greater efficiency from your energy use Understand what is renewable energy and what are the sources of renewable energy Up to date technologies and products people need to use in managing the energy needs in their homes and places...
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23
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Meath: Older People’s Council Open Event – 19th October 2022

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Age Friendly Meath  Invites you to join the Older People’s Council Open Event Taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11am until 2pm at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co Meath. Guest Speakers on Crime Prevention/Dementia/Wills/Planning for the Future Yoga and Information Stands Lunch provided.   To register email: community@meathcoco.ie Or contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council on 046 9097400
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23
SEP
2022

Digital Folklore, Stories and Mapping Programme: Meath Arts Office & Michael Fortune

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Calling all artists, creatives, heritage experts, folklorists and community facilitators in Co. Meath. Are you interested in folklore, oral history, local customs and traditions? – if so – please continue reading. Starting at the end of September Meath Arts Office are teaming up with Michael Fortune (from folklore.ie) to deliver this once off online programme for the county. Since the late 1990s Michael has been using film and video to record and share folklore in communities through the length and breadth of Ireland and in recent years he has been sharing his digital skills,...
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23
SEP
2022

Tusla: Short guide for parents who are newly arrived in Ireland

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Tusla have produced a guide for parents who have newly arrived in Ireland offering information on the structures in place regarding Child Protection and Children’s rights. Please find a link below to the guide: Tusla – Short guide for parents who are newly arrived in Ireland – pdf
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21
SEP
2022

European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme: closing date 15th October 2022

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To celebrate European Year of Youth 2022, Léargas’ European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme aims to fund activities and events that: shine a light on the great work that is already happening around the country during European Year of Youth support you to take this opportunity to try out something completely new in partnership with the young people in your organisation or community   What type of activities or events could be funded? Any activity taking place within the Republic of Ireland before 31 December 2022 that support young people’s engagement with any of the priorities...
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21
SEP
2022

What Works Workshops with Involve

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Involve youth Project Meath have secured funding through the Dormant Accounts funds to deliver 5 FREE workshops on the development of their youth mental health board game. Four of these workshops will be held Nationally and 1 online throughout the month of November. Athlone 2nd November Tipperary 9th November Leitrim 23rd November Trim 30th November online 16th November   Each workshop will include a backstory on how the game was developed, tips on how to create your own game, a game demonstration and a free game for each participant (max 2 per organisation/school/youthreach). Click...
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21
SEP
2022

LOTE Online for Kids: free online database of 1850+ digital books in 50+ languages

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Meath County Library Service is delighted to announce a new eService – LOTE Online for Kids. It is a free online database of 1850+ digital books in 50+ languages, that allows children to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). All you need to get started is a library card from Meath libraries. More information can be found on our website here – https://bit.ly/3qRYkf2
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19
SEP
2022

Trim FRC: Winter Autumn 2022 Newsletter

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.   Trim FRC Autumn Winter Newsletter 2022 – pdf
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19
SEP
2022

CREATE: Opportunities & News – September 2022

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OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – September 2022   News from Create Save the Date: Creative Places and Create Networking Event Date: 10-11 November Location: Tuam, Co. Galway Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/save-the-date-creative-places-and-create-networking-event/ Email: info@create-ireland.ie Creative Places and Create are pleased to announce our Networking Event, hosted in 2022 by Creative Places Tuam, on the 10th and 11th November. This Networking Event will explore how care and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged,...
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16
SEP
2022

Reminder: Meath PPN Secretariat Nominations & Closing Date 18th September 2022

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This is a gentle reminder for all Meath PPN member groups regarding the Secretariat nomination process which is open until Sunday 18th September 2022. Thank you for the nominations received to date.   The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and Pillars. Please click thorough on the link below for details on the role of a Secretariat member and pass onto anyone interested in putting themselves forward. Information / Brief Sheet: Meath PPN Secretariat – pdf   There are 12 seats on the...
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16
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Meath: Older People’s Council Open Event – 19th October 2022

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Age Friendly Meath  Invites you to join the Older People’s Council Open Event Taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11am until 2pm at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co Meath. Guest Speakers on Crime Prevention/Dementia/Wills/Planning for the Future Yoga and Information Stands Lunch provided.   To register email: community@meathcoco.ie Or contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council on 046 9097400
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16
SEP
2022

Eirgrid: East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade – Community Forum

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The Eirigrid East MEath North Dublin Update Project is currently in its 2nd week of a 12 week consultation. This project is a proposed development to reinforce the network between East Meath and North Dublin. All project information is available at https://www.eirgridgroup.com/the-grid/projects/cp1021/the-project/ Please find a map link below which lays out the project area: https://jacobs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=35bccd3d36b1498697f46be92ec6922c   EirGrid are currently in the process of setting up a East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum to support community...
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16
SEP
2022

Free Biodiversity Events this Autumn: Irish Environmental Network

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Our Autumn Biodiversity Webinar Series is now open for registration! Join our biodiversity experts for these lunchtime webinars, and learn about our diverse habitats and species, what is causing biodiversity loss, and what can be done by government and communities to help halt this loss. Beginning with an introduction to biodiversity, and continuing with topics of Freshwater, native woodlands, marine environment, bogs, and farming. Plus more to be announced!  Details and speakers below, or click here to see the full collection. An Introduction to Biodiversity Sept 22nd, 1pm – 2pm...
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15
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Policy to Practice Webinar 8 – Social Participation: 20th September 2022

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Ireland is uniquely positioned as the first Age Friendly Country in the world, with full affiliation across all administrative areas to the World Health Organisation’s global Age Friendly Cities and Communities Programme. Age Friendly Ireland is thereby acknowledged as an international leader in terms of Age Friendly principles and practices. To showcase the work undertaken by the Programme since 2009, we are hosting a series of international webinars over the coming months. Eight webinars will be delivered in total, each one focusing on one of the eight World Health Organisation domains...
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14
SEP
2022

Eirgrid: East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade – Webinar #1: 14th September 2022 at 7pm

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EirGrid, is launching a 12-week public consultation on September 7 to seek the public’s input in identifying a route for the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade. The 400kV underground cable circuit from Woodland substation, near Batterstown in County Meath, to Belcamp substation, near Clonshaugh in north Dublin, was identified earlier this year as the best-performing technical option. The project is needed to address the increased electricity demand in east Meath and north Dublin, due to economic activity and population growth, while also reducing the use of fossil fuels for electricity...
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14
SEP
2022

Meta Community Action Grants: now open for applications

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The 2023 Meta Data Centre Community Action Grants program has opened for local schools and not for profits with an October 21 application deadline.   The grants are available to projects in Meath that address critical community needs by doing one or more of the following: Putting the power of technology to use for community benefit. Connecting people online or off. Improving local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.   Applicants can learn more about how to apply and the applicable terms and conditions  at datacenters.fb.com/grants.   Posts...
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13
SEP
2022

Not Around Us: new campaign to support smoke-free environments

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What is Not Around Us? Not Around Us is about creating smoke and vape free spaces in areas where children and young people are likely to be. The purpose of Not Around Us is to: Help to protect children and young people from second-hand smoke exposure. Contribute to the de-normalisation of smoking for children and young people. Reduce the environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products create. Signpost to HSE Quit services.   What do I need to do? Meath PPN members can get involved by promoting your club or community group based location as a smoke...
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13
SEP
2022

Biodiversity Grant: Community Foundation for Ireland

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With the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, The Community Foundation’s Environment and Nature Fund has been devised to enhance biodiversity in communities throughout the country by combining the expertise of qualified ecologists with the skills, experience and enthusiasm of local community groups.   There are currently two grant rounds open to applications: To develop Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPPs) OR To implement recommendations from a previous CBAPP   Organisations can apply once to one of the grant rounds above....
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13
SEP
2022

Public Consultation: Part 8 proposal for a pedestrian and cycle scheme in Navan

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Meath County Council Active Travel Section is currently undertaking a Statutory Public Consultation in relation to Part 8 proposal for a pedestrian and cycle scheme in Navan. As part of this process, the Meath County Council Active Travel Section wishes to consult with a wide selection of representative groups of persons with disabilities in an effort to identify any additional inputs to the decision-making processes concerning issues relating to persons with disabilities. In this regard, the Active Travel Section of the Transportation Department of Meath County Council would like you to...
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13
SEP
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Autumn/Winter 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine 2022
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12
SEP
2022

Kells Family Resource Centre: Autumn Programme 2022

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KFRC Autumn Programme 2022 – pdf
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12
SEP
2022

Champion Changemakers Weekend: closing date for entry – 21st September 2022

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CHAMPION CHANGEMAKERSTM WEEKENDS Champion ChangemakersTM is a weekend long ‘Dragons Den’ type event which will be hosted by members of the Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) in five different locations across the country from September 23rd next. The focus of the weekend is to work with local communities in Ireland – individuals or groups – to identify, address and solve social, environmental or economic challenges which exist around them. Anybody interested in getting involved will find details of the host enterprise centres/hubs on the CEAI website and should sign up here...
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12
SEP
2022

SAOR Brief intervention Training – online September 29th 2022

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use Next Training Day: Thursday, September 29th, Via Zoom SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017)1 is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. The model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and...
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09
SEP
2022

Meath PPN Secretariat: Extension of Nomination Deadline

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Following a number of conversations and emails from groups, that a lot of focus this week has been on back to school issues and a large number of groups have not yet met since before the summer break, it has been decided to extend the deadline for receipt of nominations by 2 weeks. This will allow groups the time to discuss the nominations, get the signatures required and return the forms.   Meath PPN is flexible and responsive to feedback it receives. The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and...
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09
SEP
2022

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022: 20th October

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022: Date: Thursday 20th October 2022 Time: 10.00am – 4.15pm Location: in-person at Croke Park Conference Centre and remote attendance through the virtual event platform   The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to our Annual Conference. The conference will be a blended event, registration is available here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RV2BBBK The 2022 conference will examine Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Accessibility. The conference will be of...
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09
SEP
2022

Online Mindfulness Workshop: Tuesday 13th Sept – Meath Partnership

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Next Tuesday 13th Sept we are holding an online mindfulness session for Parent & Caregivers.   Now that the children are back to school, it is time to carve out some time for you! Join us for an online Mindfulness workshop on Tuesday September 13th. Leona McDonnell of Leona McDonnell Mindfulness and Wellness will host this calming and restorative session covering topics such as Mindful Parenting; Self-Compassion; Building your child’s emotional health and resilience & Positive role modelling. You will also have the opportunity to practice some meditation in the workshop. To learn...
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09
SEP
2022

Outcomers: Support Group & Session Updates

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Please find Outcomers updates below:   Support Group for Trans Young People Our support group for trans young people between the ages of 8 and 12 is returning on September 24th, from 12pm to 2pm. Parents / guardians with children who are gender non-conforming or questioning their gender are welcome to bring them along to meet other young people, and to meet other parents as well. Outcomers has a parent’s support group that stays connected on whatsapp, that any parents of trans young people are welcome to join as well to keep up to date on information and upcoming events.  ...
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09
SEP
2022

Glencree Bulletin: 9th September 2022

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Glencree news :   You can join our Peace walk fundraiser event:     Vacancies :   Professionally Qualified Social Worker – Louth/Meath 12/9/22 Professionally Qualified Social Worker – Cavan/Monaghan 12/9/22 Social Work Team Leader – Cork 12/9/22  Foróige: Project Worker – HAY Youth Diversion Project 15/9/22  St. Michael’s House: Direct Support Workers – Day Services 15/9/2022 Depaul: Project Worker 16/9/22 Pavee Point: Traveller Mental Health Advocacy Joint Coordinator 19/9/22 General Manager – Governance Data Subject Rights and Breaches 19/9/22 Professionally...
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08
SEP
2022

Clár na nÓg – youth sector updates: September 2022

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Below you’ll find your usual round-up of opportunities, updates, and events from across the youth sector. NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Invitation to Tender: Exploring Ethnic Diversity Amongst Youth Workers deadline Sep 10 Call for Applications: Climate Youth Representative for COP27 deadline Sep 12 Youth Mental Health Hub: Sharing Practice and Showcase Event (Ulster) Sep 12 Global Youth Work Learning Network Sep 13 Skills Summary in Youth Work Training Sep 16 Responding to a Disclosure Sep 21 Creative Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings Sep 26 Introduction...
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07
SEP
2022

Creative Lives Event in Ashbourne Library on 22nd September

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Ashbourne Library Flyer – pdf   Join Age Friendly Ireland in Ashbourne Library on Thursday 22nd September from 11am to 2pm and discover creativity within your community with all activities FREE of charge. A Day of inspiring Free creative engagement for older people. The programme includes workshops on dancing, singing, craft as well as performances and much more. There is also information and exhibitions from Men’s Shed and Active Retirement Association. Find out more at https://www.creative-lives.org/medley
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07
SEP
2022

EirGrid launches public consultation for East Meath-North Dublin Electricity Grid Upgrade – CP1021

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Following on from the Public Information Days held in early June, EirGrid are launching a public consultation for East Meath-North Dublin Electricity Grid Upgrade. As part of this, EirGrid will consult with the public over the next 12 weeks to identify where the grid project should be built. The consultation will include information days, open days and webinars, where the EirGrid project team will provide information about four proposed route options. Below is the press statement that is issuing to local media on Wednesday September 7th. More information is available at What’s...
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06
SEP
2022

Champion Changemakers: Hackathon Weekend 23rd September 2022 – open call

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The Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2021 ARISE (Awareness Raising Initiatives for Social Enterprise) Scheme to support community driven social innovation responses to community challenges in regions around Ireland where we have member centres and hubs located. This funding has now been allocated across five locations and will support the hosting of regional hackathons – the Champion Changemakers Weekends – by CEAI members from September 23rd next. These weekends will take...
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06
SEP
2022

Energy Workshop : Bettystown Tidy Towns SEC – new date 4th October 2022

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As part of the Bettystown Tidy Towns Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Energy Master Plan, we are holding a Energy Workshop. Venue: Scoil Olibhéar Naofa Coast Rd, Bettystown, Co. Meath, A92 H762 Date and Time:  Tuesday October 4th at 8pm    Presented by: The Energy Team, info@energyteam.ie The Energy Workshop will cover, Achieving Conservation and greater efficiency from your energy use Understand what is renewable energy and what are the sources of renewable energy Up to date technologies and products people need to use in managing the energy needs in their homes and places of work...
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05
SEP
2022

Public Consultation on Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan

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Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) has been in development since October 2021. The Plan will set the national biodiversity agenda for the period 2023-2027 and aims to deliver the transformative changes required to the ways in which we value and protect nature.   Why are we launching a Public Consultation Stakeholder engagement has been central to development of this draft of Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan. Extensive engagement with stakeholders, as well as consultation with the wider public, will strengthen the actions proposed and help to ensure...
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05
SEP
2022

‘Let’s Talk about Alcohol and Pregnancy’: webinar 9th September 2022 12.30pm – HSE Health & Wellbeing Alcohol Programme

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The HSE Health and Wellbeing Alcohol Programme have an upcoming Webinar, Let’s Talk about Alcohol and Pregnancy on 9th Sept from 12.30 – 13.45 for International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. Register here. This event has recently been approved for 1 CPD point by the RCPI. This webinar will explore how to effectively communicate about the risks of alcohol during pregnancy and have challenging conversations about alcohol and pregnancy. New videos demonstrating alcohol brief interventions with pregnant women will be launched. This webinar is aimed at all health and...
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01
SEP
2022

Meath PPN Secretariat: Extension of Nomination Deadline

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Following a number of conversations and emails from groups, that a lot of focus this week has been on back to school issues and a large number of groups have not yet met since before the summer break, it has been decided to extend the deadline for receipt of nominations by 2 weeks. This will allow groups the time to discuss the nominations, get the signatures required and return the forms.   Meath PPN is flexible and responsive to feedback it receives. The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and...
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01
SEP
2022

Autumn Medley of Creativity: 22nd September 2022 – Ashbourne Library

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Older people from across Meath are invited to a creative day in Ashbourne Library from 11 until 2 on the 22nd September 2022, with dance, singing, painting, craft, exhibitions and more. Explore your creative side! Further details here: https://www.creative-lives.org/medley
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01
SEP
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: programmes in September 2022

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Trim FRC September-Monthly-2022 – pdf
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01
SEP
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre: Registrations Open for Weekly Workshops 2022/2023

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  Act Out Youth Theatre is delighted to announce we are now accepting New Registrations for Weekly Workshops for the 2022/2023 year: Time & Place: Navan – Tuesday evenings from 18:00-19:30 – starting from 20th September @ the Solstice Arts Centre. Dunshaughlin – Monday evenings from 18:00-19:30 – starting from 26th September @ the Pastoral Centre   Cost: €160 for whole year or €80 x 2 instalments in September & January. Facilitators: Anthony Kinahan, Artistic Director (Actor/Theatre-maker) & Mark O’Reilly (Actor/Theatre-maker)   Previous Performance...
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30
AUG
2022

NCBI Roadshow Event: Navan 13th September 2022

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The National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) are running advocacy roadshow events throughout September 2022. These events are being held in local libraries and are open to all members of the public. The Meath event will take place on the 13th September 2022 in the Navan Library, Railway Street C15 RW31 from 11am to 3pm These events will provide an opportunity for us to  showcase the work that our blind and vision impaired service users are doing in NCBI’s local advocacy networks – https://www.ncbi.ie/policy-advocacy/become-an-advocate/ We  are looking forward to meeting you.
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29
AUG
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: community consultation – open until Wednesday 31st August 2022

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Trim FRC are currently carrying out a community consultation which will inform our upcoming 3 year strategic plan. An important voice in our consultation are the community and statutory agencies working in the local area. Your input will support how we as a community based support service moving forward 2023-2025. Use this link here to access a short questionnaire . Please complete it by 31st August for your input to be added.   Kind regards Justyna Doherty Coordinator, Trim Family Resource Centre
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29
AUG
2022

Slane Public Realm Plan 2022

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Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Planning Consultants has prepared a Public Realm Plan for Slane. The Slane Public Realm Plan sets out the future approach to the streets and spaces of the village. The plan includes an understating of the existing influencing factors facing the village. A series of objectives as well as proposed interventions (informed by stakeholder consultation) are set out to achieve the vision for Slane. The Plan Considers: Placemaking to improve the image, user experience and perception of the village, The potential of the village as a destination for...
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29
AUG
2022

Let’s talk about the Social Model of Disability & why that matters! ILMI Webinar 7th September 3pm

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Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask Part 3: Let’s talk about the Social Model of Disability: and why that matters! Webinar on Zoom: Wednesday 7th September 3-4pm   The Social Model of disability has driven much of the successes of the Global Disability Rights Movement. Developed by disabled people it informs many key policy approaches including the UNCRPD. But how much do we know about what the social model means, its importance to disabled people and its practical implications for policy development and investment in the inclusion of disabled...
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26
AUG
2022

Meath PPN: Secretariat Nominations

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The Meath PPN are currently seeking nominations from registered groups for places on the Secretariat of Meath PPN. An information brief is available below on what the Secretariat is: Information / Brief Sheet: Meath PPN Secretariat – pdf   There are 12 seats on the Secretariat of Meath PPN, made up of 1 person from each of the 6 Municipal Districts of Meath, and 2 people from each of the pillars (community, environment & social inclusion). Each group can nominate one member and this person can stand for position of the groups Municipal District (MD) and/or the pillar of the...
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26
AUG
2022

PPN Stakeholder Online Training – registration open

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An online only self-paced training videos programme for  all PPN stakeholders has been developed with SJI. Registrations for the online only training is now open. Social Justice Ireland is providing this training on behalf of the Department. SJI will continue to provide the existing training programme (Creating Capable Communities), with the support of Waterford IT, throughout the year. The online only training covers the following: An Introduction to the PPNs (2 Modules) Local Government Budgets PPNs and Local Government Effective Participation in Consultations Effective Facilitation...
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26
AUG
2022

Family Addiction Support Network: online RISE Family Therapeutic programmes beginning September & October 2022

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Family Educational Program for Family Members living with addiction issues  Does someone you love have alcohol or/and drug issues? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals and their families  Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals and their families  and the and the and the the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer  and we feel isolated and helpless. FASN are hosting the highly recommended Family Educational Program for Family Members developed by the Rise Foundation which offers practical...
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26
AUG
2022

Drug Related Intimidation – DRIVE project event on Wednesday 7th Sept, 11am, Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross

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A Drug Intimidation & Violence Engagement (DRIVE) roadshow event will take place in the Nuremore hotel, outside Carrickmacross, from 11am to 1.30pm on Wednesday 7th September 2022. The event will be facilitated by Siobhan Maher, the national DRIVE lead. It would be great to see colleagues from across the region attending this workshop with Siobhan, where she will outline the role that all public and community services can play in supporting people experiencing drugs related intimidation & violence. While the Gardai nominated liaison Inspectors have a particular role in relation to...
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26
AUG
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying works: Lisnagrew, Crocknacross, Germanagh, Nobber – 29th August 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying works in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 29/08/2022. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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26
AUG
2022

Skills and training needs of volunteer managers: Survey – Pobal & DRCD

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Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, is carrying out an assessment of training that may be required by those who manage volunteers. If you are a person who manages volunteers, whether you are paid or unpaid, we would like to hear from you and learn what training or supports you may need in this role.   You can complete the survey here: Training needs assessment of those who manage, organise or coordinate volunteers    The survey will take max. 15 mins to complete and is open until 9th September. If you have any questions about the survey or are...
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24
AUG
2022

Meath Traveller Workshop: Pre-Apprentice Taster Course

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Please find attached information and referral form received from Meath Traveller Workshop for a Pre-Apprentice Taster Course. MTW Poster for Course PDF MTW Application form   Contact either Laura or Marina for more details,  046-9027801 Laura.travellerheritage@gmail.com, or Marina.travellerheritage@gmail.com
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24
AUG
2022

ACORN: Support programme for early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland

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Early-stage female entrepreneurs, living in rural Ireland, are invited to apply for a place on the ACORNS programme, now in its eighth year. The intention is to provide up to 50 entrepreneurs with the knowledge, support and networking opportunities that will help them to meet and even exceed their current aspirations. ACORNS is designed for nascent female rural entrepreneurs. To qualify for consideration, a woman (i) must have recently set up a new business which she owns or part owns, and which has generated sales no earlier than end June 2019 or (ii) must be at an advanced stage of...
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24
AUG
2022

Connecting Cultures – Sustaining Our World: Launch event 6th September 2022 1pm

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Meath Partnership is very excited to launch our new Irish Aid funded project, ‘Connecting Cultures: Sustaining Our World – a GCE approach to inclusion and sustainability’, on the 6th September at 1pm. This innovative multi-stakeholder project aims to support community practitioners and migrants/refugees/asylum seekers (primarily people in Direct Provision centres), Adult and Community Education practitioners, volunteer centres and the general public, to engage in Global Citizenship Training with a specific focus on the environmental pillar of the SDGs. This project recognises the...
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23
AUG
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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23
AUG
2022

LMETB Community Education Service – Autumn 2022: open for application until 9th September

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Autumn 2022 Programme. In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses should address the following: Specifically...
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22
AUG
2022

Core Ireland Recovery College course: Art of the Matter – 8th September – 6th October 2022

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Feeling creative? Then join in the next Core Ireland Recovery college art course “ART OF THE MATTER” starting Thursday the 8th of September in the Enterprise center Navan. In this course, participants will develop art skills by engaging with many art forms and mediums. Build self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-compassion through the 5-week course. To register your interest please click on the link below and fill out the form: Register
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19
AUG
2022

Level Up Project: Trim FRC – programme for young people living in Trim and South Meath area

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Level Up programme for young people to develop important life skills and  workplace competencies will be back in Trim FRC from September 2022, The programme can be accessed by young people living in Trim and South Meath area aged 16 to 24 who are currently out of employment or education and are in need of extra support. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between early school leaving and further training, education or employment pathways. Level Up aims to develop the confidence, competence and resilience among young people in order to support them in progressing into exploring work...
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18
AUG
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: community consultation

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Trim FRC are currently carrying out a community consultation which will inform our upcoming 3 year strategic plan. An important voice in our consultation are the community and statutory agencies working in the local area. Your input will support how we as a community based support service moving forward 2023-2025. Use this link here to access a short questionnaire . Please complete it by 31st August for your input to be added.   Kind regards Justyna Doherty Coordinator, Trim Family Resource Centre
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18
AUG
2022

CREATE: News & Updates – August 2022

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News from Create Damien McGlynn appointed as Director of Create Web: www.create-ireland.ie/damien-mcglynn-appointed-as-director-of-create/ Create is pleased to announce the appointment of Damien McGlynn as Director of the organisation. Damien has worked in the cultural sector across Ireland, the UK and Europe for 15 years. He is currently the Ireland Director of Creative Lives, where he has managed major public engagement projects such as Creative Places: Edenderry and the Get Creative Festival, while also playing a leading role in a number of Creative Europe and Erasmus+ projects. Prior...
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17
AUG
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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17
AUG
2022

Clár Extra -youth sector updates NYCI: 16th August 2022

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National Youth Council Ireland News Upcoming training, deadlines, and call Responding to a Disclosure Sep 21 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care Oct 13 – Dec 1 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 One World Week 2022 Nov 19 – 26 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Global Youth Work – Local to Global training on demand   Remember to check out our News Page for regular updates. Read our most recent update >>
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16
AUG
2022

LMETB Further Education & Training Open Day: 18th August 2022

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Meet with us at LMETB’s Further Education and Training Open Days LMETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service will host Open Days in Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan on Thursday 18th August from 10am- 1pm. The Open Days are open to all and will give you the opportunity to find out more about the full-time and part-time Education and Training Opportunities on offer in LMETB for adult learners and school leavers. You can call in anytime between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 18th August to any of the following venues: Imperial Hotel, Dundalk, D Hotel, Drogheda, or Newgrange Hotel Navan. No...
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16
AUG
2022

LMETB: REACH Funding 2022 (formerly MAEDF funding) – closing date 2nd September

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Louth and Meath Educational and Training Board (LMETB) wishes to invite applications from Community Education Groups in the Louth/Meath area for the above funding stream. The purpose of this fund is to support Community Education and to improve engagement by disadvantaged learners with education and training. Grants are awarded to qualifying applications by LMETB and funded by SOLAS and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.    Application forms and further details are available here.   Alternatively, you should email reach@lmetb.ie for a copy of...
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15
AUG
2022

Rural Ideas Fora – Public Transport & Opportunities for Rural Ireland: 23rd August 2022

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is continuing its series of online stakeholder engagement events, to discuss a number of important topics featured in ‘Our Rural Future – Rural Development Policy 2021-2025’. The events will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that impact on rural communities and economies. Attendees will learn more about ongoing work relating to key objectives contained in the policy, and hear from a panel of key stakeholders. The theme of our first event is: Public Transport and the Opportunities for Rural Ireland With a...
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15
AUG
2022

Connecting Cultures – Sustaining Our World: Meath Partnership & Irish Aid Project

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Meath Partnership are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Irish Aid for a new project, Connecting Cultures – Sustaining our world: a GCE approach to sustainability and integration.   The starting point for this project is conduct research on Global Citizenship Education and the impact on integration in Ireland, with a focus on Co Meath.   Once the study is completed, it will be used as a basis for the following activities: training workshops and mentoring sessions educational activities bringing together educators and people living in Direct Provision in...
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12
AUG
2022

Kells AC 5km Heritage Run – 12th August

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The Kells Athletic Club are hosting the Kells Heritage 5k Run 2022 on August 12th @8pm . To register please find link below MyRunResults.com
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12
AUG
2022

Artist in the Community Scheme Awards Now Open

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The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The 2022 Round 2 Deadline for the AIC Scheme is Mon 26 September. This includes the following awards: Research and Development Award (without mentoring) Research and Development Award (with Mentoring) Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring) Project Realisation Award   Applications are now open, via English and Irish, available on this page.   
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11
AUG
2022

Cycle Against Suicide – events organised for World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10th 2022

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Each year 3 out of 4 suicides are male For World Suicide Prevention Day 2022,  Cycle Against Suicide calling on all to help make a change Cork Spinoff – Saturday September 3rd Coast to Coast – Saturday and Sunday, September 10th & 11th  N2 – Portugal: End to End. – September 30th to October 7th   www.cycleagainstsuicide.com Cycle Against Suicide aims to raise awareness of the issue of suicide among men this September.  With 3 out of 4 suicides each year being male, there is a particularly pressing need now for a targeted approach to mental health...
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11
AUG
2022

Energy Poverty Strategy Review

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Energy poverty is a complex issue linked to a household’s income, the energy performance of their home, and the cost of the energy used to heat, power and ventilate their home. The Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty, published in 2016, set out a number of actions aimed at alleviating the burden of energy poverty on the most vulnerable in society. It reflected the growing connection between alleviating energy poverty and achieving national climate action objectives. In this regard, one of the Strategy’s main objectives was to address energy poverty through improving the energy...
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11
AUG
2022

Public Consultation on Digital Public Services

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Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are looking for your help on how we can improve Irish public services by making it easier for you to use public services digitally. Do you have ideas for improving public services as we put them online? Are there reasons you don’t use public services online? Are there public services you think should be available online? If so, then this consultation is for you!   Rather than making assumptions about your experiences and preferences, this consultation aims to understand what your priorities are in terms of what services should be put online...
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10
AUG
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: August 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below:   Multi-Sport Activity Days Meath LSP are delighted to announce our countywide Multi-Sport Activity Days in association with Meath County Council funded development officers. This new and exciting programme will bring together coaches from the FAI, Meath GAA, Meath LGFA, Basketball Ireland and Leinster Rugby. With fun being our main objective, these multi-sport activity days will provide a great opportunity for participants to try a range of sports & activities. Children from 6yrs-13yrs are welcome to take part! All...
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10
AUG
2022

North East Family Support Service: MQI & HSE

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Please find details, brochure and referral form below for Merchants Quay Ireland’s Northeast Family Support Service. The new Family Support Service for the Northeast covers Counties Louth and Meath. It will be delivered by Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) and is funded by HSE Addiction Service CHO8.    Northeast Family Support Service Brochure (2) – pdf MQI NEFSS Referral Form – word
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10
AUG
2022

Champion Changemakers Weekend: Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI)

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The Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2021 ARISE (Awareness Raising Initiatives for Social Enterprise) Scheme to support community driven social innovation responses to community challenges in regions around Ireland where we have member centres and hubs located. This funding has now been allocated across five locations and will support the hosting of regional hackathons – the Champion Changemakers Weekends – by CEAI members from September 23rd next. These weekends will take...
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09
AUG
2022

Understanding & Managing Depression: online course 11th August 2022 – Innovation Recovery

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This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression, and explore ways of managing it. Date: 11th August 22 Time: 10:00 am– 12:00 pm For further information, or to register your interest, please contact us via: Email: recoverycollege.east@southerntrust.hscni.net Telephone: (028) 30257012 or (00353)860318919
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08
AUG
2022

Ukrainian Independence Day Event – 24th of August 2024 at 11am : Cultúr Migrant Centre

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Cultúr Migrant Centre invites you to join us to mark Ukrainian Independence Day on Wednesday 24th of August 2024 at 11.00 am in the Parish Centre, Navan, Co Meath. (C15WOYX). Cultúr’s statement for this year’s Ukraine independence day in standing in Solidarity with All Ukrainians is, No to War and Peace in Ukraine! At least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the United Nations (UN). More than five million have left for neighbouring countries, while seven million people are still thought to be displaced inside Ukraine...
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08
AUG
2022

Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland

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The Housing Commission are holding a public consultation seeking views on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. The consultation asks submissions to consider whether there should be a constitutional amendment and if so what form it should take. The Commission is encouraging as many people as possible to have their say in this consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. Members of the public, public representatives, organisations involved in housing, people working in related policy and legal areas are now invited to send in submissions to assist the Commission in its task of...
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08
AUG
2022

Community Gardens – research paper

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Title: “In the garden: capacities that contribute to community groups establishing community gardens” International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Volume 14, 2022 – Issue 1) Author: Dr Gerard Doyle, Department of Environment and Planning, TU Dublin The article can be sourced by clicking on the link below: https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2022.2045997   Abstract: Based on case studies in Dublin, Ireland, this paper examines the motives for individuals to establish community gardens therein. The paper also outlines the capacities required for community...
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03
AUG
2022

Recruitment & Training Opportunities Event Week: 8 -12 August 2022

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Event locations- dates & times Drogheda – D-Hotel Monday 8th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode A92 HF5F Monaghan – Pastoral Centre – Tuesday 9th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode H18 VK77 Navan – Claremont Stadium – Thursday 11th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode C15 TX9T Dundalk – St. Gerard’s Hall – Redemptorist Church – Friday 12th August -10am to 3pm – Eircode A91 F3FC   The Service providers below will be in attendance to provide you with information to help you  upskill/change careers and...
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03
AUG
2022

International Protection Integration Fund 2022

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€1,000,000 will be made available to community based organisations for initiatives supporting the integration of International Protection Applicants. Successful applicants stand to receive grants of up to €50,000 to carry out integration projects at national, provincial, or local levels throughout Ireland. Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here. For queries, contact: ipss.transition.team@equality.gov.ie The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022.   PRESS RELEASE, 26 July 2022 Minist...
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02
AUG
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter 7/2022

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Please find attached the 7th issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 7/2022.  We have also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. TidyTowns Newsletter- Issue 7 of 2022  – pdf TidyTowns Newsletter links Issue 7 of 2022 – word   If you are aware of any initiatives that would be of interest to groups please let us know.  If you want to submit an article or highlight a particular campaign for inclusion in an upcoming issue please email it to us along with some photos to tidytowns@drcd.gov.ie   Please note the newsletter is also available on our...
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02
AUG
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Summer Project 2022: PERFORMING, EMOTION & RESILIENCE

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Time & Place: 9TH – 11TH August @ Solstice Arts Centre, Navan – 10.30-16.00 each day. Cost: €90 Lead Facilitators: Anthony Kinahan (Artistic Director) & Mark O’Reilly (Ass. AD) Places are limited & open to new & existing members (aged 14+). Previous Performance  Training/Experience is advantageous. Email actoutmeath@gmail.com to express interest.   Act Out Youth Theatre are delighted to announce their 3 Day Summer Project for 2022 – PERFORMING, EMOTION & RESILIENCE – in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, from 9th-11th August. Over the course of the 3 days,...
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29
JUL
2022

Be Summer Ready: Government campaign resources

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The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2022 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. Please find links to resources below. Full details and materials available here:  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/9e76d-be-summer-ready/ Weather conditions Be firewise and military ranges Health preparedness Road safety Water safety You and your farm Schools and the workplace People with disabilities Travelling abroad   Please find a link to Be Summer Ready Booklet 2022 here Full details and materials are...
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29
JUL
2022

Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise 2022: announcement

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Innovative €1.5 million Scheme to increase the impact of social enterprises Further details can be found here. Applications open at 10am on 2nd August 2022 and close at 3pm on 15th September 2022.   Media Release, Friday, 29th July 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today (29th July 2022) announced a Pilot Dormant Accounts Funded €1.5 million Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise designed to improve the impact and sustainability of social enterprises that address economic, social and educational disadvantage. The scheme, comprising of two...
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29
JUL
2022

Core Ireland: coffee morning – 2nd August 11am

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Core Ireland is excited to announce a Special Guest speaker for our next #Coffee4Core coffee morning in Leon’s Navan   Miss Navan 2022 & Miss Ireland 2022 Finalist, Anna Clarke will be there to speak about Mental Fitness and Wellbeing All are welcome to attend, where we will have a chat and a coffee, followed by an open dialogue. Join in the conversation on improving community mental health in Meath
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28
JUL
2022

Climate Change in Rural Ireland: Older People’s Perspectives – Research Project (Age Friendly Ireland)

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  Are you aged over 55 years? From a rural or agricultural background?   Maynooth University and Age Friendly Ireland Research Manager would like to hear your thoughts of climate change on   older people in rural Ireland If interested in taking part, please contact Adrienne at Adrienne.mccann@mu.ie for further information Or You can complete the survey here: https://maynoothuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/climate-change-in-rural-ireland   If you wish to request a hardcopy of the survey please contact Adrienne at 087 335 4932
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27
JUL
2022

Croí Cónaithe Towns Fund Scheme – vacant property refurbishment grant scheme in Meath

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The Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund, to be delivered by local authorities, will provide new choices for people to live in towns and villages in Ireland, initially through the provision of a grant to support the refurbishment of vacant properties, with priority given to areas where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high. The fund will apply in towns and villages with a population of over 400 people.  Qualifying properties must be within the town or village boundary as defined by the local authority or walkable to the town/village centre along public footpaths. A grant of up to a maximum of...
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25
JUL
2022

Meath Vibrant Communities: event in Cultúr 27th July 2022 12pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre are hosting a Meath Vibrant community event on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022. This event is for all in the community
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25
JUL
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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22
JUL
2022

National Heritage Week 2022 (13th -21st August) – Meath Events

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National Heritage Week 2022 National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. This year, we are celebrating the full return of in-person events as well as continuing with digital heritage projects which attracted so many new people to National Heritage Week over the last two years. The Heritage Council invites individuals, communities and organisations to develop...
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21
JUL
2022

Core Ireland: coffee morning – 2nd August 11am

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Core Ireland is excited to announce a Special Guest speaker for our next #Coffee4Core coffee morning in Leon’s Navan   Miss Navan 2022 & Miss Ireland 2022 Finalist, Anna Clarke will be there to speak about Mental Fitness and Wellbeing All are welcome to attend, where we will have a chat and a coffee, followed by an open dialogue. Join in the conversation on improving community mental health in Meath
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21
JUL
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – July 2022

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News from Create:  Commission Opportunity, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create Deadline: 22 August, 5pm (GMT) Web: www.create-ireland.ie/the-hugh-lane-gallery-and-create-announce-a-major-commission-opportunity/ Email: CreateHLGCommission@create-ireland.ie The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create are delighted to announce this significant opportunity for a collaborative/ socially engaged artist(s) to embark on a major commission. Following on from their successful partnership on the CAPP commission (2017) awarded to Seamus Nolan’s Traveller Collection which investigated the idea of archive,...
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20
JUL
2022

Meath Vibrant Communities: event in Cultúr 27th July 2022 12pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre are hosting a Meath Vibrant community event on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022. This event is for all in the community
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19
JUL
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Newsletter – Friday 15th July 2022

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Please find a link below to the latest edition of  the Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter (15th July 2022). Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter_15072022 – pdf   All Age Friendly Ireland newsletters are available on www.agefriendlyireland.ie
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19
JUL
2022

Clár Extra: NYCI Youth Sector Update – July 2022

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National Youth Council of Ireland – Updates: Upcoming training, deadlines, and call Young Voices – Minority Voices for Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures 2.0 Jul 27 Youth2030 Young People’s Committee 2022 deadline Aug 1 Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care Oct 13 – Dec 1 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 One World Week 2022 Nov 19 – 26 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions series ongoing   Remember to check out our News Page for regula...
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19
JUL
2022

National Meals on Wheels Network: New Development Officer

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Introduction of the National Meals on Wheels Network Development Officer. The National Meals on Wheels Network was established in 2015 under the umbrella of Irish Rural Link. The network website and interactive map were both launched in September 2021 in Portlaw, Co. Waterford by Minister Mary Butler, Minister of State for Older People. mealsonwheelsnetwork.ie  The map enables service users and their families to identify the nearest meals on wheels provider to them but also highlights the gaps that exist in certain areas of the country. Meals on Wheels is a critical component of the...
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19
JUL
2022

MAHS: Talk in Oldcastle Library Thursday, July 21st at 7:30

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Meath Archaeological and Historical Society presents a talk by Frank Cogan and Tracey Holsgrove: ‘The 5th Meath Battalion and Cumann na mBan in North Meath’ in the Library, Oldcastle, on Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 7.30 pm   On the 102nd anniversary of the death in action of his uncle, Commdt Seamus Cogan, O/C of the 5th (Oldcastle/Stonefield) Battalion of the Old IRA, Frank Cogan, author of the just-published book Unsettled Territory – the 5th Battalion , Meath Brigade, 1917-21, will give a talk on the Battalion described as ‘the most active unit in the old Meath Brigade’ in the War...
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18
JUL
2022

Community Food Initiatives (CFI): funding from Safefood

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The Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a healthy eating programme funded by safefood. The programme runs over a three year cycle (2022-24) and its purpose is to provide people with the knowledge and skills to provide healthy food options for themselves and their families. safefood, as a North / South body established under the Good Friday Agreement, provides CFI funding to organisations in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. The programme is managed by SECAD Partnership on behalf of safefood.   CFI at Home safefood is inviting organisations who are not currently...
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18
JUL
2022

2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call: closing date 20th July 2022

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€900,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level, to support community services and promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people Funding basis will now include a ‘core support’ feature which will enable LGBTI+ NGOs to maintain and enhance existing services and initiatives. Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Grant scheme is open to applications from existing LGBTI+ non-government organisations and community organisations working with LGBTI+...
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18
JUL
2022

Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund 2022: open until 20th July 2022

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Now in its 12th year, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund was set up in 2011 to mark the 125th anniversary of the company. Over the years, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund has supported projects including community, social and education programmes aimed at youth, healthy and active lifestyles and environmental leadership. To date €1,255,00 has been given to 121 non-profit organisations across the island of Ireland. In 2022, Coca‑Cola will donate a further €100,000 to youth-orientated non-profit groups committed to support young people to build sustainable communities. For the purposes of the Fund,...
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18
JUL
2022

ESB Energy For Generations Fund

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Charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support can apply to the Fund for project specific funding. Every quarter ESB allocates an amount from the Fund for disbursement. The amount may vary because of the volume of applications received or seasonal considerations – wintertime and Christmas may require more funding than summer. Applications submitted during each quarter are appraised at the end of the quarter and funding allocated accordingly.   What will ESB fund within the areas of focus? Suicide Prevention We will fund...
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18
JUL
2022

Older Persons Fund 2022: Community Foundation for Ireland

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The Older Persons’ Fund was established by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies in 2014 to promote the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities. The Older Persons’ Fund seeks to support older people’s voices at a local and national level and their capacity to engage fully in all strands of society. In line with this goal, the mission of The Older Persons’ Fund is to support strategic community based and national activities promoting Older People as Active Citizens and Advocates – including...
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15
JUL
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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15
JUL
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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14
JUL
2022

Climate Conversation 2022: have your say

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The Climate Conversation 2022 is now open. People across the country are invited to have their say on how we can all play our part in securing our sustainable future. Reaching our ambitious climate goals will require changes to many aspects of our lives including our homes and workplaces, how we power and heat them, how we travel, how we grow our food, how much waste we create and how we manage that waste. Everyone, including Government, communities and individuals, will need to work together to make Ireland carbon-neutral for a sustainable future. Becoming a climate resilient society...
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14
JUL
2022

2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call: closing date 20th July 2022

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€900,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level, to support community services and promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people Funding basis will now include a ‘core support’ feature which will enable LGBTI+ NGOs to maintain and enhance existing services and initiatives. Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Grant scheme is open to applications from existing LGBTI+ non-government organisations and community organisations working with LGBTI+...
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14
JUL
2022

Survey on Just Transition: Irish Rural Link & Social Justice Ireland

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Irish Rural Link and Social Justice Ireland are undertaking a joint research project examining rural communities, wellbeing and a Just Transition. The purpose of this survey is to get the views of rural dwellers and rural communities on a Just Transition, and how the wellbeing of rural communities can be improved. At this very important juncture in Irish life, as we begin to implement the policies to meet our national climate goals by 2030, your views and the views of your wider network are vital to developing a clear picture of the potential impact on rural communities acros...
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14
JUL
2022

Kells AC 5km Heritage Run – 12th August

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The Kells Athletic Club are hosting the Kells Heritage 5k Run 2022 on August 12th @8pm . To register please find link below MyRunResults.com
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14
JUL
2022

AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity

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Create is pleased to partner with the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity.   This bursary is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The AIC Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who is from a minority ethnic background, has first-hand experienc...
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14
JUL
2022

Our Rural Future: New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs

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Our Rural Future: New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs goes live At least 10,000 hot desk days to be provided free of charge Register for your vouchers at ConnectedHubs.ie   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme has gone live. At least 10,000 hot desk working days will be provided free of charge over the course of the Scheme, which is aimed at both existing hub users, as well as those accessing hub facilities for the first time. It is intended that the scheme will run over two phases....
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14
JUL
2022

Explore Your Shore! with the National Biodiversity Data Centre

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The National Biodiversity Data Centre is running a coastal survey for marine wildlife. This is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a great way for the Public to get involved in biodiversity data collection on their local shore while contributing to a nationwide project that will update our knowledge of Irish coastal species distribution, while looking at these species as indicators of Climate Change and Water Quality. The Explore Your Shore! project has its own website at www.exploreyourshore.ie and is on Facebook @ExploreYourShore   Please...
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14
JUL
2022

EAPN Ireland workshop (online) July 20th – Research draft on the demand for basic necessities

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EAPN Ireland Workshop (online)- Research draft “An Analysis of the Increasing Demand for Basic Necessities as provided by the Community and Voluntary Sector”  Wednesday July 20th 11.00am-13.00pm  Due to the preference expressed by attendees, this event is now ONLINE only. A zoom link will be sent out to attendees in advance of the event.    As many of you are already aware, EAPN Ireland is currently doing a research project entitled “An Analysis of the Increasing Demand for Basic Necessities as provided by the Community and Voluntary Sector.”  The project aims to examine...
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11
JUL
2022

Women’s Hour: Stories on Identity Across Our Shared Island

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Join the Women’s Council of Ireland this Thursday 14th July at 7pm for Women’s Hour: Stories on Identity Across Our Shared Island, run as part of the All-island Women’s Forum. Celebrate women and the diversity of identity on this island with this special storytelling session by registering here.
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11
JUL
2022

Traveller Pride 2022

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Traveller Pride 2022 takes place form July 11th – July 24th, with lots of events planned right across the country, with several events happening around Meath also. Check out the programme here or you can download the brochure below. Traveller_Pride_2022_Events
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05
JUL
2022

Joint Migrant Integration fund for PPN actions

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities. Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn. We are extending the survey by a few weeks to receive more responses. The needs analysis can be accessed at the...
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28
JUN
2022

Publication of independent report reviewing Public Participation Network structures

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Minister Joe O’Brien announces publication of independent report reviewing Public Participation Network structures  Review identifies strengths and weaknesses of Public Participation Network structures The Department to work with stakeholders to identify priorities and guide future action   The full PPN Structural Review Report is available here   Media Release: Monday 20th June 2022 Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has published the independent review of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), fulfilling a commitment made in the Programme for...
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28
JUN
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: Events in July 2022

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TFRC-Monthly-July-2022 – pdf
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28
JUN
2022

Local Property Tax Public Consultation June 2022

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Meath County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.   Notice of Consideration of Setting a Local Adjustment Factor The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act, 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. At...
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28
JUN
2022

Equality & Human Rights in the Public Service: eLearning module from IHREC

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To support public bodies to understand and meet their obligations under the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty set out in Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. 1 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) have developed a new eLearning module called Equality and Human Rights in the Public Service. The purpose of the eLearning is to build understanding of equality and human rights concepts, legislation and approaches to implementing the Public Sector Duty.   What will you learn? There are three units in the eLearning module. Unit...
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28
JUN
2022

National Learning Network: Navan training courses

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28
JUN
2022

Young People’s Committee: NYCI Youth2030

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The National Youth Council of Ireland are very excited to announce the third year of the ‘Young People’s Committee’. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Youth 2030: Global Youth Work programme has welcomed a group of young people to support a strong youth participation movement around global justice issues that matter to them.  The work of the committee will enhance young people’s knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and participation on global justice issues affecting Ireland and the world. Last year’s group had the opportunity to review and advise on the work of...
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28
JUN
2022

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in September 2022

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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28
JUN
2022

Ireland Community Play Fund: Change X & LEGO Foundation

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Play is critical for children’s well-being and skills development and we can all play a role in building more playful communities. Supported by the LEGO Foundation, this €80,000 Challenge is dedicated to helping you create more playful experiences for children in your community, school or neighbourhood across Ireland. How it works Apply below and register to get your project page Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge Submit a photo and your action plan Once you’re active let us know what impact you are having in your community   THE CHALLENGE    Who can...
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27
JUN
2022

Public Consultation : Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024

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Notice of publication of Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024 Notice is hereby given under Section 10 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997, as amended, that Meath County Council has published a Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024. The draft plan has been prepared for the prevention and control of litter in the County and sets out appropriate objectives for the three year period A copy of the draft plan is available for public inspection during normal opening hours at the offices of Meath County Council for a period of four weeks from Monday 27th June until Friday 29th July 2022. The...
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24
JUN
2022

Cycle Against Suicide: Community Buddy Programme – training dates in July 2022

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Cycle Against Suicide’s aim is the prevention of suicide and our message is ‘It is OK not to feel OK. And it’s Absolutely OK to ask for help’. Our training programme provides people working or volunteering in their communities with the skills to be the stepping stone to help others in their communities who might be in distress and need a helping hand to cope or, if necessary, a hand in taking the next step towards healing. Our training is free of charge and is an important link between communities and professional wellbeing services.   JULY Training Dates...
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24
JUN
2022

Carmichael: FREE training workshops for charities and non-profits in Ireland in 2022

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Carmichael have added new Free workshops to the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme, which is funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery. The Community Foundation for Ireland hopes that this funding will strengthen the skills base of the sector around fundraising, digital, governance and leadership, and build resilience among volunteer and staff teams. This programme is run in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland. Below is a list of available workshops: Charities Governance Code – September 6, 2022 at 18:00 Voluntee...
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24
JUN
2022

Protect Our Dunes Campaign

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The Climate Action Regional Offices in collaboration with local authorities, NUI Galway, Leave No Trace, Clean Coasts, Green Schools and the Dublin Bay Biosphere are running a public awareness campaign over the summer months to highlight the importance and fragility of sand dune systems as natural coastal protection and important habitats. The campaign will be launched on Saturday 25th June as part of World Sand Dune Day.   Sand dune systems provide natural coastal protection against coastal storms, flooding and erosion as well as being important habitats for unique plants and...
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24
JUN
2022

Community Foundation for Ireland: Ukraine Fund – closing date 30th June 2022

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A coalition of Ireland’s leading media organisations have come together to launch a public fundraising campaign to aid the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ campaign aims to raise funds for people affected by the conflict, which includes those who have been displaced. 50% of the total funds raised will be awarded to the international aid agencies: Irish Red Cross, Trócaire, UNICEF and Concern. The other half will be distributed to Irish charitable organisations and local community groups that will assist the anticipated 200,000 Ukrainian...
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23
JUN
2022

Kells TypeTrail 2022 – opening at 7pm 23rd June

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TypeTrail Launch Thursday 23 June 2022, 7pm Venue: Church of Ireland Kells TypeTrail brings together a wide range of artforms highlighting our unique heritage of lettering as a form of communication. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the community in Kells with the aim of providing a means to bring individuals and groups together. This year’s word is ‘ Now’.
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23
JUN
2022

Hinterland Festival Kells: 23rd -26th June 2022

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The 10th Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts take place in Kells, Co. Meath  from 23 – 26 June for over 60 different events running Hinterland is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival based in the spiritual home of the Book of Kells. This year’s festival promises an illuminating journey of debate, discussion, reflection and imagination – on the world as it is, and how it might be. Browse the full programme here. Tickets are now on sale: here
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23
JUN
2022

Kinship Care Support Group

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Kinship care is when a child or young person lives full-time with a relative or family friend because they are not able to be cared for by parents, for a variety of reasons.   If you are a kinship carer, it really helps to know that you are not alone. Trim FRC, in collaboration with Kinship Care (based in Treoir), would like to organise a meeting for Kinship Carers, to have an opportunity to connect with other carers and to access further information about being a kinship family. If you would like to attend a support group, or if you know any kinship carers in the area who may be...
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22
JUN
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – June 2022

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News from Create   Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Remote Residency 2022 recipient: Nasrin Golden Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-fire-station-artists-studios-remote-residency-2022-recipient-nasrin-golden/ Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to announce Nasrin Golden as the recipient of the 2022 Remote Residency Award. Nasrin Golden is an Iranian/ Irish Visual Artist who attempts to convey the healing and reconciliation of conflict inherent to the human condition. This residency award will allow Nasrin time to develop and integrate her creative...
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22
JUN
2022

Information from Ukrainian authorities re: Ukrainian Matura & University entrance exams

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Update from the Louth Meath Education  & Training Board:   The Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that this year the final schooling examination – known as the “Matura”, has been cancelled. Students from Ukraine will be given school-leaving certificates based on their academic status achieved during the 1st semester of the current school year and the 2nd semester if this is available. The procedures of receipt of school-leaving certificates are being worked through by the Ukrainian authorities. We also have been advised that university entrance exams for Ukraine will take place...
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22
JUN
2022

National Sandcastle & Sculpturing Competition – Bettystown Beach 24th July 2022

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  The Sandcastle Competition is back!!  This annual event has been running since 2003 It will be taking place on Sunday July 24th on Bettystown beach, starting from 2:30pm! Judging will commence at 4pm. We hope to see all the regular faces and lots of new ones too! The categories are as follows: Under 5’s Under 8’s Under 13’s Family Junior Sculpture Senior Sculpture   There will many prizes up for grabs on the day including cash prizes for the Junior and Senior Sculpture categories. Junior Sculpture Prizes 1st- €50 2nd- €30 3rd- €20   Senior Sculpture...
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20
JUN
2022

Core Ireland: Footgolf Fundraiser – 26th June 2022

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Come along to this fun-filled day and experience a sport for all ages that combine football and golf into a fantastic activity, suitable for work colleagues, friends, and families. When? Sunday the 26th June at 11 am Where? Navan Adventure Centre Cost? €60 for a team of 4 Actress Mary McEvoy and Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga will open the event   We would like you to enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate prizes. Help raise funds for Adult Mental Health Recovery Educational Courses such as:- Song Craft: –  The participants have just completed this 6-week creative...
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17
JUN
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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17
JUN
2022

HSE Partner Pack 17th June 2022

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Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about important health service updates and COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Health Service Updates   HSE urges more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine or booster The HSE is urging those who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster and who have not yet received it to get their vaccine. This is particularly important given the recent increase in the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19. Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer, said: “While there was a...
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17
JUN
2022

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2022: now open for Expressions of Interest

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Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme please find  below scheme details and the expression of interest form relating to the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. TVRS 2022 Scheme outline – pdf 2022 TV Expression of Interest form – word   The priorities for the 2022 scheme are briefly set out below with further details in the scheme outline document: Priority A1 Projects that bring vacant/derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces Projects that bring vacant properties in...
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17
JUN
2022

Outcomers: “Proud in North East” & Pride 2022

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Outcomers LGBT Support Service present “Proud in North East” to celebrate Pride 2022 Outcomers with the support of Outcomers Drogheda and LGBT+ youth groups in Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan would like your support to give visibility to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community across the North East region. We would like to ask you to fly the flag for LGBT+ Visibility. We are excited to invite business owners and service providers around the counties to join the celebration by placing a rainbow flag in their front windows to create visibility and representation for...
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17
JUN
2022

Save the Date – NDA Annual Conference 2022: 20th October 2022

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Save the Date – NDA Annual Conference 2022 Theme: From an accessibility to a universal design approach – learning from the public and provide sectors When:  Thursday 20th October 2022, 10am – 16.15pm Where:  This will be a blended event with the physical venue at Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin and virtual access also available Cost: Free of charge   This year’s event will examine Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Accessibility. This conference will take a holistic approach to examining the barriers facing persons...
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16
JUN
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Summer E-Zine 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Summer 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Summer Ezine
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16
JUN
2022

Budgeting Tips for Home & Family Life: webinar 21st June at 10am – Meath Partnership

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Meath Partnership are hosting a webinar next Tuesday 21st June at 10am on budgeting tips for home and family life .   To register, please contact caoimhe.donnellan@meathpartnership.ie or text 085 252 4333  
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14
JUN
2022

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2022: now open for Expressions of Interest

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Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme please find  below scheme details and the expression of interest form relating to the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. TVRS 2022 Scheme outline – pdf 2022 TV Expression of Interest form – word   The priorities for the 2022 scheme are briefly set out below with further details in the scheme outline document: Priority A1 Projects that bring vacant/derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces Projects that bring vacant properties in...
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13
JUN
2022

Social Inclusion Forum 2022: closing date for registration – 16th June 2022

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Social Inclusion Forum 2022 “Maintaining Momentum: Implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion” Conference Overview The Social Inclusion Forum is an annual national event hosted by the Department of Social Protection. It provides people affected by poverty and social exclusion, as well as the community organisations representing them, the opportunity to come together with officials from relevant Government Departments and the Minister for Social Protection to discuss poverty and social inclusion policy and the related issues of common concern. It also allows for discussion...
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13
JUN
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Webinar – Civic Participation & Employment 14th June 2022 12pm

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REGISTER NOW for A SPOTLIGHT ON AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND | POLICY TO PRACTICE | WEBINAR 7 – Civic Participation and Employment on Tuesday 14th June, 12pm to 2pm. A Spotlight on Age Friendly Ireland is hosting a series of international webinars over the coming months, each one focusing on one of the eight World Health Organisation domains for Age Friendly Communities (Housing, Community Support & Health Services, Social Participation, Respect & Social Inclusion, Communication & Information, Transportation, Outdoor Space & Buildings, Civic Participation & Employment)....
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13
JUN
2022

Biodiversity Workshops – 16th & 23rd June 2022

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13
JUN
2022

Sanctuary Run 2022: Sunday 19th June

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The first ever Sanctuary Run will take place on Sunday June 19th, the eve of World Refugee Day, at the Cross-Country Track in the Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin 15. This is a 5km non-chipped, timed event, with an optional donation to our partner Trócaire during the online registration. It is a FREE event, welcoming both WALKERS and RUNNERS & open to EVERYONE in the community. We encourage people to register early, as the number of places is limited to 750. The Sanctuary Run 2022 is being supported by Athletics Ireland, Trócaire, Strava and UNHCR Ireland. You will find the link to...
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10
JUN
2022

World Ocean Day Event: Bettystown Beach – 11th June 2-5pm

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Bettystown Tidy Towns are hosting an event on Bettystown beach on Saturday June 11th,  2pm to 5pm,  to mark World Ocean Day. Meath Local Sports Partnership will be located at the beach volleyball nets with volleyball coaches. Come down and try it out. With the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme, DRS, why not have a look at a DRS machine, you won’t miss their truck! Or discover more about marine life in the Life Under Water tent. Ever wonder what it is like to save a life at sea? You can meet some of the brave crew from Boyne Fishermans Rescue and Recovery who will be there...
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10
JUN
2022

Core Ireland: Footgolf Fundraiser – 26th June 2022

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Come along to this fun-filled day and experience a sport for all ages that combine football and golf into a fantastic activity, suitable for work colleagues, friends, and families. When? Sunday the 26th June at 11 am Where? Navan Adventure Centre Cost? €60 for a team of 4 Actress Mary McEvoy and Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga will open the event   We would like you to enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate prizes. Help raise funds for Adult Mental Health Recovery Educational Courses such as:- Song Craft: –  The participants have just completed this 6-week creative...
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10
JUN
2022

Siel Bleu Ireland: Online Wellness Event – 13th June 2022

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Online Wellness Event: 13th June 2022 at 11am Ireland’s first-ever fitness challenge and event for older people facilitated by Siel Bleu Ireland, a not-for-profit social enterprise. Participants of the ‘30 Days to Better Way Challenge’, Siel Bleu at Home members and people who join the challenge or register for the Wellness event are being treated to Ireland’s first wellness event dedicated to older people. Taking place on June 13th, members will enjoy talks from leading health specialists on the importance of active ageing, exercise sessions from Siel Bleu Ireland’s...
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10
JUN
2022

New Public Library Strategy: public consultation

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A public consultation on a new public library strategy has just been launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. This is an ambitious plan to develop public library services over the next five years. We want to understand people’s attitudes towards the public library service and also get their feedback on how services can be improved in terms of access, use and visibility of the public library. The consultation will assist in the development of a new Public Library Strategy which will be published next year.   Have your say on the new strategy...
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10
JUN
2022

FRC Navan: Summer camp for children with additional needs – 19th-21st July 2022

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Tusla Family Resource Centre – 3 day summer camp for children with additional needs
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10
JUN
2022

UN Youth Delegate Programme – open for applications until 24th June 2022

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The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, are now accepting applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2022 – 2023. The programme is a truly amazing opportunity that will see two young people aged 18-25 join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations, and give voice to issues concerning young people in Ireland and around the globe.   The aims of United Nations Youth Delegate Programme Ireland are:  To provide a platform for young people from Ireland to be represented at the United Nations;  To directly...
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10
JUN
2022

START Campaign from SafeFood

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START is a public health campaign from safefood, the Departments of Health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Healthy Ireland, the Health Service Executive and the Public Health Agency.   ‘Let’s go easy on the treats’ Parents and guardians told us they know their children are having more treats and they want advice for talking about it and giving children less treats. ‘Let’s go easy on the treats’ encourages parents and guardians to keep treats to small amounts and not every day, and we’re offering lots of tips at makeastart.ie   Useful resources There are a range of...
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03
JUN
2022

2022 Community Safety Innovation Fund: open for applications until 8th June 2022

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Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has announced the launch of the Community Safety Innovation Fund (CSIF) funding call. The open call for Community Safety Innovation Funding will run until 8 June 2022. €2 million has been made available to support the development of community safety through innovative, local community based initiatives:   The Community Safety Innovation Fund will: Allow proceeds of crime to be directed into community projects to support community safety. Ensure that the most appropriate proposals to improve community safety will access the funding they need....
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03
JUN
2022

HSE Partner Pack – 2nd June 2022

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Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about important health service updates and COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Health Service Updates: HSE encouraging the public to help protect our hospitals and emergency departments over the June bank holiday weekend As the June bank holiday approaches, the HSE is encouraging the public to consider all care options before attending Emergency Departments as we need to protect our EDs for those patients who need urgent and emergency care. This year, hospitals have reported...
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03
JUN
2022

European Year of Youth: micro grant scheme

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Aim of the Year The European Year of Youth is putting the spotlight on young people, bringing many exciting opportunities for young people and those who work with them across a variety of sectors. The Year pursues the following four objectives: Renewing the positive perspectives for young people, with a particular focus on the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on them, while highlighting how the green and digital transitions and other Union policies offer opportunities for young people and for the society at large; Supporting young people, including through youth work, especially...
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03
JUN
2022

Second Report on Ireland’s Well-being Framework & Analysis of the Well-being Dashboard: Publication

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Reports available at: www.gov.ie/wellbeing-framework Press Release: 2.6.2022  , Department of the Taoiseach  Today  (2nd June 2022) the government published a Second Report on Ireland’s Well-being Framework – ‘Understanding Life in Ireland: A Well-being Framework’. The Framework is about helping improve our understanding of quality of life in Ireland and measuring how we are doing overall as a country. It does this by bringing economic, societal and environmental impacts together under 1 Framework. It also places a particular focus on equality and sustaining well-being into the future. It...
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02
JUN
2022

National Age Friendly Recognition Awards 2022

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The Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme is part of a worldwide, World Health Organisation (WHO) inspired movement which embraces the challenges and opportunities that our ageing population presents by facilitating local authorities to take the lead on changing thinking about ageing, and how services are planned and delivered.   With live events cancelled all around the world during the Covid pandemic, the Age Friendly Ireland shared service, hosted by Meath County Council, is thrilled to announce that we are back and looking forward to our first live awards event since 2019.  ...
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02
JUN
2022

Biodiversity Workshops 16th & 23rd June 2022

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01
JUN
2022

Traveller and Roma Pride Week July 18th 2022: funding call

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The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces a funding call for Traveller and Roma Pride Week July 18th 2022 Events must celebrate Traveller and/or Roma culture Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants   The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces that applications can now be made for funding for events to celebrate Traveller and Roma Pride Week 2022. Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants operating at regional and local level to community-based groups and organisations in order to host events the week of July 18th – 22nd. In accordance with...
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31
MAY
2022

Identification of Bathing Waters: Public Participation – closing date 9th June 2022

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Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. To help with this process, Meath County Council are asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing designated bathing waters designations or give a new official bathing area designation to areas that are commonly used for swimming, but not identified at the moment.   Under European and Irish law, Irish local authorities must identify bathing waters each year so that...
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31
MAY
2022

2022 Community Safety Innovation Fund: open for applications until 8th June 2022

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Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has announced the launch of the Community Safety Innovation Fund (CSIF) funding call. The open call for Community Safety Innovation Funding will run until 8 June 2022. €2 million has been made available to support the development of community safety through innovative, local community based initiatives:   The Community Safety Innovation Fund will: Allow proceeds of crime to be directed into community projects to support community safety. Ensure that the most appropriate proposals to improve community safety will access the funding they need....
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31
MAY
2022

East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade: Public invited to EirGrid information days and webinars –

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Eirgrid are currently running an 8-week awareness campaign around the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, to keep communities informed of the latest updates on this project.   The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade will strengthen the electricity network in the east of Meath and the north of Dublin, to improve the transfer of power across the existing transmission network. The project will add a high-capacity 400 kV underground electricity connection from Woodland substation near Batterstown in County Meath to Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh in north Dublin.  We need to...
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30
MAY
2022

Support group for parents of children with additional needs: 8th June 2022 in Navan FRC

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A support group for parents of children with additional needs are meeting on the 8th June at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre Navan. All are welcome
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30
MAY
2022

Sanctuary Run 2022: Sunday 19th June

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The first ever Sanctuary Run will take place on Sunday June 19th, the eve of World Refugee Day, at the Cross-Country Track in the Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin 15. This is a 5km non-chipped, timed event, with an optional donation to our partner Trócaire during the online registration. It is a FREE event, welcoming both WALKERS and RUNNERS & open to EVERYONE in the community. We encourage people to register early, as the number of places is limited to 750. The Sanctuary Run 2022 is being supported by Athletics Ireland, Trócaire, Strava and UNHCR Ireland. You will find the link to...
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30
MAY
2022

Arts Council: Festival Investment Scheme – closing date 2nd June 2022

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The Arts Council round one of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) is for festivals that commence between 1 January 2023 and 30 June 2023. The Arts Council offers financial support to small-to-mid-scale festivals to deliver high-quality arts experiences for audiences, and prioritises programmes engaged with, and relevant to, local communities or communities of interest. It is important to note that funding under this programme is offered on a once-off basis. Therefore, those offered awards in previous funding rounds of the Festival Investment Scheme should not assume that funding will be...
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30
MAY
2022

Community Centre Investment Fund: information session 1st June 2022

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Community Centres Investment Fund: Guidelines and a sample application form are now available at www.gov.ie/communitycentresfund. Information event on Wednesday 1 June from 2.30pm to 4pm. Participants must register using this link   Press release, Wednesday 18th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The...
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30
MAY
2022

EU LIFE Programme: National Information Day 2nd June 2022

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The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for Environment and Climate Action, and is structured into four sub-programmes: Nature and Biodiversity; Circular Economy and Quality of Life; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; and Clean Energy Transition.   Details on the EU LIFE Programme are available here: EU LIFEProgramme   The Dept. of Environment, Climate and Communications will be holding a LIFE National Information Day online on Thursday 2 June 2022, from 9.00-12.30. Please find a link below to register to attend:...
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30
MAY
2022

Coffee4Core: coffee morning 7th June 2022 11am

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Tuesday the 7th June kicks of Core Ireland’s Monthly Coffee Mornings All are welcome to attend Experience Trialogue and Recovery College Course taster sessions such as Yoga and Mindfulness Creative Art Song Craft   Guest Speakers, Actress Mary McEvoy, Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga  
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30
MAY
2022

Turas Counselling Service: Dual Diagnosis Case Worker Vacancy

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Turas is a Dundalk based community addiction service providing a range of supports to people with addiction. Our aim is to support people overcoming addiction to live healthy and meaningful lives. Thanks to funding from Mental Health Ireland, we have been able to collaborate with the local HSE community mental health team to develop the new position of Dual Diagnosis Case Worker. The post holder will liaise between Turas and local community based mental health services to provide support for clients with both addiction and mental ill health. The role will involve working cases in...
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30
MAY
2022

The Certified Proud Fund: open for applications until 11th June 2022

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Do you have a project which makes Ireland safer for the LGBTQ+ community? Do you work for an organisation which promotes LGBTQ+ visibility? Do you help provide services to vulnerable members of the community? The Certified Proud Fund is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant round. The fund is open to all charities, non-profit organisations and projects that work towards the betterment of LGBTQ+ people.  We want to hear from all corners of the community! So whether you are a charity working with vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community or a queer sports club, the Certified Proud...
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30
MAY
2022

Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery & Wellbeing Education: May/June 2022 timetable

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Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery and Wellbeing Education are providing Free community workshops Longford Westmeath region.   Venue: Women’s Community Projects Mullingar. Bishop Gate Street Mullingar Co Westmeath.   Tuesday 31st May, 10am – 12pm Exploring Self-Care: In this workshop, participants will be invited to develop your self-care.   Tuesday 7th June, 10am – 12pm Wells for Wellbeing and Other Tools: In this interactive session, we will explore a range of wellbeing tools.   Tuesday 14th June, 10am – 12pm Mindfulness and Meditation: The Aim for...
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30
MAY
2022

Public Consultation on Review of the National Adaptation Framework

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Ireland’s strategy for the application of climate adaptation measures to reduce the vulnerability of the State to the negative effects of climate change, and to seek opportunities for any positive effects that may occur, is contained in the 2018 National Adaptation Framework (NAF). The strategic vision for the Framework was to develop a ‘climate resilient Ireland’. It sets out a high-level vision of the capacity of Ireland’s social, economic and environmental systems to cope with climate change by responding or reorganising in ways that maintain their function, identity and structure,...
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30
MAY
2022

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Men’s Health Week 2022 edition

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A special Men’s Health Week edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is now available online at the link below: https://www.mhfi.org/emale108.pdf      We’re now only a few weeks away from International Men’s Health Week (MHW), which will take place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th June.  This week offers an ideal opportunity for everyone to do their bit to improve the health of men and boys.  The theme for the island of Ireland this year is ‘MISSION: isPOSSIBLE’ and the call to men (and those who support the...
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27
MAY
2022

Pride of Place 2022: closing date for entries – 27th May 2022

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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26
MAY
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2022

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News from Create:   2022 Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, Create and Counterpoints Arts Deadline: 6 June, 5pm Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/2022-summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/ Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the 2022 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists. We are delighted to host the 2022 School in person over five days: 13-17 July, at Killary Lodge, Co Galway. Influenced by global and translocal practices, the Summer School is shaped by the diverse life...
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25
MAY
2022

M.A.H.S. Annual General Meeting: Friday 27th May 2022, 7pm Meath County Library

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The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society will hold its AGM this Friday, May 27th in the Meath County Library, Railway St., Navan at 7:00 pm. This will be followed by a a panel discussion: “COUNTY ARCHIVES AND THE LOCAL HISTORIAN” with County Archivist Patricia Fallon and other local experts.   Other news: There is a book launch ‘Unsettled Territory’ on Thursday June 2nd in the Meath County Library, Railway St., Navan at 7:30 pm. It is about the 5th Battalion (Meath Brigade) in North Meath 1917 – 1921 and is a comprehensive account researched and written by...
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25
MAY
2022

New Communities Partnership: Migrant National Forum – 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm

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NCP Migrant National Forum’s online launch will take place on Thursday 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm. The main aim of the event is to create a platform where migrant communities, community workers and service providers can assess their needs in the area they live, as well as discuss barriers which hinder social inclusion, integration, and engagement with Local Authorities. The NCP has undertaken consultations to organise local migrants support groups with a view to set up regional committees formed by local representatives which will then select their regional representative to sit on NCP...
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24
MAY
2022

Pride of Place 2022: closing date for entries – 27th May 2022

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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24
MAY
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities. Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD We would...
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24
MAY
2022

Consultation: Johnstown & Community Use Plan Survey 2022

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It is proposed to carry out an updated public consultation exercise with residents and stakeholders of the Johnstown area in advance of the preparation of the community use plan for the land adjacent to Dunville estate. The survey is short and won’t take long to complete. The closing date for returning the survey is Wednesday, 1st June 2022. The survey is available at: https://bit.ly/CommunityUsePlan
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23
MAY
2022

Ireland’s Second SDG National Implementation Plan: final round of consultation

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The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications has launched the final round of consultation on the draft of Ireland’s Second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan. The consultation will be open for submission until Close of Business Tuesday 14 June 2022. A link to the consultation can be found here. The draft Implementation Plan aims to build on the structures and mechanisms developed as part of Ireland’s first National Implementation Plan and to develop and integrate additional approaches in areas identified through review and consultation as...
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23
MAY
2022

Relove Fashion Competition

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ReLove Fashion 2022/23 – The Relove Fashion Competition is a sustainable fashion design competition open to secondary schools that encourages students to take a deeper look at how their clothing is made and offers an opportunity for them to design a unique piece of sustainable fashion. The competition is open to local authorities in the Eastern, Midlands and Dublin region. The project partners with the Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy, which provides a creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources for greener, lowcarbon living. As part of...
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23
MAY
2022

New National Cycle Network for Ireland: public consultation

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) launched plans for an ambitious National Cycle Network (NCN), a planned core cycle network of 3,500km that will criss-cross the country, connecting more than 200 villages, towns and cities. The network will include cycling links to transport hubs, education centres, employment centres, leisure and tourist destinations, and support “last mile” bicycle deliveries. The network will make it easier and safer for more people to cycle for commuting, leisure and tourism, reducing reliance on the car. The public is invited to have their say on the New...
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20
MAY
2022

Farm Safety Sticker Competition: Farmers4Safety & AgriKids

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Farmers4Safety and AgriKids are launching a Farm Safety Sticker Competition ‘Stick 2 Safety’  19th of May 2022 This Summer, Farmers4Safety and AgriKids are teaming up to bring you a farm safety sticker competition, ‘Stick 2 Safety.’ The competition, launched today Thursday the 19th of May, calls on Ireland’s Communities (Schools, Farmers, Community Groups etc.) to get ‘stuck in’ and help create a safer future on our farms by designing a window sticker that will be printed and promoted nationwide. We will provide a template for you to design a sticker on any farm safety theme.  The theme...
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20
MAY
2022

Minister O’Brien to hold event to thank volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Media Release: Thursday, 19th May 2022 Minister O’Brien to hold event to thank volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic Volunteers thanked for their invaluable contribution during the pandemic Event to be held in Dublin Castle by the Minister of State, with regional events around the country Recognition of volunteers comes during National Volunteer Week 2022   Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, will today (19th May) host an event to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers during the COVID-19...
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20
MAY
2022

Outcomers: Outreach Project Manager tender

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Outcomers is currently tendering for an Outreach Project Manager for Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. Please find a link to the tender brief below. Tender Brief Outcomers
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20
MAY
2022

Culture Night 2022 Event Grant Scheme

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Meath Arts Office are pleased to announce the launch of a new CULTURE NIGHT 2022 EVENT GRANT SCHEME. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts taking place on September 23rd 2022. This new Award supports Artists, venues and local arts/cultural organisations who wish to host a Culture Night event in County Meath. Maximum amount available €1,000. Closing date for applications is 17th June 2022 at 1pm. Enquiries re applications can be sent to artsfunding@meathcoco.ie
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19
MAY
2022

Evening Ramparts Cycle: 19th May 6pm

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Join us at 6pm. You can still register here: https://eventbrite.com/…/evening-nature-ride-for-bike… #BikeWeek
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Africa Day 2022: 21st May Claremont Stadium, Navan 12-4pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre would like to cordially invite you to their annual Meath Africa Day Event on the 21st of May 2022 from 12 – 4 pm in Claremont Stadium, Navan, County Meath. All are welcome to attend.
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19
MAY
2022

LMETB Community Education Summer 2022: Closing date 20th May for applications for FREE Direct/Online Tuition Hours for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme, click on Summer Application to apply online   In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses...
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19
MAY
2022

Community Centre Investment Fund: information session 1st June 2022

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Community Centres Investment Fund: Guidelines and a sample application form are now available at www.gov.ie/communitycentresfund. Information event on Wednesday 1 June from 2.30pm to 4pm. Participants must register using this link   Press release, Wednesday 18th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The...
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19
MAY
2022

Clann Credo: webinar on managing construction projects – 24th May 2022 2pm

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Clann Credo is hosting an online event for community groups that are considering construction projects. Here is the link to the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/managing-development-project-costs-tickets-329523783507   Managing a construction project can be very intimidating, but many community and non-profit organisations have overcome this challenge in order to realise their vision for the future. Clann Credo has huge experience in supporting community and not-for-profit organisations to manage construction projects. We’ve seen the amazing impact that these projects have...
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19
MAY
2022

NE-RDATF: strategic review – link to brief stakeholder survey

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The North Eastern Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (NERDATF) is currently engaged in the development of a new strategic plan for the period 2022 – 2025. As part of this process, we want partners and stakeholders to have a role in shaping the strategy. To gather your views in relation to where we are as an organisation and how we should evolve in the time ahead to meet the evolving and emerging needs across the Region, we have developed  ways to participate in the consultation process.   Survey We invite all of our stakeholder and partner organisations to complete an...
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19
MAY
2022

EirGrid: information days on East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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As part of its ongoing awareness campaign on the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, EirGrid, operator and developer of the electricity grid, will hold an information days over the coming weeks. The upgrade is a response to increased electricity demand in the greater Dublin area, and is required to reduce the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation in the capital. More broadly, the project will also strengthen the network in anticipation of the future development of renewable energy, onshore and offshore, growing housing demand and electrification of transport. For more...
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19
MAY
2022

New Communities Partnership: Migrant National Forum – 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm

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NCP Migrant National Forum’s online launch will take place on Thursday 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm. The main aim of the event is to create a platform where migrant communities, community workers and service providers can assess their needs in the area they live, as well as discuss barriers which hinder social inclusion, integration, and engagement with Local Authorities. The NCP has undertaken consultations to organise local migrants support groups with a view to set up regional committees formed by local representatives which will then select their regional representative to sit on NCP...
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19
MAY
2022

Preparatory Workshops for the Social Inclusion Forum 2022

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Please find details below around Preparatory Workshops for the Social Inclusion Forum 2022 The workshops will take place starting on May 31st running until June 10th, with options to attend workshops online or in person in Dublin or Galway.  These workshops will provide people with an overview of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion and the workshop themes, and provide the opportunity for civil society, communities, and stakeholders to discuss the issues. Feedback from the workshops will be presented to the opening Plenary of SIF 2022. The Social Inclusion Forum is taking place on Jun...
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19
MAY
2022

Ukraine – Public Health Guidance and Resources

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For your information, guidance and resources developed by HSE Public Health as part of the HSE response to displaced people fleeing war in Ukraine is available on the HPSC website and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/specificpopulations/migrants/ukrainianrefugees/publichealthresources/   This page contains guidance for managers and staff of congregate settings and for healthcare professionals on Public Health and Clinical Priorities for displaced people fleeing the war in Ukraine Prevention and management of COVID-19 in congregate settings Prevention...
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: May 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below.   Bike Week (14th-22nd May) Bike Week will take place from 14th – 22nd May 2022! As part of National Bike Week, cycling events will be happening all over Meath, organised by Meath LSP, Meath County Council, community groups, cycling groups and cycling clubs. Bike Week promotes cycling for everyone, supports a dynamic cycling culture in the county and aims to increase the number of people cycling across Meath. Bike Week is a celebration of all that is great about cycling. Bike Week will feature a broad range of different events...
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19
MAY
2022

Core Ireland: CE Scheme Oppertunities

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Core Ireland have two  CE  scheme opportunities open with details below:   Office Administrator / Personal Assistant to the Chairperson https://jobsireland.ie/en-US/job-Details?id=2225198   Office Administrator https://jobsireland.ie/en-US/job-Details?id=2225203
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19
MAY
2022

National Biodiversity Week 2022

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We are delighted to announce the launch of National Biodiversity Week this Friday 13th May. This 10 day celebration of Ireland’s nature and eco-systems will see over 100 events taking place all across the country, both online and off. From whale watching and bat walks, to community action workshops and family friendly events there is something for everyone. As well as daily events, you can take part in the Backyard Bioblitz online where we will have experts on hand to identify your finds. Get the whole family involved in the search for little critters, with our Biodiversity...
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Dresser Project

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I have just been commissioned by the Arts Office of Meath County Council to produce a collection of dressers as part of ongoing The Dresser Project. So if you are in Meath and have a dresser or know where there is one, I’d love to hear about it. All you need to do is Phone, Message, Email or WhatsApp me with any info or even a quick snap if you had one. My aim is to document 10-15 dressers and the photos will be part of an exhibition and event in September for the Arts Office. The dresser in this photo belonged to a Meath man called Paddy McMahon and is now housed in The Moynalty Museum....
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19
MAY
2022

Clár Extra – Youth sector updates NYCI

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National Youth Council  of  Ireland  – News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Child Protection Awareness Programme May 19 Invitation to Tender: Content Creation for Skills Summary May 19 Young Voices, Young Changemakers – EU Youth Dialogue May 28 Designated Liaison Person Training May 31 Skills Summary in Practice: Experience Sharing Event Jun 9 Skills Summary in Youth Work Training in Dublin Jun 10 & 24 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Are You on the Map?...
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19
MAY
2022

Family Resource Centre National Forum: Member Support and Engagement Officer

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The Family Resource Centre National Forum is recruiting a Member Support and Engagement Officer. Please find details in link below: www.activelink.ie/node/90707
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19
MAY
2022

Our Rural Future: €15 million fund to develop recreational facilities on Coillte lands

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Funding for five year strategic partnership designed to support communities and boost rural tourism Major investment across 260 recreational forests and 12 forest parks Some 3,000km of walking trails and cycleways to be improved under the initiative   Media Release, Friday, 13th May 2022 Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces  €15 million to boost tourism and develop recreational facilities on Coillte lands  Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (13th May 2022) announced €15 million in funding as part of a new five year strategic partnership...
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19
MAY
2022

National Census to establish key information about social enterprise in Ireland

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Minister Humphreys announces a National Census to establish key information about social enterprise in Ireland.  Inclusive project will involve all social enterprise stakeholders. Media Release: Thursday, 12th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today, 12th May 2022 announced a new initiative designed to gather key information about social enterprise in Ireland. The National Social Enterprise Census will gather important data about social enterprises in Ireland. The initiative will help inform policy and the rollout of future supports in a move...
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19
MAY
2022

Creative Ireland: Stakeholder Questionnaire

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In 2022, approval will be sought from Government for a new Creative Ireland 2023-27 programme. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has contributed to the development of a memorandum to Government, stressing our commitment to the new programme. DCEDIY, through the Youth Reform, Strategy & Participation Unit, are currently seeking the views of stakeholders in relation to the development of the Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027. The aim of this process is to provide an opportunity to stakeholders to participate in and contribute to the development...
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19
MAY
2022

EPA National StopFoodWaste campaign May 2022

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Environmental Protection Agency’s National StopFoodWaste campaign for May For May, the focus is on ‘knowing what you need before you shop’. We are giving people simple tips around checking your cupboards, fridge and freezer to find out what you have and what has run out then making a plan before you go shopping so you only buy what you need and reduce your food waste. There is also a campaign blog that you can link to here. Know What Food you Need Toolkit
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19
MAY
2022

What Works Initiative: ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund

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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, is pleased to announce a €200,000 ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund, which will be rolled out as part of the What Works initiative and funded through Dormant Accounts Funding. The ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund builds on the 2021 What Works ‘Learning Together’ Fund to support learning, share knowledge, open peer discussions and develop strong professional relationships. The aim of the Fund is to support professionals working in children, youth, and family services with their learning requirements, peer interaction,...
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09
MAY
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year: closing date 13th May

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The 2022 scheme has re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year.     Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County...
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09
MAY
2022

LMETB Community Education Summer 2022 Application for FREE Direct/Online Tuition Hours for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme, click on Summer Application to apply online   In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses...
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06
MAY
2022

Join Team Core

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Please help us get the word out by sharing  this message! Click the links below: Share it Tweet it Link it Forward it https://coreireland.ie/teamcore/
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05
MAY
2022

BrakeFest 2022: Saturday 21st May, Buvinda House

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Meath County Council is hosting their Brakefest event to celebrate all things Biking as part of Bike Week. Book your place today via event master https://eventmaster.ie/event/VbeMIERTwv or use the QRCode below.
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05
MAY
2022

General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022: Publication

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Press Release: Friday 29th April Minister Humphreys publishes the General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022 Legislation important to ensure public trust and confidence in the Charities Sector   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has today published the General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022.The Heads of Bill were approved by Government this week. The Bill proposes to update existing charity law to improve the ability of the Charities Regulator to conduct its statutory functions and ensure greater public trust and...
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05
MAY
2022

Clár na nÓg – Youth Sector updates: training, events, opportunities and more: NYCI

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NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Young Voices – Minority Voices: Make Your Voice Heard! May 7 NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions series ongoing   Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice. Read our most recent update >>   Invitation to Tender: Content Creation for Skills Summary NYCI is looking for...
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05
MAY
2022

EirGrid: launch of awareness campaign for East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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EirGrid are today (4th May 2020) launching an 8 week awareness campaign, for the proposed project linking Woodland substation in East Meath to Belcamp substation in North Dublin. The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade aims to significantly improve the electricity transmission grid in the local area using an underground cable. A copy of the press release we are releasing to local today is below for information. Up-to-date project information will appear at following link as the project progresses – The Project (eirgridgroup.com) – including a new brochure. Over the coming...
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04
MAY
2022

Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme: closing date 18th May

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Organisations across Ireland Invited to Apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2022 €400,000 National Programme Calls for Projects to Promote Economic Equality and Support Public Sector Duty to Human Rights/Equality Organisations and groups across Ireland, who work on issues of human rights and equality are being invited to apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2022, which has been opened today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) The focus of this year’s grant scheme is to support projects that contribute to advancing greater...
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04
MAY
2022

Clann Credo: webinar on managing construction projects – 24th May 2022 2pm

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Clann Credo is hosting an online event for community groups that are considering construction projects. Here is the link to the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/managing-development-project-costs-tickets-329523783507   Managing a construction project can be very intimidating, but many community and non-profit organisations have overcome this challenge in order to realise their vision for the future. Clann Credo has huge experience in supporting community and not-for-profit organisations to manage construction projects. We’ve seen the amazing impact that these projects have...
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04
MAY
2022

National Outdoor Recreation Strategy – Second public consultation

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The Deptartment of Rural & Community Development are delighted to announce the launch of the second phase of public consultation for the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy today. The consultation can be accessed at the following link – https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/42e3a-public-consultation-on-a-national-strategy-on-outdoor-recreation/   and will be open until 17 May 2022.
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03
MAY
2022

Community Centres Investment Fund: DRCD

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A new capital fund, called the Community Centres Investment Fund has recently been launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Community Centres Investment Fund envisions larger scale investments in Community Centres in order to make necessary improvements to better serve the community. This is a new capital fund of €15 million which will provide funding for the improvement and refurbishment of existing community centres in both urban and rural areas.   Funding will be available under 3 Categories, with grants of between €10k and €300K available: • Category 1 :...
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03
MAY
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year: closing date 13th May

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The 2022 scheme has re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year.     Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County...
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03
MAY
2022

The Community Foundation for Ireland: grants to develop and enhance green space

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The Community Foundation for Ireland has partnered with AXA to launch a grant round that enables local community organisations to develop and enhance a green space. Eligible organisations can apply for €3,000 to €20,000 to develop and enhance a green space in their local area.   Successful projects will include all of the following aspects: The green spaces will be on public land that is accessible to all members of the community.   Exceptions apply for specific cases, for example refuges, schools, or community day care centres where the land might not be accessible to the whole...
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03
MAY
2022

Public Consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy

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Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has launched a public consultation to inform the design and development of the Autism Innovation Strategy. (Read the Press Release here.) The Autism Innovation Strategy will identify key areas where individuals with autism face particular challenges and barriers, focusing on particular areas which may not be addressed by other national strategies. It will play an important role in shaping future policies and strategies that are adopted to address challenges and barriers faced by the community of neurodiverse...
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03
MAY
2022

EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme

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The EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme is the national food waste prevention campaign, providing guidance and resources to help people adopt good food management behaviours and reduce their food waste.   This May, we will make people aware that knowing what food you need to buy can help you avoid food waste. The simple steps we want people to take are to: • Know what food has run out, know what food you have and know what meals you want • Record what food you need and plan your food shop.   Information and resources are available on the campaign blog:...
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03
MAY
2022

Ireland’s humanitarian response to Ukraine crisis – How businesses can help

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An online platform for businesses to pledge offers of supplies and services to help Ireland’s humanitarian response to the Ukraine crisis has been set up by the government. An online form will capture business offers to supply or donate goods or services into a central register to help with the humanitarian effort. Please note, this register is intended for business offers only. Although all offers of supplies and services are hugely welcome, please be aware that not all offers of assistance may be required or be suitable to be called upon. The online form below can be completed and...
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03
MAY
2022

Boyne Greenway: Public Consultation on Significant Further Information

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Meath County Council has sought approval from An Bord Pleanála to carry out the following development at Drogheda, County Louth to Mornington, County Meath – Boyne Greenway: Significant further information in relation to the proposed development has been furnished to An Bord Pleanála and will be available for inspection from 25th April 2022 to the 20th May 2022. Submissions and observations in relation to that information may be made free of charge to An Bord Pleanála and must be received no later than 5.30pm on 20th May 2022 Full notice at https://bit.ly/3xfZwgy    ...
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03
MAY
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: Pledge to Plant fundraising campaign

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  Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has launched Pledge to Plant – its plant, grow, sell initiative to raise vital funds    Pledge to Plant has been created to give anyone wishing to support the work of Irish Hospice Foundation the chance to plant seeds and grow flowers, plants and vegetables to sell to family, friends and colleagues to raise vital funds for services supporting those facing end-of-life and bereavement. Anyone registering to get involved in Pledge to Plant will receive a free supporter pack full of information, planting tips and complimentary seeds to get started...
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03
MAY
2022

Bealtaine – Age and Opportunity with Meath Libraries

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The lovely month of May celebrates Age and Opportunity and focuses on creativity in older age through the Arts. Meath County Council Library Service and Meath Arts Office have a lovely selection of events and activities as part of our celebration of Bealtaine. Our headline event will see Irish singer and songwriter, Michael Brunnock, perform two intimate concerts in Dunshaughlin and Ashbourne Libraries. Brunnock has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe and the States, opening for the Frames and The Swell Season on recent sold-out American tours. These concerts are supported by Meath Arts...
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03
MAY
2022

Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network: I-Mark Champions Training – 13th May 10am-12pm

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On Friday, May 13th Paula Leonard, National Lead, Community Action on Alcohol will be delivering a two hour I-Mark Champions Training session from 10am -12 noon. This training is available to all ICAAN members and to organisations who have signed up and adopted the ‘I-Mark: Supporting Independence From Alcohol Industry Influence’.   When: May 13, 2022 10:00 AM – 12 noon Dublin Register in advance for this webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zhwzCCyfTBqHmIFmf-8VAA In this session, participants will learn about : The inherent conflicts of interest between the motives...
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28
APR
2022

Knowth Lecture Series 2022

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Knowth Lecture Series 2022 Free Admission – Places and Parking are very limited Advance Booking Only – brunaboinne@opw.ie  8pm – Knowth House Farm Buildings (Beside Knowth Monument)
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26
APR
2022

National Rural Safety Forum: engagement day 27th April 2022

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This Wednesday, April 27th, the National Rural Safety Forum are organising a National Community Engagement Day.  Running in over 500 venues across Ireland, Communities are being invited to meet with local Gardaí along with representatives from the Irish Farmers Association and groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum. Please details for Meath below:  County Town Location Time MEATH BALLIVOR Centra, Main Street, Ballivor 1600-1630hrs MEATH KENTSTOWN Londis, kentstown 2pm to 4pm MEATH KILMESSAN Centra, Main Street, Kilmessan 1100-1130hrs MEATH KILTALE Gala, Circle K, Kiltake...
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22
APR
2022

Launch of €15 million Community Centre Fund

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Minister Humphreys announces details of new €15 million Community Centre Fund Grants of between €10,000 and €300,000 available for upgrade and refurbishment works to Community Centres   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (15th April) announced a new €15 million capital fund to support community groups for the upgrade and refurbishment of Community Centres.  This is an investment in both rural and urban communities across the Country. The Community Centres Investment Fund will support community groups with the upgrade and development of...
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20
APR
2022

Pride of Place 2022: now open for entries

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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20
APR
2022

Calling all Members! Meath PPN Online Plenary Event 27th April 2022

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Please save the date for a Meath PPN online Plenary event on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 7pm A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to agree a path forward to develop and build the PPN together for communities in Meath. We are getting in touch & look forward to seeing you on the 27th April. Contact: meathppn@meathcoco.ie   
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19
APR
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open for new applications until 13th May 2022

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COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME 2022 Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2022.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2022 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events   Please find link below to  Community Grant Scheme Application Form...
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19
APR
2022

Outcomers statement following Sligo murders

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Outcomers are shocked and saddened by the terrible murders of two men in in the past few days in Sligo, we send our deepest sympathies to the family, loved ones, and friends of these men and to the LGBT community in Sligo as they try to come to terms with this awful tragedy. Bernardine Quinn Manager of Outcomers has said “I would never have expected to have seen this news in our country in 2022, this is so hard to comprehend.  Outcomers have been working closely with the Garda Diversity Office and have been in contact with other LGBTI+ organisations across the country today as we plan how...
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13
APR
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter : Issue 4/2022

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Please find a link below to the 4th issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 4/2022.  TidyTowns Newsletter 0 Issue 4 of 2022   Also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter: Newsletter links Issue 4 of 2022   Please note the newsletter is also available on our website, link attached https://www.tidytowns.ie/about-us/newsletters/  
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13
APR
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Spring/Summer Ezine 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Spring/Summer Ezine 2022
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13
APR
2022

Correspondence items from MCC Housing SPC meeting 11.4.20222

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Please find correspondence items below for information as agreed at Meath County Council – Housing, Community and Cultural Development SPC meeting 11th April 2022. Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – insurance costs community groups Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – voluntary community-based organisations & input Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – small community-based groups & Charities Governance Code Correspondence_DoF Mininsiter fof State – insurance costs for community groups
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12
APR
2022

Pride of Place 2022: now open

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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12
APR
2022

Dragonfly Ireland Survey 2019 – 2024

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The National Biodiversity Data Centre is running a countrywide survey for Dragonflies and Damselflies in 2022. This is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a great way for the Public to get involved in biodiversity data collection in their local area while contributing to a nationwide project that will update our knowledge of Irish Dragonfly and Damselfly distribution, while looking at these species as indicators of Climate Change and Water Quality.   We are also running training workshops for the public in Dragonfly and Damselfly...
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11
APR
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Presents: deLIBERATIONs – 14th April

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Act Out Youth Theatre in association with the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan proudly present deLIBERATIONs Act Out Youth Theatre celebrate their return to the stage with an evening of original theatre that explores themes of Dilemma, Discovery & Gender. Time/Date – 14th April 2022 @ 8pm Location – Solstice Arts Centre, Railway st, Navan, Co Meath Tickets – €10 (€8 conc.)   Please welcome back to the stage Act Out Youth Theatre, as they present an evening of quality live theatre that showcases the creativity & imagination of Meath’s most exciting young talent....
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11
APR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath: LMETB- LMETB

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LMETB Navan have a range of days/times: please call one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors – Shona Dunne – 086 078 7988 or Eilís Coyne – 087 953 9357 for more information
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11
APR
2022

StayOn Project: Free Conversational English Workshops

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The StayOn Project are delivering free conversational English workshops. We are offering these workshops both online and in-person. Our in-person workshop will take place on Tuesday mornings (April 12th – May 24th) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, in Oaklawns Community Centre, Oaklawns, Clogherboy Park, Navan, Co. Meath (C15 XV8C).  (Please note: There will be no in-person Workshop on May 3rd). Our online workshop will take place on Friday mornings (May 13th – June 3rd) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, via Zoom.   Join our workshops to meet new people while improving your conversational English...
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11
APR
2022

Involve Youth Services: Travelling Community – information & inclusion training programmes

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Involve Youth Services specialises working with the Travelling Community and delivers two different trainings, STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services) and Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP). Both trainings can be delivered in person or online depending on the needs of your organisation.   Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) The Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) is designed to inform and educate participants about aspects of Irish Traveller History, Irish Traveller Culture and the issues which affect Irish Travellers...
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11
APR
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath: Carnaross Area, starting 11th April 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 11th of April. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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11
APR
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath: Trim Area, starting 11th April 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 11th of April. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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09
APR
2022

Covid-19 Volunteer Recognition: ***new closing date – 20th April 2022 for nominations***

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***Closing date for nominations extended to 20th April 2022*** Portal now open at www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19-volunteer-recognition/ Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date of 20th April Events will take place during National Volunteer Week to recognise their contribution   Media Release: Thursday, 24 March, 2022 Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland nomination web portal...
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09
APR
2022

Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: opening 12th April 2022

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The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will run over a three year period (2022 – 2025) and will be open to eligible artists and creative arts sector workers. Eligibility will be based on the definition of the arts as contained in the Arts Act 2003; ““arts” means any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for those purposes”. The overarching objective of the scheme is to address the...
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09
APR
2022

Women’s Development Programme: coffee morning 18th May 2022, Trim FRC

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Upcoming coffee morning in Trim Family Resource Centre. This is an introduction to our Women’s development programme and an opportunity to meet previous participants over a cuppa. For more information contact: Caroline Morris, M: 0876031108, T: 046 9438850
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09
APR
2022

Outcomers: Events & Supports

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Please see information below from Outcomers  on their upcoming events. Website: http://outcomers.org/   Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann Dr. Brinkmann is a gender psychologist based in West Cork. The sessions she facilitates are not medical sessions, they are spaces for trans young people and their parents to meet others in similar situations to discuss challenges and joys in their life and to ask Lisa questions. These have been very successful since they began in 2020, and the demand has continued to grow. As they are on zoom, they are not restricted to one geographical area. They...
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09
APR
2022

Launch of 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition

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Press Release 7 April 2022 Minister Heather Humphreys Launches 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, in association with the Managing Director of SuperValu, Mr. Ian Allen, has today (April 7th 2022) launched the 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. In place since 1958, the competition continues to grow from strength to strength. It is administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu.   Speaking at the launch of the competition in Ennis this morning, Minister for Rural...
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06
APR
2022

HSE online training 8th April 2022: Understanding trauma and supporting the needs of people fleeing war and / or persecution

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HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare in conjunction with the HSE National Social Inclusion Office and HSE Mental Health are delivering the following FREE training: Understanding Trauma and Supporting the Needs of People Fleeing War and / or Persecution.   The training takes place on: Date: Friday 8th April 2022 Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm Location: Zoom   Who is this training for? The training is for anyone working with or supporting children adults and / or families who have fled war and /or persecution, including those providing support to people who have already arrived in Ireland...
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06
APR
2022

Core Ireland: Coffee4Core Coffee Morning – 7th April 2022 11-12.30pm

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Core Ireland is delighted to host it’s first of many coffee mornings at Leon’s Café, Navan on the 7th of April from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm At this event we will be promoting Mental Health Awareness and upcoming Recovery College Courses Find out what and where your local Mental Health services are. Literature for these services available at the event   Recovery Course Taster session includes: Song Craft Creative songwriting course. Express yourself through the art of songwriting. Channel your creativity and explore/develop talents in a group setting. Trialogue (Open...
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06
APR
2022

Clár na nÓg – NYCI Youth Sector Updates: April 2022

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NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Time and Energy Management – World Health Day Webinar April 7 Street Art in Youth Work Settings Apr 12 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Apr 25 Garda Vetting Review: Consultation with Youth Sector Apr 29 Working with young Asylum-Seekers and young people in Direct Provision May 3 Youth Mental Health First Aid May 3 – 4 NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions...
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05
APR
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Presents: deLIBERATIONs – 14th April

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Act Out Youth Theatre in association with the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan proudly present deLIBERATIONs Act Out Youth Theatre celebrate their return to the stage with an evening of original theatre that explores themes of Dilemma, Discovery & Gender. Time/Date – 14th April 2022 @ 8pm Location – Solstice Arts Centre, Railway st, Navan, Co Meath Tickets – €10 (€8 conc.)   Please welcome back to the stage Act Out Youth Theatre, as they present an evening of quality live theatre that showcases the creativity & imagination of Meath’s most exciting young talent....
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05
APR
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: Artist Commission to Support Healthcare Workers

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Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), with the support of The Creative Ireland Programme, offering commissions for artists to develop new creative work in support of the health and wellbeing of care staff in the HSE.   The pandemic brought many things to people’s attention including the value that creative practice plays in people’s lives, and the crucial roles of care staff in hospital settings.   The Arts & Engagement Programme at IHF, founded at the start of the pandemic, has been supporting the role of creative practice for people affected by dying, death and bereavement. It...
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05
APR
2022

Inside-Out Educator Training: Meath Partnership

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Online training opportunity for practitioners and educators which Meath Partnership are delivering this April  as part of a new project called Inside Out. This 3-day training course will: – Give an insight into the importance of communication within the family unit. The topics will include online safety, trauma informed communication practice, stress management for parents and mental health and wellbeing supports. – Train attendees in the new Inside-Out curriculum developed specifically for parents. Attendees will receive family learning support packs with a range of materials...
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04
APR
2022

Save the Date: Meath PPN online Plenary event – 27th April 2022 7pm

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Please save the date for a Meath PPN online Plenary event on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 7pm A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to agree a path forward to develop and build the PPN together for communities in Meath. We will be in touch with more information soon in preparation for the event & look forward to seeing you on the 27th April.
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03
APR
2022

Ukraine Crisis: support links and resources

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Please find links below to resources for Ukrainian  people arriving in Ireland and options to offer support:   Irish Government: Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine; Реакція Ірландії на ситуацію в Україні; Реакция Ирландии на ситуацию в Украине See the full details. // Дивіться повну інформацію. // Смотрите полную информацию. https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/bc537-irelands-response-to-the-situation-in-ukraine/ How businesses can help: online platform  for pledges. Details here   Citizens Information Centre: Information page: Coming to Ireland from Ukraine...
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03
APR
2022

Public Consultation on National Lottery Funding

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The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has commissioned Indecon International Consultants to support an independent review of the allocation and utilisation of National Lottery funding. The National Lottery is operated under licence by Premier Lotteries Ireland, on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. The Department seeks to review the system for the allocation and utilisation of National Lottery funding. This consultation is seeking views on the future policy framework for the allocation of Good Causes funding. In  particular, the Department is seeking views...
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03
APR
2022

Barnardos: online safety webinars

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  Barnardos are hosting free online safety webinars for Parents in April and May. These 45 minute webinars are free to register and we generally have two webinars a month. See below to register your place on an upcoming webinar, and download this flyer for more information. Webinar dates: Wed, 6 April – 7.00pm Wed, 27 April – 8.00pm Tue, 10 May – 7.30pm   Please see https://www.barnardos.ie/…/online-safety…/for-parents to register
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03
APR
2022

Free Electrical Recycling Day: Ashbourne, Saturday 23rd April

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Free Electrical Recycling Day – Ashbourne – Saturday 23rd April Do you have any old electrical items you need to recycle? Drop off any household electrical item with a plug or battery including:  Large Electrical Appliances  Computer Equipment & Home Entertainment Devices  Small Household Appliances  All Used Batteries at Ashbourne Retail Park on Saturday 23rd April between 8am and 4pm.
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03
APR
2022

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Spring 2022

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Please find a link below to the Spring 2022 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI). E-Male Matters – Spring 2022 – pdf   Online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) available at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html
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31
MAR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for adults – LMETB

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LMETB Ulranian Support English Classes – pdf   If you recently came from Ukraine or another country and you want to learn English, please contact LMETB Adult Learning Service at alsmeath@lmetb.ie, or FreePhone 1800 991898 to talk All levels, classes morning/afternoon/evening.
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29
MAR
2022

Core Ireland: Coffee4Core Coffee Morning – 7th April 2022 11-12.30pm

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Core Ireland is delighted to host it’s first of many coffee mornings at Leon’s Café, Navan on the 7th of April from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm   At this event we will be promoting Mental Health Awareness and upcoming Recovery College Courses Find out what and where your local Mental Health services are. Literature for these services available at the event   Recovery Course Taster session includes: Song Craft Creative songwriting course. Express yourself through the art of songwriting. Channel your creativity and explore/develop talents in a group setting. Trialogue (Open...
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28
MAR
2022

Communities Integration Fund 2022: closing date 6th April

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€500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants. Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.   How to apply: Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 pm on Wednesday 06 April 2022.   The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today (10th March 2022) approved €500,000 in funding under the...
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28
MAR
2022

Ashbourne Road Race 2k/5k/10k : 24th April 2022

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St Andrew’s AC, Ashbourne are delighted to be hosting our 2K/5K/10K Road Race this year on Sunday 24 April through the roads of Ashbourne. 2K – Age 12 and under. Starts 9:30am. Medal Only – €5 5K – Age 13-16. Starts 10am. Chipped. Medal Only – €10 5K & 10K – Age 17+. Starts 10am. Chipped. Medal for all & T-Shirt for first 200 registrations – €20   Register Here: https://www.myrunresults.com/events/st_andrews_5k__10k/4326/details   This race is an AAI affiliated race. Starts and finishes at Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA Club A84 YY47. ...
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25
MAR
2022

EirGrid: information days on Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade

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As part of its ongoing public engagement, EirGrid will host six information days about the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade over the next 2 weeks. Earlier this month, the national electricity grid operator announced the emerging best performing route option for the project. The 400kV underground cable will connect Dunstown Substation in Kildare and Woodland Substation in Meath. EirGrid’s project team will be coming to six locations across Kildare and Meath from March 29 to April 7 next, to answer any questions and hear the views of the public as the team works towards finalising a route in...
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24
MAR
2022

Launch of nomination portal for recognition of volunteers who made a contribution during the pandemic

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Portal now open at www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19-volunteer-recognition/ Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date or 13th April Events will take place during national volunteer week to recognise their contribution   Media Release: Thursday, 24 March, 2022 Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland nomination web portal which will  accept nominations from relevant organisations of...
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24
MAR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for adults – LMETB

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LMETB Ulranian Support English Classes – pdf   If you recently came from Ukraine or another country and you want to learn English, please contact LMETB Adult Learning Service at alsmeath@lmetb.ie, or FreePhone 1800 991898 to talk All levels, classes morning/afternoon/evening.
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23
MAR
2022

Apprenticeship Expo: 29th March 2022, Trim

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1 Week Countdown to the Apprenticeship Expo, Tuesday 29th March 9am-5pm, Knightsbrook Hotel Trim,   The Apprenticeship Expo is a one-stop-shop for everything Apprenticeships! Meet employers with jobs on offer Live demos, career advice, speaker sessions, CV Clinics and more….. take that first step on your career path. REGISTER FOR FREE www.apprenticeshipexpo.ie
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23
MAR
2022

Census 2022 (3rd April): online resources

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Census 2022 will take place on Sunday 3 April 2022. This is a major undertaking for the Central Statistics Office, which involves counting every person in the State on that night (Census Night).  Promoting and maximising awareness of, and participation in, the census, which is so important for our communities, our counties, and our country. We have developed a dedicated website, www.census.ie, to provide comprehensive information about the census and to assist the public in completing their census form.   The website is available in English and Irish. It also includes a page of...
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23
MAR
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter: Issue 3 March 2022

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Please find a link below to the 3rd issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 3/2022. TidyTowns Nesletter – Issue 3 of 2022 – pdf   We have also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. Newsletter links Issue 3 of 2022 1 – word   Please note the newsletter is also available on our website, link attached https://www.tidytowns.ie/about-us/newsletters/
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23
MAR
2022

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 23.03.2022

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Events:   The Immigrant Council of Ireland in partnership with DCU are hosting a series of webinars (4 in total) on Diversity in Politics in Ireland, Migrants Voting & Running for elections; Women in Politics; Political Party Membership and How to Run a Successful Political campaign. These comprehensive webinars, taking place between March and April 2022, will be delivered by various local councillors and migrant leaders in Ireland.  See more info and register here.   The African Professional Network of Ireland are hosting a Women In STEM #BreakTheBias event in collaboration with...
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15
MAR
2022

Cultúr Migrant Centre Community Response for Ukrainian Families

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The number of Ukrainians arriving in Ireland is increasing daily. Many of those arriving will need to be accommodated in our local communities and supported by community organisations. Cultúr wants to be prepared to welcome and support those in need. In order to do so, Cultúr needs extra capacity to respond to the increasing demands that is placed on our services. We are asking members of the community and cooperate sector to support our work with the Ukrainian community in the form of financial donations, translation support, and donations of other skills. Please donate to support our...
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15
MAR
2022

Community Heritage Grants Scheme 2022: closing date 22nd March 2022

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Introduction Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, which is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan. The aim of this grant scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage.   Who may apply? The scheme is open to community groups/organisations or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects within County Meath. Only one grant...
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15
MAR
2022

HSE Partner Pack Update: 10th March 2022

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We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19 and important health service updates. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Information on healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals Ukrainian nationals arriving in Ireland will be able to get health care services from the HSE including access to GPs, community care and hospital or emergency care. Ukrainian nationals will be able to get the same health services as people who are already living here and will be able to apply for a medical...
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15
MAR
2022

Máire Mhac an tSaol – Gradam Fhilíocht na Gaeilge

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In onóir do Mháire Mhac an tSaoi, 1922-2021, Is cúis áthais do Sheirbhísí Cultúir Chomhairle Chontae na Mí bunú Ghradam Fhilíocht na Gaeilge Mháire Mhac an tSaoi a fhógairt   In honour of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, 1922-2021, Meath County Council Cultural Services are pleased to announce the establishment of the Máire Mhac an tSaoi Poetry in Irish Award   https://www.meath.ie/council/news/maire-mhac-an-tsaol-gradam-fhiliocht-na-gaeilge   Sonraí:  Is éard atá i gceist leis an ngradam ná Máistir-Rang aon lae le Louis de Paor do chúigear rannpháirtithe. Níl aon fhoirm iarratais. Tá...
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15
MAR
2022

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in April 2022

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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14
MAR
2022

Garda Trainee 2022: closing date for applications – 16th March

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An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland directed and controlled by the Garda Commissioner. The mission of An Garda Síochána is “Keeping People Safe”. An Garda Síochána is in and of the community and community policing is the key to and at the core of the ethos of the Organisation. The Government has approved an overall vision for the Garda workforce to bring the strength of the service to 15,000 Garda members. The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland calls for a reflection of the diversity of Irish Society within An Garda Síochána, “diverse not only in...
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14
MAR
2022

Communities Integration Fund 2022

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€500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants. Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.   The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today (10th March 2022) approved €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2022. Now in its sixth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations...
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14
MAR
2022

Our Rural Future: €150 million package of supports for rural communities – DRCD Press Release

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys unveils €150 million package of supports for rural communities New €15 million fund to upgrade and refurbish community centres Major focus on Remote Working through initiatives such as Connected Hubs and Town and Village Renewal Scheme Rural Regeneration and Development Fund to tackle vacancy and dereliction Significant investment in our walkways, trails, rivers and lakes under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Fund Over 300 stakeholders attend special online webinar to hear full details of rural funding schemes Unprecedented Investment underpinned...
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14
MAR
2022

2022 Apprenticeship Expo: Tuesday 29th March 9am-5pm, Trim

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Thinking of an Apprenticeship?  Don’t miss the Apprenticeship Expo on Tuesday 29th March from 9am in The Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath. Meet the Employers and take that first step on your career path. With live demos and one to one career advice the Apprenticeship Expo is a one-stop-shop for everything YOU need to know about taking up an Apprenticeship in Ireland. Register for FREE on www.apprenticeshipexpo.ie.   The 2022 Apprenticeship Expo, Tuesday 29th March 9am-5pm, Knightsbrook Hotel Trim, The 2022 Apprenticeship Expo is a partnership between Industry, Enterprise,...
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14
MAR
2022

Music Capital Scheme: Music Network

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Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme is open for applications. The scheme, which comprises of three different awards, supports the purchase of musical instruments and is designed to respond to a broad range of capital needs within the music sector in Ireland.   The three awards available are outlined below; please note which awards are most relevant to your organisation: Music Capital Scheme – Award 1 supports the purchase of musical instruments by non-professional performing groups. Music Capital Scheme – Award 2 supports the purchase of musical instruments by individual...
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10
MAR
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open until 11th March for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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10
MAR
2022

Regional Festivals & Participative Events Scheme 2022: closing date 11th March

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2022 Allocation to Meath County Council is €11,000 under the Fáilte Ireland Regional Festivals and Participative Events Funding Scheme.   The Regional Festival and Participative Events Programme is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories: General festivals (i.e., literary, historic, traditional culture or family focused). Arts, Music & Theatre. Food & Drink. Sports & Outdoors. Business & Education.   The following categories of festival and participative events are ineligible for this funding arrangement: Purely...
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10
MAR
2022

StayOn Project: Free Training Skills Workshops in Construction Safety, Hospitality and English Conversation

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Following the launch of our new EEA Norway Grants funded youth project StayOn, Meath Partnership are delighted to announce our three free skills training workshops to help young people in the area to gain valuable skills for employment. Based in Co. Meath during March & April, 2022, our skills workshops include: Construction Safety Skills: Safe Pass and Manual Handling (March 23rd & 24th; location – Navan) Hospitality Skills: HACCP & Food Safety, Knife Skills & Allergen Awareness (March 29th & 30th; location – Kells) English Conversation Skills: Improve...
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08
MAR
2022

Cultúr: International Women’s Day Online Event – Friday 11th March @ 11am

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Cultúr Migrants Centre Women’s Groups cordially invite you to our online event to mark International Women’s Day 2022. For more information contact communityworker@cultur.ie /0469093120. Please find an Eventbrite link here to register.
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08
MAR
2022

Fair Seas: new campaign to protect, conserve and restore Ireland’s oceans

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Fair Seas seeks to build a movement of ocean stewardship across the island of Ireland. Fair Seas aim is to see Ireland, with a renewed appreciation of the ocean, become a world leader in marine protection, giving our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive. Fair Seas is a collaborative campaign between leading Irish national environmental NGOs to conserve and restore Irish ocean life. The campaign is calling for greater Marine Protected Areas that will benefit both people and planet.   Follow the Campaign You can now follow Fair Seas ...
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08
MAR
2022

EirGrid identify emerging best performing route option for Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade

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Please find an update below on the latest development of the Kildare Meath Grid Development Project (Capital project 966): Following ongoing engagement, technical assessments and the outcome of our recent public consultation, we have identified Option A: The Red Option as the emerging best performing option for this high-capacity underground electricity connection between Dunstown substation in Co. Kildare and Woodland substation in Co. Meath. We will now bring this option to the next step of the project, while continuing to engage with landowners, community and statutory stakeholders,...
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07
MAR
2022

Age Friendly Creativity: Call for Proposals – Regional Creative Initiatives for Older People

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Age Friendly Ireland invites proposals from creative organisations (national and local) and individual creative practitioners who are interested in collaborating with us on the delivery of regional creative initiatives for older people. Context Age Friendly Ireland, a shared service of local government that manages the national Age Friendly Programme, and Creative Ireland in the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport Gaeltacht and Media have developed a partnership to deliver creative initiatives for older people in 2022. This work is being rolled out in the context of creativity...
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07
MAR
2022

Cultúr: International Women’s Day Online Event – Friday 11th March @ 11am

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Cultúr Migrants Centre Women’s Groups cordially invite you to our online event to mark International Women’s Day 2022. For more information contact communityworker@cultur.ie /0469093120. Please find an Eventbrite link here to register.  
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04
MAR
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open until 11th March for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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04
MAR
2022

Meath Rivers: online consultation meetings 7th & 10th March 2022 – Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO)

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Our rivers are under threat from pollution and urgent action is needed. Have your say on what needs to be done. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) i hosting online public consultation meetings on the Draft River Basin Management Plan for County Meath. The meetings will take place on Monday 07th March 2022 and Thursday 10th March 2022 Please find areas concerned and details for each meeting below: Municipal Districts Rivers and Catchments Meeting Date and Time (West) Meath Kells; Navan; Trim   Dee, Glyde, Moynalty, Blackwater (Kells), Blackwater (Longwood), Boyne  ...
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04
MAR
2022

Irish Youth Foundation’s Generation Pandemic Fund 2022

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The Irish Youth Foundation is proud to announce that our Generation Pandemic Fund is open again this year. The goal of this fund is to support projects and programmes around the country as they work to undo the catastrophic damage the Covid-19 fallout has inflicted on our most marginalised children and young adults. This fund is now open for applications and will close on Thursday 24th March at 5pm This fund will support work that is aligned with one of the following three focus areas for change: Educational Attainment Mental Wellbeing Skills & Employability   All applications...
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04
MAR
2022

Farmers Market at Wilkinstown Community Centre: 5th March 2022

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FARMERS MARKET  at Wilkinstown Community Centre Saturday 5th of March 2022 12pm to 4pm    New Vendors Welcome! With the lifting of restrictions we at the Wilkinstown farmers market are finally able to expand! We are looking for additional vendors to join our current vendors. We are looking for vendors who supply goods such as cheese, preserves, fudge /sweets. gluten free or vegan items, hot food such as crepes, etc. We have a waiting list  for bakers so unfortunately we are not currently looking for additional bakers at the time. If you are interested, please email...
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04
MAR
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: March 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines.   Date for your diary – The Kells Royal County 5km & 10km! Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Meath LSP is delighted to announce the return of the 11th Royal County 5km & 10km Run/Walk on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May in Kells! Online registration will open in mid-March! The event is organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership with the support of the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells AC, St. Brigid’s AC, Kells Gardai, Club Active Kells, Kells Swimming Pool,...
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04
MAR
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: Newsletter – Spring Summer 2022

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  Trim FRC Spring Summer 2022  – pdf
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04
MAR
2022

Equity in Education Fund: ReThink Ireland

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Rethink Ireland’s Equity in Education Fund will provide three years of cash grants and business support to organizations focused on enhancing educational engagement and improving formal and non formal educational outcomes for young people from Traveler, Roma and Migrant/Refugee backgrounds as well as those experiencing rural disadvantage. You can visit our website here to read more about the fund and its criteria.   What does the Fund offer?   1.      Cash grants of €50,000 –  €67,500 per annum for three years   2.     A place on Rethink Ireland’s Capacity Building Programm...
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04
MAR
2022

Irish Environmental Network: Biodiversity Roadmap Workshop – 22nd March

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Join us 22nd March as we come together to prepare for engaging with the upcoming Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity. This will be a blended event, with options for participation in person or online, whichever you prefer. Creating a vision for the future of Ireland’s wildlife! Date: 22 March Time: 11 AM – 5 PM (In Person, lunch included) Online sessions: 11 AM – 12:30 PM and 2 PM – 3:30 PM   Speakers will include: Art O’Leary, Secretary General, Electoral Commission and Citizens’ Assemblies Oonagh Duggan, Head of Advocacy, Birdwatch Ireland Pádraic Fogarty, Campaign Officer, Irish...
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03
MAR
2022

Arts Office: Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to  the Meath County Council Arts Office Spring 2022  Newsletter. Arts Office Spring 2022 Newsletter – pdf
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03
MAR
2022

Cultúr Migrants Centre: Job Fair – Navan, 23rd of March 2022, 10am-1pm

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Cultúr Migrants Cenre will be holding a Job Fair on 23rd of March 2022 in Newgrange Hotel (Navan, Co.Meath) at 10am-1pm. For more information, please contact Joanna joanna@cultur.ie 0463033120 0892487364
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03
MAR
2022

Farmers Market at Wilkinstown Community Centre: 5th March 2022

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FARMERS MARKET  at Wilkinstown Community Centre Saturday 5th of March 2022 12pm to 4pm    New Vendors Welcome! With the lifting of restrictions we at the Wilkinstown farmers market are finally able to expand! We are looking for additional vendors to join our current vendors. We are looking for vendors who supply goods such as cheese, preserves, fudge /sweets. gluten free or vegan items, hot food such as crepes, etc. We have a waiting list  for bakers so unfortunately we are not currently looking for additional bakers at the time. If you are interested, please email...
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03
MAR
2022

Launch of National Resource: ‘Supporting Parents & Families impacted by alcohol and other drugs’ – 15th March 2022 10am

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The NE-RDATF & our colleagues in the Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network would like to invite you all to join us for the launch of our new national resource ‘Supporting Parents & Families impacted by alcohol and other drugs‘ which takes place on Zoom at 10am on Tuesday March 15th.      This new resource outlines the importance of alcohol & other drug family support, details a range of the specialist family support programmes available across Ireland and includes information on each Task Force, promoting their role in providing information to families and...
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03
MAR
2022

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 02.03.2022

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Events: The Irish Refugee Council are hosting a webinar for those who may be eligible for the Regularisation scheme under it’s international protection applicants strand. You can register to attend TODAY March 2nd at 5.30pm here   The Immigrant Council of Ireland is organising a panel discussion with candidates from a migrant background for the oncoming Seanad Bye-Election 2022. This panel discussion might be of interest to any Trinity College graduate, a migrant interested in politics or anyone who want to learn about diversity in politics in Ireland. The discussion will be...
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02
MAR
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open until 11th March for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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01
MAR
2022

Free training – Ready and Able to Rebuild after Covid: 23rd & 29th March 2022

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Carmichael is running two FREE training workshops for charities and non-profits. These workshops are funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery.   The aim is to help to strengthen the sector, and build resilience and sustainability in these challenging times. Registration is open to all non-profits. Please note, a maximum of two people from any one non-profit can register and is also limited to a maximum of two workshops per person.   While the content of both workshops is the same, the first workshop is aimed at smaller...
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01
MAR
2022

1st of March is National Stop Food Waste Awareness Day

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Stop Food Waste Day : Make Use-By Dates Work for You Did you know that Tuesday, the 1st of March is National Stop Food Waste Awareness Day? There are countless ways you can reduce food waste in your own home, but for today we’re asking you to focus on just one simple thing – Make use-by dates work for you! In our most recent National Food Waste Attitudes Survey, we learned the biggest reason why people throw food away is because it has passed its use-by date. If we all take small, simple actions to use or freeze food before it passes its use-by date, we can take big steps to reduce our...
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01
MAR
2022

Social Enterprise Development Fund: ReThink Ireland – extended closing date 11th March 2022

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Social Enterprise Development Fund  –  deadline for applications extended to March 11th The Social Enterprise Development Fund was created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and supported by IPB Insurance. This year’s fund will provide vital support to a wide number of social enterprises tailored to their stage of development. In 2022, the fund offers Up to 8 Awardees an Awards package of €30,000: Up to 20 Awardees an Awards package of €14,500: A Free Start Your Own Social Enterprise Business Course. Up to 50 participants on the course The...
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01
MAR
2022

DART+ Coastal North: launch of public consultation & upcoming webinars

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On Thursday last, 24th February, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail launched a public consultation on DART+ Coastal North. DART+ Coastal North will deliver an increased and improved electrified network, with additional passenger capacity and enhanced train services between Drogheda and Howth and Dublin City Centre. The first round of public consultation on the DART+ Coastal North Emerging Preferred Option opened on Thursday 24th February 2022 and will remain open for 6 weeks until Friday 8th April 2022.   We’ll be holding a series of public webinars on the project during the consultation...
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01
MAR
2022

Knit – Stitch: intergenerational knitting initiative

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Knit Stitch Initiative Proposal – pdf   Please contact info@woolinschool.com directly for more details and website is www.woolinschool.com  
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01
MAR
2022

Launch of New National Heritage Strategy – Heritage Ireland 2030 A Framework for Heritage

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Heritage Ireland 2030 Sets out Strategy for the Protection of Irish Heritage with Joined-up Approach Across Government, Stakeholders and Communities A new framework sets out structures to advance the protection of Ireland’s heritage with a comprehensive implementation plan now being developed A copy of the Strategy can be accessed at the link below: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/778b8-heritage-ireland-2030/   Press Release: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage  Published on 22 February 2022.   The Government has today approved Heritage Ireland 2030 , a...
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01
MAR
2022

CREATE: Opportunities & News – February 2022

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News from Create After 7 years of leadership Ailbhe Murphy has indicated her intention to depart from her position as Director of Create in the Autumn of this year. Since 2015, Ailbhe’s diligent and meticulous work has positioned Create as a renewed, forward-looking resource organisation and a leading advocate for collaborative arts nationally and internationally. Her work included helming the EU-funded Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), a four-year, nine-partner Creative Europe project, as well as securing Create as the manager of the Arts Council’s three-year pilot...
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01
MAR
2022

EAPN Ireland Flash February 2022

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Newsflash February 2022   EAPN Ireland News EAPN Ireland Poverty Data Briefing Please find enclosed an EAPN Ireland briefing note on 2020 Income and Poverty data. Once again, the Survey on Income and Living Conditions for 2020 (SILC) results show that the year-on-year the same groups are living in consistent poverty, including single person households, those unable to work due to long-term illness, and people living in the rental accommodation. The data also shows the importance of COVID-19 income supports and how essential our social welfare...
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01
MAR
2022

IE Digital Town Awards are now live!

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People and towns across Ireland are being called on to enter the annual .IE Digital Town Awards 2022, which celebrate the digital achievements of local towns and citizens across the country. Now open for applications, the .IE Digital Town Awards has a total prize fund of €100,000 across 14 categories to honour local towns and people that, through digital projects and innovation, have contributed to enhancements in areas such as e-health, digital tourism, community, education, and digital business. The .IE Digital Towns Awards 2022 is an initiative of .IE, the managers of Ireland’s trusted...
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28
FEB
2022

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack: 25th February 2022

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We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19 and important health service updates.   COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years If your child is aged 5 to 11 you can now book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment online at a time and date that suits you. The vaccine will help to protect them, and the rest of the family too. The World Health Organization has advised that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children of this age. Visit hse.ie for information or to book an appointment.   New video...
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28
FEB
2022

ORIS 2022 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme: now open for Expressions of Interest until 25th March 2022

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2022 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The 2022 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will see the development of natural amenities such as Ireland’s mountains, lakes, beaches, bogs, walkways, greenways and blueways.   Meath County Council is seeking expressions of interest for projects under the following headings: Measure 1 for small scale projects requiring funding of up to €30,000, Measure 2 for medium scale projects with funding of between €30,000 to €200,000, Measure...
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28
FEB
2022

Meath Rivers: online consultation meetings 7th & 10th March 2022 – Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO)

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Our rivers are under threat from pollution and urgent action is needed. Have your say on what needs to be done. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) i hosting online public consultation meetings on the Draft River Basin Management Plan for County Meath. The meetings will take place on Monday 07th March 2022 and Thursday 10th March 2022 Please find areas concerned and details for each meeting below: Municipal Districts Rivers and Catchments Meeting Date and Time (West) Meath Kells; Navan; Trim   Dee, Glyde, Moynalty, Blackwater (Kells), Blackwater (Longwood), Boyne  ...
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28
FEB
2022

CLÁR 2022 Scheme: now open for Expressions of Interest

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2022 Clár Scheme. CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd Riachtanais) or Funding for Small-Scale Rural Projects is a targeted investment programme which provides funding for small-scale – infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered the greatest levels of population decline. Please find maps relating to Clár areas here: CLÁR Funding Area Maps. The Measures being funded under the 2022 CLÁR Programme are: Measure 1: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities Measure 2: Mobility, Cancer Care...
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17
FEB
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open until 11th March for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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17
FEB
2022

Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2022: closing date 24th Feb 2022

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  Purpose of funding Administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, the overall aim of the SSNO is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national, community and voluntary organisations in Ireland. The scheme assists organisations to operate and fund core staff positions. The SSNO primarily focuses on the provision of core funding to national organisations that: provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged; demonstrate good governance; deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more...
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17
FEB
2022

Mental Health Grant Scheme: open to community and voluntary organisations – closing date 28th February 2022

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Once-off Mental Health Grant scheme of up to €30,000 open to applicants in community and voluntary organisations Mental Health Ireland have launched an online grants application process to assist in the allocation of €1m in grants to local community and voluntary agencies in relation to mental health and wellbeing. The goal of the Mental Health Grants Scheme for Community and Voluntary Bodies’ is to support local community initiatives working to progress the objectives of Sharing the Vision and Connecting for Life. The aim is to provide grants which can make a meaningful impact in the...
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17
FEB
2022

MCC: Community Heritage Grants Scheme 2022: now open until 22nd March 2022

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Introduction Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, which is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan. The aim of this grant scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage.   Who may apply? The scheme is open to community groups/organisations or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects within County Meath. Only one grant...
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17
FEB
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: Newsletter – Spring Summer 2022

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  Trim FRC Spring Summer 2022  – pdf
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17
FEB
2022

N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon Cross – Publication of Option Selection Report

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The Preferred Option for the N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon Cross Project is now identified & detailed within the Options Selection Report. This Report is available at http://N2Rath2Kilmoon.ie from today Wednesday 16th February 2022.
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17
FEB
2022

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022: 7-11 March 2022

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from the 7th – 11th March 2022. The festival is an opportunity to have a positive impact in your community and workplace, promote the value of lifelong learning, reinforce existing relationships in the community and establish new ones. This year’s theme, ‘Learn Your Way’ – #LearnYourWay, is all about how we learn differently. We want to highlight the different learning options available for adults in all walks of life, as well as the different reasons adults return to education. From meeting new people with similar life experiences to...
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17
FEB
2022

OPR: Free workshop on Environmental Sensitivity Mapping (ESM) webtool – 30th Mach 2022

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One of the key functions of the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) is to drive national research, training, education and public awareness of planning. To this end the OPR has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the on-going maintenance and development of an Environmental Sensitivity Mapping (ESM) webtool and the delivery of training events in the usage of this webtool. The ESM webtool is a Geographic Information System (GIS) tool that enables users to generate area-specific environmental sensitivity maps. More information in relation to...
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17
FEB
2022

Trim FRC announces Meta funding to increase digital skills in south Meath community

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Trim Family Resource Centre are delighted to announce receipt of funding from Meta (formerly Facebook). The cash injection recognises the value of Trim Family Resource Centre and its contribution to the south Meath community.   This donation will allow Trim FRC to enhance its digital presence and digital skills of staff members and community groups. Additional equipment and training will allow staff and volunteers to provide necessary support for families, parents, migrants, children and young people, Senior community members and the unemployed. These are especially important as...
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16
FEB
2022

MCC: Community Heritage Grants Scheme 2022: now open until 22nd March 2022

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Introduction Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, which is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan. The aim of this grant scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage.   Who may apply? The scheme is open to community groups/organisations or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects within County Meath. Only one grant...
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15
FEB
2022

HSE National Lottery Grants 2022: open for application until 23rd March

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The HSE are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. The funding is provided under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations who provide Health and Personal Social Services can apply for funding. Amounts of between €500 and €10,000 are available for suitable projects.   How to apply You should send your application form, declaration form and your organisation’s banking details to your local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO). National lottery application form (DOCX,  122.1 KB,...
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11
FEB
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: now open for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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11
FEB
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter: January 2022

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Please find  link below to the 1st edition of the TidyTowns Newsletter 1/2022. TidyTowns Newsletter – Issue 1 of 2022 – pdf   We have also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. TT Newsletter links Issue 1 of 2022 – word
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11
FEB
2022

Farmers Market at Wilkinstown Community Centre: 5th March 2022

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FARMERS MARKET  at Wilkinstown Community Centre Saturday 5th of March 2022 12pm to 4pm    New Vendors Welcome! With the lifting of restrictions we at the Wilkinstown farmers market are finally able to expand! We are looking for additional vendors to join our current vendors. We are looking for vendors who supply goods such as cheese, preserves, fudge /sweets. gluten free or vegan items, hot food such as crepes, etc. We have a waiting list  for bakers so unfortunately we are not currently looking for additional bakers at the time. If you are interested, please email...
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10
FEB
2022

SPARK Youth Arts Festival: 14th -18th February 2022

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JOIN US AT SPARK YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2022! FEBRUARY 14–18 2022 SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Take part and spark your interest in developing youth arts activities with young people and embedding youth arts practice in your work! Join us for panel discussions, youth arts training, drop-in discussion forums for youth workers and youth arts practitioners, a youth arts advocacy event for young people (18-25), and a showcasing event for youth arts projects which will culminate with the...
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10
FEB
2022

Public Consultation Survey for Drogheda Town and Vicinity Transport Strategy

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Louth County Council and Meath County Council are currently developing a Transport Strategy for the town of Drogheda and Vicinity. The Strategy will determine the transport interventions required to increase sustainable transport modes in and around the Drogehda town area. The purpose of this online public consultation is to hear from the people who live, work, shop and go to school within the Transport Strategy Study Area. This will assist in understanding current issues related to transport and obtain views on potential solutions. Transport Strategy for the town of Drogheda and Vicinity...
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09
FEB
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: now open for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022.   Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below:...
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09
FEB
2022

Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness: online workshop Feb 15th 2022 at 7pm

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Meath Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to announce we will be hosting a sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar. This is a FREE webinar will be delivered Online and is aimed at people who are interested in taking the first step in making their activities inclusive. Date: Tuesday February 15th 2022 Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Venue: Zoom Cost: Free For more information please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Office Terry Donegan on 0469067337 or  email  tdonegan@meathcoco.ie
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09
FEB
2022

Regional Festivals and Participative Events Scheme Funding 2022

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2022 Allocation to Meath County Council is €11,000 under the Fáilte Ireland Regional Festivals and Participative Events Funding Scheme.   The Regional Festival and Participative Events Programme is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories: General festivals (i.e., literary, historic, traditional culture or family focused). Arts, Music & Theatre. Food & Drink. Sports & Outdoors. Business & Education.   The following categories of festival and participative events are ineligible for this funding arrangement: Purely...
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09
FEB
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Feb 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines. Men on the Move Meath Running Group Dance for Life 50+ Sprocket Rocket Tutor Course Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Webinar Primary School Programmes Run Jump Throw Programmes Community Sports Hub Navan   Men on the Move Men on the Move is a 6-week exercise programme designed for men 30yrs+, to improve their overall health & physical fitness. Suitable for complete beginners. Men are welcome to come along and try out a session! For...
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09
FEB
2022

Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2022-2025: Pobal & DRCD

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  Purpose of funding Administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, the overall aim of the SSNO is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national, community and voluntary organisations in Ireland. The scheme assists organisations to operate and fund core staff positions. The SSNO primarily focuses on the provision of core funding to national organisations that: provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged; demonstrate good governance; deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more...
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09
FEB
2022

TikTok4Teens: one day workshop – 19th & 20th Feb 2022

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Would-be TikTok stars are invited to boost their content creation skills with an interactive video workshop in the idesk Broadband Connection Points in Cormeen and Syddan Foroige Club on February 19th and 20th, 2022. Led by the 2021 Meath Writer in Residence, Fiona Sherlock, the interactive lessons will cover all the basics of creating great video content, storytelling through images, and choosing an audience. The workshop will also cover technical skills including lighting, editing and audio. Finally, participants will learn how to reach a broad audience, increase reach and build a...
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09
FEB
2022

SDG Advocate Training  2022: open for applications

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Are you interested in social, environmental, and economic issues both at home and abroad? If so, you should consider applying for a place on this year’s SDG Advocate Training, which is part of Saolta, an innovative Development Education programme geared toward those already operating within the Adult and Community Education Sector. The SDG Advocate Training offers an 8-month blended project approach (online and in-person). Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and identify their role as  Active Citizens in the community.  The...
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09
FEB
2022

Co-operative Societies: public consultation on proposed legislation

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is seeking the views of stakeholders on certain aspects being considered for inclusion in forthcoming Co-operative Societies legislation. Currently, the Industrial and Provident Societies (IPS) Acts 1893-2021 provide the statutory basis for the formation and general operation of industrial and provident societies and is the primary legislation within which co-operatives operate. It has long been acknowledged that the IPS legislation is no longer fit for purpose in a number of areas. Work is nearing completion on proposed legislation to...
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09
FEB
2022

Social Enterprise Start-up Fund 2022: ReThink Ireland

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The Social Enterprise Start-up Fund 2022 is an €800,000 fund delivered over two years: 2021 – 2022 to support social enterprises at the start-up / early stage of their life cycle, to embed strong business principles and, in turn, deliver social impact, create jobs and inspire an emerging, next generation of Irish social enterprises. The Fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful start-up social enterprises across Ireland, supporting them to: Build a plan to grow their social enterprise, Map their key stakeholders and customers, Create networks within the...
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09
FEB
2022

Public Consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for Children and Young People in Ireland

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The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has launched a public consultation on the next Government policy framework for children and young people in Ireland. This is the successor to Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014-2020, and will run from 2023 to 2028. The Minister is now seeking the public’s views on the new policy framework. You can submit your views up until Monday, 28 February, 2022 by completing our survey below.   Purpose The next national policy framework...
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09
FEB
2022

Ireland Reads campaign

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Libraries throughout Meath] are taking part in Ireland Reads a campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Friday, February 25th. Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Healthy Ireland programme and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment. The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ on Ireland Reads Day, Friday, February 25th.   IrelandReads.ie The pledge to read can be mad...
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09
FEB
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: now open for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme 2022 s available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 11th March 2022. Please find guidance, application forms and FAQ documents below: Community...
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09
FEB
2022

Our Future Tax and Welfare – Commission on Taxation & Welfare – Open Public Meeting: 2 & 9 March 2022

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The Commission on Taxation and Welfare has been tasked by government to independently consider how best the taxation and welfare systems can support economic activity and promote increased employment and prosperity in Ireland. The Commission wants to hear from as many people, groups and organisation as possible to ensure that a diverse range of experiences and perspectives inform the development of the report of the Commission, which is due to be presented to the Minister for Finance in July 2022. You don’t need to be an expert on tax and/or welfare policy for your opinion to be valued....
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09
FEB
2022

Joint EEAC/NESC Webinar: Wellbeing – a new yardstick for economic performance & welfare: Feb 15th 2022 9.30am

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The EEAC Network, together with the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), invite you to the joint webinar “Wellbeing: a new yardstick for economic performance and welfare”. The webinar will take place on February 15th 2022 from 9:30am to 11:00am GMT / 10:30am to 12pm CET / 11:30am to 1:00pm EET. Please click here to consult the programme. A new yardstick GDP growth has been a yardstick for economic performance and welfare and is considered essential for achieving a number of key objectives, including eradication of extreme poverty and adequate financing of social programmes....
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07
FEB
2022

Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme 2022: Round One – now open

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The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.  The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place...
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07
FEB
2022

Clann Credo: online event – financing facility development: 22nd Feb 2022

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Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance is hosting an information evening online for all sports and community groups who may require loan finance to develop local sporting and activity facilities. Clann Credo is a not-for-profit lender working with community projects, social enterprises and charities nationwide. This online event will give you: Practical advice on how to use loan finance effectively Top tips on applying for a Clann Credo Community Sports Loan An introduction to your local Clann Credo representative Advice from clubs who have combined grants and loans to develop their...
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04
FEB
2022

Green Kilometre Scheme 2022

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Meath County Council is aware that there are many groups and individuals around the county who would like to contribute to their local community, especially since Covid. An increase in walking and cycling since the lockdowns began has made many people aware of both the litter that may be seen along the roadside, but also the wildlife that exists in the hedgerows and roadside margins. People may also notice built heritage features such as old gates, water pumps etc. As a response to this we have created the Green Kilometre scheme. With over 3,600 kilometres of roads in the county, there...
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04
FEB
2022

Mental Health Grant Scheme: open to community and voluntary organisations – Mental Health Ireland

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Once-off Mental Health Grant scheme of up to €30,000 open to applicants in community and voluntary organisations Mental Health Ireland have launched an online grants application process to assist in the allocation of €1m in grants to local community and voluntary agencies in relation to mental health and wellbeing. The goal of the Mental Health Grants Scheme for Community and Voluntary Bodies’ is to support local community initiatives working to progress the objectives of Sharing the Vision and Connecting for Life. The aim is to provide grants which can make a meaningful impact in the...
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04
FEB
2022

Social Enterprise Development Fund: ReThink Ireland

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Rethink Ireland is committed to supporting social enterprises across Ireland from idea to expansion through The Social Enterprise Development Fund (SED). The SED Fund was created in 2018 by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund. The Social Enterprise Development Fund 2022 now provides vital supports to a wide number of social enterprises across the sector tailored to their stage of development. In 2022, the fund offers   Up to 8 Awardees an...
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04
FEB
2022

Government launches first ever Town Centre First policy

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Major new strategy to tackle vacancy, combat dereliction and breathe new life into town centres Network of Town Regeneration Officers to drive future development Unprecedented investment to make our towns better places to live, work and raise a family Suite of supports and tools to help businesses and local communities deliver on their unique vision for their area New Policy to deliver on the objectives of ‘Housing for All’ and ‘Our Rural Future’   The Town Centre First Policy is available at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/473d3-town-centre-first-policy/   Medi...
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04
FEB
2022

Enclude: Tech Donation Programme for Non-Profits & Charities

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Enclude Tech Donations Microsoft Infographic (1) – pdf
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04
FEB
2022

€2 million confirmed funding for the Empowering Communities Programme: DRCD Press Release

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Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development is pleased to confirm that he has secured €2 million to design & implement a new programme aimed at specifically targeting area-based deprivation through a community development approach. The new programme is an initiative put forth by Minister O’Brien in response to the issues arising during his visits with communities across Ireland. It, in part, stems from a Programme for Government commitment to expand the Dublin North East Inner City model.  The initiative was supported by the Taoiseach,...
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04
FEB
2022

Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting: Tuesday 15th February 2022 – For people using mental health services, family members, carers supporters (Midlands Louth Meath)

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Join your mental health engagement local forum  Who is this for?                People who use Mental Health Services, Family Members, Carers, Supporters Meeting Date :                  Tuesday 15th February 2022 Time:                                    11.00 am – 12.00 pm How to access?:               Online.  Book through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mental-health-engagement-forum-tickets-230371466257?ref=estw   or  email mhengage.mlm@hse.ie / Tel: 087 3761 552 These meetings will take place online.  The link will be sent before the...
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04
FEB
2022

Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR): information & resources

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Please find information and resources below on the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) .  Material has also been produced by the OPR’s Research, Training and Public Awareness team which may be of interest:   OPR Establishment and Role The OPR was established in April 2019 on foot of recommendations made by the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments (the Mahon Tribunal). The OPR is an independent oversight body that was established by the Government to oversee the functioning and policy consistency of Ireland’s planning process to ensure quality outcomes in...
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04
FEB
2022

Ministers Humphreys and McConalogue highlight the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season

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Ministers Humphreys and McConalogue highlight the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season  Latest figures show 240 incidents of ‘Livestock Worrying’ recorded by local authorities Ministers announce start of awareness campaign ahead of upcoming lambing season Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, have today reminded dog owners of their responsibilities and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, as lambing season approaches. The two Ministers said the issue is one of grave...
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04
FEB
2022

Drogheda Spring Clean Weekend: 4-6 March 2022

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Louth & Meath County Councils are inviting all resident associations, community group, schools, sporting organisation, an individual or a few neighbours working together, to get involved, in the Drogheda Spring Clean weekend. It will take place from Friday to Sunday, 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2022. You are invited to tackle a Kilometre of roadway, park, street, lane in your local area and to make it litter and debris free. Louth and Meath County Council will provide litter pickers, bags, gloves and hi viz vests. The bags of waste will be collected when your clean up is finished. Once...
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04
FEB
2022

A Spotlight on Age Friendly Ireland | Policy to Practice | Webinar 3 – Respect & Social Inclusion: 8th Feb 2022 12-2pm

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Ireland is uniquely positioned as the first Age Friendly Country in the world, with full affiliation across all administrative areas to the World Health Organisation’s global Age Friendly Cities and Communities Programme. Age Friendly Ireland is thereby acknowledged as an international leader in terms of Age Friendly principles and practices. To showcase the work undertaken by the Programme since 2009, we are hosting a series of international webinars over the coming months. Eight webinars will be delivered in total, each one focusing on one of the eight World Health Organisation domains...
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01
FEB
2022

Minister Joe O’Brien visits community initiatives in Meath

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Media Release: Monday, 31 January 2022 Two day visit an opportunity to see community development projects in Meath   Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Social Protection is visiting projects and community initiatives supported by his Departments in Co Meath on Monday 31st January and Tuesday 1st February. The Minister’s visit started at the East Coast Resource Centre in Bettystown, where he met local community workers involved in the Meath Wellness Hub.  The Hub offers free counselling and family support to...
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28
JAN
2022

Community Activities Fund 2021: closing date 31st Jan 2022

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Please be advised that the Community Activities Fund 2021 is open for applications. This funding is being provided to enhance community facilities, to support community groups impacted by the Pandemic and to address disadvantage in County Meath.  Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects.  The total allocation for Meath for 2021 is as follows: €174,647 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs. €111,139 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy...
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28
JAN
2022

Community Amenity Project Scheme 2021: closing date – 31st January 2022

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The Community Amenity Projects Scheme 2021 is now open for applications. Details can be found at : https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-amenity-project-scheme   Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project...
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28
JAN
2022

ILMI Webinar “Media + Me: Representation of Disabled People in the Media”: 2nd Feb 2022 at 7pm

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When: February 2nd 2022, 7pm to 8pm (GMT) Location: Zoom Registration: Please find link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nm4goW59SrKzZlBfZwCegg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.   We all know how crucial media (broadcast, print and online) is for framing how we think and shaping our understanding. Our webinar presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from disabled activists for the change that is needed in Irish media to reflect the diversity in society and make media inclusive of disabled...
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28
JAN
2022

Public Consultation on the Draft National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap

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Source: Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Food waste is a global problem that has environmental, social and economic consequences. Growing, processing and transporting food all uses significant amounts of resources. Food waste can arise for a number of reasons at a number of different points in the food supply chain. Ireland generated approximately 1.1 million tonnes of food waste in 2019 (not including food waste from primary production). Approximately half of food waste is estimated to come from the processing and manufacturing sector with the remainder arising...
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28
JAN
2022

Cultúr Migrant Centre: CV &Career Progression Workshop

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Cultúr Migrant Centre in partnership with Meta ( previously Facebook) is pleased to announce a CV and Career Progression Workshop to provide Migrants with the skills to find their dream job. The workshop will be delivered by Meta’s (previously Facebook) recruitment team. To Register call 0469093120 / 0892487364 or email us on info@cultur.ie / joanna@cultur.ie. Places are LIMITED!
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28
JAN
2022

Irish Georgian Society: Conservation Grants Programme 2022

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The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications for its Conservation Grants Programme 2022 with submissions accepted until Monday 21st February. A total of €40,000 will be available which will comprise €30,000 from IGS London and €10,000 through the newly created Homan Potterton Conservation Grant. Structures of architectural interest from across the country are eligible for funding from IGS London while the newly created Homan Potterton Conservation Grant is available only to Georgian buildings of architectural merit anywhere in the counties of Meath or Westmeath. Since 2014 the...
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28
JAN
2022

Draft Slane Public Realm Plan 2022: consultation open

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Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Consultants has prepared a Draft Public Realm Plan for Slane. The Draft Slane Public Realm Plan sets out the future approach to the design of streets and public spaces in the village. The plan includes proposals for the redesign of the junction on the square, the creation of a new village garden and improved recreational connections along the southern approach to the village. The Draft Plan and accompanying Natura Impact Statement is available to view from Wednesday the 19th of January to Friday 18th  of February 2022, inclusive at the...
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28
JAN
2022

TII Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Guidelines – Public Consultation

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the national agency responsible for managing Ireland’s national road and light rail networks, is conducting a Public Consultation on the Draft Guidelines relating to Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (CHIA). These guidelines concern assessments of the impact TII’s projects may have on cultural heritage. Following peer and stakeholder reviews, Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS) is conducting a Public Consultation on behalf of  Transport infrastructure Ireland (TII). The Guidance and Standards aim to regulate assessment of the impacts on the...
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27
JAN
2022

World Cancer Day: Webinar 4th Feb 2022 – steps to reduce our cancer risk

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The Irish Cancer Prevention Network is hosting a webinar covering practical steps to reduce our cancer risk on Friday 4th February at 1pm for World Cancer Day. The webinar aims to increase awareness of steps we can take to reduce our cancer and also to encourage people to act on potential early signs of cancer. Learn how we can all take action to reduce cancer risk through a series of presentations with a panel of experts. Topics covered will include Eating for health Radon Skin Protection Breastfeeding Know the signs, find cancer early   Register to watch live or receive a link to...
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26
JAN
2022

Webinar Series: Heritage & Biodiversity Actions for Climate – starting 27th Jan 2022

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The Local Authority Heritage Officers Network invites you to a new series of Climate Action webinars. Join us for four one-hour sessions every Thursday, starting on 27th January at 9.30am. You will hear about positive actions for climate from the heritage sector. Topics will include nature-based solutions, adaptation of heritage structures, risk assessment and will focus on methods that we hope will ignite action for climate right across the country. Malcom Noonan, Minister for State for Heritage will launch the first seminar this Thursday.  Paddy Woodworth, journalist will chair this...
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26
JAN
2022

Shine: Recruiting for Sharing the Vision NIMC Reference Group – Service Users, Family Members & Carers

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Shine is currently recruiting individuals to become members of a National Reference Group to support the National Implementation Monitoring Committee for Sharing the Vision. A reference group is being established consisting of service users, family members & carers (SUFMC) who will ensure the values of ‘recovery’ and ‘person centredness’ are prioritised in all aspects of the policy implementation. Are you interested in becoming a member?   As part of the Department of Health’s (DoH) plans to ensure an effective, accountable and evidence-based implementation of our national mental...
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25
JAN
2022

Community Activities Fund 2021: closing date 31st Jan 2022

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Please be advised that the Community Activities Fund 2021 is open for applications. This funding is being provided to enhance community facilities, to support community groups impacted by the Pandemic and to address disadvantage in County Meath.  Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects.  The total allocation for Meath for 2021 is as follows: €174,647 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs. €111,139 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy...
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25
JAN
2022

Community Amenity Project Scheme 2021: EXTENDED closing date – 31st January 2022

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The Community Amenity Projects Scheme 2021 is now open for applications. Details can be found at : https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-amenity-project-scheme   Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project...
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25
JAN
2022

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022: closing date 31st January 2022

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The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is now open for 2022. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. This Scheme aims to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects across the country and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment. Closing date for applications: Monday, 31st January 2022   Please find links to...
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25
JAN
2022

Historic Structures Fund 2022: – closing date 31st January 2022

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The Historic Structures Fund for 2022 is now open.   The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.   Historic Structures Fund 2022 Closing date for applications: Monday, 31st January 2022 While the primary responsibility to care for and maintain a protected structure rests with the owner, the Historic Structures Fund will invest essential capital in our valuable built heritage and help the owners and custodians of historic structures to safeguard them...
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25
JAN
2022

Know Your Locality – Meath: free online course

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  Know Your Locality – Meath – February-March 2022 All Programs, Irish Archaeology Field School Programs, Know your Locality Courses Overview: It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. Meath County Council Heritage Office in association with the Irish Archaeology Field School invites you participate in a FREE online course that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. While the...
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25
JAN
2022

Government announcement: Most public health measures currently in place can be removed – 21st Jan 2022

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Following public health advice, the government today (21st Jan 2022) agreed that most of the public health measures currently in place can be removed. Source: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/0fc0d-government-announces-that-most-of-the-public-health-measures-currently-in-place-can-be-removed/   The efforts of the Irish people over recent weeks to reduce social contacts, and take care when they did meet others, combined with the high uptake of the vaccination and booster programme, has made a considerable difference to the public health situation. From 6am on Saturday 22 January,...
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21
JAN
2022

Heritage Council: GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2022 – now open

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The 2022 GLAS traditional farm building grant scheme is OPEN for applications from today. This annual grants scheme is for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)   Interested GLAS participants must apply online for this grant scheme at www.heritagecouncil.ie Please find link below: https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/traditional-farm-buildings-grant-scheme  We will not provide or accept paper forms.   The closing date for receipt of completed online application...
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21
JAN
2022

World Cancer Day: Webinar 4th Feb 2022 – steps to reduce our cancer risk

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The Irish Cancer Prevention Network is hosting a webinar covering practical steps to reduce our cancer risk on Friday 4th February at 1pm for World Cancer Day. The webinar aims to increase awareness of steps we can take to reduce our cancer and also to encourage people to act on potential early signs of cancer. Learn how we can all take action to reduce cancer risk through a series of presentations with a panel of experts. Topics covered will include Eating for health Radon Skin Protection Breastfeeding Know the signs, find cancer early   Register to watch live or receive a link to...
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21
JAN
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – January 2022

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News from Create: A message from our Communications and Publishing Manager  Happy New Year to you all from the Create team. We begin 2022 with a renewed commitment to connecting artists, communities, arts and civil society organisations in our belief that by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times. As artists and communities explore new ways to connect, create together and make change, they along with the civil society...
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21
JAN
2022

ILMI Webinar “Media + Me: Representation of Disabled People in the Media”: 2nd Feb 2022 at 7pm

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When: February 2nd 2022, 7pm to 8pm (GMT) Location: Zoom Registration: Please https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nm4goW59SrKzZlBfZwCegg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.   We all know how crucial media (broadcast, print and online) is for framing how we think and shaping our understanding. Our webinar presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from disabled activists for the change that is needed in Irish media to reflect the diversity in society and make media inclusive of disabled people. Our...
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21
JAN
2022

Mindfulness Nature Drawing: online workshops – Meath Libraries

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The Library Service is running 2 sessions of a Mindfulness Nature Drawing Workshop via Zoom.  The classes will be facilitated by artist and nature enthusiast, Grace Haynes. In this two-week series, you will create artworks inspired by the natural world around us. The course focuses on finding the beauty in the natural world and the process of mindfully capturing it. It’s the perfect blend of art and relaxation! Session 1: Saturday, January 29 and February 5 at 11am. Session 2: Saturday, February 12 and February 19 at 11 am. For more details or to book a place click here.
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20
JAN
2022

Safer Internet Day: Free online talks for parents – 7th Feb 2022 at 7.30pm

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To Game or not to Game? Everything you need to know We have come a long, long way from the days of Tank Attack, Pac Man and joysticks! This comprehensive session will take you on a tour through the often baffling world of gaming and equip parents with the knowledge to make more informed decisions, by covering the positives and negatives of this now multi-billion dollar industry. Event Date and Time: Monday February 7th at 7.30pm (one hour via Zoom) Bookings at https://www.meath.ie/council/events/to-game-or-not-to-game-everything-you-need-to-know
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20
JAN
2022

Developing Digital Media Literacy: Online webinar – 8th Feb 2022 at 7.30pm

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Learning to be Literate Online: Developing Digital Media Literacy This session looks at how parents and teachers can develop the increasingly important skill of Digital Media Literacy. This interactive session will look at types of information online, targeted advertising, quizzes and scams, image and digital well-being, protecting personal information and using others’ content, and the importance of a positive digital footprint. Event Date and Time Tuesday 8th February at 7.30pm via Zoom (one hour)...
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20
JAN
2022

Positive Behaviour Management with Dr. Mary O’Kane: online seminar 1st February 2022 at 7pm

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From tantrums for the little ones to negotiation with older children, managing children’s behaviour in a positive way is very important in terms of supporting their social and emotional development. In this seminar, Dr Mary O’Kane supports parents in framing behaviour management in a positive way, and also in practical terms considering how to best to support positive behaviour. Date and Time: Tuesday, 1st February at 7.00 pm via Zoom Bookings at https://www.meath.ie/council/events/positive-behaviour-management
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20
JAN
2022

Jigsaw: Taking Care of Mental Health Workshop

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Jigsaw Meath are delighted to offer a brand-new workshop for young people aged 18 to 25 years titled Taking Care of Mental Health. This workshop is perfect for clubs, groups or community organisations that have members aged 18 to 25. It will be co-facilitated by our young volunteers (Youth Advocates, formerly known as YAP). The workshop takes 1 hour. By the ends of the workshop, participants will Have a greater understanding of mental health Have a greater awareness  of what hurts and what helps our mental health Recognise what helps and blocks us from accessing support   If you...
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20
JAN
2022

Grow Mental Health Recovery: online resources

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At the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic, Grow Mental Health Recovery put together a toolkit to help people deal with the stress of the pandemic. Grow spent six weeks working through topics like acceptance, dealing with anxiety, the importance of routine, and much more. Please find a link below to this information as we continue to navigate Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions. https://grow.ie/category/covid-19-support/
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19
JAN
2022

Meath Talks: collection of health & wellbeing podcasts – HSE & Meath Partnership

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Meath Talks are a collection of health & wellbeing podcasts developed and produced by the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Team, Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation and supported by Meath Partnership. Meath Talks have been created as a wellbeing resource, cover a wide range of health related topics and feature the agencies which provide this support and guidance across County Meath. Please find link below: https://www.meathpartnership.ie/pages/meath-talks/   Health Promotion and Improvement Manager, Emer Smyth said “it is important that people living in...
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18
JAN
2022

Heritage Council: Community Grant Scheme 2022 – now open

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Community Heritage Grant Scheme now OPEN The Heritage Council invites applications for our Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022. Communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraged to apply for funding to support capital projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings); that improve access and inclusion to heritage sites; The scheme also supports the purchase of essential equipment. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 5:00pm.   A zoom information clinic will...
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18
JAN
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Winter/Spring Ezine 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Winter/Spring Ezine 2022   A pdf copy is available to download below: Meath LSP-E-Bulletin January 2022-Copy – pdf   All programmes/activities will be delivered in line with current public health guidelines and are subject to change.
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18
JAN
2022

Water Forum Webinar: 3rd February at 10am

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Webinar on Public Participation in Catchment Management on 3rd February 2022 at 10am – 12:30. The draft River Basin Management Plan is currently out for public consultation. As part of that consultation process the Water Forum is hosting this webinar to discuss best practice in public participation in catchment management and why it is essential to achieve the transformative change necessary to realise the objectives that Ireland has committed to in the next decade for water, biodiversity and climate.   Ireland has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030;...
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18
JAN
2022

National Advocacy Service (NAS) for People with Disabilities

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National Advocacy Service (NAS) for People with Disabilities. NAS provide a free and independent representative advocacy service to adults with a disability including mental health. NAS has a particular remit to work with people with disabilities who are in vulnerable situations, such as people who are isolated from their community of choice or mainstream society, may communicate differently and who have limited formal or natural supports. Further and more detailed information is available at www.advocacy.ie The website provides the option of making a self-referral or third party referral...
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18
JAN
2022

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 14.01.2022

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Events:   Doras, Dignity Partnership, and New Horizon invite you to attend the online launch of SaorEd, a new platform that provides free access to education and training courses for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Ireland. Initial SaorEd offerings will include English language courses, information technology (IT) skills, healthcare, and career preparation courses. The courses will be mostly in English, with some in Arabic. SaorEd is built on the Kiron online learning platform which has been designed specifically for refugees and underserved communities. Speakers at the...
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17
JAN
2022

Confident Me Programme: Meath Springboard

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Confident Me is a 9 week programme designed for children in 5th & 6th Class who have experienced adversity and difficulty in their young lives with the hope of enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. Some of the topics covered in the group include communication skills; dealing with feelings; peer pressure and developing skills to manage difficult situations. Some of the activities include: Design a T-Shirt, Relaxation Jars, Worry Tree When: Every Tuesday for 9 weeks commencing on 15th February 2022 Time: 3.30- 4.30 p.m. Cost: €25 for 9 weeks (can be paid in instalments) Where:...
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17
JAN
2022

Non-Violent Resistance Programme: Trim – closing date for registration 24th January 2022

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The Non Violent Resistance programme helps to empower parents to take positive action to end the violent and controlling behaviours. The programme has proven to be effective for many families where young people are controlling, violent or  abusive towards their parents/ carers. An introductory one to one session with parents will take place during the month of February and group sessions will start on 2nd March 2022. The programme will run for 9 weeks every Wednesday (excluding Easter school holidays) from 10am to 12.30pm in Trim FRC, 15 Wellington Avenue, C15 FC03 and will be facilitated...
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17
JAN
2022

Mind Flow Project: Meath Wellness Hub – 1st & 2nd Feb 2022

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Please find further information on the Mind Flow Project in the presentation below: The Mind Flow Project Over View 2022
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17
JAN
2022

MOVE Ireland: Information session & free training

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MOVE Ireland run behaviour change programmes for male perpetrators of domestic abuse, and also offer a support service to their (ex) partners. We have been in Meath for the past 12 years, running a programme called “Choices” which combines one to one and group work. We are raising awareness of Move Ireland and the Choices programme in Meath over the next few weeks through; The dissemination of our “better than this” posters and leaflets to relevant agencies and places where men may attend for other support services, The delivery of training/information sessions to frontline staff who may...
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17
JAN
2022

Boardmatch workshop: February 3rd 2022 11am – Meath Partnership

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Meath Partnership are  delivering a free workshop “Getting Board Renewal Right” on Thursday, February the 3rd at 11am. The content will include the following Succession Planning​ Reviewing the Skills on your Board​ Sourcing candidates Virtual Interviews​ Board Induction   The workshop will be hosted by Boardmatch.  Whilst it is specifically targeting boards it may also have useful information for committees and charities.   If anyone would like to register, please contact Angela Farrelly Email: angela.farrelly@meathpartnership.ie Phone:  086 8390448
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14
JAN
2022

Green Schools: Big Travel Challenge – February 2022

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The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2022. This year the Travel competition is celebrating seven years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling, wheeling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase physical activity in the darker winter months, when time spent outdoors is often reduced. The aim of the challenge is to promote a sustainable mode of transport of your choice for 10 days during the month of February. Everything you...
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14
JAN
2022

Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2021

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This grant is available to community groups for environmental improvement and recreational / community facility projects in the vicinity of the Carranstown waste management facility. Meath County Council and the Indaver Community Liaison Committee are inviting applications for grant assistance, under its Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2022, from community groups and organisations in the Carranstown / Duleek and surrounding areas. The scheme is funded by Indaver Ireland Ltd and administered by Meath County Council. Areas which qualify for the Grant Scheme: The area that Carranstown...
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13
JAN
2022

LMETB Community Education Spring 2022: Closing date 14th January for applications

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LMETB 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒎𝒏 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕/𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑻𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑽𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒔 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽? 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲? 𝗜𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵?   If you have answered 𝗬𝗘𝗦 we currently have the Community Education Autumn Tuition Application Open for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth.   𝗧𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 Click on https://forms.office.com/r/sfjLmrdYqz to apply online The latest date for receipt of completed applications is 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆...
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12
JAN
2022

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in January 2022

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  What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so...
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12
JAN
2022

ABC of Trauma: Half Day & One Day Trauma Informed Training for Services in Meath

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Tusla Louth Meath in collaboration with Meath CYPSC have commissioned Rock Pool to deliver the ABC of Trauma to organisations in Meath that work with children and families who have been affected by trauma. Rock Pool is a leading company that deals specifically within the realms of trauma and trauma based training modules. The ABC of Trauma training will enable delegates working with adults, children, and young people to understand the impact of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and Trauma Informed practice.  It looks at how trauma at an early age manifest itself...
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12
JAN
2022

Meet The Team – MLM Recovery Education: 20th & 27th January 2022 online

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Join us to meet your Recovery Education team in Laois & Offaly, Longford & Westmeath and Louth & Meath. Who are we? What do we do? The aim of the session is introduce you to the Recovery Education team members, in association with the HSE and Mental Health Ireland. Also to give a brief overview of what we do and to answer any questions you might have. It is central to our work to build relations and work collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their family members/carers/supporters, community partners, linking in with community and voluntary...
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12
JAN
2022

Mental Health Engagement – Staff Sessions: Tue 18th January 2022

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Mental Health Engagement Staff Information Session   Do you work with people who access HSE Mental Health Services? Find out how Service Users, Family Members or Carers can get involved in mental health engagement   When?                                 Tuesday 18th January 2022 Time?                                   1 – 2 pm Online: register interest by e mailing mhengage.mlm@hse.ie or click on the link in pdf on the day. Who is this for?                 Staff working in HSE Mental Health Services   For more information contact Mental Health Engagement:...
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10
JAN
2022

LMETB Community Education Spring 2022: Closing date 14th January for applications

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LMETB 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒎𝒏 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕/𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑻𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑽𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒔 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽? 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲? 𝗜𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵?   If you have answered 𝗬𝗘𝗦 we currently have the Community Education Autumn Tuition Application Open for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth.   𝗧𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 Click on https://forms.office.com/r/sfjLmrdYqz to apply online The latest date for receipt of completed applications is 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆...
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10
JAN
2022

New Migrant Network Community Development Project: Cultur Migrants Centre

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Cultúr are delighted to officially announce our new project, Migrant Network Community Development Project. The project will raise awareness of, and directly challenge social exclusion and inequality experienced by local ethnic minority groups to proactively create opportunities to address the intersecting issues of poverty, racism and isolation. Learn more about the project here: https://tinyurl.com/4u92rfyd
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10
JAN
2022

East Coast Family Resource Centre: Mental Health & Parenting Workshops 2022

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Spring 2022 schedule Workshops 2022   Contact:  Phone: 041 9812230  Mobile: 087 6443364  Email: frc@crannsupportgroup.ie
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04
JAN
2022

Community Activities Fund 2021: closing date 31st Jan 2022

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Please be advised that the Community Activities Fund 2021 is open for applications. This funding is being provided to enhance community facilities, to support community groups impacted by the Pandemic and to address disadvantage in County Meath.  Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects.  The total allocation for Meath for 2021 is as follows: €174,647 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs. €111,139 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy...
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04
JAN
2022

Community Amenity Project Scheme 2021: EXTENDED closing date – 31st January 2022

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The Community Amenity Projects Scheme 2021 is now open for applications. Details can be found at : https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-amenity-project-scheme   Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project...
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04
JAN
2022

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022: closing date 31st January 2022

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The Built Heritage Investment Scheme is now open for 2022. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. This Scheme aims to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects across the country and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment. Closing date for applications: Monday, 31st January 2022   Please find links to...
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04
JAN
2022

Historic Structures Fund 2022: – closing date 31st January 2022

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The Historic Structures Fund for 2022 is now open.   The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.   Historic Structures Fund 2022 Closing date for applications: Monday, 31st January 2022 While the primary responsibility to care for and maintain a protected structure rests with the owner, the Historic Structures Fund will invest essential capital in our valuable built heritage and help the owners and custodians of historic structures to safeguard them...
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04
JAN
2022

Heritage Capacity Fund 2022: Heritage Council – closing date 11th January 2022

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The Heritage Capacity Fund 2022 is now open for applications until Tues 11th January 2022 at 5pm. The scheme for 2022 builds upon and replaces the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021.  It aims to build the capacity of organisations, with a demonstrated national relevance, working in the heritage sector by providing funding towards their core costs: to build capacity in the heritage sector by developing and strengthening the skills, processes, and resources that heritage organisations need to survive, adapt, and thrive following the Covid-19 pandemic. to support heritage organisations who...
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30
DEC
2021

Contact Numbers for Support Services

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Support for older people Alone  0818 222 024– Helpline open 8am-8pm for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Coronavirus. Website here Third Age Senior Line 1800 80 45 91– free phone service open 10am to 10pm. Website here Alzheimer Society of Ireland  1800 341 341-  National Helpline to make an appointment. Email  helpline@alzheimer.ie. Website here Sage Advocacy  0818 71 94 00 – support and advocacy service for older people. Website here Positive Age  & Local Link. Need Transport for Shopping, Health, Appointment? Call (046) 907 4830. Need a...
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24
DEC
2021

Think RSVP before you meet up: Covid19 advice from Government

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R.S.V.P. is the new Government campaign that aims to empower people to assess the risk involved in different activities by providing practical information and guidance. R.S.V.P. encourages people to be risk aware, to think before they meet up with others, and to ask themselves the right questions about Risk, Symptoms, Venue and People. Questions such as: Risk. What’s the risk? Am I vaccinated? Have I received my booster? Symptoms. Am I currently showing symptoms of COVID-19? Venue. Are they following the guidelines? Will I be wearing a mask? People.  How many people am I meeting? How many...
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24
DEC
2021

GOAL Mile Kilbride: Kilbride GFC, St.Stephen’s Day 2021 @12 noon

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All the community groups in Kilbride are coming together to organise a GOAL Mile on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon at Kilbride GFC Grounds. We are hoping to make the event truly a community event for all age groups in our community and wider and will be linking up with the Tidy Towns, GAA, Scoil Bhride, Scouts, ICA, Church, Lawn Bowls and other community groups, businesses and residents to support this fun event. We hope that it will be a great opportunity for the community to meet up in a safe environment on the day and add to the Christmas spirit as well as, of course, raising funds...
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22
DEC
2021

TidyTowns Newsletter 11/2021

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Please find links below to the 11th edition of the TidyTowns Newsletter 11/2021 along with and a collection of poetry, prose and photographs submitted by members of TidyTowns Groups. TidyTowns Issue 11 of 2021 – pdf TidyTowns Tales – pdf Newsletter links Issue 11 of 2021 – word  
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22
DEC
2021

Meath Child & Family Support Network – Newsletter: Winter 2021

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TUSLA – Meath Newsletter Nov 21 FINAL -pdf
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21
DEC
2021

EAPN Ireland: Newsflash December 2021

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland – Newsflash December 2021 EAPN Ireland would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2022. It has been an extremely challenging year for many, and moving past COVID-19 has been a slow and often disheartening process. We commend the commitment of those working on the front-line, health-workers, employees in hospitals, medical centres, nursing and care homes, those in education, in retail and transport, who continue to provide our essential services. The Community and Voluntary Sector has once again provided ongoing and...
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21
DEC
2021

Waterways Ireland: Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022

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AIMS OF THE COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANT SCHEME The aim of this scheme is to support projects that compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan. A copy of the Heritage Plan can be downloaded at www.waterwaysireland.org. This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue their work in this area or to start new initiatives.   PROJECT TIMEFRAME Only projects that can be completed before 31st October 2022 can be considered under this scheme. We appreciate that this is a tight timeframe and we would urge you...
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20
DEC
2021

HSE Covid19 Partner Pack: 17th December 2021

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We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you from this week are: COVID-19 vaccine booster:  People aged 50 and older, healthcare workers and people aged 16 and over with a high risk condition can now get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. It is very important to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster when it is due. Without a booster, you are more at risk of serious illness if you get COVID-19. There are now even more ways to get your COVID-19 booster. If you’re over 50, a...
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20
DEC
2021

COVID-19 vaccine: videos and posters – range of languages

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The HSE National Social Inclusion Office have developed video resources to support the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. It is hoped that the videos will be a helpful source of information about COVID-19 vaccination for people who are living in Ireland and whose primary language is not English. These video resources have been developed in partnership with the HSE National Immunisation Office (NIO), HSE Communications, Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and Translate Ireland. The resources are as follows:   COVID-19 Vaccine videos Available in 13 languages (Albanian, Georgian,...
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20
DEC
2021

Ciste Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022- fund for Irish Language Week

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Mar eolas tá ciste tacaíochta le haghaidh Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022 ar oscailt anois agus sinne ag glacadh le hiarratais go dtí 1 Feabhra más mian le grúpaí ó do cheantar cur isteach air. FYI, the support fund for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022 is now open and we are accepting applications until the 1st of February if groups from your area wish to apply.   Tá an fhoirm iarratais ar fáil anseo. The application form is available by pressing on ‘anseo’ in the line above.   Tá na coinníollacha ar fáil ag www.snag.ie/ciste  The conditions for the...
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20
DEC
2021

LMETB Community Education Spring 2022: Applications Open

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LMETB 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒎𝒏 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕/𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑻𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑽𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒔 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽? 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲? 𝗜𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵?   If you have answered 𝗬𝗘𝗦 we currently have the Community Education Autumn Tuition Application Open for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth.   𝗧𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 Click on https://forms.office.com/r/sfjLmrdYqz to apply online The latest date for receipt of completed applications is 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆...
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20
DEC
2021

CREATE: New & Opportunities – December 2021

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News from Create 2021 in Review In 2021, Create reaffirmed our commitment to connecting artists, communities, arts and civil society organisations in our belief that by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times. Our work would not be possible without the support of our funders, the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. We also wish to extend our heartfelt...
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20
DEC
2021

Well-being Framework Public Conversation – Survey closing date 9th January 2022

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The Well-being Framework for Ireland is the result of a Programme for Government commitment to move beyond using uniquely economic measures in gauging our progress as a country, to a more holistic approach which encompasses broader living standards. It allows consideration of key economical, societal and environmental goals simultaneously rather than sequentially or in isolation.   As you are aware the a wider public conversation on Ireland’s Wellbeing Framework continues to take place. Many thanks to all who have taken our survey to date, just a reminder that the closing date for...
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20
DEC
2021

E-Male Matters Newsletter – December 2021

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I am pleased to attach a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the December 2021 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI). E-Male Matters – December 2021 – pdf I hope that you will find something of interest to you in it.  You can also access an online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html
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20
DEC
2021

Tools for Engagement: Mental Health Service – January 2022 programme

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Tools for Engagement – a learning programme to support the work of local committees (Mental Health Forums) in the Midlands Louth Meath CHO8 area.   About this event All mental health service users, carers and family members in the CHO8 area are invited to participate in a learning programme to support the work of local committees (Mental Health Forums) in the CHO8 area. The forums work to develop and improve mental health services through a partnership arrangement between HSE services, people who have experience of mental health challenges, carers and family members.  ...
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20
DEC
2021

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in January 2022

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Living Well can help you to develop the skills and confidence to manage your health condition(s)   What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare...
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20
DEC
2021

COVID-19 vaccine multi lingual videos and posters

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The HSE National Social Inclusion Office have developed video resources to support the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. It is hoped that the videos will be a helpful source of information about COVID-19 vaccination for people who are living in Ireland and whose primary language is not English. These video resources have been developed in partnership with the HSE National Immunisation Office (NIO), HSE Communications, Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and Translate Ireland. The resources are as follows:   COVID-19 Vaccine videos Available in 13 languages (Albanian, Georgian,...
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20
DEC
2021

HSE Partner Pack 17th December 2021

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We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you from this week are: COVID-19 vaccine booster:  People aged 50 and older, healthcare workers and people aged 16 and over with a high risk condition can now get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. It is very important to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster when it is due. Without a booster, you are more at risk of serious illness if you get COVID-19. There are now even more ways to get your COVID-19 booster. If you’re over 50, a...
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16
DEC
2021

RSVP: Risk, Symptoms, Venue and People – Covid19 advice from Government

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R.S.V.P. is the new Government campaign that aims to empower people to assess the risk involved in different activities by providing practical information and guidance. R.S.V.P. encourages people to be risk aware, to think before they meet up with others, and to ask themselves the right questions about Risk, Symptoms, Venue and People. Questions such as: Risk. What’s the risk? Am I vaccinated? Have I received my booster? Symptoms. Am I currently showing symptoms of COVID-19? Venue. Are they following the guidelines? Will I be wearing a mask? People.  How many people am I meeting? How many...
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15
DEC
2021

Community Activities Fund 2021: open for applications – closing date 31st Jan 2022

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Please be advised that the Community Activities Fund 2021 is open for applications. This funding is being provided to enhance community facilities, to support community groups impacted by the Pandemic and to address disadvantage in County Meath.  Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects.  The total allocation for Meath for 2021 is as follows: €174,647 Current funding (Non-Pay) for use towards running/operating costs. €111,139 Capital funding for use towards carrying out necessary repairs and improvements to facilities, energy...
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15
DEC
2021

Communities Creating Jobs: Winter 2021 E-Magazine

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Communities Creating Jobs Please find link below to  our Winter 2021 E-Magazine Click here to view CCJ 2021 Winter E-Magazine   Highlights Lough Ree Access for All Community Finance Ireland – Thank you to the Change Makers Killmovee – A Community in Action Tammy Darcy: Humanitarian Awards Dunhill Hosts National Social Enterprise Conference  Also, Prof. Luke O’Neill, ITM & SuNSE Julian Walton: Recipient of Wallace Clare Award Barefoot Farm: The Story of a Family Business Social Enterprise Profile: Social Farming & Much more…   Kind Regards and Best...
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15
DEC
2021

GOAL Mile: Kilbride GFC, Kilbride – St.Stephen’s Day 2021 @12 noon

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All the community groups in Kilbride are coming together to organise a GOAL Mile on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon at Kilbride GFC Grounds. We are hoping to make the event truly a community event for all age groups in our community and wider and will be linking up with the Tidy Towns, GAA, Scoil Bhride, Scouts, ICA, Church, Lawn Bowls and other community groups, businesses and residents to support this fun event. We hope that it will be a great opportunity for the community to meet up in a safe environment on the day and add to the Christmas spirit as well as, of course, raising funds...
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14
DEC
2021

Community Amenity Project Scheme 2021 – Applications open: closing date 10th January 2022

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The Community Amenity Projects Scheme 2021 is now open for applications. Details can be found at : https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-amenity-project-scheme   Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project...
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13
DEC
2021

Age Friendly Ireland: Policy to Practice Webinar 2: COMMUNITY SUPPORT & HEALTH SERVICES – 14th December 2021

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Please find a link below to register: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/news/community-support-and-health-service/   
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13
DEC
2021

Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting: 14th December 2021 at 11am

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A Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting  (Midlands Louth Meath) is taking place on Tuesday 14th December 21 Who is this for?                People who use Mental Health Services, Family Members, Carers, Supporters Meeting Date :                  Tuesday 14th December  2021 Time:                                    11.00 am – 12.00 pm How to access?: Online.  Book through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mental-health-engagement-forum-tickets-208026461747  or e mail mhengage.mlm@hse.ie Tel: 087 3761 552   These meetings will take place online.  The link will be send before the...
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10
DEC
2021

Trim FRC: Community Survey for Trim and South Meath

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The Trim Family Resource Centre are looking for  input from local families in Trim and South Meath on services & needs in the community. The short survey  is available via this link https://forms.gle/XqyPiButnMygzz289 . The survey will help us to find out about the  needs and experiences of families living in our community. The results from the survey will help the Trim FRC to plan for supports and services over the next 3 years  
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10
DEC
2021

Community Monuments Fund 2022

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Meath County Council, in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2022. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments.   The Community Monuments Fund has 3 streams: Stream1 for essential repairs and capital works for the conservation and repair of archaeological monuments. Stream 2 for the development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports aimed at identifying measures for the conservation of archaeological...
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10
DEC
2021

Age Friendly Ireland: Policy to Practice Webinar 2: COMMUNITY SUPPORT & HEALTH SERVICES – 14th December 2021

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Please find a link below to register: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/news/community-support-and-health-service/   
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10
DEC
2021

Youth Work Ireland Meath: LGBTI+ Service Expansion & Updates

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LGBTI+ service expands to Laytown/Bettystown We have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of young people looking to avail of our LGBTI+ service during 2021. As a result, we have added a new group for LGBTI+ teens in the Laytown Bettystown area. The group is a safe space for young LGBTI+ members to discuss relevant issues, have fun and completely be themselves. Where: East Coast FRC When: Every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm This project is part funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund Through Meath County Council and in partnership with East Coast Family Resource Centre.  Our Navan service...
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10
DEC
2021

Young Carer’s Group: open registration day – Saturday 11th December 2021: YWI Meath

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The Young Carer’s Group open registration day takes place on Saturday 11th December from 1-3pm Location is Youth Work Ireland Meath, St Marys Church Grounds, Trimgate Street, Navan. Contect: Lisa Moroney, Youth Work Navan 087 0906062
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10
DEC
2021

Think Housing Build Accessible: National Campaign

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Irish Wheelchair Association have launched a national campaign calling for a review of the Building regulations (Part M Access and User) to address the severe shortage of wheelchair accessible houses available to rent or buy in public and private market, leaving thousands of people with disabilities with no choice other than to live in unsuitable settings like nursing homes or with aging parents. The campaign is highlighting the absence of wheelchair accessible homes to rent or buy in Ireland and is calling on the government to review the building regulations and increase wheelchair...
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10
DEC
2021

Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting: 14th December 2021 at 11am

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A Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting  (Midlands Louth Meath) is taking place on Tuesday 14th December 21 Who is this for?                People who use Mental Health Services, Family Members, Carers, Supporters Meeting Date :                  Tuesday 14th December  2021 Time:                                    11.00 am – 12.00 pm How to access?: Online.  Book through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mental-health-engagement-forum-tickets-208026461747  or e mail mhengage.mlm@hse.ie Tel: 087 3761 552 These meetings will take place online.  The link will be send before the...
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10
DEC
2021

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 08.12.2021

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Events: Immigrant Council of Ireland are launching an anti-trafficking toolkit at an online presentation. The project TRIPS (identification of TRafficked International Protection beneficiaries’ Special needs), a two year, pan-European project that researches and documents the unique special needs of victims of human trafficking who are in the process of applying for international protection formalises recommendations through an expert report and toolkit developed for frontline service providers (e.g. Immigration and border officials, law enforcement, NGOs, etc.). 2021 marks the conclusion...
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09
DEC
2021

Connecting Ireland: Consultation on rural transport plan – closing date 10th December 2021

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Connecting Ireland is a major public transport initiative developed by the National Transport Authority (NTA). The aim of the plan is to increase connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns. The Connecting Ireland proposals for Meath services are available below: Meath: Proposals, network tables, and maps are available to view here. What will Connecting Ireland proposals mean for Meath? Improved access to Dublin from Navan & Kells. New interurban bus route across the county between Drogheda and Mullingar/Athlone via Slane, Navan, Trim and Ballivor....
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09
DEC
2021
09
DEC
2021

HSE Bereavement Support

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The HSE has launched a new public information campaign to raise awareness of enhanced supports and services available for people who are experiencing bereavement. The campaign aims to help people understand their own grief, provide advice for those supporting people who have been bereaved and to raise awareness of support services available. In partnership with Irish Hospice Foundation, the improved supports in place include, dedicated pages on HSE.ie http://www.hse.ie/grief  hospital resource packs and a commitment to funding five hospital-based Bereavement Liaison Officers to support...
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09
DEC
2021

Community Amenity Project Scheme 2021 – Applications open

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The Community Amenity Projects Scheme 2021 is now open for applications. Details can be found at : https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-amenity-project-scheme   Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project...
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08
DEC
2021

Storm Barra: stay safe & take care

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Storm Barra continues to bring very windy conditions today with further damaging gusts. Please continue to take extra care on the roads today. See active warnings https://www.met.ie/warnings/today   ⚠️ Very strong winds could make driving conditions hazardous, especially for cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and high-sided vehicles. Slow down and allow extra distance, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel, and continually scan for other road users and pedestrians. ⚠️ Do not drive through any flooded areas, be particularly vigilant near bridges and rivers ⚠️ Do not approach fallen...
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02
DEC
2021

Connecting Ireland: Consultation on rural transport needs – closing date 10th December 2021

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Connecting Ireland is a major public transport initiative developed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) with the aim of increasing connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns. The plan aims to improve mobility in rural areas, and it will do this by providing better connections between villages and towns by linking these areas with an enhanced regional network connecting cities and regional centres nationwide. To view county-by-county proposals, network tables, and maps, please visit the Connecting Ireland website by clicking here. To submit your...
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02
DEC
2021

MCC Arts Office: Winter 2021 Newsletter

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Please find  a link below to the Meath County Council Arts Office Winter 2021  Newsletter: Arts Office Winter 2021 Newsletter – pdf
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02
DEC
2021

Clár na nÓg: Youth Sector Updates – December 2021

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National Youth Council of Ireland  News, training, events, opportunities and more   Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls STEAM training and grants for Youthreach rolling applications until December Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Digital Media Literacy Course – by CyberSafe Kids Starts Jan 12 2022 Meditation Sessions series ongoing   SPARK Youth Arts Festival – Save the Date We are delighted to announce the SPARK Youth Arts Festival! Join us online and in-person from February 14th – 18th 2022 for a celebration of...
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02
DEC
2021

2022 Artist’s Residency Bursary: Meath County Council Arts Office & Culturel Irlandais Paris

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Continuing their partnership for a fourth year, Centre Culturel Irlandais and Meath County Council Arts Office will work together to support an individual artist from Meath to spend a month in Paris. Open to practising professional artists of all disciplines living in County Meath, the bursary will provide: a month-long residency at the prestigious Parisian centre, and include travel from Ireland, accommodation, and a stipend of €750.00 towards expenses. During the residency, the successful artist will have the opportunity to develop their creative practice and ideas and gain inspiration...
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02
DEC
2021

Heritage Capacity Fund 2022

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The Heritage Capacity Fund 2022 is now open for applications until Tues 11th January 2022 at 5pm. The scheme for 2022 builds upon and replaces the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021.  It aims to build the capacity of organisations, with a demonstrated national relevance, working in the heritage sector by providing funding towards their core costs: to build capacity in the heritage sector by developing and strengthening the skills, processes, and resources that heritage organisations need to survive, adapt, and thrive following the Covid-19 pandemic. to support heritage organisations who...
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02
DEC
2021

Artist in the Community Scheme Mentoring Award: new for 2022

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As part of a new offering under the Artist in the Community Scheme, Create is disseminating this open call for a Mentoring Award. For five selected artists, Create’s new mentoring award offers a three-month period of capacity building and arts practice development through dialogue with an experience collaborative socially engaged artist mentor. Here is a link to the open call with full details: https://www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-mentoring-award/pilot-aic-scheme-mentoring-award/
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01
DEC
2021

Survey for Community Groups on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Ireland

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The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (DTCAGSM) are surveying community groups on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Ireland in order to inform future policy in this area. Intangible Cultural Heritage covers cultural practices and skills such as: Oral traditions and expressions; Performing arts; Social practices, rituals and festive events; Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; and Traditional craftsmanship.   The survey along with further background information  is contained in the link below: ...
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01
DEC
2021

Meath Rivers: consultation event 2nd December 2021 at 7pm: LAWPRO

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MEATH Rivers NEED YOUR HELP! Come to an online meeting to hear more and have your say 2nd December @7pm via Zoom REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/8edtp2vh   Meeting Details: The draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022-2027 is the government’s plan to address water quality issues. This meeting will discuss the plan and how you can influence it to improve your local waters. For more information contact Thomas Carolan, Community Water Officer on 085-871 6896 or tcarolan@lawaters.ie   You can also learn more about the Draft Plan via the Virtual Public Consultation Room...
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01
DEC
2021

Services.LocalGov.ie : launch of new website on local government services

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Services.LocalGov.ie  is a new website which aims to make services more accessible and to improve communications and engagement with the public by presenting all local government service information in one website. Services.LocalGov.ie provides, for the first time, a comprehensive list of the services provided to the public as well as a pathway to access those services locally. It presents that information in a clear and accessible manner, in both the Irish and English languages, and the site will be continually updated as new local authority services become available or are updated....
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29
NOV
2021

‘Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe’ webinar: 10th December 2021 11-12.30pm

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The ‘Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe’ webinar  is taking place in association with ‘16 days of Action’ against gender-based violence on December 10th from 11-12.30pm. Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe’, is a short animation created as part of the ‘Empower kids – Children’s participation project 2021’. This year’s theme is “What matters for children and young people living with domestic violence and abuse” This multi-agency project facilitated by Barnardos and together with: Cope Domestic Violence Service Galway, Mayo Women’s Support services, Longford Women’s Link, Meath Women’s Refuge...
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28
NOV
2021

Meath Rivers: consultation event with LAWPRO – 2nd December 2021 at 7pm

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MEATH Rivers NEED YOUR HELP! Come to an online meeting to hear more and have your say 2nd December @7pm via Zoom REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/8edtp2vh   Meeting Details: The draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022-2027 is the government’s plan to address water quality issues. This meeting will discuss the plan and how you can influence it to improve your local waters. For more information contact Thomas Carolan, Community Water Officer on 085-871 6896 or tcarolan@lawaters.ie Online at www.lawaters.ie | Facebook @LAWPROteam | Twitter @watersprogramme  
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26
NOV
2021

Free Drop off Days for Toys: 29th November – December 4th 2021

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Free Drop off days for Old/Broken/Unwanted Toys will be held at Navan, Kells and Trim recycling centres starting from Monday, November 29 until Saturday, December 4. Any type of indoor and outdoor childrens toys – dolls, trikes, bikes, teddies, games, electronic toys, slides, wendy houses etc will be accepted. St Vincent de Paul will visit the recycling centre during the Toy collection and will take toys which they can reuse. The remaining toys will go for recycling (ie metal and wood recovery) and disposal. There is no gate fee if you are only bringing toys.  
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26
NOV
2021

Strategic Planning Workshop for Clubs: Meath Sports Partnership – Wednesday 8th December 7.30pm

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Meath LSP in association with 2 into 3 Consultants are delivering a Strategic Planning Webinar for sports clubs on Wednesday, December 8 at 7.30pm-9pm online via Zoom. This webinar will help set clear direction to club’s objectives to ensure focused future development. This webinar is aimed at sports clubs with ambition to grow their club sustainably. What topics are covered? Why your club needs a strategic plan What is a robust strategic plan? How to develop an ambitious & achievable plan What are the next steps?   After attending you will: Appreciate the importance of strategic...
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26
NOV
2021

IntegrateAbility: online conference Tuesday November 30th 2021 10.30am – Meath Partnership

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Meath Partnership are hosting IntegrateAbility Online Conference on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 via Zoom at 10.30 am – 1 pm, which will showcase a selection of support services that are available for people with disabilities that may be facing challenges related to gaining employment and/or integration. On the day, we will share key information and resources from the Bridges Erasmus+ project that addresses the challenge of social and employment integration of people with disabilities. Our free educational resources will be shared with all attendees. For more information please contact...
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25
NOV
2021

Tidy Towns Newsletter – Issue 10 November 2021

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Please find a link below to the 10th edition of the TidyTowns Newsletter 10/2021. Tidy Towns Newsletter – Issue 10 2021   Also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. Newsletter links Issue 10 of 2021   The newsletter contains the following: 2021 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition Winners TidyTowns Grant Articles from TidyTowns Groups – Belmullet, Tullamore, Dromiskin & Baltinglass Cork Volunteer Awards – Clonakilty TidyTowns 3 for the Sea Poets Corner   If you are aware of any group that would like to submit an article to us, please ask...
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24
NOV
2021

Bettystown Tidy Towns: Food & Craft Fair on Saturday December 4th from 12 noon

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Bettystown Tidy Towns is holding a Food & Craft Fair on Saturday December 4th from 12 noon to 5.00 pm in Scoil Oilibheir Naofa, Bettystown. The funds raised from the stall fees charged to traders will be donated to the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. There are forty stalls with a wide range of products from baked goods to Indian and Arabic foods, wood turning, wooden toys, festive decorations, limited edition prints, artwork, hampers, modelling clay, jams and honey, to name but a few. An outdoor seated refreshments area will also be created where shoppers can select from freshly...
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23
NOV
2021

JAM Card Campaign

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Transport for Ireland along with Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, TFI Local Link and Luas are continuing our journey to become JAM Card friendly. The Jam Card will assist customers using the public transport system and make their experience as stress-free as possible.   What is JAM Card and who is it for? JAM Card allows people with a communication barrier tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily. The JAM Card© was created by NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future...
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23
NOV
2021

Transport Users Advisory Group: NTA

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The National Transport Authority (NTA) is establishing a Transport Users Advisory Group. It invites applications from suitably qualified people who can bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to the group. The candidates of this Advisory Group will include regular users of public transport including train, tram, bus, coach and taxi services. They can provide a valuable insight into how they interact with the various types of public transport. It will also include people who are engaged in active travel including cyclists and pedestrians. These are not paid positions but travel and...
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22
NOV
2021

Layer up: Guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community

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Government has updated the public health advice posters. Layer Up is a cross-Government campaign which encourages us to layer up on the behaviours to protect from Covid-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing face masks, washing/sanitising our hands frequently, keeping our distance, meet up outdoors where possible, and ensuring indoor spaces are well ventilated. A series of posters are available free to download at gov.ie/LayerUp. Please see Partner Pack content below: Layer Up Partner Pack Nov 2021 – pdf More information: gov.ie/LayerUp
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22
NOV
2021

Meath Rivers: consultation event with LAWPRO – 2nd December 2021 at 7pm

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MEATH Rivers NEED YOUR HELP! Come to an online meeting to hear more and have your say 2nd December @7pm via Zoom REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/8edtp2vh   Meeting Details: The draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022-2027 is the government’s plan to address water quality issues. This meeting will discuss the plan and how you can influence it to improve your local waters. For more information contact Thomas Carolan, Community Water Officer on 085-871 6896 or tcarolan@lawaters.ie Online at www.lawaters.ie | Facebook @LAWPROteam | Twitter @watersprogramme  
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22
NOV
2021

Mental Health Engagement Local Forum Meeting: 23rd November 2021 11am (online)

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Join your mental health engagement local forum  Who is this for?                People who use Mental Health Services, Family Members, Carers, Supporters Meeting Date:                  Tuesday 23rd November 2021 Time:                                   11.00 am – 12.00 pm   How to access?: Online.  Book through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mental-health-engagement-forum-tickets-208026461747  or e mail mhengage.mlm@hse.ie / Tel: 087 3761 552   These meetings will take place online.  The link will be send before the...
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19
NOV
2021

Minding Your Wellbeing Programme: HSE

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Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. Minding Your Wellbeing is brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing. It aims to help you develop a positive outlook by looking after your mental health and wellbeing. The programme provides an opportunity for you to learn more about: mindfulness gratitude self-care resilience   It has been adapted from a face-to-face programme as a series of 5 videos. Each video is about 20 minutes.   Video 1:...
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19
NOV
2021

Be Winter-Ready 2021/2022 campaign

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                The main objectives of the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ information campaign are:  To provide practical advice on how best to prepare for the coming winter.  To ensure the public are aware of where advice and help can be found, if needed, and  To reassure the public that preparations are being made and arrangements have been put in place to ensure that there will be a coordinated response to severe weather events.   Through a dedicated website www.winterready.ie, advice is being made available from a wide number of sources including...
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