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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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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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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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19
NOV
2021

Young Carers Support Group: YWI Meath

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Do you know a young carer? A young carer is a young person that is affected by or has to look after a family member who has a serious illness, disability, mental health issue or addition. Youth Work Ireland Meath are creating a Young Carers Suppprt Group. To find out more contact Lisa 087 0906062 lisa@youthworkirelandmeath.ie  
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19
NOV
2021

Historic Structures Fund 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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19
NOV
2021

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022: open for applications

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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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19
NOV
2021

Adult Safeguarding Day: 19th November 2021

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Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event takes place on Friday November 19, 2021. The event is being coordinated by Safeguarding Ireland – in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors. The aim is to raise a greater awareness and understanding of safeguarding with respect to 1) rights 2) services and 3) empowerment. What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding is putting measures in place to uphold our rights, to support our health and wellbeing, to reduce our risk of harm – and to empower us to protect ourselves. Safeguarding...
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18
NOV
2021

WOW: Wider Opportunities for Women in Louth and Meath – free courses from LMETB

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Louth Meath ETB are currently recruiting for a new programme which will be commencing from next week  WOW – WIDER OPPORTUNITES FOR WOMEN in Louth and Meath.   Locations Navan – Venue to be confirm Ballivor/Kildaley/Enfield  – Venue to be confirmed Kells – FET Centre – Bective Street, Kells   This programme will cover Personal Effectiveness Personal Care & Presentation Confidence Building Mindfulness Yoga   We will host various workshops through out the course Dress for Success Flower Arranging HSE Health Cookery Course MABS Citizen Advice LMETB – Education and...
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18
NOV
2021

Government: Covid-19 Public health measures in place right now -18th November 2021

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Following public health advice, the government has agreed a range of measures aimed at interrupting the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Source: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/   Coming into place immediately Household close contacts who are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms should restrict their movements until they have 3 negative antigen test results taken within a 5-day period.   Coming into place from midnight Thursday 18 November everyone should revert to working from home unless it is necessary to attend the workplace in person....
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18
NOV
2021

New guidelines for Local and Economic Community Plan (LECP) development

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, have launched new guidelines on the development of Local and Economic Community Plans. Please find a link below to download: LECP Guidelines 2021 – pdf   Updated guidelines focus on sustainable development and increased collaboration with communities Local and Economic Community Plans (LECPs) detail how Local Authorities will support economic and community development in their areas over the next six years. The new guidelines will...
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18
NOV
2021

Skills Building for Mental Health Engagement: for people who use mental health services, family members, carer supporters

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Tools for Engagement Who is this training for?  People who use Mental Health Services, Family Members, Carers Information Session:   Friday 26th November 2021 Training Dates:  Friday 3rd, 10th Dec & Jan 2022 (dates TBC) Booking: Time:  11.00 am – 1.00 pm   Training format: Online. Book through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tools-for-engagement-tickets-208048006187 or e mail mhengage.mlm@hse.ie Tel: 087 3761 552
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18
NOV
2021

Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme

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Parents Plus is a charity based in the Mater Hospital, which designs evidence-based parenting and mental health programmes and trains professionals to run them. The charity is now launching the new Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme, which is designed to support families to improve their health and well-being.   By training in the Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme professionals will learn how to support parents to: Understand how to improve their families health and well-being Promote healthy eating and mealtimes Incorporate active play and physical activities into their...
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18
NOV
2021

Non Violent Resistance Programme for Parents in Trim FRC

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Trim Family Resource Centre and SMART Project are planning to run a Non Violent Resistance Programme for parents who experience child to parent violence at home. 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. Prior registration is required – closing date for registration is 24th January 2022. An introductory one to one session with parents will take place...
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18
NOV
2021

Greater Dublin Area (GDA) Draft Transport Strategy 2022-2042: Consultation

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Last week, the National Transport Authority (NTA) commenced a second round of public consultation on the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) Draft Transport Strategy 2022-2042. The public consultation period for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) Draft Transport Strategy 2022-2042 will run until Friday 17th December 2021. This consultation is taking place online, allowing the public to provide their views on the proposals. The following information can be found on our website here.   GDA Draft Transport Strategy document – Available in English, Irish and accessible PDF. GDA Draft Transport Strategy...
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18
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 meeting.
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18
NOV
2021

European Study about Quality in Youth Volunteering

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As part of an Erasmus+ project, Volunteer Ireland are creating the first European Quality Standards for Youth Volunteering. A major part of this project is a consultation with all EU countries in order to identify the most commonly used quality standards in the youth voluntary sector in each country. To find out more please click here. In this regard, we would be most grateful for the input of charities or voluntary organisations  through the survey link below: European study about quality in youth volunteering (google.com)
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18
NOV
2021

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Programme Bulletin 18.11.2021

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Events: Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation’s Intercultural & Refugee Programme and Women’s Leadership Programme are hosting a panel discussion entitled ‘Section 42 For You’ as part of South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) Social Inclusion Week TODAY at 2pm. Moderated by Bashir Otukoya, featuring panellists Selina Bonnie, Amina Moustafa and Omolola Adesina and with new poetry commissioned by Didier Ngaboyeka and Daniel Kamenyezi, you can learn more from the image attached and register here.   The African Professional Network Ireland (APNI) and HoaQ present: Doing...
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17
NOV
2021

Age Friendly Ireland: Climate Action Workshops on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd  November at 11am

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Join Age Friendly Ireland for a Climate Action Workshop on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd  November at 11am   Let’s Talk Climate Action is a 3 hour online workshop delivered over two sessions (1.5 hours per session). Led by Gavin Harte, the workshop offers an introduction to Climate Action and Sustainable Development and assists participants to build climate action capacity within their local Age Friendly groups. The Workshop is open to any older person and anyone interested in the Age Friendly agenda. It is a free workshop funded by the Climate Action Regional Offices.   The...
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16
NOV
2021

Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2)

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Strand 2: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing, of the Community Climate Action Programme is now open to not for profit organisations, non-government organisations, universities, third level institutions, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and libraries. Partnerships/Consortiums are welcome to apply.  Organisations interested in applying must complete and submit their on-line application form before the deadline of 3pm (15:00hrs) on the 14th  January, 2022. Source:...
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16
NOV
2021

“Heritage Keepers”: free programme for schools & communities – Heritage Council & Burrenbeo Trust

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The Heritage Council is teaming up with the Burrenbeo Trust to launch the Heritage Keepers pilot programme.   ‘Heritage Keepers’ is a free programme for schools and communities that will enable them to work together to explore the built, natural, and cultural heritage of their local place and then plan an action or actions to enhance their place. The ‘Heritage Keepers’ programme will initially be offered to a limited number of schools and communities nationwide, through a series of five 2-hour workshops. In-person, online and blended learning options will be made available and there...
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16
NOV
2021

Creative Technologies Training in November/December 2021

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Kinia have new training opportunities coming up in November and December in our Creative Technologies project sponsored by Creative Ireland. The training will be running online in 2 two-hour sessions over two weeks. There are 4 different training types with the dates listed below. All participants will receive a kit with equipment for use in their work with young people based on the training that they complete. The training is available to staff and volunteers working with young people in out of classroom settings (e.g. youth work organisations, school completion programmes, family...
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12
NOV
2021

Jigsaw Meath: new workshop “Taking Care of Mental Health” for young people (18 to 25 years)

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Jigsaw Meath are delighted to announce a brand new workshop for young people aged 18 to 25 years titled Taking Care of Mental Health. We currently have availability to deliver this workshop for 2 clubs, community groups or community organisations. This workshop was co-designed by members of our Youth Advisory Panel (young volunteers age 16 to 25) and will be co-facilitated by me, Jigsaw Meath Youth and Community Engagement Worker and one or two members of our Youth Advisory Panel. This workshop can be delivered face to face or online. If you have club/group members in this age range that...
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12
NOV
2021

Connecting Ireland Consultation

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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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12
NOV
2021

Children First: A Guide to the Implementation of Children First in the Youth Work Sector – NYCI

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Following on from Tusla’s National Children First Awareness Week,  the National  Youth Council of Ireland have an important new resource to share. Do you want to know more about your responsibilities in child safeguarding and child protection under Children First as a youth service manager, senior youth worker, or volunteer? Our Child Protection Programme has created a simple guide in order to support you. Please find a link below to download: Children First – A Guide to the Implementation of Children First in the Youth Work Sector.
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12
NOV
2021

Research Mapping Development Education across Ireland 2021: Saolta-Development Perspectives

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Saolta-Development Perspectives (DP), a DFA-Irish Aid funded NGO charged with, among other things, providing and promoting Development Education-Global Citizenship Education (DE-GCE) in the Irish Adult and Community Education/Community Development sector. Saolta-Development Perspectives (DP) are conducting a  ‘mapping’ out Development Education-Global Citizenship Education and Training activity across Ireland – who’s doing what, type of DE-GCE activity, etc. The research includes a short online survey (see link below). This in turn will help in identifying gaps in...
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12
NOV
2021

DRCD announce €9 million Fund to support community groups impacted by COVID-19

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Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien announce €9 million Fund to support community groups impacted by COVID-19  ‘Fund to provide small grants for community groups impacted by the Pandemic’ Facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres to be supported Supporting community groups a key focus of ‘Our Rural Future’ Media release: Thursday, 11 November 2021 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, have today announced a €9...
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11
NOV
2021

Adult Safeguarding Day: 19th November 2021

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Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event takes place on Friday November 19, 2021. The event is being coordinated by Safeguarding Ireland – in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors. The aim is to raise a greater awareness and understanding of safeguarding with respect to 1) rights 2) services and 3) empowerment. What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding is putting measures in place to uphold our rights, to support our health and wellbeing, to reduce our risk of harm – and to empower us to protect ourselves. Safeguarding...
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10
NOV
2021

Notice of Draft Ministerial Direction – Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027

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Section 31 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (As Amended) Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027 NOTICE OF DRAFT MINISTERIAL DIRECTION Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 31 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), that on 2 November 2021, the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, consequent to a recommendation made to him by the Office of the Planning Regulator under section 31AM(8) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), has delivered notice of the Minister’s intent to issue a Direction to Meath County...
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09
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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09
NOV
2021

STATUS Toolkit: Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services – free workshops from Involve CLG

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Involve Clg are offering free workshops and trainings to all universal and mainstream organisations who wish to enhance  their inclusivity for young people and adults from the Travelling Community. STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services) Toolkit is a tool that services can use to ensure a best practice approach to service provision. The purpose of the STATUS Toolkit is to provide a Quality Assurance (QA) Framework whereby youth work organisations can engage in a process of self-evaluation and agree a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) to support their educational,...
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09
NOV
2021

Social Justice Ireland: Policy Conference – 17th November 2021 10am

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Please join Social Justice Ireland for our 2021 Annual Social Policy Conference, Social Rights for All? Time to Deliver on the European Social Rights to hear from international and national experts on how to secure a more sustainable and inclusive future for all. The European Union never fully recovered from the financial crisis and without substantial and coordinated action now, the current social and economic crisis could destroy it.  A strong response based on the European Social Model is required.  This response must be based on investment in a sustainable future, in our social and...
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09
NOV
2021

Free fundraising webinar: 9.30am Wednesday 10th November 2021

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Webinar: Moving beyond the A-Z of Fundraising- 10 Fundraising Megatips This webinar will take you beyond the basics of Fundraising, and talk about some real-life issues that nonprofits face, with a practical approach to tackle them. We will also discuss the best practices and a step-by-step journey that you should follow towards achieving your fundraising goals with your limited resources and the right fundraising mix. Please find a link below to register: Goodera Fundraising Webinar 10th November 2021  
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09
NOV
2021

Communities Caring for Water Conference 2021: 20th November at 9.30am – Local Authority Water Programme

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The Communities Caring for Waters Conference will be held online again this year on Saturday 20th November from 9:30 to 14:00. An exciting agenda has been put together which will look at forming new groups and actions we can take to deliver successful river projects. Places on this virtual conference are limited to 500 people on the day. To register for this conference go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communities-caring-for-water-2021-tickets-201650711707   Please find conference agenda below: Agenda 9.30am: Welcome and keynote address Mark Lloyd, The Rivers Trust Ray Spain, LAWPRO...
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09
NOV
2021

NCBI Live webinar -‘More Than a Seat at The Table’ : Thursday 18th Nov 2021, 3-4pm

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  More than a seat at the table – experiences of people who are blind and vision impaired in decision making Entry Fee: Free Virtual Online Date: November 18 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Organiser:  Aoife Watson  aoife.watson@ncbi.ie   At this live webinar,  you will hear from people who are blind or vision impaired  about their experience of having their voices heard in the public policy conversations that affects their right to live independent lives. Their stories of stepping into representative positions, often with no previous experience will inspire you. They are...
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09
NOV
2021

Sleep Workshop: Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 10am – Meath Partnership

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As part of the Healthy Ireland Initiative Meath Partnership  are, rolling out a workshop on the importance of sleep to our overall health please see attached.  The workshop takes place on Wednesday 10th November from (10am – 11am)  and will be presented by Deirdre O’Connor, Sleep Therapist and founder of Deep Sleep Clinic.  Please fin an Eventbrite link below to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-importance-of-sleep-is-your-body-getting-the-rest-it-needs-tickets-204988224297?aff=ebdsoporgprofile 
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08
NOV
2021

Positive Age & Local Link: supports for older people in Meath

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Need Transport for Shopping, Health, Appointment? CALL: (046) 907 4830 Need a weekly call, for a chat? CALL: (046) 948 3030 Email: posagemeath@gmail.com   Positive Age is a county-wide volunteering service that assists older people living in County Meath by making weekly phone calls. Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal provide rural transport for shopping, health and social activities. Working together, we can give extra support. Positive Age and Local Link Louth, Meath & Fingal will not pass on information without your consent.
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08
NOV
2021

Food Waste Roadshow in Navan Recycling Centre: 12th November 2021

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A Food Waste Roadshow will visit Navan Recycling Centre distributing free starter packs with a kitchen caddy, bin liners and information leaflets. Please visit from 10am – 3pm to collect your pack. If you have any further queries, please contact Bernadine Carry at bernadine.carry@meathcoco.ie
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07
NOV
2021

Meath PPN 2021 Re-Registration: closing date 14th November

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The Meath PPN is  currently  carrying out a 2021 re-registration of  all  it’ s members groups. Re-registration is a process to confirm if a group wishes to remain as a PPN member or otherwise.  It also allows us to update member group information and contact details in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  All current member groups in the PPN are being issued with this request. The benefits and opportunities of PPN membership are outlined below along with a change to grant application requirements. A time-frame and next steps are also outlined.   Benefits:...
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05
NOV
2021

Fostering: online information evening – 8th November 2021 at 7pm

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Tusla Louth Meath are hosting an online  Fostering Information Evening on Monday 8 November from 7pm to 8pm. This event will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about fostering for Tusla, hear from an experienced foster carer and answer queries you may have. Registration for the event is via Eventbrite, using the link below. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tusla-fostering-online-information-session-louth-meath-tickets-196563345257?aff=erelexpmlt   Anyone interested in finding out more about fostering for TUSLA Louth Meath  is also invited to contact us directly at:...
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05
NOV
2021

Community Water Development Fund 2022: launching 20th November

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Community Water Development Fund 2022: launching 20th November!  The Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage funds LAWPRO to provide the Community Water Development Fund. This fund supports community groups to enhance the quality of local streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. The fund has been in place since 2017, with growing interest year on year. The fund delivers a broad range of water projects that benefit the amenity of local areas. Types of projects approved for funding include: Awareness raising initiatives such as river clean ups, biodiversity information...
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05
NOV
2021

Climate Action Plan 2021

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The Climate Action Plan 2021 provides a detailed plan for taking decisive action to achieve a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and setting us on a path to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government and set out in the Climate Act 2021. It will put Ireland on a more sustainable path; cut emissions; create a cleaner, greener economy and society; and protect us from the devastating consequences of climate change. It is a huge opportunity to create new jobs and grow businesses in areas like offshore wind;...
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05
NOV
2021

COP26 Side Event – November 09 19:30 – Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future: Government, Energy Sector and Civil Society working together to accelerate decarbonisation.

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Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future: Government, Energy Sector and Civil Society working together to accelerate decarbonisation. Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ireland and Mark Foley, Chief Executive, EirGrid plc invites Government, Energy Sector and Civil Society representatives to a facilitated panel discussion. Date:           Tuesday 09 November 2021 from 19:30 to 21:30 GMT Venue:         COP26 Shared Pavilion Space, Hall 4, Number 67 and Hybrid Online RSVP:           Join Virtually   Engaging citizens on the actions required to address...
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04
NOV
2021

2021 SuperValu TidyTowns: Virtual Awards Ceremony – 12th November 2021

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We are delighted to advise that the results of the 2021 competition will be announced at a ceremony in the RDS Dublin on Friday November 12th, 2021. This will be a very different celebration from the way we normally announce the results, but a celebration all the same.  Attendance at the event will be very limited in line with public health advice and as such a small number of committee members have been invited from groups who entered this year’s competition.  The event will be live streamed so that everyone can participate in the celebration.   Please find  a link to the event...
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04
NOV
2021

Virtual Consultation Room on the Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022–2027

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Virtual Consultation Room on the Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022–2027 – via https://drbmp-vcr.ie/ The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) has distilled information in the draft river basin management plan and presented it in this innovative online platform. You can access background information on water quality, both nationally and in your county, and find out what’s in the plan. There is mixed media that includes video, PowerPoint, images, and text. And there is an easy-to-use online submission form to submit your views and comments. Get involved and have your...
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04
NOV
2021

Midlands Louth Meath CHO8 Recovery Education – November 2021 Schedule

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Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education is pleased to share our upcoming Online Workshop Timetable for November 2021. We hope that you can join us for one of the workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to engage should you choose to just sit and listen. We aim to create all our workshops collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their family members/carers/supporters, community partners and staff working in the mental health services, with everyone’s contribution equally valued. This is called co-production. These sessions...
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04
NOV
2021

‘On and Offshore Renewables’: webinar video recording from AILG & OPR

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The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) and the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) delivered a training webinar to Elected Members entitled ‘On and Offshore Renewables’ on Friday, 24th September 2021. A copy of a video recording and Q&A is now available for PPNs.   Please find a link below to the video recording: https://www.opr.ie/elected-members-training/webinar-sept-2021/ The Q&A responses can be accessed on the AILG website by clicking HERE   The video link contains the following presentations: Energy and Climate: Emerging Energy Scenarios and...
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03
NOV
2021

Meath Local Sports Partnership: November 2021 Update

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Please find Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines.   Coaching Children Workshops Meath LSP and Sport Ireland Coaching will deliver Coaching Children Workshops for coaches starting 15th November! The course is for coaches of any sport. Coaches will complete online theory work in their own time, coaching children workshops via zoom (x2 evenings a week) and a practical session at programme end. This is all done through a flexible timetable which will be fully guided and assisted by Meath LSP. Full...
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03
NOV
2021

Climate Action Workshop – East Region: 22nd & 23rd November 2021: Age Friendly Ireland

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Let’s Talk Climate Action is a 3 hour online workshop delivered over 2 by 1&1/2 hour sessions. Upcoming workshops will take place on the  22nd & 23rd November from 11-12.30pm The workshops offer a general introduction to Climate Action and Sustainable Development, and are led by Gavin Harte. The  workshops will assist participants to better understand the need for climate action at a local level and community level and help learners to build climate action capacity within their local Age Friendly groups or other community groups. The workshop offers an introduction to climate...
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03
NOV
2021

Farmers Market at WIlkinstown Community Centre: 6th November 2021

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FARMERS MARKET  at Wilkinstown Community Centre Saturday 6th of November 2021 12pm to 4pm    We are delighted to announce our 4th Farmers Market Our Market will aim to offer our community more choice with fresh local produce, handmade goods and craft stalls present. All health & safety precautions and covid-19 regulations will be in place, masks will be required even at our outdoor stalls, your safety is paramount to us.   Our markets will run on the 1st Saturday of each month New vendors always welcome please contact Mary on 087 6336957 or email farmersmarketwcc@gmail.com...
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03
NOV
2021

Well-being Framework for Ireland – Launch of Public Conversation

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The Well-being Framework for Ireland is the result of a Programme for Government commitment to develop a set of quality of life measures to create a holistic view of how Irish society is faring. In July of this year, the Government published the First Report on a Well-being Framework for Ireland. It captures phase one of the work on developing a national framework and sets out the guiding vision and ambitions. It includes an initial conceptual framework and supporting dashboard of indicators, which will evolve and improve over time. It was supported by initial consultation via NESC, who...
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02
NOV
2021

Community Integration Workshops: closing date for registration extended to 2nd November 2021

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Counties Louth and Meath have adopted a joint Migrant Integration Strategy (link here) with a shared vision to co-ordinate the delivery and ongoing monitoring of the strategy ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders in its delivery. We are rolling out 4 virtual workshops to community groups to encourage the integration of migrants into the community through the involvement of their local community groups. The workshops will cover a wide range of areas and topics connected to integration and migrant inclusion A representative from your group can attend one, several, or all the...
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01
NOV
2021

Children First Awareness Week: 1st – 7th November 2021

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Launch of 1st National Children First Awareness Week: “Everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe”   Today marks the start of the first ever national Children First Awareness Week (1st – 7th November 2021). The aim of the week is to raise awareness of Children First and remind wider society, including organisations working with children and young people, of their collective responsibilities to keep children safe in our communities.   As part of the campaign, a new government website has been created — gov.ie/childrenfirst — where users will find all the key...
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01
NOV
2021

Older Person’s Health and Wellbeing Workshop 11th November 2021: Age Friendly Ireland & HSE

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HSE Older Person’s Health and Wellbeing in partnership with Age Friendly Ireland  are working to  develop HSE resources for older people on the subjects of ‘Tobacco’ and ‘Sexual Health’. The HSE will  host a workshop which will take place on Thursday, 11th November from 2pm to 4pm. Please find details below:   Session 1:Tobacco 2.00 pm – 2.45pm Martina Blake, National Lead Tobacco Free Ireland Programme and members of her Team would welcome an opportunity to meet with you and get your input so that the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme can better understand how to support and...
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01
NOV
2021

JIGSAW: New workshop – Rallying Around Young People: 10th November 2021

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A brand-new Jigsaw workshop, Rallying Around Young People,  is taking place on Wednesday the 10th of November from 10:30am to 11:45am via Zoom. This workshop is for adults working or volunteering with young people who would like to learn more about supporting young people’s mental health.   Anyone who has participated in our One Good Adult workshop may be familiar with our RALLY approach. This workshop explores that approach further so that adults can be more confident in knowing how to support the mental health and wellbeing of the young people they work with. Participants do...
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01
NOV
2021

Community Platform: Launch of Principles for delivering a Public Childcare Model: 11th November 2021

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The Community Platform  holding an  online launch of Principles for delivering a high quality, inclusive and accessible Public Childcare Model Thursday 11th November @ 11:30 Register Here   The Community Platform believes that the progressive delivery of a high quality, inclusive and accessible public childcare model is urgently needed. Lessons from the past, and reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, show the important role of the state in providing key public services and in ensuring universal access. A properly designed and delivered public childcare model can play an important role...
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01
NOV
2021

National Disability Authority: ‘The Big Think’ event – 23 November 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.

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The Big Think – What do people with disabilities in Ireland think researchers should explore in future?   A ‘Creating Our Future’ event Date: Tuesday 23 November, 2021 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Online Zoom Webinar NDA Easy to Read Invite – pdf   The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to attend a brainstorm event on ideas for future research in Ireland. An Easy to Read invitation is attached, and an ISL invitation can be found on the NDA YouTube channel. We would like to hear your ideas and pass them on to the government as part of...
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01
NOV
2021

EAPN Ireland Flash : October 2021

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Newsflash October 2021   EAPN Ireland Poverty Watch We are delighted to announce the publication of this years EAPN Ireland Poverty Watch for 2021- Achieving Equality in a Time of Recovery. EAPN Ireland calls on the Government to ensure the post-pandemic recovery process is one based on equality, social inclusion, and anti-poverty policies and initiatives, ensuring those who are furthest behind, and the people who were most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, are not once again left behind.   EAPN Ireland Statement Budget 2022 EAPN Ireland...
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01
NOV
2021

LGMA: Launch of new website – services.localgov.ie

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The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), with support from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the County and City Management Association (CCMA), has developed a new website called services.localgov.ie.   The website contains a catalogue of the services provided by the local government sector in Ireland. Information on over 1,000 services is presented in a user-friendly and accessible manner all in one place and is available in both English and Irish. Users can browse the catalogue in a number of ways and can link directly to their local authority to...
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01
NOV
2021

CREATE: news & opportunities October 2021

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News from Create   Traveller Collection publication & website launch Date: 11 November Time: 1pm Venue: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/traveller-collection-publication-website-launch/ To celebrate the launch of Traveller Collection the publication and www.TravellerCollection.ie (website live from 11 November), artist Séamus Nolan discusses work being carried out to preserve and interpret the material culture of Irish Travellers. Traveller artist Rosaleen McDonagh, Traveller musician Thomas McCarthy and Traveller activist Martin Collins of...
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29
OCT
2021

Community Integration Workshops: closing date for registration extended to 2nd November 2021

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Counties Louth and Meath have adopted a joint Migrant Integration Strategy (link here) with a shared vision to co-ordinate the delivery and ongoing monitoring of the strategy ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders in its delivery. We are rolling out 4 virtual workshops to community groups to encourage the integration of migrants into the community through the involvement of their local community groups. The workshops will cover a wide range of areas and topics connected to integration and migrant inclusion A representative from your group can attend one, several, or all the...
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28
OCT
2021

COVID-19: Open Letter from Dept. of Public Health HSE North East

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27th October 2021 A Chara, As Director of Public Health in the HSE North East Department of Public Health, covering the four counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth & Meath, I am reaching out to each of you in the Public Participation Networks to ask for your support and feedback in our efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates in your community. The national COVID-19 case numbers are rising yet again and our Department has seen a significant increase in the North East counties during the past week. We have also noticed that the vaccination uptake rates in many of the Local...
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27
OCT
2021

Public meeting of the Meath Joint Policing Committee: 17th November 2021 7pm

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A public meeting of the Meath Joint Policing Committee will take place on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 7.00 p.m. by Zoom (Link to be advised following pre-registration) Members of the public are invited to attend this virtual public meeting. The Joint Policing Committee was established under the Garda Síochána Act, 2005. The Membership of the JPC includes Elected Members of Meath County Council, Oireachtas Members, Garda Representatives, Community Representatives and officials from Meath County Council. The function of the Committee is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions...
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26
OCT
2021

​​​​​​​Environment and Nature Fund 2021: Community Foundation for Ireland

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The Community Foundation for Ireland is inviting community groups to apply for grant funding to engage an ecologist and develop a Community Biodiversity Plan (CBP) for their local area. Within the scheme, three levels of grant funding will be offered: Strand 1: Grants of up to €5,000 for community groups to work with an ecologist to classify their local habitats, assess their condition and extent, map them, and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity Strand 2: Grants of up to €7,500 for community groups who carry out the work outlined in Strand 1 in collaboration with one or two...
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26
OCT
2021

The Housing Agency: Research Support Programme 2021 – closing date 5th November

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The  Housing Agency: Research Support Programme aims to fund projects which respond to key topical issues in housing and have the potential to impact on housing policy and practice. The 2021 Research Support Programme is strongly aligned with the Government’s Housing for All plan. For 2021 the Housing Agency is interested in proposals under the overarching theme of Housing – Our Shared Future, under two main research strands.   1. Children and Housing The Children and Housing theme responds to Pathway 2 of Housing for All “Eradicating Homelessness, Increasing Social Housing Delivery...
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26
OCT
2021

NCBI Advocacy Networks

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Would you like to get involved in positive change for people who are blind, or vision  impaired at a local and  national level? The National Council for the Blind in Ireland have developed Advocacy Networks which are open to new members.  Regular updates are also issued to the National Advocacy Network mailing list. Please find information below on the networks below:   National Advocacy Network (NAN)– our national mailing list keeping you up to date on advocacy, campaigns and policy matters. Sign up online to join the National Advocacy Network mailing list by clicking this link:...
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26
OCT
2021

Your Vision, Our Future: Public consultation of the Commission on Taxation and Welfare

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On Wednesday 20 October 2021 the Commission on Taxation and Welfare launched its public consultation Your Vision, Our Future. This consultation is an opportunity for people to have their say on the future of Ireland’s tax and welfare system. The consultation will run until 7 January 2022. The consultation can be accessed in English or Irish at https://cotw.citizenspace.com.   Why your views matter We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure that a diverse range of experiences and perspectives inform the development of the report of the Commission, which is due in July...
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26
OCT
2021

Realising Article 29: Disabled Politicians and the Political System: ILMI event 11th Nov 2021 @ 3pm

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Realising Article 29: Disabled Politicians and the Political System ILMI Discussion on making Politics more inclusive Zoom, Thursday 11th November 3-4pm   Article 29 (a) of the UNCRPD calls on State parties to ensure that disabled people have “political rights and the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others” including the right to vote and be elected. ILMI has some members who have been elected to office but why are there so few disabled politicians. What are the barriers that prevent disabled people from participating in political parties or seeking nominations to seek...
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22
OCT
2021

Integration Workshops for Community Groups: November 2021

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Counties Louth and Meath have adopted a joint Migrant Integration Strategy (link here) with a shared vision to co-ordinate the delivery and ongoing monitoring of the strategy ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders in its delivery. We are rolling out 4 virtual workshops to community groups to encourage the integration of migrants into the community through the involvement of their local community groups. The workshops will cover a wide range of areas and topics connected to integration and migrant inclusion A representative from your group can attend one, several, or all the...
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22
OCT
2021

Meath PPN: 2021 Re-Registration

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The Meath PPN is  currently  carrying out a 2021 re-registration of  all  it’ s members groups. Re-registration is a process to confirm if a group wishes to remain as a PPN member or otherwise.  It also allows us to update member group information and contact details in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  All current member groups in the PPN are being issued with this request. The benefits and opportunities of PPN membership are outlined below along with a change to grant application requirements. A time-frame and next steps are also outlined.   Benefits:...
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22
OCT
2021

Age Friendly Ireland: Webinar 1 – Age Friendly Housing: 2nd November 2021 12-2pm

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Please find a link below to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PWa1PF7aQ6mfLSq_A_1Hsw
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21
OCT
2021

Rethink Ireland: Rural Recovery Fund

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Rethink Ireland are delighted to announce the opening of applications for the Rural Recovery Fund. This one year fund was created with support from Google.org and The Department of Rural and Community Development under the Dormant Accounts Fund.  The fund aims to support innovative not-for-profit organisations that are working to increase their impact in supporting rural communities to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience for future challenges. The fund will  support services and groups to build capacity and knowledge as well as increasing their impact in...
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21
OCT
2021

Seed Grants Call Out – Irish Hospice Foundation

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***New closing date for applications: 12th November 2021*** Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) offer Seed Grants to communities wishing to creatively process or memorialise loss. IHF offer up to 26 Seed Grants to support communities and individuals across the country with self-directed creative explorations of dying, death, grief, bereavement, and loss.  Grants are a maximum of €1,000 each.   IHF Seed Grant Programme 2021-2022 Supported by the Creative Ireland programme, IHF sets out to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations, and individuals who wish to mark in some...
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20
OCT
2021

Rainbows Separation Programme in Trim FRC

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Trim Family Resource Centre is registered as a Rainbows Public Centre delivering  Rainbows Programmes for children experiencing loss in their families through separation or bereavement. The programmes are run for specific age groups: Level 1 – 7/8 years old ,  Level 2- 9/10 years old and  Level 3 – 11/12 years old. Levels 2 and 3 for the Separation Programmes are due to start in November this year. Level 1 Separation Programme is currently open for referrals and self -referrals. If you have a query relating to the Bereavement Programme (Levels 1, 2 or 3), please get in touch...
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20
OCT
2021

Community Integration Workshops: November 2021

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            Counties Louth and Meath have adopted a joint Migrant Integration Strategy with a shared vision to co-ordinate the delivery and ongoing monitoring of the strategy ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders in its delivery. We are rolling out 4 virtual workshops to community groups to encourage the integration of migrants into the community through the involvement of their local community groups. The workshops will cover a wide range of areas and topics connected to integration and migrant inclusion A representative from your group can...
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20
OCT
2021

Hi Digital: national digital skills training programme for older people

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                  Active Retirement Ireland has partnered with Vodafone Ireland Foundation and ALONE to deliver a free, nationwide digital skills training programme over five years to more than 230,000 older people, with a total investment of €2 million. The partnership initiative is aimed at bridging the worsening digital divide experienced by older people in Ireland — an issue that has been further exacerbated by the pandemic. Research shows that one in four people in Ireland aged 60–74 and more than half of people aged 75 and older are not...
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20
OCT
2021

ILMI Working Group on Deinstitutionalisation: 29th October 2021 @ 2pm

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Independent Living Movement Ireland – Working Group on Deinstitutionalisation: Discussion space to inform ILMI representation on key spaces including HSE Advisory Group in relation to under 65’s in Nursing Homes Zoom, Thursday 29th October 2-3pm    Deinstitutionalisation and the right to live in the community is a core objective of ILMI to realise the rights of disabled people to choose where and who they live with and to have the appropriate supports to be in control of their lives. ILMI is calling disabled people to join a working group to develop our thinking on how best to...
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20
OCT
2021

Opportunity to Join the Act Out Youth Theatre Team

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The Act Out Youth Theatre team have worked behind-the-scenes since our establishment in 2017 (and all through the pandemic) to ensure the youth theatre continues to run smoothly at all times; our child protection/online; charity & vetting standards are always up-to-scratch and that all our dealings are always open & transparent. But we are now looking to add some new blood to the team to invigorate & support us. With this in mind, we are looking to add new members to the Act Out Youth Theatre committee. While it’s not a huge commitment or a huge amount of work, we do...
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19
OCT
2021

Community Call: Learning for the Future – Online Webinar 2–4pm, Thursday 21 October 2021

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The Community Call was an unprecedented mobilisation of national government, local government and the community & voluntary sector to support vulnerable people in our communities during the COVID-19 emergency. Its effectiveness was driven by the commitment and work of all involved during a time of national emergency; increased flexibility and experimentation and novel methods of co-ordinating all the groups involved, and new ways of identifying vulnerable groups. At this webinar hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development and NESC, statutory, local authority and...
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15
OCT
2021

Sustainable Gardening: Free online course – starts 18th October 2021

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FREE ONLINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENING COURSE with Aoife Munn, horticulturist and environmentalist Starts: MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 11.00am – 12.00pm Duration:  5 W EE K S P L A C E S A R E L I M I T E D – B OO K I N G I S R E Q U I R E D Click here to register for the Online Sustainable Gardening Course   The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees the tools to put the All- Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice. This Free Sustainable Gardening Course is available to anyone living in Meath. Topics covered include reducing your waste, growing your own fruit and vegetables, taking...
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15
OCT
2021

Sustainable Winter Gardening: Free online course – starts 18th October 2021

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FREE ONLINE SUSTAINABLE WINTER GARDENING COURSE with Aoife Munn, horticulturist and environmentalist S T A R T S: MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 12.30pm – 1.30pm D U R A T I O N: 5 W EE K S P L A C E S A R E L I M I T E D – B OO K I N G I S R E Q U I R E D Click here to register for the Online Sustainable Gardening Course   The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees the tools to put the All- Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice. This Free Sustainable Winter Gardening Course is available to anyone living in Meath. Topics covered include pollinator friendly plants, winter...
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15
OCT
2021

World Stroke Week: online events – Irish Heart Foundation

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The Irish Heart Foundation are holding a series of  online events leading up to World Stroke Day, with talks on speech and language, counselling, no salt cooking, music therapy etc. Please find the programme  below, daily event details and boking links:   Tuesday 26th 2021: Speech & Language:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/speech-language-therapist-talk-world-stroke-week-tickets-184926057817 Meditation:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meditation-with-blathin-sweeney-tickets-184933480017 Wednesday 27th 2021:  Dr Giles Yeates:...
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15
OCT
2021

Budget 2022: Press Release from Dept. Rural & Community Development

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Budget 2022: Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien deliver €376 million for Rural and Community Development Largest ever Budget Package for Rural Ireland Our Rural Future: €200 million to expand all rural schemes such as Town and Village Renewal, CLÁR, Outdoor Recreation, LEADER and Rural Regeneration and Development Fund First ever Town Regeneration Officers to help revitalise centre of towns Further rollout of remote working facilities under ‘Connected Hubs’ initiative Funding for expansion of ‘Walks Scheme’ and delivery of National Outdoor Recreation Strategy New Fund for the upgrade of...
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15
OCT
2021

We Act: national public awareness campaign for the community, charity sector – Townhall Events

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We Act is a national public awareness campaign for the community, charity, non-profit and social enterprise sector. We would like to invite you to a very special pre-launch briefing for the We Act Campaign. This new Soft Launch Town Hall session will be a chance for you to find out all about the campaign, and learn how you, and the groups in your area, can get involved. We’ll be revealing the designs behind the campaign, sharing the campaign toolkit and showing you how organisations can fold the campaign into their own activities and communications. As Public Participation Networks, you...
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15
OCT
2021

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture on “The Arms Crisis, 1970” – 17th October 2021

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On Sunday, 17th October, 2021 at 3 pm at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, behind the (new) Church, Michael Heney, author of a recent best-seller on the subject, will deliver a lecture on “The Arms Crisis, 1970”. Up to 70 may attend this event. Proof of full vaccination will be required. Booking by email in advance please at outing@mahs.ie   We are continuing to send out this years Ríocht na Midhe as subscriptions are renewed and I would like to thank all those who have already renewed their membership for this year. Renewal details are on our website https://www.mahs.ie
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13
OCT
2021

Sustainable Gardening: Free online course – starts 18th October 2021

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FREE ONLINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENING COURSE with Aoife Munn, horticulturist and environmentalist Starts: MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 11.00am – 12.00pm Duration:  5 W EE K S P L A C E S A R E L I M I T E D – B OO K I N G I S R E Q U I R E D Click here to register for the Online Sustainable Gardening Course   The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees the tools to put the All- Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice. This Free Sustainable Gardening Course is available to anyone living in Meath. Topics covered include reducing your waste, growing your own fruit and vegetables, taking...
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13
OCT
2021

Sustainable Winter Gardening: Free online course – starts 18th October 2021

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FREE ONLINE SUSTAINABLE WINTER GARDENING COURSE with Aoife Munn, horticulturist and environmentalist S T A R T S: MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 12.30pm – 1.30pm D U R A T I O N: 5 W EE K S P L A C E S A R E L I M I T E D – B OO K I N G I S R E Q U I R E D Click here to register for the Online Sustainable Gardening Course   The purpose of this workshop is to give attendees the tools to put the All- Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice. This Free Sustainable Winter Gardening Course is available to anyone living in Meath. Topics covered include pollinator friendly plants, winter...
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11
OCT
2021

Ready & Able to Re-Open 2021: Workshop for Community Groups – 14th October 2021 at 11am

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FREE  webinar  for community groups, community centres & not-for-profit organisations  in the Meath PPN The workshop aims to provide practical guidance by which to structure a return to operations and activities in a COVID compliant way.  An in-depth sensible look at how to safely reopen community activity Access new templates  and slides to help planning and operation Opportunity for live questions and answers  and sharing of experience   The workshop will take place online from 11am until 1pm on 14th Thursday October 2021 Please find a link below to register:...
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11
OCT
2021

Dementia Inclusive Communities: Free Communications workshop 20th October 2021 – register by 13th October

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The Understand Together team want to continue to support the communities in their on-going work and are providing a free on line communications workshop for communities. The aim of this workshop is to help and support you to do your own local PR. This could include how to get in touch with local media, how to prepare for a radio interview or how you might get an article or picture about an event included in your local paper. This workshop will aim to cover the following topics: The media in your area What to approach the media with – identifying news When to approach the media (media...
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08
OCT
2021

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2021 – information on supports and services: HSE Resource Office

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Whilst the promotion and maintenance of our level of mental health is always relevant and important, World Mental Health Day (10th October) provides an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health whilst also providing support to others. In acknowledgement of the role that you play in supporting others, amidst the challenging times that we are experiencing at the moment, and with a view to assisting and supporting your role in whatever way possible, I am taking this opportunity to outline some of the resources and supports that are available and may be of benefit to...
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08
OCT
2021

Rural Ideas Fora: Department of Rural and Community Development

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is holding a series of Rural Ideas Fora in the coming weeks.   The series of three online events will focus on specific themes within Our Rural Future, the national rural development policy published earlier this year, and will be 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 three events scheduled are as follows: 18 October – 11am-1pm:...
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08
OCT
2021

Irish Environmental Network: October 2021 Newsletter

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Please find a link to IEN October Newsletter below: https://mailchi.mp/3648c796e9e4/climate-news-this-october-connecting-nationwide?e=[UNIQID] 
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07
OCT
2021

Community Integration Workshops: November 2021

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            Counties Louth and Meath have adopted a joint Migrant Integration Strategy with a shared vision to co-ordinate the delivery and ongoing monitoring of the strategy ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders in its delivery. We are rolling out 4 virtual workshops to community groups to encourage the integration of migrants into the community through the involvement of their local community groups. The workshops will cover a wide range of areas and topics connected to integration and migrant inclusion A representative from your group can...
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06
OCT
2021

Royal Canal Greenway Survey

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Waterways Ireland have been delighted with the positive response and usage of the Royal Canal Greenway between Maynooth and Cloondara since it was officially opened in March 2021. It would be of great benefit to us to understand where our Greenway users have travelled from and why, so that we can understand how many are local and how many come from further afield. Please complete our short survey if you visited the #royalcanalgreenway this year. The questions should only take 5 minutes to complete and at the end you will be given the option to enter a free prize draw to win a €100 Amazon...
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06
OCT
2021

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops October 2021: Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education

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Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education is pleased to share our upcoming Online Workshop Timetable for October 2021.   We hope that you can join us for one of the workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to engage should you choose to just sit and listen.   We aim to create all our workshops collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their family members/carers/supporters, community partners and staff working in the mental health services, with everyone’s contribution equally valued. This is called co-production....
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06
OCT
2021

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in November 2021

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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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06
OCT
2021

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Programme Bulletin: 5th October 2021

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Ongoing events: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are running Spark sessions in partnership with HerGenuity Afrika. Seeking members of new and emerging communities in Ireland who are seeking solutions to a social problem, the sessions are free and run online from 6 to 7pm Wednesday 20th of October and Wednesday 27th of October. You can email mary@socialentrepreneurs.ie for more information or register here.   Innovate Limerick through Film and Gorm Media are embarking upon a new diversity initiative in the film and TV industry which aims to respond to the under-representation of the...
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06
OCT
2021

CICLO Project Update

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The Erasmus+ European project CICLO – Boosting the Circular eConomy skills of the EU services Labor fOrce (2019-2021) where Meath Partnership has been involved in, has successfully completed all their activities. In these two years, CICLO managed to produce 5 results, all to be found on the official website of the project – www.ciclo-project.eu – and presented below:   Circular Economy Skills Ecosystem and Methodological Framework (eBook): This framework provides an overview of the national and EU state-of-the-art and gap analysis, as well as specific suggestions on the development...
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04
OCT
2021

Meath Age Friendly Strategy: Online Discussion with Older People – 5th October 2021

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Age Friendly Meath is inviting older persons aged 55 and over to participate in an online discussion on 5th October 2021 from 11am to 1pm. We are in the process of developing a new Age Friendly Meath strategy (2022-2026). The Age Friendly Programme operated by Meath County Council is about older persons and ensuring their communities are better places to grow old in. In order to plan for the workshop, we would invite people to register in advance if they wish to attend. Register  at https://bit.ly/AgeFriendlyOnlineDiscussion
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04
OCT
2021

St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund

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St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund, which is a €100,000 fund available to community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises who use artistic and cultural interventions as a tool to connect, enhance and inspire their communities.   10 x €10,000 awards are available to develop and deliver a creative, artistic or cultural project in your community. The 10 successful groups will be supported throughout the process by the St. Patrick’s Festival team and groups may also use their fund to work with professional local artists, performers, creatives and crews...
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01
OCT
2021

The RSA Check it Fits Service is offering free virtual child car seat checks

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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding parents and guardians of the importance of having a correctly fitted child car seat. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in the event of a collision.  The RSA Check it Fits Service is offering FREE virtual child car seat checks. The new virtual service means that parents, guardians, grandparents, and childminders in your area can now have their child car seats checked by one of our expert checkers from the comfort and safety of their home. To avail of the new...
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30
SEP
2021

Age Friendly Meath : New Strategy – Have Your Say

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The Age Friendly Programme operated by Meath County Council is about older persons and ensuring their communities are better places to grow old in. We are in the process of developing a new Age Friendly Meath strategy (2022-2026). The Programme focuses on 8 main areas: • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings; • Transport; • Housing; • Respect & Social Inclusion; • Social Participation; • Communication & Information; • Civic Participation & Employment; • Community Support & Health Service   As part of the process of developing the new strategy, we would like to hear directly...
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30
SEP
2021

Palliative Care Policy: Public Consultation

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The Department of Health is updating its palliative care policy for adults and is conducting a public consultation to get the views of individuals, organisations and communities throughout the country on palliative and end of life care. We are very keen that the public has an opportunity to participate and we would be very grateful if you could share the links below with community groups and organisations throughout your county. There are two versions of the survey, one for individuals and one for organisations. We are asking individuals to participate in the public consultation by...
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30
SEP
2021

EirGRid: Kildare Meath Upgrade: Mobile Information Unit will be in Batterstown Village on 11th October

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Eirgrid have a plan in place to visit the key towns and village throughout the study area in our Mobile Information Unit between 11-15th October. We will have a team of EirGrid staff on the unit at each location if interested parties, local residents and community groups wish to call to the unit to meet the team and discuss the project. The team will be in Batterstown Village on Monday 11th October between 11-2pm.   Please find a link to material below on Kildare Meath Upgrade: EirGrid Kildare Meath Upgrade Step 4 Brochure_Final  – brochure PDF   Please find links below to...
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30
SEP
2021

NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds

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NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds are open from now until Friday 26th November 2021.  The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds provides an excellent opportunity for local community groups to develop projects in proximity to NTR wind farms.  The eligibility criteria are broad, and many types of projects are eligible to apply.  If you are unsure about a possible project, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise. With regards to large community infrastructure projects, it is possible to submit an application requesting funding on a multi annual basis.  If your group...
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30
SEP
2021

Age & Opportunity: Consultation on National Arts & Creative Charter for Older People

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A National Arts & Creative Charter for Older People – Public Consultation Public consultation on Ireland’s first Arts & Creative Charter for Older People, developed by Age & Opportunity. Age & Opportunity is the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for all of us as we age Contribute to the creation of Ireland’s first Arts Charter for the greater inclusion of older people in the arts. The Charter will set out the arts sector’s commitment to promoting the values and contributions of older people. We are committed to...
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29
SEP
2021

Ready & Able to Re-Open 2021: workshop for community groups: October 14th 11am online

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FREE  webinar  for community groups, community centres & not-for-profit organisations  in the Meath PPN The workshop aims to provide practical guidance by which to structure a return to operations and activities in a COVID compliant way.  An in-depth sensible look at how to safely reopen community activity Access new templates  and slides to help planning and operation Opportunity for live questions and answers  and sharing of experience   The workshop will take place online from 11am until 1pm on 14th Thursday October 2021 Please find a link below to register:...
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28
SEP
2021

Club Grant Scheme 2021: Meath Local Sports Partnership

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Meath Local Sports Partnership is calling for applications under the following 3 grant schemes:   Return to Participation – Max €1,000 This club grant is designed to support clubs in increasing participation in sport & physical activity, particularly amongst targeted groups (see grant criteria for more information). Deadline for return of applications – 14th October.   Volunteer Supports (Training & Education) – Max €1000 This grant is designed to support clubs in upskilling new & existing coaches and volunteers to increase participation in sport & physical...
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27
SEP
2021

Community Foundation Ireland: Covid19 Response Fund

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As vaccine roll-out continues and restrictions ease, the Covid-19 Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland has pivoted to support communities and the non-profit sector to recover better. Volunteers, communities, and charities are entering into the national recovery from Covid-19 deeply scarred, under resourced and drained from the pandemic. It is clear many lifeline organisations are struggling. The precarious future facing many is backed up by research, including findings that eight-out-of-ten charities worry about maintaining services. After rallying to the call to Recover Better...
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27
SEP
2021

Community Foundation for Ireland: Older Persons’ Fund

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The Older Persons’ Fund is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities. The Fund builds on our long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities. We have invested over €1m in this area to date. This year we have the following two categories that you may apply for a grant under – Advocacy and Active Citizenship: Inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles – Grants of up to €7,500 will be available to organisations working...
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27
SEP
2021

What Works Training Fund: open until noon on 1st October 2021

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The What Works Training Fund is designed to support nonprofit community and voluntary organisations, who provide direct services to children, young people and families, to meet training needs. It will fund organisations who are members of Tusla Child and Family Support Networks to engage in accredited evidence-informed or evidence-based training programmes to train staff to improve their services for children, young people and their families. Specifically, it will fund the thematic areas of parenting, non-violent resistance, and trauma-informed practice, as well as inclusiveness and...
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27
SEP
2021

DART+ West Consultation: Webinar 30th September 2021

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The second round of public consultation on the DART+ West Preferred Option  is open until  Wednesday 6th October 2021. In line with this extension, Iarnród Éireann is hosting some additional public webinars to give communities along the route another opportunity to pose questions to the project team. This will be an open mic forum with no presentation, simply an opportunity for questions and answers.   Please see details of the webinars below: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday...
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27
SEP
2021

CREATE: Opportunities & News – September 2021

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News from Create: Artist in the Community Scheme 2021 (Round 2) Deadline: 27 September, 5:30pm Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-awards/ The Arts Council offers awards through the Artist in the Community Scheme to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme is managed by Create. The 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...
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24
SEP
2021

Age Friendly Meath : New Strategy – Have Your Say

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The Age Friendly Programme operated by Meath County Council is about older persons and ensuring their communities are better places to grow old in. We are in the process of developing a new Age Friendly Meath strategy (2022-2026). The Programme focuses on 8 main areas: • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings; • Transport; • Housing; • Respect & Social Inclusion; • Social Participation; • Communication & Information; • Civic Participation & Employment; • Community Support & Health Service   As part of the process of developing the new strategy, we would like to hear directly...
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24
SEP
2021

Non-Violent Resistance Programme: Trim – closing date for registration: 4th October 2021

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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. Parents/ guardians/ carers of young people between 12 and 18 years of age are welcome to attend. Prior registration is required – closing date for registration is 4th October 2021. The programme is due to start on 14th October 2021 from 10am to 12.30pm in Trim FRC, 15 Wellington Avenue, C15 FC03 and will be...
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24
SEP
2021

FASN: Fundraising Fun Run – Sunday 17th October 2021

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Help to Keep FASN Alive – Join our 5K & Family Fun Run   In an effort to address a shortfall in funding and maintain our services, we invite everyone to take part in the FASN 5K & Family Fun Run which will take place on the Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 12:00 in Dundalk, Co. Louth.   Register online and help us raise funds to support families in our community – this event is open to all joggers & runners as well as walkers – why not bring the family along and get out and get active! This event is kindly supported by An Garda Síochána. We are also seeking the support of...
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24
SEP
2021
23
SEP
2021

EirGrid EMF Webinar – 29th September 2021 at 7pm

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In our role as the national transmission system operator, EirGrid is responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity – now and in the future. As we look to the future, we are making the grid ready to carry 70% of Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. To make this possible we have to strengthen the grid and expand and upgrade the existing transmission system. You may know of national EirGrid projects or there may be grid projects and infrastructure proposed in your own area or community and as a result you may have questions about electric and magnetic...
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22
SEP
2021

Meath Age Friendly Strategy: Online Discussion with Older People – 5th October 2021

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Age Friendly Meath is inviting older persons aged 55 and over to participate in an online discussion on 5th October 2021 from 11am to 1pm. We are in the process of developing a new Age Friendly Meath strategy (2022-2026). The Age Friendly Programme operated by Meath County Council is about older persons and ensuring their communities are better places to grow old in. In order to plan for the workshop, we would invite people to register in advance if they wish to attend. Register  at https://bit.ly/AgeFriendlyOnlineDiscussion
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22
SEP
2021

Make Way Day 2021: September 24th

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Every corner of Ireland will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, September 24th when the Make Way Day campaign returns, with a testing twist! The campaign organisers the Disability Federation of Ireland, DFI, have developed an online test that campaigners can use to test and rate their local area or 5k. Speaking about the campaign Meath County Council Chief Executive Jackie Maguire said “Make Way Day focuses on individual responsibility, on looking at what we can all do immediately to help our fellow citizens get from A to B, a very basic right. We in Meath County...
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22
SEP
2021

Meath Public Realm Plans & Design Guidelines

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Please a list below of Public Realm Plans in place across Meath. Also included is the Shopfront & Signage Guidelines issued by Meath County Council to promote good quality design in the towns and villages of Meath.   Ashbourne Public Realm Strategy July 2018 Download a copy of the Ashbourne Public Realm Strategy: link here   Athboy Public Realm Strategy 2021 Download a copy of the Athboy Public Realm Strategy: link here   Laytown and Bettystown Public Realm Strategy 2021 Download a copy of the Laytown and Bettystown Public Realm Strategy: link here   Navan Public...
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21
SEP
2021

Facebook Community Action Grants 2022: Meath

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Facebook Community Action Grant 2022 is now open for applications Community Action Grants are available to projects delivered in Meath that do one or more of the following: Address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit Connect people online or off Improve local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.   For further details , please find a link to a flyer , a pre-recorded webinar and a written guide to the application form. The application link and program terms and guidelines can be found on our ne...
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21
SEP
2021

TidyTowns Newsletter – September 2021

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Please find a link below to the 9th edition of the TidyTowns Newsletter 9/2021: TidyTowns Newsletter – Issue-9-2021 – pdf
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20
SEP
2021

Trim Family Resource Centre: Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2021

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Trim FRC Newsletter – Autumn Winter 2021 – pdf
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20
SEP
2021

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society: upcoming events

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Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, it is hoped that we can gradually resume our programme of events, though always in full respect for the government health guidelines in force.   Visit to Beamore excavation As a first step we have been permitted to visit the excavation at Beamore by the very kind permission of the land owner. On Sunday, 26 September at 3 pm., an outdoor outing, with up to 40 participants, will be held at Beamore, Drogheda, to visit the recently discovered archaeological site of a 13th century Cistercian monastery. Dr Geraldine Stout will give a...
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19
SEP
2021

Special Planning Meeting 2021: Meath County Council

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The final phase in the review of the Meath County Development Plan will commence with Special Planning Meetings scheduled to take place on Monday, September 20th, Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, September 22nd. Members of the press and public will be able to observe proceedings online only. In order to receive the link to a meeting, prior registration is necessary for each day, via email cservices@meathcoco.ie. You will also be required to provide your contact number so that the meeting administrator may communicate with you during the meeting Please see link below for meeting...
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19
SEP
2021

Ready & Able to Re-Open 2021: workshop for community groups: October 14th 11am online

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FREE  webinar  for community groups, community centres & not-for-profit organisations  in the Meath PPN The workshop aims to provide practical guidance by which to structure a return to operations and activities in a COVID compliant way.  An in-depth sensible look at how to safely reopen community activity Access new templates  and slides to help planning and operation Opportunity for live questions and answers  and sharing of experience   The workshop will take place online from 11am until 1pm on 14th Thursday October 2021 Please find a link below to register:...
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SEP
2021

Farmers Market at WIlkinstown Community Centre: 2nd October 2021

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FARMERS MARKET  at Wilkinstown Community Centre Saturday 2nd of October  New time of 12pm to 4pm    We are delighted to announce our 3rd Farmers Market Our Market will aim to offer our community more choice with fresh local produce, handmade goods and craft stalls present. All health & safety precautions and covid-19 regulations will be in place, masks will be required even at our outdoor stalls, your safety is paramount to us.   Our markets will run on the 1st Saturday of each month We hope you can join us  New vendors always welcome please contact Mary on 087 6336957 or...
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19
SEP
2021

Act Out Youth Theatre – New Registrations open for In-Person, Weekly Workshops in Navan & Dunshaughlin 2021/2022

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After 18 months of upheaval & online workshops, Act Out Youth Theatre is delighted to announce they are now accepting New Registrations for In-Person, Weekly Workshops for the 2021/2022 year: Dunshaughlin – Monday evenings from 18:30-20:00 – starting from 27th September. Navan – Tuesday evenings from 18:00-19:30 – starting from 28th September @ the Solstice Arts Centre.   Young people in the Meath area of secondary school age, who are interested in learning more about theatre, performing or expressing yourself in artistic ways, can email actoutmeath@gmail.com with...
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19
SEP
2021

EAPN Ireland Flash September 2021

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland: Newsflash September 2021   EAPN Ireland News: EAPN Ireland AGM 2021 and Workshop on the Future of Europe The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is holding its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd September at 11am. The AGM will be online and include the business of the meeting followed by a workshop on the Future of Europe at 11.45pm.The keynote speaker at the workshop on the Future of Europe is Hugh Frazer, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University. Hugh formerly worked in the European...
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17
SEP
2021

Meath Age Friendly Strategy: Online Discussion with Older People

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Age Friendly Meath is inviting older persons aged 55 and over to participate in an online discussion on 5th October 2021 from 11am to 1pm. We are in the process of developing a new Age Friendly Meath strategy (2022-2026). The Age Friendly Programme operated by Meath County Council is about older persons and ensuring their communities are better places to grow old in. In order to plan for the workshop, we would invite people to register in advance if they wish to attend. Register  at https://bit.ly/AgeFriendlyOnlineDiscussion  
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17
SEP
2021

Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021

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The Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021 is one initiative being taken by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. This scheme aims to support social enterprises and is complementary to other supports provided by the Department. It is a funding scheme that will provide social enterprises with small capital grants and is one of a number of schemes being funded from the Social Enterprise Measure of the Dormant Accounts Fund in 2021. Social enterprises are businesses that work primarily to improve the lives of people....
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17
SEP
2021

Irish Hospice Foundation: Forum 2021 – October 5th & 6th

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On October 5th and 6th 2021 from 11.00am to 4.00pm, Irish Hospice Foundation will create a safe space to examine our relationship with dying, death and bereavement at our online conference Forum 2021 on Dying, Death and Bereavement: Are we the same? The art of losing and building back better.    Featured Speakers: Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation’s Health Emergencies Programme will open Forum 2021. Dr. Ryan will share his reflections on the past eighteen months, what he has learned, what gives him hope and how the world can move forward into...
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17
SEP
2021

Fostering Healthy Communities through Family Learning: online event 22nd September 2021

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Meath Partnership are holding an  upcoming event aimed at exploring Family Learning: ‘Fostering Healthy Communities through Family Learning’   Date: 22nd of September 2021 Where: Zoom Time: 10am – 12:30pm   Fostering Healthy Communities through Family Learning‘ Project: Health@Home Key note speaker: Prof. Esther Prins – US Professor of Adult Education. Dr. Prins holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from Cornell. Her research employs critical and sociocultural theories to examine adult and family literacy, adult basic education, rural adult education, and participatory approaches to...
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17
SEP
2021

National Disability Authority – Annual Conference 2021: 14th October

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2021 Opportunities and Aspirations for the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Progressive Realisation of UNCRPD Article 12 (Equal Recognition before the Law)   Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021 Time: 10am – 4.15pm Location: Online Zoom Webinar   The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to its Annual Conference 2021, which will focus on the theme of progressive realisation of UNCRPD Article 12 through the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Article 12 of the UNCRPD obliges States Parties to recognise...
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17
SEP
2021

A Dialogue on the Future of Europe: Free Event, 24 Sept 2021

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Do you live in a rural community or work to support those who do? Do you have ideas for overcoming challenges and creating opportunities in rural Ireland? If so, we invite you to join us online on Friday, 24 September at 11am for a special event with Irish Rural Link and the European Commission Representation in Ireland: A Dialogue on the Future of Europe: Rural Communities.  This event is part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), a year-long EU-wide project to seek citizens’ views about Europe’s future challenges and priorities on a variety of topics, including issues...
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15
SEP
2021

Open grant round at The Community Foundation for Ireland

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The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 fund is open for applications. The aim of this fund is to ensure Ireland recovers better than the pre-pandemic status quo. Isolation and the impact on health and wellbeing is affecting people of all ages, so through the Overcoming Isolation grant round . The Community Foundation will support social prescribing initiatives in outdoor spaces and online. This will encourage peer support, a sense of community and improved mental wellbeing. Grants of up to €3,000 will be available for community development organisations for projects that...
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15
SEP
2021

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €500,000 Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprise (ARISE) Scheme 2021

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Scheme to increase awareness of social enterprises and their positive impact Further information on the initiative and details of how to apply can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/4ddaf-awareness-raising-initiatives-for-social-enterprise-arise-scheme-2021/ Closing date for applications is the 20th October 2021   Press Release, Wednesday 15th September 2021 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced a new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises. The Awareness Raising Initiative...
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14
SEP
2021

HIQA: Scoping consultation for Home Support Standards

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The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is developing Draft National Standards for Home support Services in Ireland. These standards will aim to promote progressive quality improvements in home support services and will give a shared voice to the expectations of the public, people using services, service providers and staff. HIQA  has launched a public scoping consultation to give people an opportunity to identify the key areas that these draft national standards should address, to describe how these new standards can be put into practice and to provide examples of what good...
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14
SEP
2021

Clár na nÓg: September 2021 – training, events, opportunities and more

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National Youth  Council of Ireland: News & Updates    Equity and Inclusion in STEAM NYCI is piloting a collaborative project with six organisations that want to enhance equity and inclusion within their STEAM-related programmes by working with youth work organisations. Find out how to get involved >>   Free e-learning: Online Safety and Awareness in Youth Work The Child Protection Programme has developed a new free online course to support the youth work sector to help keep young people safe online. This e-learning introduces youth workers and volunteers to key topics...
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14
SEP
2021

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Autumn/Winter 2021 Ezine

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Autumn/Winter 2021 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events.   Click here to view: Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine    All programmes/activities will be delivered in line with current public health guidelines and are subject to change.
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14
SEP
2021

Minister O’Brien launches a New National Pilot Community Volunteers Programme

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Initially running in seven counties with ten Volunteer Centres Pilot programme is built on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic Designed to ensure that communities are better placed to respond quickly and effectively   DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie>. 14th September 2021 Joe O’Brien TD Minster of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, today (14th September), launched a new National Pilot Community Volunteers Programme in partnership with Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Centres, supported by Local Authorities. This exciting new...
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14
SEP
2021

Non-Violent Resistance Training: Trim – closing date for registration: 4th October

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***Update: The closing date for registration is 4th October 2021. The programme is due to start on 14th October 2021 from 10am to 12.30pm in Trim FRC*** 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 in ending the cycle of child to parent violence. The programme is planned to start in October and will be facilitated by Trim Family Resource Centre and SMART Youth Project. For more information or to register, please contact 046 943 38850  
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13
SEP
2021

Athboy River Catchment: Community information Meeting – 15th September 7.30pm online

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What’s happening in the Athboy Waterbody Catchment? Community Information Meeting Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm via Zoom   The Athboy Waterbody Catchment needs you! Good water quality in our rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters is a precious resource. The Local Authority Water Programme (LAWPRO) works to promote a healthy water environment by identifying water quality issues and finding ways to fix them. This is a new way of working to improve water quality and everyone can play their part. The Athboy Waterbody Catchment in counties Meath and Westmeath is one of 190...
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08
SEP
2021

Age Friendly Meath: New Strategy – have your say

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Age Friendly Meath are developing a new strategy and we would like to hear from your group.   As part of the process of developing the new strategy, we are running a survey  to hear the views of older persons living in Co. Meath. If you are aged 55 years or old, please complete the survey questionnaire yourself and/or share with your colleagues, friends and networks. Please help us to spread the word and hear from as many older persons as possible. You can complete the survey by clicking on the click below, if some questions are not relevant to you or you have no suggestions, please...
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08
SEP
2021

Talking Art Online: free online art experience via local Broadband Connection Point.

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), in collaboration with the Department of Rural and Community Development, wishes to connect with groups or individuals in rural areas to participate in the free Programme of ‘Talking Art Online’ for adults. People from all over Ireland are invited to join us for this free online art experience via their local Broadband Connection Point. The programme will take a closer look at selected artworks from the IMMA Collection and discuss IMMA exhibitions with our Visitor Engagement Team online. The programme is very conversation based and no previous...
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08
SEP
2021

Carmichael Good Governance Awards 2021: closing date 14th September 2021

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The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of our partners and leading national bodies in the nonprofit sector.   Any Irish-based non-profit organisation which publishes an annual report is welcome to enter the awards. This includes Companies Limited by Guarantee, Registered Charities, Unincorporated bodies, Social Enterprises, Volunteer Centres, PPNs and Sports Organisations.   As an added incentive to encourage smaller volunteer-only nonprofits...
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08
SEP
2021

Inclusion Ireland & Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI): report launch 13th Sept 2021

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 Inclusion Ireland and Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are  holding a launch event  for our report called:  Our Housing Rights: Tackling the Housing Crisis Disabled People Face   Disabled People face a housing crisis in Ireland right now. We came together in partnership using focus groups to understand the issues and solutions in housing for disabled people in 2021. We know it is difficult to access and afford housing and to get the independent living supports people need. Our report tells of the problems in housing and solutions to fix these problems. The solutions should be...
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06
SEP
2021

Age Friendly Meath: New Strategy – survey

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Age Friendly Meath are developing a new strategy and we would like to hear from your group.   As part of the process of developing the new strategy, we are running a survey  to hear the views of older persons living in Co. Meath. If you are aged 55 years or old, please complete the survey questionnaire yourself and/or share with your colleagues, friends and networks. Please help us to spread the word and hear from as many older persons as possible. You can complete the survey by clicking on the click below, if some questions are not relevant to you or you have no suggestions, please...
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06
SEP
2021

Arts Office Newsletter Autumn 2021

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Please find a link below to the Meath County Council Arts Office Autumn 2021 Newsletter: Arts Office – Autumn 2021 NewsletterL – pdf
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06
SEP
2021

Creating Our Future: community activation event 9th September 2021 11am-12.30pm

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Creating Our Future is a Government of Ireland campaign to stimulate a national conversation that generates ideas from the public to inform the direction of research in Ireland. Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research. It could be based on an opportunity or challenge that someone has identified in their own life, for their community, for Ireland or for the world. Or it could be based on a topic that someone is curious or passionate about. The campaign wants to hear them all – whatever facet of life they relate to. From now until the end of November, the campaign will be...
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03
SEP
2021

Webinars: Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade

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As part of our Step 4 consultation on the Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade, EirGrid is hosting a number of webinars in September and October 2021: 1pm on 8 September 2021 7pm on 8 September 2021 1pm on 5 October 2021 7pm on 5 October 2021   And interested parties can register at the following link: Webinars: Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade – Register Now   For project information, please see link below: www.eirgrid.ie/KildareMeath
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03
SEP
2021

New TidyTowns Handbook

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The TidyTowns unit of the Department continue to support groups by providing updates and information through the monthly newsletters, social media and through the TidyTowns website. Many groups have referenced the TidyTowns Handbook for information.  This was last updated in 2010.  During the last number of months, the TidyTowns unit have, with support from the National Panel of TidyTowns Adjudicators redrafted the TidyTowns Handbook to bring it up to date in line with the current competition categories. In line with our new sustainable approach, we will not be printing the Handbook, it...
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03
SEP
2021

Certificate in Social Enterprise Management (online) with Waterford IT

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The Certificate in Social Enterprise Management is a 30-credit, Level 7 special purpose award aimed at people working in the social enterprise (SE) sector to develop their knowledge, skills and self-confidence as SE managers. Throughout the programme, participants gain an understanding of how to manage a SE and the importance of their role and influence as a SE manager. The programme will be delivered online on Fridays (9am-3pm) from October 2021 to April 2022 (inclusive) and comprises the following modules: Introduction to Social Enterprise      Financial Management and Governance for...
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03
SEP
2021

Adult Learning: The One Step Up Information and Referral Service

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With over 50 years of experience in adult education advocacy, AONTAS knows how hard it can be to get the information and support needed to return to education. Every year, the free One Step Up Information and Referral Service signposts thousands of adults to the supports they need. The service consists of a Website www.OneStepUp.ie Free Information booklet Click Here Freephone number 1800 303 669 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)   This free service is delivered by AONTAS as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning project ‘Adult and Community Education: Supported Learner Pathways 2020-2021’.
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02
SEP
2021

LMETB: Community Education Tuition Hours – open for applications until 3rd September 2021

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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/BWNJdTGhNu to apply online The latest date for receipt of comple...
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SEP
2021

Government Announcement on Covid-19 Response Plan: 31st August 2021

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Today (31st August 2021), Government agreed Ireland’s plan for the next and final phase of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19: Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting. Thanks to the hard work of the Irish people and the progress of our vaccination programme, we are now in a position to change our approach to the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 88 percent of the population over 18 are fully vaccinated, with almost 92 percent of adults (aged 18 and over) having received at least 1 dose. Subject to the continuation of this progress, we...
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AUG
2021

Free Drop Off Days for Householders 2021

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Mattresses (single, double, queen, king) Thursday 2nd September Navan Recycling Cente 10am-2pm Friday 3rd September Trim Recycling Centre 10am-2pm Saturday 4th September Kells Recylcing Centre 10am-2pm Satruday 11th September Thorntons Recycling Centre (Dunboyne) 10am-2pm   Note: the collection is for mattresses only – beds, divans, headboards, bases are not accepted as part of ths free event but may be paid for seperately. Maximum of 3 mattresses per household. No commercial customers Mattresses must be clean and dry.   Free  Couch and Armchair Drop Off Monday 13th...
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31
AUG
2021

Family Educational Program for family members living with addiction issues

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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 and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. F.A.S.N are hosting the highly recommended Family Educational Program for family members developed by the The Rise Foundation, which offers practical support, relevant education, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect...
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31
AUG
2021

EirGrid: Public Consultation on Route Options for Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade

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EirGrid is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a preferred underground route option for the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade.   The electricity transmission system operator is seeking feedback on four potential routes for the project following a decision in April that an underground cable was the best performing option. Last year EirGrid conducted an extensive public consultation, during which it wrote to 57,000 homes across the two counties, seeking feedback on technical solutions for the project. The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade is a high-capacity connection between Dunstown...
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30
AUG
2021

Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2021: Round 2

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Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development This bursary is offered in partnership with Irish Local Development Network, themed on Collaborative Arts and Community Development. The AIC Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday the 18th of October. Full details of the award, as...
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30
AUG
2021

Draft Flowerhill & Abbeylands Urban Design Plan 2021

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  Meath County Council in conjunction with Paul Hogarth Company Consultants has prepared a Draft Urban Design Plan for Flowerhill & Abbeylands, Navan. Vision: ‘Flowerhill – A vibrant Town Centre Community, proud of its past and confident of its future.’   The Plan and accompanying Natura Impact Statement is available to view from Wednesday 25th of August to Friday 24th of September 2021 (inclusive) at the following locations: Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291. Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 1.00pm & 2.00pm and 5.00pm...
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AUG
2021

TidyTowns Newsletter – August 2021

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Please find a link below to the 8th edition of the TidyTowns Newsletter 8/2021.   TidyTowns Newsletter – Issue 8 of 2021 – pdf   Please find a link below to a Word document containing links in the newsletter: Newsletter links Issue 8 of 2021 – Word   The newsletter contains the following: Request for TidyTowns Memorabilia Harpers Island Wetlands – Glounthaune TidyTowns Bat Conservation Ireland Articles from TidyTowns Groups – Tuam, Rush, Clonmellon TidyTowns Survey Data Chance to win a SuperValu Gift Card   Please note the newsletter is also available on...
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27
AUG
2021

LMETB: Community Education Tuition Hours – open for applications until 3rd September 2021

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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/BWNJdTGhNu to apply online The latest date for receipt of completed applications is 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆...
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AUG
2021

CREATE: Opportunities & News – August 2021

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News from Create Create and The Model residency recipient: Nadia Tamerji Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-the-model-residency-recipient-nadia-tamerji/ Create and The Model in Sligo are pleased to announce Nadia Tamerji as the recipient of the 2021 Artist Residency Award. This award was designed for collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. The residency will take place at The Model and provide opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning and is aimed at a...
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27
AUG
2021

September Schedule 2021 – Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery Education

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Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education is pleased to share our upcoming Online Workshop Timetable for September 2021. We hope that you can join us for one of the workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to engage should you choose to just sit and listen. We aim to create all our workshops collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their family members/carers/supporters, community partners and staff working in the mental health services, with everyone’s contribution equally valued. This is called co-production. These sessions...
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27
AUG
2021

E-Male Matters Newsletter : Summer 2021

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Please find  a link below to the Summer 2021 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).   E-Male Matters – Summer 2021 – pdf   Edition includes an article about the free ‘Men in the Middle’ workshops which are being offered to groups in the Republic of Ireland.  These explore the key question: ‘Are middle-aged men not interested in looking after their own mental health, or are we simply not offering them the right things in the right way?’  Please find a flyer below  for the workshops.  Please note, however, that there...
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26
AUG
2021

Public Consultation – The next Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan

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The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) are holding an online public consultation to assist with the development of the next Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan.   The consultation will be open for submission for an 8-week period, from Friday 16 July to Friday 10 September 2021. Please find the link to the consultation below: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/5998d-sdg-national-implementation-plan-consultation-2021/   Work is commencing on the development of the next SDG National Implementation Plan which will set out...
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25
AUG
2021

Streetscape Enhancement Initiative – Meath

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The Department of Rural and Community Development has announced the 124 towns and villages that will benefit from a new €7 million fund to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts. Under the scheme, businesses, community groups and property owners in Ashbourne, Athboy, Oldcastle, Laytown, Bettystown and Slane can apply to Meath County Council for funding to improve the facades of buildings, carry out artwork and install features such as canopies and street furniture. For further details and to apply visit https://bit.ly/3gLNse3. Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday...
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25
AUG
2021

Survey on the Demand, Delivery and Accessibility Levels of Taxis and Hackneys

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The National Transport Authority (NTA) is committed to the provision of high quality, accessible, sustainable transport connecting people across Ireland. To this end, NTA wishes to progress inclusive Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV – Taxi, Hackney and limousine) services research. The survey asks for experiences, opinions and advice on the demand for and accessibility levels of taxi, hackney and limousine services nationwide. The information obtained through this survey is crucial to future planning for improved Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV – Taxi, Hackney and limousine) services...
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AUG
2021

Athboy River Catchment: Community information Meeting – 15th September 7.30pm online

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Notice of Community Information  Meeting for the Athboy River Catchment: The River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 – Local Authorities Water Programme The River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 was launched in April 2018, setting out measures to be implemented over the next four years and a new approach for the protection and management of our waters. The Plan lists over 700 water bodies for focussed actions aimed at improving water quality. On the ground action will involve catchment assessments and stream walks to gain a better understanding of the issues...
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23
AUG
2021

N3 Virginia bypass – Emerging Preferred Option Corridor

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Cavan County Council has commenced Public Consultation number three – announcing the Emerging Preferred Option Corridor for the N3 Virginia Bypass scheme. Information and drawings can be viewed at www.n3virginiabypass.ie or within an Online / Virtual Public Consultation Room, via www.innovision.ie/n3virginiabypass, and a drawing is also on display at Virginia Show Centre. The public is encouraged to engage with the project team and in-person meetings will be available between 19th August and 3rd September, while electronic/written/phone submissions will be accepted until 13th...
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17
AUG
2021

Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws: Meath County Council

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Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) (Housing Estates) County of Meath Bye-Laws (N0.1) 2021 In accordance with the powers conferred by Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (No.44 of 2004), Meath County Council proposes, in the interest of road safety and prudent traffic management, to make the above Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws establishing a maximum speed of 30 kilometres per hour at which vehicles are legally permitted to travel on specified public roads. “Draft” Bye-Laws have been prepared and will be available for inspection by arrangement during normal office hours Monday to Friday...
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16
AUG
2021

LMETB: Community Education Tuition Hours – open for applications

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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/BWNJdTGhNu to apply online The latest date for receipt of completed applications is 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆...
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16
AUG
2021

Free Painting Classes at local Broadband Connection Points.

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Over 10 weeks, Oonagh will conduct online painting classes, during which you will explore with her all the basics of how to paint with acrylics. Each week, Oonagh will approach a different topic, and teach you the basics. This will include colour mixing, still life composition, portraits, landscape, and many more techniques. Oonagh will also share her ongoing works  during a virtual visit of her studio. This free programme aims to provide people with the opportunity to take part in online artistic and cultural programmes through the free connectivity offered at their local Broadband...
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16
AUG
2021

Learning Symposium: Adult Learning Going Green and Digital – 25th August 2021

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  Join Meath Partnership in celebrating the end of their Summer Training Series with this final online learning symposium on Adult Learning Going Green and Digital. The symposium will cover the following topics: Part 1: The Circular Economy (09:30 AM – 11:00 AM) In this part of the symposium, you will be introduced to the concept of the circular economy and gain access to an online learning platform, developed as part of the CICLO-project, where you or your group of adult learners can develop their green skills and learn  about how to work towards a sustainable, greener future....
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13
AUG
2021

National Heritage Week 2021

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National Heritage Week, one of Ireland’s largest public events will kick off tomorrow, Saturday, 14th August and run until Sunday, 22nd August, and this year is all about getting as many people involved in heritage as possible. The Heritage Council is delighted to have received more than 730 projects as part of the initiative, all of which are showcased on the National Heritage Week website. Over recent months, project organisers have been working on their submissions and have produced some creative, inspiring, and engaging heritage projects for their communities and heritage enthusiasts...
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11
AUG
2021

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2020 na Roinne Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail á foilsiú ag an Aire Humphreys

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Dé Céadaoin, 11 Lúnasa 2021 Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2020 na Roinne Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail á foilsiú ag an Aire Humphreys Rinneadh beart maidir le riachtanais breise an phobail i rith Phaindéim COVID-19 le cúnamh díreach ón Roinn   D’fhoilsigh Heather Humphreys TD, an tAire Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, Tuarascáil Bhliantúil na Roinne Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail i leith na bliana 2020 inniu (11 Lúnasa). Tugtar forléargas cuimsitheach sa tuarascáil ar réimse leathan de pholasaithe, de chláir agus de thionscnaimh a tugadh chun cinn agus a cuireadh i gcrích sa Roinn i rith...
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11
AUG
2021

Publication of 2020 Annual Report from Department of Rural & Community Development

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Press Release 11th August 2021 Minister Humphreys publishes 2020 Annual Report from Department of Rural and Community Development Department supports directly responded to increased needs of communities during COVID-19 Pandemic   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday, 11 July) published the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Annual Report for 2020. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the wide range of policies, programmes and initiatives developed and delivered by the Department in 2020. The onset of the...
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10
AUG
2021

Online Training Event: Coaching – 18th August 2021

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Meath Partnership is hosting a free online training event on Coaching Wednesday the 18th of August. This session is aimed at everyone involved in or passionate about people management: From coaching of employees/volunteers/… to trainers looking for resources to use in their next coaching or leadership course. Participants receive an introduction on how to coach as a manager and how to get started with the GROW-model in coaching. This free training event is part of a European project called ‘Managers As Coaches’, so participants will gain access to a range of educational materials that...
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10
AUG
2021

Family Caring & Mental Health: course starting in September 2021

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Mental Health and Family Caring; Supporting the Supporter Two sessions: Morning 10am  and Evening 7pm Numbers limited Start Date: 6th of September     AIM:  This workshop will support families in building skills to look after their own wellbeing whilst caring for a person living with a mental health challenge.   OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this workshop Family Carers will have:   Had time to reflect on and build tools and techniques to enhance their self-care Expanded their understanding of the concepts of mental health, mental illness and recovery Increased awareness around...
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05
AUG
2021

Update on Moynalty Country Music Festival: postponed until June 2022

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It is with great regret that we must announce the postponement of the Moynalty Country Music Festival until 26th of June 2022. We have exhausted every avenue to guarantee the safe running of the event next week; however due to the continued uncertainty on Covid-19 restrictions, and the continued spread of the Delta Variant, we feel it is in the best interests to delay the event. The line up of Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Robert Mizell, Matt Leavy and Paul Leavy will remain for the rescheduled event, with some more acts to be potentially added. Tickets that have already been issued will...
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30
JUL
2021

OPEN CALL – Meath Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 2021

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Meath County Council Arts Office invites applications from professional  musicians and performers who wish to be considered for paid performance opportunities arising under the Meath Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.  Under this scheme a blended programme of outdoor live and filmed streamed performances at a selection of events in the county is currently being developed. This Open Call is open to professional performers and musicians only; all genres of performance are invited to apply (music, dance,...
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30
JUL
2021

Social Enterprise Start-up Fund: closing date extending to 9th August 2021

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Closing date extension for the Social Enterprise Start-up Fund To Monday, August 9th, 1pm   It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and we thought you might not want to spend it  filling in an application form so we have extended the closing date for applications to the Social Enterprise Start-up Fund  to  Monday 9th August 1pm   We are really looking forward to reading your applications to the €800,000 Fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. The fund seeks to support social enterprises at the...
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30
JUL
2021

United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2021 – 2022

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The National Youth Council of Ireland are now accepting applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2021 – 2022. Run by the National Youth Council of Ireland together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, this 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. Have you what it takes to be Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegate? Find out more or apply now! Note that the application deadline is...
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29
JUL
2021

Creating Our Future: Tell us what researchers in Ireland can do to create a better future

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Creating Our Future: A National Conversation on Research in Ireland Tell us what researchers in Ireland can do to create a better future https://creatingourfuture.ie/    What is it? Creating Our Future is an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to give ideas on how to make our country better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity and inclusion – all ideas are welcome that can inspire researchers to help make a better future for Ireland. Submit your idea   Why are we doing it? The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the...
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29
JUL
2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister Simon Harris launch Creating Our Future to collect 10,000 ideas on future of science and research

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Press Release: 29th July 2021 The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris have today launched Creating our Future, to gather ideas from people all over the country on research that could shape a better future for all.   Speaking at the launch event, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “This is an important opportunity to contribute to shaping future research. I encourage everyone to get involved, this isn’t for any one section of society, we want to engage everyone in conversations in communities across...
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29
JUL
2021

Arts Council: current funding programmes

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Please find current Arts Council funding programmes below. Source: https://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/   Capacity Building Support Scheme The Capacity Building Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council. Maximum award €30,00 Application deadline: 12 August 2021  17:30   Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award The Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity aims to support individual professional artists working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice....
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29
JUL
2021

New LMETB Community Education Courses for August

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Louth Meath ETB have a new listing of free course forAugust. Please find programme details and application process below: 2021 – August – LMETB Community Education Service Courses – pdf    
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28
JUL
2021

PPN Structural Review – Written Submission Process: DRCD

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The Department of Rural and Community Development has engaged Mazars to undertake a structural review of the PPNs which is currently underway. The Department would now like to invite  ‘written submissions’ to the review process. Below you will find a link to Mazar’s portal which will bring you to a template to provide your thoughts on the PPNs, and how their current structure and governance facilitates and supports the role of PPNs in relation to civic engagement. The link to the submission template is here:  PPN Written Submissions The template will ask you to provide your thoughts on...
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28
JUL
2021

NDA: Public consultation on effective engagement with people with disabilities

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The National Disability Authority is updating its guidance to Government departments and public bodies in relation to engaging people with disabilities, including children and young people with disabilities, in policy development and consultation processes. We are inviting a broad range of stakeholders to submit their views and experiences which will help us update our guidance. Information is available in Word and Easy-to-read formats and Irish Sign Language. We are accepting submissions by email, post or by video where you speak or sign your views. The closing date is 9th August 2021....
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27
JUL
2021

Sandcastle & Sculpture Virtual Contest 2021

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Saturday 31th July to Sunday 5th September Top Prize €250.00 Due to popular demand the 18th annual Beach Sandcastle Contest will be a Virtual Competition between 31st July and 5th September. The virtual competition is intended to be a COVID-SAFE alternative during this time requiring physical distancing for public safety. There are 2 categories: “Under 14” & “Family”. Get your sun cream, bucket & spade and start being creative! No experience necessary and all are welcome come and enjoy our great natural resources. Competition Dates: 31st July to 5th September 2021. Location: Any...
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26
JUL
2021

Public Consultation: Marine Protected Areas Report – closing date 30th July 2021

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The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, invite submissions, observations and comments on the report of an expert advisory group on marine protected areas (MPAs) entitled “Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network”. The aim of this public consultation is to invite you to share your views on the process by which Ireland’s network of MPAs will be expanded. In general terms, MPAs are geographically defined maritime areas with certain protections for...
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26
JUL
2021

Age Friendly Ireland: Newsletters

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Age Friendly Ireland Newsletters are available here: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/news/       The Age Friendly Ireland website is available to view below: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/
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23
JUL
2021

Fasn: still here for you

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The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is a dedicated support service for Family members/ concerned persons who are impacted by loved one’s substance misuse. In these extremely difficult times, we are very aware of the challenges our service users will be dealing with so we have developed a safe and secure online communications platform in which we can support you.  We are continuing to provide vital services in the form of One to one support sessions 5 Step Brief Intervention Health & Wellbeing support through Facebook (FASN) Counselling Family Support Groups – online peer led...
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23
JUL
2021

Have your say about how Social Enterprises are financed in Ireland

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Have your say about how Social Enterprises are financed in Ireland today and win €250 euro by doing so. Open until 28th July. The launch of a collaborative project that sees the best social minds in Ireland get the support of European funding and thinking is now launched and very much live. Our team are working with DCU, Irish Social Enterprise Network and Rethink Ireland in helping to establish what type of financial models are missing for the sector, what models are working and what might a future finance model look like. It’s a 2-year project but first off we need your insights and...
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23
JUL
2021

Create – Opportunities & News – July 2021

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OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – July 2021 News from Create Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios residency recipient: Gea Gojak Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-fire-station-artists-studios-residency-recipient-gea-gojak/ Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to announce Gea Gojak as the recipient of the 2021 Remote Residency Award. This award was specifically designed for collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or histories of intergenerational migration, and will take place remotely over four weeks in June and...
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23
JUL
2021

Pathways – All the news from An Cosán – July

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Welcome to the July edition of our bi-monthly e-zine, containing all the exciting news and opportunities from An Cosán! As we recently held our annual AGM, it gave us a wonderful moment to look back at the year past, and to see that despite the challenges and hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic we continue to improve the lives of those we work with and journey together on the path to a brighter future. An Cosán continues to grow in service of our mission of ensuring that no one is left behind. Over the past few months, I have been delighted to welcome three new members to our Senior...
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JUL
2021

Save the Date Notice: National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2021

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Annual Conference 2021 Opportunities and Aspirations for the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Progressive Realisation of UNCRPD Article 12 Equal Recognition Before the Law Date: Thursday 14 October, 2021 Time: A detailed event programme will be available shortly Location: Online   The National Disability Authority invites you to save the date of its upcoming Annual Conference which will take place virtually on Thursday 14 October 2021. The conference will explore the theme of Equal Recognition before the Law (Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
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22
JUL
2021

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €8.8 million in funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme

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  117 remote working projects across every region to benefit Grants ranging from €10,000 to €250,000 for existing hubs & Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) Funding will assist in the development of the National Hub Network – a key action of Our Rural Future   Press Release, 22nd July 2021 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (July 22nd, 2021) announced over €8.8 million in funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme – a key deliverable of Our Rural Future. The funding will enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance and add...
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21
JUL
2021

Reminder: “Let’s Talk Integration in Ireland” – virtual event on July 22nd 2021 at 11am

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A gentle reminder that tomorrow (22nd of July) Meath Partnership will host an online conference called ‘Let’s Talk Integration in Ireland’. Community practitioners, educators and interested groups are invited to join us for a morning of learning about the importance of integration in communities and groups. Join us as we discuss the importance of integration and particularly volunteering to support integration for migrants and refugees in Ireland. Throughout the event, best practice examples will be shared, lessons learned and resource packs distributed to community groups.  ...
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20
JUL
2021

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan): Free mental health seminars in August 2021

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Meath Wellness Hub are offering a free mental health programme for people living in Meath. The programme is WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and is taking place in August on zoom. WRAP is a self-help mental health recovery programme for people looking to take control of their mental health and wellbeing. The programme looks at: Wellness tools triggers/stressors Daily maintenance plan, i.e. what do I need to do every day to stay well When things are breaking down Crisis planning and post-crisis planning And more   This programme is for anyone who would like to learn some tools and...
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20
JUL
2021

Public Consultation – The next Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan

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The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) have launched the online public consultation to assist with the development of the next Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan.   The consultation will be open for submission for an 8-week period, from Friday 16 July to Friday 10 September 2021. Please find the link to the consultation below: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/5998d-sdg-national-implementation-plan-consultation-2021/   Work is commencing on the development of the next SDG National Implementation Plan which will set out...
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20
JUL
2021

Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien announce €650,000 Funding for Library Supports for Marginalised, Socially Excluded and Disadvantaged Communities

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Press Release 20th July 2021 €650,000 funding package for 120 projects provided from the 2021 Dormant Accounts Action Plan Funding aimed to assist public libraries in reaching out to marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged communities   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, have today (Tuesday, 20 July) announced €650,000 in funding for library supports. The funding, under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan, is designed to assist libraries in...
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20
JUL
2021

August Schedule 2021 – Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery Education – Co-Production Workshops

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Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education is pleased to share our upcoming Co-Production Workshop timetable for August 2021.  We are seeking interested people to get involved in Recovery Education. We hope that you can join us for these workshops. We want to produce and deliver recovery education modules that are relevant to you.   Aim The aim of these co-production workshops is to produce recovery education workshops and material for delivery in Midlands Louth Meath CHO. We aim to create all our workshops collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health issues, their...
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JUL
2021

HSE Covid19 Partner Pack Update: 16th July 2021

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Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are some communications updates for you. This week, we would particularly appreciate your help in sharing our communications updates on vaccination for people aged 18-29.   Public Health Measures You can find information here about the public health measures in place.   COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Nearly 5 million vaccines have been administered in Ireland so far and 59% of adults are fully vaccinated. Over 73% of adults have received at least one dose. We are grateful to all of our...
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16
JUL
2021

Minister Rabbitte seeks Expressions of Interest to join Ireland’s Disability Stakeholder Group

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Friday, 16 July 2021: Press Release The Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, T.D., today invited interested parties to apply to become members of the next Disability Stakeholders Group (DSG). This will be the sixth DSG and it will begin its work in January 2022. The DSG has an important role in monitoring the implementation of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022 (NDIS). The NDIS is the key cross departmental framework for policy and action to address the needs of persons with disabilities in Ireland across. Through its actions, the strategy...
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16
JUL
2021

Cultúr: Free cultural competency and anti-racism training

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Cultúr have a suite of free cultural competency and anti racism training that we are offering service providers across Co. meath. This training is now being offered online. As part of the Social Connection and Inclusion Project, Cultúr will be delivering a number of free training sessions for service providers, the public and schools. These training sessions include 1. Intercultural Competence and 2. Integration and Anti-Racism workshops   These workshops aim to Promote opportunities for equality and intercultural dialogue between ethnic minority communities and the wider community....
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16
JUL
2021

The Wheel: Training Links Programme – FAQs

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Training Links funds community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks — groups of a minimum of ten organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually. Please find details here: Training Links programme Applications for funding are now open under the Training Links programme. Training Networks are invited to apply for grants ranging from €10,000.00 to €50,000.00. Applications remain open until 5pm on 13 August 2021.   Let’s answer some of your frequently asked questions about the programme…  ...
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16
JUL
2021

Public Consultation on the Review of the Equality Acts

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On Tuesday, 6th of July 2021 the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., launched a public consultation process as part of a review of the Equality Acts (Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015). Submissions are invited on a range of issues including, the functioning of the Acts and their effectiveness in combatting discrimination and promoting equality; awareness of the legislation; and whether there are obstacles to taking an action under the Acts. Submissions are also invited on the scope of the current...
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16
JUL
2021

Community Finance Ireland: £/€10 million Recovery Loan Fund

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Community Finance Ireland has announced a £/€10 million All-Island Recovery Loan Fund, its first all-island loan scheme. The fund will offer flexible loans of £10,000-£250,000 (NI) and €10,000 to €500,000 (RoI) to community sector organisations including faith-based groups, sports clubs and social enterprises. Commenting on the launch, Dónal Traynor, Chief Executive of Community Finance Ireland said: “Throughout the pandemic we witnessed the incredible resilience of the community sector, with many pivoting their offerings and exploring new opportunities for development.  The All-Island...
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16
JUL
2021

Stay Safe: water safety guidance

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Did you know that 76 people drowned in Ireland last year? With the good weather forecast for the days ahead, please be aware of safety at or near water and stay safe.   Beware of rip currents. Know your limits. Never use inflatable toys on open water and always supervise children closely. As you socially-distance, avoid swimming in unfamiliar areas that are potentially unsafe. Before you get out on the water on a craft, get into a lifejacket. Never mix alcohol with water activities. When walking the shoreline be aware that incoming tides can lead to stranding. Know The Lifeguard...
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16
JUL
2021

National Mentoring Programme – CALL FOR WRITERS

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Are you a new, emerging or published writer? Would you like professional help with your current work-in-progress? Meath County Council Arts Office is supporting the Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme, which will ensure that at least one writer or poet from County Meath will benefit from a literature mentoring relationship. The opportunity is open to poets, fiction writers, children’s writers and creative non-fiction writers. The mentoring process involves 4 x two-hour meetings between the selected ‘mentee’ and their chosen professional writer over a 6–8 month period. The mentor...
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16
JUL
2021

Social Enterprise Start Up Fund 2021: ReThink Ireland – info & application clinic

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Rethink Ireland is delighted to announce the opening of The Social Enterprise Start-up Fund. The €800,000 Fund will be delivered over two years: 2021 – 2022 and has been created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. The fund seeks to support social enterprises at the start-up / early stage of their life cycle and will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful start-up social enterprises across Ireland. Full details here A social enterprise is a business that works primarily to improve the...
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15
JUL
2021

Moynalty Country Music Festival: postponed to June 2022

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*** Due to Covid restricions, the  festival has been postponed until June 2022**** The Moynalty Country Music Festival will take place on Sunday 8th of August from 2-9.30pm Performances featuring Nathan Carter, Robert Mizzell, Mike Denver, Paul Leavy and Matt Leavy. Ticket price’s are €32 per individual. Due to Covid-19 regulations we are restricted to the amount of attendees we can have on site which includes children, due to this all attendees regardless of age will require a ticket. Tickets can be purchased through our website: https://moynaltysteamthreshing.ie/shop/ Please...
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15
JUL
2021

Minister Humphreys Announces €800,000 Social Enterprise Start-up Fund

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Minister Humphreys Announces €800,000 Social Enterprise Start-up Fund Full details of the Social Enterprise Start-up Fund are available at www.rethinkireland.ie Applications are open from Thursday, July 15th until 1 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd. Social Enterprise Start-up Fund Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today (Thursday, July 15th) announced the launch of the €400,000 Social Enterprise Start-up Fund. The Fund will support social enterprises with small grants to help them expand their businesses and create jobs. It is specifically aimed at early stage...
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JUL
2021

The changing face of Stroke support

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Providing a healing hand in time of need-the changing face of Stroke support Channonrock resident Seamus Casey is the Lead Stroke Co-Ordinator with the Irish Heart Foundation for the Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan areas. Though his role remains the same, demand for his service has grown by more than 50 per cent, since Covid began. Contact details for Seamus and the Navan Stroke Support Group are Phone: 086 130 0238 Email: scasey@irishheart.ie   Here Seamus talks about the way in which the Irish Heart Foundation has adapted to support stroke survivors and their families throughout the...
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