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27
NOV
2020

2021 Artist’s Residency Bursary Applications Open

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  Meath County Council Arts Office, in partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, are pleased to announce: the 2021 artist’s residency bursary. Continuing their partnership for a third 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 ...
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27
NOV
2020

Ratoath Men’s Shed response to Covid-19

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Please find a link below to a report from Ratoath Men’s Shed to the Meath PPN on the impact and community response to Covid-19: Ratoath Mens Shed – Report on Impact of Covid – pdf  
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25
NOV
2020

Aware – Support & Self Care Groups

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As we all know, during Level 5 lockdown, many people are experiencing additional feelings of isolation, anxiety and distress as well as enduring depression, bi-polar disorder and other challenges with their mental health.  These feelings are often further exacerbated during this holiday season, as people can sometimes contrast their own sadness with other peoples joy. If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and...
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24
NOV
2020

Nominate your Adult Learning Initiative for the AONTAS STAR Awards 2021

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AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation is seeking nominations from adult learning initiatives for the annual STAR Awards 2021. The STAR Awards will take on extra significance in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as we celebrate and acknowledge the incredible work that adult learning providers have done in adapting their provision to ensure that the learners’ needs continue to be met. To highlight the diverse range of quality adult learning initiatives taking place across the country, AONTAS welcomes STAR Award nominations in five categories for 2021: Health and Wellbeing Learner...
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23
NOV
2020

Save Energy At Home & In Your Community: Codema online event 10th Dec @ 6.30pm

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Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema will be hosting an online event on Dec 10th sharing top tips and case studies to get you saving energy. Are you interested in learning how to save energy this Winter, especially when working from home? Would you like to know more about SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Community Programme and how you can get involved? Would you like to hear more about Codema’s Home Energy Saving Kits that are available to borrow for free from libraries across Ireland?   Then this is the event for you! Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema will be hosting an...
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23
NOV
2020

FraudSMART: online shopping tips

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  FraudSMART is a fraud awareness initiative developed by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) in conjunction with the following member banks, Allied Irish Bank plc, Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland, PermanentTSB and Ulster Bank.   Further advice and resources are available on the FraudSMART website : https://www.fraudsmart.ie/ Phone +353 1 671 53 11 Email info@fraudsmart.ie
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23
NOV
2020

Singing for Health and Wellbeing: Survey from University of Limerick

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The University of Limerick is launching this first-ever, nationwide survey of singing for health and wellbeing groups! Please complete our survey by 31 December, 2020 if you run such a choir & help spread the word. https://unioflimerick.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eiPcwJ7ch3zaOV Our aim is to compile a resource of singing for health and wellbeing groups in Ireland and get more people singing! Thank you, in advance, for helping us learn: Where in Ireland singing for health and wellbeing is happening, When these groups ordinarily meet, Who is singing with you, And how to support...
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23
NOV
2020

Navan Cycling Initiative

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  Navan Cycling Initiative is a community-based group that aims to make cycling in Navan and surrounding areas safe, enjoyable, and popular.   We hope to encourage people to use cycling as part of their normal daily transport as well as a leisure activity and help Navan to become a cycle-friendly town.   Since forming earlier this year, we welcomed 100 participants to a family cycle event for bike week, built relationships with councillors and county engineers, and created a comprehensive map of existing and planned cycle paths.   To keep up to date on improvements to...
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23
NOV
2020

Know Your Rights – A Guide to Children’s European Rights to Online Privacy and Safety 

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Know Your Rights – A Guide to Children’s European Rights to Online Privacy and Safety After the successful launch of our Know Your Rights Guide last year, we were delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Communicating Europe Initiative to develop a guide for children and young people focused solely on their rights to online privacy and safety under EU law. Once again, we worked with member organisations to ensure that the information in the Guide was relevant and responded to some of the main concerns and questions young people...
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23
NOV
2020

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2020

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Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN), co-funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation and Tusla, organises a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard. To access resources to support bereaved children and young people; and to learn more about the events that will take place from the 23rd to the 27th November, please visit:  https://www.childhoodbereavement.ie/
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23
NOV
2020

Be part of the AONTAS Community Education Census

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AONTAS would like to invite all community education groups to compete the survey, which was launched at the Community Education event, on 12 October and will remain open until 30 November (5pm).   Community education groups can complete the survey through the following link today: https://aontas.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cen-organisational-survey-community-education-in-a-time-o   The aim of the Census is to capture the breadth of provision across Ireland, identifying available courses, number of learners, funding streams, target groups and learner supports. This data is being gathered...
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20
NOV
2020

ALONE: Covid update 19th November 2020

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Please find update from ALONE below: Updates from ALONE Attached you will find ALONE’s Progress Report below from November 1st-15th along with infographic.  support. ALONE COVID 15th Nov External Metrics Take a look at a video of Conor McGarry who at 8 years old is one of ALONE’s youngest ever donor. Conor ran a marathon over 8 days. Nothing like an 8 year old running 43 kilometres to motivate us all in getting up and active after work today!  
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20
NOV
2020

HSE Suicide Prevention Office: training & resources available

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Please find information on training and resources available from the HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention:   Training: Face to face suicide prevention training such as SafeTALK, ASIST, Understanding Self-harm and STORM have been paused since March 2020 due to COVID-19. However, planning has begun to move some courses online. LivingWorks Start Builds skills and knowledge to keep others safe. The programme has been developed by Living Works, the same company who developed the SafeTALK and ASIST programmes. It is targeted at anyone over the age of 18 who wants to help prevent...
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20
NOV
2020

Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (SBL Service) in Louth & Meath

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The HSE funded Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (SBL Service) in Louth/Meath, managed and operated by Pieta, has recently appointed a new  Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer (SBLO). Her name is Marian King. The SBL Service is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm to provide practical help and support those who may be grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. This includes the provision of: A prompt and proactive response in the aftermath of a suicide Ongoing practical and emotional support and information to individuals, families and groups – enabling...
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20
NOV
2020
20
NOV
2020

PPN Laytown-Bettystown MD Meeting: online 3rd December 2020

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MEATH  PPN NOTICE OF MEETING FOR LAYTOWN-BETTYSTOWN MUNICIPAL DISTRICT 3rd December 2020 – 7.30 pm By ZOOM Please note that due to COVID 19 the MD meeting above will be held by ZOOM. Notice of the Link will be sent out closer to the meeting time. To enable us hold the meeting within a reasonable timeframe, and to ensure that we capture all information, could you ensure that you have your submission/issue organised  We may ask that you email them afterwards to the PPN Resource Officer at Buvinda House so that none are overlooked.  You will, of course, have the chance to raise them at...
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19
NOV
2020

LGBTI+ Mental Health Webinar: 24th November 2020

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LGBTIWebinarPoster – pdf   LGBTI+ Mental Health  Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo are hosting a free webinar on the morning of 24th November 2020 to explore the topic of mental health and the LGBTI+ community. This HSE funded event will explore themes including the prevalence of mental health difficulties within the LGBTI+ community, access to services and supports, early intervention and prevention for young people, and how services can be delivered in a manner sensitive to the needs of LGBTI+ people. Chaired by Dil Wickremasinghe, the conference will be opened...
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19
NOV
2020

World Children’s Day – Friday 20th of November: Talks & Resources

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As we celebrate World Children’s Day on Friday 20th of November, we would like to share some helpful tips on connecting with your children.   Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, will presents ‘Child Talks 2020 – A Day in my Life’ : From the environment to mental health, Child Talks 2020 will hear from children & young people on the issues that matter to them in their daily lives. Child Talks is an annual event marking World Children’s Day that features a number of children and young people, up to 18 years, sharing important stories about their...
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19
NOV
2020

2020-2021 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme: Extension

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Due to the interest in the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2021 Minister Noonan will announce the extension of the deadline for applications to the scheme to 4pm on Friday 4th December 2020.   A fund of €200,000 – double the fund of 2020- is being made available in 2021 to support initiatives with community benefit that promote awareness, conservation and revitalisation of Irish Peatlands.   Details of the scheme and how to apply are available on the website of the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department at...
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19
NOV
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership – Programme Updates November 2020

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines. Meath LSP Strategy Meet n’Train  Buggy Buddies Come Fly a Kite with Meath LSP Basketball for Women (East Meath)  Walk n Tone Cara Centre Live Broadcast – ‘Adapting – How Change Creates Opportunities’.   Meath LSP welcomes your feedback!  Meath LSP is currently developing our new strategy – “Active Meath 2020 – 2025” and have created a short survey to capture your feedback. We would love to hear your opinions and...
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19
NOV
2020

Webinar on the eVA-VOL project aimed at e-validation of learning outcomes from volunteering: 27th November 2020

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Meath Partnership and Meath Volunteer Centre are delighted to invite you to a presentation of our eVA-VOL project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program aimed at validation of non-formal learning gained through volunteering. Over the past 2 years, we have been working in cooperation with our partners from Spain, Italy, a Portugal on the development of the first open and multilingual online platform of information, training, guidance and support for volunteers during the transition between the documentation and assessment phases of the process of validation of the learning gained...
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19
NOV
2020

PILA – Public Interest Law Alliance

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The PILA  Pro Bono Referral Scheme is a clearinghouse which connects social justice NGOs with a campaigning arm to the legal community. The Alliance ensures that those organisations who work with the marginalised and disadvantaged and have a campaigning or policy arm can obtain pro bono legal assistance where they do not have the resources or in-house expertise to secure this themselves. Please see the link below for more information: https://www.pila.ie/help/how-it-works-orgs.html
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19
NOV
2020

From Access to Inclusion: Arts and Culture Summit is moving online – March 2021

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In the interest of maximising participation and international engagement at From Access to Inclusion, an Arts and Culture Summit, we are happy to announce that Summit will now take place online. Gathering the most thought-provoking leaders and advocates in arts, culture, tourism and access from across the globe, this dynamic international Summit is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new and innovative ways to create accessible and inclusive experiences. The Summit will be essential for professionals at all levels in the arts, cultural and tourism sectors such as those...
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19
NOV
2020

Social Justice Matters Podcast: Deliberative democracy & PPNs

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SJI Ten Minute Lessons Ep11: Deliberative Democracy and the Development of the Public Participation Networks Deliberative democracy goes beyond mere representation to give a voice to all citizens in the decision-making process. The development of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs) in 2014 provided a mechanism for community groups to have their say in local government decision-making. With over 15,000 member organisations, PPNs are going from strength to strength. In this Ten Minute Lesson, we take a quick look at the pathway to the development of the PPNs. Listen on iTunes, Spotify,...
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19
NOV
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter – November 2020

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Please find a link below to the Meath Ats OfficeNewsletter – |November 2020:
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19
NOV
2020

Martin McEvoy Annual Conference 2020

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DCU School of Law and Government and DCU’s Office of Civic Engagement are delighted to invite you to the Martin McEvoy Annual Conference 2020 Politics, People and Public Policy – Case Studies in Policy Engagement Please register here. The conference will examine current approaches to, and potential trajectories of, public engagement in the public policy cycle. The programme is attached to this email. Date: 4th December Time: 9:30-13:45   Location: Zoom (A Zoom link will be shared prior to the event)
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19
NOV
2020

NVR Webinar: 25th November

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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) Ireland have organised a Webinar which will take place on Wednesday, November 25th. A number of topics related to NVR will be covered. Of note, we will have a parent presenting on her experiences of NVR. This is a free event and it is aimed at practitioners and others who might be interested in NVR. To book a place see here:  https://nvrireland.ie/
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19
NOV
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Strategy Survey

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Meath LSP is currently developing our new strategy – “Active Meath 2020 – 2025” and have created a short survey to capture your feedback. We would love to hear your opinions and ideas as to what we should include in our next strategy. Please find a link to the survey below and we would appreciate if you took 5 mins to complete same. Answers are completely confidential. Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8DCFGM
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19
NOV
2020

“What is living in your garden?” – online talk at 8pm 30th November 2020

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“What is living in your garden?” – an online public talk with Michael Bell taking place at 8pm on the 30th November 2020. Hosted by the Roscommon Environmental Network
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19
NOV
2020

Have your Say – The Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade

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The consultation period on the EirGrid Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade has now passed its halfway point. The consultation closes on 14 December and EirGrid are asking communities to share their views on the options being considered to upgrade the electricity grid in Kildare and Meath. The fastest and easiest way to have your say is by filling out the online questionnaire, available by clicking here. Other resources including a project brochure, project microsite and a project virtual exhibition are all available at www.eirgrid.ie/KildareMeath. A copy of an information presentation is available...
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19
NOV
2020

PPN Handbook 2020: DRCD

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  From Department of Rural and Community Development https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9db5e3-ppn-handbook/   Published on 18 November 2020. Last updated on 18 November 2020   A Public Participation Network (PPN) is a structure that brings together Community and Voluntary, Environmental and Social Inclusion groups in each local authority area. This Handbook was written following consultations to review the original Public Participation Networks User Guide , which was last updated in May 2017. The Handbook gives guidance, support and, where necessary, clarity, for everyone...
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19
NOV
2020

PPN 2019 Annual Report: Launched by Minister O’Brien

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Minister O’Brien launches Public Participation Network 2019 Annual Report Report shows 15,600 voluntary groups registered with the Public Participation Network in 2019 The report can be downloaded here.   The Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, today (19th November 2020) launched the 2019 Annual Report of the Public Participation Networks. This is the fourth Annual Report on the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), which were established to facilitate active citizen participation in policymaking at local authority level....
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17
NOV
2020

Meath PPN Secretariat – Plenary Document & Member Survey

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As we manage the impact of Covid 19 we know that the PPN Secretariat and groups from every Pillar are continuing their activities under much changed conditions. This Plenary Document and Survey is being sent to you to establish how best we may all work effectively together in the changed circumstances in which we and our communities find ourselves. The results of this Plenary Document and Survey together with the information gathered in our Issues Register will form the basis of our 2021 Workplan. Not all of you may know that Meath, being the second largest county in the Country, has over...
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17
NOV
2020
17
NOV
2020

Comhairle na nÓg National Showcase 2020

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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Mr. Roderic O’Gorman TD invites you to the Comhairle na nÓg National Showcase 2020. Date:         Saturday 5th December 2020 Time:         11:00am – 1:00pm   The Comhairle na nÓg National Showcase is a biennial event which celebrates the work of all 31 Comhairlí. It is an opportunity for Comhairlí to share their work with one another and with decision makers from their own local areas and nationally. This year’s event will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Guest speakers on the day will include...
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17
NOV
2020

Your Country – Your Waste: campaign

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The “Your Country – Your Waste” campaign has been developed as part of the 2020 Anti-Dumping Initiative and includes a tailored suite of information and awareness messaging for use by Local Authorities, community and voluntary groups, schools and corporations during 2020 and into 2021. It will begin with a week-long social media campaign on mywaste.ie‘s social media platforms.  The “Your Country – Your Waste” campaign delivers on a commitment made in the enforcement chapter of the recently-published Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy. It will highlight relevant...
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17
NOV
2020

Have your say on the N3 Virginia Bypass Scheme

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Cavan County Council, in partnership with Meath County Council and in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, has commenced an online Public Consultation number 2 for the N3 Virginia Bypass scheme. Information showing the shortlisted options will be on display in Virginia at the poster box at the Ramor Theatre, in the window of Virginia Show Centre on the display board on the island in front of Virginia courthouse, on the project website www.n3virginiabypass.ie  and within an Online / Virtual Public Consultation Room, via www.innovision.ie/n3virginiabypass   Members of the...
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13
NOV
2020

HSE Covid Partner Pack Update: 12th November 2020

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We hope this message finds you well. We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.   Public Health Measures Ireland is now at Level 5. You can see all of the measures that are in place at Level 5 here.   Face coverings or masks are superior to visors as a measure for prevention of transmission of COVID-19 The HSE would like to remind everyone that cloth face coverings or masks are superior to visors as a measure for prevention of transmission of COVID-19. Expert opinion and...
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13
NOV
2020

Conversation with Irish Rural Link Series 3: 18th November 2020

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Irish Rural Link are inviting you to join them in conversation with Séamus Boland, CEO Irish Rural Link and President of Group Three, European Economic and Social Council as we discuss “Supporting Older People to Live Independently” On Wednesday 18th November 2020 10am- 11am Joining the discussion are: Minister Mary Butler– Minister of State Department of Health with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. Mark Hazzard– General Manager of McAuley Place Geraldine Ryan – Manager, Community Catering COPE Galway Research indicates that home based caring is the preferred...
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13
NOV
2020

Public Consultation on the draft EPA Research 2030 Framework now open

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Public Consultation on the draft EPA Research 2030 Framework now open – Closing date for submission: 5pm on the 6th January 2021 The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications. The current Research Strategy runs until 2020. The EPA is currently preparing a new Research Framework for the period from 2021 – 2030. The EPA is opening a Public consultation to receive comments on the draft EPA Research 2030 Framework (closing date for submission: 5pm on the 6th January 2021). View more details on the...
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13
NOV
2020

Create Networking Day: 9th & 10th December 2020

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Date: 9 & 10 December 2020 Time: 10am – 1pm Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/create-networking-day-2020/ Admission: Free, booking essential Create’s Networking Day 2020 seeks to take stock of collaborative and socially engaged arts practice in a year unlike any other. The Networking Day brings together artists and community and cultural practitioners to share practice and to exchange in the context of the unique challenges this year has presented for individual practitioners, collectives and for the arts sector more generally. It also provides a platform for a broader...
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12
NOV
2020

Know Your Rights: The European Pillar of Social Rights

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Know Your Rights: The European Pillar of Social Rights On November 17th the European Pillar of Social Rights will celebrate its 3rd Anniversary.  The European Pillar of Social Rights was agreed as a means of strengthening the living and working conditions of people in the EU. The Pillar aims to place an emphasis on the importance of a social dimension to European policy making, to place a spotlight upon a rights based response to poverty and social exclusion, away from an intense or isolated focus on fiscal conditions and economic growth. It is particularly relevant now, as the EU tries...
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12
NOV
2020

NTA Accessible Transport Survey

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Accessible travel is an on-going endeavour to ensure all operators provide safe, accessible and friendly access to all its passengers, regardless of their mobility difficulties, age or disabilities. It is now possible to map out your journey before you depart. The TFI Journey Planner is Ireland’s only door-to-door route planner and the service also highlights if the mode of transport is wheelchair accessible. The NTA are looking for your feedback on the accessibility on Public Transport. There are three ways you can complete the survey: You can fill in the survey onlin...
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12
NOV
2020

Wellóige: Free online events for Teenagers

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Registration available here: www.welloige.eventbrite.com These events are organised by Foroige, the national youth organisation, and supported by the Healthy Ireland Fund and Healthy Monaghan Our WellOige Campaign aims to promote health and well being amongst young people. The Welloige link above will redirect you to www.welloige.eventbrite.com where you can register for any or all of the events. On registering, further details and event links will be sent to the registered email address. Events are facilitated by Foroige staff and qualified instructors and have complied with...
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12
NOV
2020

Men’s Aid: International Men’s Day event – 19th November

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MENS AID, to mark International Men’s Day  are hosting a lunchtime seminar on the 19th November, 12.30 – 13.30. We will welcome a client of Men’s Aid who has a lived experience of domestic abuse. Dr. Elizabeth A. Bates (CPsychol, CSci AFBPsS SFHEA) will follow to present findings from her most recent research, “Things got a whole lot worse after the breakup”. We hope you will join us and feel free to share this invite amongst your colleagues. To register please email ‘events@mensaid.ie’. Check out details on our website https://www.mensaid.ie/news/international-mens-day/ . Details of...
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10
NOV
2020

Managing Relationship Challenges: online class from Meath Libraries

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Please find link to Meath Libraries Youtube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6B10d5qDbNroMfDN08Wig
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10
NOV
2020

Getting the Balance Right: Life/Work – online class from Meath Libraries

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Please find link to Meath Libraries Youtube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6B10d5qDbNroMfDN08Wig  
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10
NOV
2020

Yoga for Children: online classes from Meath Libraries

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Please find link to Meath Libraries Youtube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6B10d5qDbNroMfDN08Wig
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10
NOV
2020

EPA: Research Reports – October 2020

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Please find links below to research published in October 2020: National Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change: Bridging the Gap to Adaptation Action Develop a LEAP GHG Ireland Analytical Tool for 2050 Towards a Definitive Historical High-resolution Climate Dataset for Ireland – Promoting Climate Research in Ireland Assessment of the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Intensive Agriculture Installations on Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas Nature and Environment to Attain and Restore Health (NEAR Health) Toolkit: Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing...
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10
NOV
2020

Keep Well and Warm: HSE booklet

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Cold weather can be a problem for anyone, especially older people, children, people with a disability and those with long-term illness. The HSE has produced a booklet “Keep Well and Warm” which brings together all the information and support available to householders who may experience difficulties keeping well and warm during winter. Click the pdf on the link below to download the booklet: HSE Well and Warm Booklet – pdf Contents include information on: Keeping well Health advice Energy advice Safety and security at home Financial and other support services
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10
NOV
2020

Core Meath Foodbank: Appeal

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This is an URGENT appeal from Core Meath Foodbank. Due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19 the Core Meath Foodbank stock is at an all-time low. Families throughout Meath are in desperate need of your help! We accept non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries, and vouchers. Your help will be very much appreciated.   Contact:  085 228 9579 Email: info@coreireland.ie  
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09
NOV
2020

St Patricks Mental Health Services – Founder’s Day 2020: 27th November 2020

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Every year, St Patricks Mental Health Services host their Founder’s Day conference to recognise and contribute to the continued legacy of its pioneering founder, Jonathan Swift. Taking place virtually from 9.15 am – 1.30 pm on Friday, 27 November 2020 the event explores the future of mental health in Ireland, looking at the key features of an excellent mental health service, particularly when considering this year’s new government and national mental health policy, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register at:...
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09
NOV
2020

Architecture of the Great Northern Railway in Meath: MAHS online event 17th November 2020

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The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society is delighted to announce that it will hold its first online event: The Architecture of the Great Northern Railway in Meath The online lecture will take place on Tuesday 17 November at 7pm. Siobhan Osgood, a doctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin, will present on ‘The Architecture of the Great Northern Railway in Meath’. The lecture will be delivered on Zoom and must be booked in advance (to obtain passcode) by emailing your interest to zoom@mahs.ie Or see the MAHS website (www.mahs.ie).
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05
NOV
2020

Dunshaughlin Biodiveristy Action Plan

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Dunshughlin Tidy Towns Group have have launched the Dunshaughlin Biodiveristy Action Plan 2021-2016. Please find a link to the plan below: Dunshaughlin Biodiversity Plan Final – pdf The plan was commissioned with Leader funding support from Meath Partnership and  research by Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants Ltd   The plan is a comprehensive document featuring the numerous aspects of biodiversity in the locality. Among the topics featured are: the importance of biodiversity, habitat creation, wildflower meadows, pollinator friendly planting, composting, bee nesting...
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05
NOV
2020

Meath Disability Network wants to hear from you!

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  “Do you have a disability? Or Have an interest in disability?   Meath Disability Network wants to hear from you !   If you are over 18 and would like to join a dynamic community led group we want to hear from you !   The network is inclusive and open to new ideas and new members !   We are ability focused and are working to raise the issues that are important to you with local government.   We meet once a month via Zoom.   If you would like more information please contact Danielle Monahan (Resource Officer Meath PPN) on email or phone.   Email:...
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05
NOV
2020

ALONE: Covid-19 Progress Report 4th November 2020

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Please find an updates from ALONE below: Attached you will find ALONE’s Progress Report from October 19th December 1st along with infographic (published below). ALONE COVID 19 1st November Metrics External   We had a request to reissue our volunteer protocols, so please find them below: ALONE 2020.04.03_Practical Supports_Finance Protocol for Volunteers_FINAL ALONE 2020.04.03_Practical Supports_Volunteer Protocol for Pension Collection_FINAL ALONE 2020.10.20_Practical Supports_Volunteer Protocol for Medication_Delivery_FINAL ALONE Email sent to vols ALONE_Level 5_QandA ALONE...
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05
NOV
2020

ENGAGE – Youth Support Service

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Please find a referrral form below for any young people of this age cohort you feel comes under the area of needing supports in staying in education. Eddie is still taking referrals during Level 5 COVID restrictions. ENGAGE – Referral form email copy  
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04
NOV
2020

2021 Supervalu TidyTowns Competition will proceed: DRCD

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Minister Heather Humphreys confirms 2021 Supervalu TidyTowns Competition will proceed 4th November 2020. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has given a firm commitment that the SuperValu TidyTowns competition will proceed in 2021. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958 and has become an integral part of our culture over the intervening years. The competition continues to grow in popularity and in 2019 a record 924 entries were received. Unfortunately, like many other...
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04
NOV
2020

Keep Well Campaign: Meath information

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The “Keep Well” campaign was launched on 29 October 2020, and aims to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months.  The five key messages in the #KeepWell campaign are: Keeping active  Staying connected  Switching off and getting creative Eating well Minding your mood Visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/healthy-ireland/    Information on Meath programmes is listed below: https://www.meath.ie/notices/keep-well   Keep Fit during COVID-19! Improve your cardio and strength from the comfort of your own home. Follow our Meath Local...
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04
NOV
2020

International Men’s Day 2020: Free Webinar 19th November 2020

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If you would like to participate, you can register at: https://ims.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QlnhU5CZSMaI9QhEyrkF1Q International Men’s Day (IMD) takes place on the 19th of November each year.  This day offers an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the important contribution that men and boys make to their families, friends, communities, workplaces, society and the world.  However, it is also a time to highlight some of the key issues facing males, and to provide practical support and positive encouragement to overcome these. To mark IMD 2020, HSE Health and Wellbeing...
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04
NOV
2020

EPA Climate Lecture: online 11th November 2020

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Register now for this free event here.
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03
NOV
2020

Ráth Chairn Community Biodiversity Action Plan: online workshop 7th November 2020

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Ráth Chairn Community Biodiversity Action Plan: Workshop & Mentoring Event 7th November 2020 The aim of the biodiversity plan is to raise awareness of biodiversity and to empower the local community to undertake actions for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in their local area A copy of the Plan is available below to download: Ráth Chairn Community Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2020 – pdf The purpose of the workshop and mentoring session is to discuss and advise on projects contained within Plan and move forward on actions. Date: 7th Novomber 2020 Time: 1.00pm to...
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03
NOV
2020

IWA Best Pratice Access Guidelines – launch event 10th November

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Webinar launch of Irish Wheelchair Associations, Best Practice Access Guidelines, 4th edition We are delighted to invite you a webinar to celebrate the launch of Irish Wheelchair Associations, Best Practice Access Guidelines, 4th edition. The event is taking place at 11am on Tuesday 10th November 2020 This is a free online event but pre-registration is essential. Please sign up today! Guest speakers Michael Hennessy Cullen and Leona Tuck, Access Advocates, @thestruggleiswheel Fionnuala Rogerson, principal Fionnuala Rogerson Architects, Access Consultant Professor Gerard Quinn, UN special...
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02
NOV
2020

Stress Control online programme: Today, 2nd November

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The next HSE Health & Wellbeing Stress Control On-line Programme will broadcast today, 2nd November, 2020.  This free online programme includes six modules which will be broadcast at scheduled times for three weeks (timetable attached).   For more information on how to access the programme, please visit www.stresscontrol.ie This will be the last run of this successful programme in 2020.  The programme has helped over 10,000 participants deal with increased stress during these challenges times and covers a range of topics including: ·       how stress affects our bodies and our...
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02
NOV
2020

Singing for health & wellbeing: survey

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The University of Limerick is launching this first-ever, nationwide survey of singing for health and wellbeing groups. Please complete our survey if you run such a choir & help spread the word.   https://unioflimerick.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eiPcwJ7ch3zaOV Our aim is to compile a resource of singing for health and wellbeing groups in Ireland and get more people singing!  Thank you, in advance, for helping us learn: Where in Ireland singing for health and wellbeing is happening, When these groups ordinarily meet, Who is singing with you, And how to support...
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02
NOV
2020

Ageing Voices

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Singing groups are critical to communities. Sing Ireland, the national singing development agency and Creative Aging International, are developing Ageing Voices to encourage singing for health and well-being amongst adults, whether they live in the community or in care. Singing is fun, therapeutic, social, and stimulating. Older adults who sing might be fit as a fiddle or challenged by illness. Great innovation in connecting singing with care is happening across Ireland. Inspiring and appropriate pandemic responses are being led by singing groups. Ageing Voices Lunchtime discussions from...
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30
OCT
2020

The Wheel: Meet, Share & Learn event – 11th November

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COVID-19 has obviously hit the Irish nonprofit sector hard. Traditional methods of fundraising have been decimated in 2020, threatening the ability of so many organisations to continue serving the communities and service users who depend on them. However, that is not to say all is lost… We invite you to join us online on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 November (2.30pm – 4.30pm) for Meet, Share and Learn, our FREE virtual gathering of nonprofits in North Connacht, Ulster and North Leinster. The special focus for this event is on understanding the...
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30
OCT
2020

Resilience Workshops: 10th & 12th November 2020 – online

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Meath Partnership are hosting free online Resilience training, anyone with a Meath address can avail of this free workshop. The trainer is going to primarily focus on the following: Understanding what resilience really is! Appreciating how everyone can build their resilience Defining your current sources of strength and resilience Identifying areas where you can deepen your resilience Understanding the role of relationships in our resilience Knowing when to push on; when to step ; and when it is right to ask for support Developing new tools and techniques to change your...
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30
OCT
2020

Healthy Ireland: Resilience and Wellbeing ‘Keep Well’ Campaign

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We are pleased to share the next phase of the Healthy Ireland Resilience and Wellbeing campaign. Attached is a press release following the launch this morning (29th October) by An Taoiseach and also an overview of the campaign. KEEP WELL – Campaign Overview FOR ALL Resilience and Wellbeing campaign – Final Release – 29 October 2020 The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19 – Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlights the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19. The launch today is a...
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29
OCT
2020

Launch of Keep Well Campaign: Government

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An Taoiseach, Minister for Health and Minister for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy launch “Keep Well” campaign. An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D, and Minister of State for the Department of Health, with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan T.D., have today (Thursday October 29th) launched the “Keep Well” campaign which aims to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months. The Government Plan for Living...
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29
OCT
2020

Meath Community Call Forum & PPN Member Input

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Next Community Call Forum meeting is due to take place on November 3rd As Resource Worker, I am representing PPN member groups on the Forum. If you would like me to bring any issues forward for discussion please email me Danielle.monahan@meathcoco.ie  and I will feedback after the meeting.   Best regards, Danielle Monahan. Resource Officer, Meath Public Participation Network
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27
OCT
2020

E-Male Matters – newsletter

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Please find the September/October 2020 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI). E-Male Matters September – October 2020 – pdf An online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) is available at the link below: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html To mark International Men’s Day (19th November) 2020, HSE Health and Wellbeing – supported by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland and the National Centre for Men’s Health in IT Carlow – are organising a webinar which explores the impact of...
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27
OCT
2020

HSE Counselling Services

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Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC): Tel 046-9027303 This is a free HSE counselling service for people with mild to moderate psychological difficulties. It is a short-term counselling service that provides counselling to medical card holders, who are 18 years of age or over, and who want help with psychological problems that are appropriate for time limited counselling in primary care. Referrals are made through GPs or through members of the HSE Primary Care Team. Referrals can be posted to HSE Counselling in Primary Care Service, 34 Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath or via Healthmail to:...
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27
OCT
2020

Message from SOSAD Ireland

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SOSAD Ireland first came into fruition in 2003 when our founder Peter Moroney started the charity after his son Simon died by suicide.  In 2008 our first centre was opened in Drogheda.  We now have centres in Navan, Cavan, Dundalk and Carrickmacross, with outreach offices in Bailieborough and Cootehill and hopefully in October 2020 a new outreach in Kells, Co. Meath. We are a Suicide Prevention & Awareness centre and we work to reduce Ireland’s high suicide rates.  As we all know suicide is not always the result of a mental health problem or a moment of distress. To be understood it...
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23
OCT
2020

COVID Bubble Campaign: making invisible protection visible

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The HSE COVID Bubbles campaign creates a visual reminder of the protection we can share when we follow public health actions, and how easy it can be the lost. The bubble idea makes the invisible visible. A Youtube video is available:   Please find campaign information below: COVID Bubbles Partner Pack – pdf COVID Bubbles Partner Pack – powerpoint
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23
OCT
2020

Keeping Active in Meath: Update from Meath Local Sports Partnership

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Click here to view: Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine  Please content below:  
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21
OCT
2020

Family Wellbeing Toolkit: MHI

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Mental Health Ireland have developed a toolkit for family wellbeing. Please find content below:
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21
OCT
2020

Five Ways for Tough Times: MHI

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Mental Health Ireland has shared five simple actions we can all take to protect our mental health and maintain positive wellbeing during uncertain and challenging times.
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21
OCT
2020

Development Perspectives: Survey on mapping Development Education in Irish Adult and Community Education

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Mapping Development Education (DE) in the Irish Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector I work as Research Officer for Development Perspectives (DP) an Irish Aid funded NGO charged with, among other things, providing and promoting Development Education (DE) in the Irish Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. You may already be familiar with DP & Development Education and the broad range or issues that this encompasses, including: social justice and equality issues; matters relating to migrant rights and new communities; poverty and North-South inequality; issues dealing with...
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21
OCT
2020

Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Webinars: 22nd October

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On Wednesday 22nd October 2020, EirGrid are hosting two public webinars on their Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade consultation. The consultation opened on 6th October and will close on 14th December. EirGrid are seeking the views of the community on the 5 options they are considering for upgrading the grid between Dunstown in Co. Kildare and Woodland in Co. Meath. The pubic are invited to attend the webinar to learn more about the project and have your questions answered. The webinar will take place at 12.30pm and 7pm on the 22nd October 2020. Register now by: filling out this form: ...
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21
OCT
2020

COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Meath Groups

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The Department of Rural and Community Development has put in place a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support community and voluntary groups involved in the delivery of COVID-19 community response efforts.  The scheme is for capital expenditure and operational costs related to the COVID-19 response work. Costs could relate to COVID-19 signage, protective screening i.e. perspex, cleaning/sanitizing equipment and materials i.e. steamers, sprays, hand sanitizers, etc. The fund is being administered by Meath County Council and operated on a closed call basis with only groups who have...
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20
OCT
2020

Contact Number 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 Third Age Senior Line 1800 80 45 91– free phone service open 10am to 10pm Alzheimer Society of Ireland  1800 341 341-  National Helpline to make an appointment.  helpline@alzheimer.ie SAGE Advocacy  1850 71 94 00 support and advocacy service for older people Support Services Irish Cancer Society  Freephone 1800 200 700  for help and support.        Email:   cancernurseline@irishcancer.ie Irish Wheelchair Association  0858723355 /...
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20
OCT
2020

COVID-19 Information for Employers and Employees

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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have a range of measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please find links below: Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from DEASP COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Rates until April 2021 Information for employees and the self-employed Apply for Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences Ref: www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/4cf0e2-covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-employers-and-employees-test/
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20
OCT
2020

Ireland is moving to Level 5

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From Department of the Taoiseach . Last updated 20 October 2020 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/   Ireland is moving to Level 5 At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, with certain exceptions. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. Social and family gatherings If you live alone – you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. In your home or garden There should be no other visits to homes or gardens. Other settings outside your home or garden It is possible to...
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20
OCT
2020

Webinar on Being Young in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Friday 23 October – 11am IST

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Dear friends and colleagues, Together with Eurofound and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Sweden, we are pleased to invite you to our next upcoming online event that will look at the challenges young people in particular face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event Being Young in the COVID-19 Pandemic takes place on Friday 23 October at 11am IST. Against the background of Eurofound’s new report Living, working and COVID-19, speakers including Maria Walsh, MEP, Evin Incir, MEP, Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of Social Policies at Eurofound and Ian Power, CEO of SpunOut.i...
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20
OCT
2020

Stamullen Community Biodiversity Action Plan: 24th October 2020

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Stamullen Community Biodiversity Action Plan: 24th October 2020 The aim of the biodiversity plan is to raise awareness of biodiversity and to empower the local community to undertake actions for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in their local area A copy of the Plan is available below to download: https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/heritage-architectural-conservation/heritage/heritage-plans-policies-and-guidelines/biodiversity-plans/community-biodiversity-action-plans The purpose of the workshop and mentoring session is to discuss and advise on projects...
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20
OCT
2020

Slane Community Biodiversity Action Plan: workshop 24th October 2020

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Slane Community Biodiversity Action Plan: workshop 24th October 2020 The aim of the biodiversity plan is to raise awareness of biodiversity and to empower the local community to undertake actions for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in their local area A copy of the Plan is available below to download: https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/heritage-architectural-conservation/heritage/heritage-plans-policies-and-guidelines/biodiversity-plans/community-biodiversity-action-plans The purpose of the workshop and mentoring session is to discuss and advise on projects...
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20
OCT
2020

Ratoath Community Biodiversity Action Plan: online workshop 24th October 2020

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Ratoath Community Biodiversity Action Plan: online workshop 24th October 2020 The aim of the biodiversity plan is to raise awareness of biodiversity and to empower the local community to undertake actions for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in their local area A copy of the Plan is available below to download: https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/heritage-architectural-conservation/heritage/heritage-plans-policies-and-guidelines/biodiversity-plans/community-biodiversity-action-plans The purpose of the workshop and mentoring session is to discuss and advise on...
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19
OCT
2020

Financial Safeguarding during COVID-19: Awareness Campaign

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Financial Safeguarding during COVID-19 – October 2020 A financial safeguarding public awareness campaign from Safeguarding Ireland together with Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has commenced today and will continue for the week ahead. The theme and message are on encouraging people to ‘take back and keep control of their own money’ as much as possible during COVID-19. Please find links below to campaign content: NEWS RELEASE:  Majority who needed help managing money during COVID lockdown have not taken back control WEBS...
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19
OCT
2020

Safeguarding Ireland Report: Funding Long Term Support and Care for Older People

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Please find a link below to a newly published major report by Safeguarding Ireland entitled Funding Long Term Support and Care for Older People – A Safeguarding Perspective Safeguarding Ireland – Funding Long Term Support and Care for Older people – pdf   Further information available below: https://www.safeguardingireland.org/radical-and-new-plan-needed-on-long-term-care-of-aging-population/
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19
OCT
2020

An Post: Free postage to care homes

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Care Homes Community Focus Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care homes across Ireland with free postage. Recognising the increased restrictions in nursing homes across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State until January 31st 2021. By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters...
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16
OCT
2020

Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Webinar: 31st October 2020

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Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Webinar Meath LSP in conjunction with Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar on Wednesday, October 31 between 7.00pm and 8.30pm via Zoom. This is a FREE webinar, aimed at people who are interested in taking the first step in making their activities inclusive. To register please contact Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie.
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16
OCT
2020

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack Update: 16th October 2020

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We hope this message finds you well.   We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Public Health Measures Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan are now at Level 4. You can see the measures that apply in these counties here.   The rest of the country remains at Level 3, but with restrictions on visitors and meeting others outside your home. You can see the measures that apply here.    New COVID-19 Campaign The Bubble – a new social media creative and content-sharing campaign for young...
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16
OCT
2020

Pollinator & Citizen Science Biodiversity Workshop- 7th Nov 2020 online

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Please find a link to register below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkceuvqzIoHdONsq_4UI__canW7ENmLiVa
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15
OCT
2020

CREATE: Updates – October 2020

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OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – October 2020   Beyond the Now: opening new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world Web: www.create-ireland.ie/beyond-the-now-opening-new-creative-cultural-and-political-affinities-for-a-post-pandemic-world/ Create is delighted to introduce ‘Beyond the Now’ a syndicated social practice platform, founded by partners based and working in locations across the globe. Beyond the Now aims to open new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world. Beside Create, partners include Counterpoints...
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15
OCT
2020

TODAY live webinar- Have your say: The Future of the European Pillar of Social Rights-Thursday 15 October, 13.30 – 15.00 Irish time

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Have your say: The Future of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Live Webinar – Thursday 15 October, 13.30 – 15.00 Irish time The European Commission Representation in Ireland and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, in cooperation with Eurofound and  the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland, invite you to a LIVE Webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 13.30-15.00. The webinar is part of a series of events across the EU to prepare the European Commission’s Action Plan for the implementation of the...
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14
OCT
2020

Recording of the Joint EPA-HSE Webinar now available

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The Joint EPA-HSE Webinar to launch the Key Findings and recommendations of a suite of Environment & Health Research Projects took place on the 8th October 2020. Thanks to all our speakers and chair for their excellent presentations and contributions. The Webinar Recordings are now available on the EPA Research Programme playlist on YouTube. The Joint Brochure prepared by the GBI-Health, ECO-Health and NEAR-Health is available for download on the EPA website.   Related EPA Research Reports Research 264: Green and Blue Spaces and Health: A Health-led Approach – Watch the...
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14
OCT
2020

Budget 2021 allocation for Dept. Rural and Community Development: DRCD Press Release

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Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien welcome €341 million allocation for rural and community development in Budget 2021 €23 million in additional investment for rural Ireland and our communities  Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., and Minister of State with responsibility for Communities, Joe O’Brien T.D., today welcomed the 341 million euro to the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of Budget 2021. The two Ministers have secured €23 million of additional funding, representing an overall 7pc increase in funding. The Budget has a particular...
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14
OCT
2020

SDG Advocate Showcase 2020 – 23rd October 2020

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‘Tackling the Root Causes of Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change.’ You are invited to join the journey of this year’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates; a group of motivated and concerned Active Citizens from all over Ireland, who took the “call to action” in March 2020. The following 8 months unraveled as a rollercoaster of alteration! The team of Advocates were flexible with every adaption of the training and still remained rooted in the integrity of their goal; to deepen their understanding of the SDG’s and to design informed action projects of positive change...
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14
OCT
2020

Webinar: Exploring the Potential of a Wellbeing Framework in Ireland – 2nd November 3pm

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Exploring the Potential of a Wellbeing Framework in Ireland – 2 November 3pm The Programme for Government proposes to go beyond focusing on economic indicators as signs of progress. The government will develop and implement wellbeing indices that show how individuals and communities are faring in education, health, and housing, and likewise, will incorporate intended outcomes in these areas into public policy. A number of other countries have pursued the implementation of a wellbeing framework. They have done so through following the recommendations of the 2009 Commission on the...
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13
OCT
2020

Bealtaine Gathering 2020: online events 20th & 21st October

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The Bealtaine Gathering 2020 The Bealtaine Gathering is happening next week online on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of October (10am – 12.30 each day). The event will be  of interest to members who organise creative events or events with older people in mind. As we all know it is increasingly difficult to plan events in the current landscape and so we hope these sessions will support groups in thinking about new and innovative ways of working next year. As part of the event, there will be information on running events online and outside, as well as inspirational talks from people...
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13
OCT
2020

ReLove Fashion Competition 2020

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***The closing date for expressions of interest is on Friday 16th October 2020*** RELOVE FASHION COMPETITION INFO 2020 – pdf Relove Fashion Comp Expression of Interest Form 2020 Relove Fashion Comp Submission Form 2020
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13
OCT
2020

Tusla National Fostering Week 2020

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Tusla National Fostering Week 2020 is running from Monday 12th October to Sunday 18th October, 2020. Our public information and awareness campaign aims to recruit many new foster carers from across Ireland. It’s the ordinary little moments in the foster care journey that show children just how amazing they are. Our Tusla National Fostering Week launch event is taking place now – you can watch here https://t.co/YvUZoDNRwu For more information visit: www.fostering.ie Freephone: 1800 226 771 Email: tusla.fostering@tusla.ie
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12
OCT
2020

Mind Yourself – the Mental Health and Wellbeing Reading Guide: Children’s Books Ireland

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The Covid-19 pandemic is a considerable source of worry for children and families, and young people are having to cope with big changes at home and at school. In response, Children’s Books Ireland, in partnership with Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, has created Mind Yourself – the Mental Health and Wellbeing Reading Guide. The Mind Yourself reading guide is a resource that can be used by adults – parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers – to support and educate young people in relation to mental health and wellbeing. The guide contains reviews and recommendations of over 400 books for...
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12
OCT
2020

Minister Humphreys awards further €4.3 million for COVID-19 adaptations in towns and villages

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Minister Humphreys awards further €4.3 million for COVID-19 adaptations in towns and villages 137 towns and villages countrywide to benefit Over €10 million now awarded to 363 projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme since July Full details of the 137 projects supported under this round of funding are available on the Gov.ie website here. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie. Monday, 12 October 2020   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Monday, October 12th) announced details of a further 137 rural towns and villages that...
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12
OCT
2020

Meath Sports Strategy: Have Your Say

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We in Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) are in the process of developing our next strategy (2020 – 2024) which will outline our programme of work for the next five years. As part of this strategic review, we are undertaking a consultation process with our key stakeholders, which will include an online survey and a request for submissions. As you are aware, the remit of Meath LSP is to increase participation rates in sport and physical activity across the ages in Co. Meath. We achieve this by delivering a range of opportunities directly to clubs, organisations, community groups...
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12
OCT
2020

ALONE: Update 4th October

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Please find updates from ALONE below:   Updates from ALONE Attached you will find ALONE’s Progress Report from Sept 20th  -October 4th along with infographic. We are finalising our organisational approach to the Living with Covid Plan through each level. Don and Dana took part in a lovely (socially-distanced) video for Today FM to show the value of befriending and how Don’s whole attitude to life changed as a result.   Other Updates The Sing Ireland initiative is focused on maintaining older adult health through song and supporting community groups to do this. It has evolved...
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12
OCT
2020

Jigsaw Meath: Recruitment

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Jigsaw Meath are recruiting for Administrator position (temporary contract). Please see link below: https://apply.workable.com/jigsaw/j/DD06C029D1/ Closing date for applications is the 23rd October 2020
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09
OCT
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter – October 2020

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Please find the Meath Arts Office October 2020  Newsletter below: Arts Office Newsletter October 2020 – pdf
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09
OCT
2020

Online Course: Understanding Stigma & Discrimination – DNE Recovery College

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Applications via email (forma below) or online via our website (link below) welcome.  All Applicants must be over 18. http://www.recoverycollege.ie/sign-up-for-a-course  DNNE-RC-Blank-Application-Form-Year-Five
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09
OCT
2020

Webinars for Parents: National Parents Council

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Please find a link below for bookings: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lets_talk_a_series_of_conversations_with_Dr_Colman_Noctor 
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09
OCT
2020

Launch of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Global Report: 22nd October

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Registrations are now open for the launch of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Global Report   Listen to the findings in three areas: disabled people living in institutions, underrepresented groups and disabled people living in the community   Hear personal accounts from disabled people from all over the world   Find out how survey findings can inform current responses to the pandemic, from Danlami Basharu (Chair of the CRPD Committee), Prof. Gerard Quinn (incoming Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), Dainius Puras (former Special Rapporteur...
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08
OCT
2020

The Wheel: Updates – October 2020

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COVID-19 Stability Fund As you may be aware, a fourth tranche of funding allocations through the COVID-19 Stability Fund (which we worked hard with a coalition of sector bodies to secure from Government in May this year) was announced on Monday bringing the total amount of funding disbursed to circa 580 organisations to around €30m. The scheme has been a vital lifeline to the charity sector (with some organisations being awarded over €200k – indicating the extent of the income loss faced by many charities). Undoubtedly, without this funding, many organisations would have alread...
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08
OCT
2020

The Wheel: Budget 2021 Campaign

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Please see the link below for information on the Wheel’s 2021 Budget campaign: https://www.wheel.ie/policy-and-research/campaigns/budget2021 
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08
OCT
2020

Responses to queries: PPN Financial Reporting Workshop

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Please find responses below to some queries raised by Members following the workshop facilitated by RBK in June 2020:   Does County Council grants come under the definition of Government grants as per module 5 in SORP? You should seek clarification from the funder but the term ‘government grants’ is defined in the Glossary to FRS 102 as: “Assistance by government in the form of a transfer of resources to an entity in return for past or future compliance with specified conditions relating to the operating activities of the entity. Government refers to government, government agencies...
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08
OCT
2020

DRCD: National Broadband Plan – launch of Broadband Connection Points 

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Major milestone in the National Broadband Plan as Ministers Humphreys and Ryan launch Broadband Connection Points                                                                More than 50 sites connected across the country under new “Connected Communities” initiative 275 sites to be connected by the end of the year   Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, and Eamon Ryan T.D, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, today (8th October 2020) announced that the first group of Broadband Connection Points, a key element of the Government’s...
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07
OCT
2020

COVID-19 Restrictions : Phase 3 from 6th October – 27th October 2020

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The Government has decided that, from midnight 6th October, all remaining counties will be placed on Level 3 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice and is in response to the deteriorating situation with the virus across the country. All counties will be at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks until midnight on 27 October 2020, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the government, based on the status of the virus and public health advice.   Placing all counties at Level 3 has the following implications:...
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07
OCT
2020

Information & Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector: DRCD & Pobal

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Information and Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/bb0da-information-and-resources-for-community-and-voluntary-sector/  Published at 6 October 2020. Last updated 6 October 2020   Community and voluntary organisations are ensuring that offices and facilities across Ireland operate safely. In this context, a number of significant resources and public health guidance have been issued by Government, the HSE, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and others. These resources and supporting...
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07
OCT
2020

DRCD: Statement of Strategy 2021-2023 Consultation

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2021-2023.   This important document will set out the strategic vision of the Department as we look to build upon the progress made since our establishment in 2017. It will set out our high-level goals and objectives as well as the strategies and actions to be progressed to achieve our mission, which is, as identified in our current Statement of Strategy; To promote rural and community development, and support vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities...
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07
OCT
2020

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack Update: 6th October

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We hope this message finds you well.   We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Public Health Measures All counties in Ireland are moving to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19.  Extra measures and supports are in place in Donegal and Dublin. You can download a graphic of all of the levels here of the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.   COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Webinar: Guidance for Staff in Mental Healthcare Services  ...
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07
OCT
2020

Women & Racism in Ireland: Webinar  – 21st October

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Register Now The Women and Racism Webinar will be jointly held by the National Women’s Council, National Traveller Women’s Forum and AkiDwA and will be part of the Dublin Human Rights Festival. This is a free event where we will be discussing the experiences of racism for women in Ireland, the intersection of racism and sexism and how we can collectively build a society free of racism and one that respects diversity. The webinar will be co-chaired by Orla O’Connor, Director of NWC and Maria Joyce, Coordinator of National Traveller Women’s Forum. We have a brilliant...
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07
OCT
2020

Webinar: The Future of the European Pillar of Social Rights – Thursday 15th October

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LIVE webinar- Have your say: The Future of the European Pillar of Social Rights Thursday 15 October, 13.30 – 15.00 Irish time (14.30 CET) The European Commission Representation in Ireland and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, in cooperation with Eurofound and  the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland, invite you to a LIVE Webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 13.30-15.00. The webinar is part of a series of events across the EU to prepare the European Commission’s Action Plan for the implementation of the...
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07
OCT
2020

EAPN Ireland and Theatre for Change Galway Online Event-October 14th

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Marking both 30 years of EAPN Ireland and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, EAPN Ireland and Theatre for Change Galway invite you online to: ‘The Poor Will Always Be With Us ……’ A forum Play followed by discussion. When – Wednesday 14th OCT 2020 at 4pm Theatre for change creates a space for dialogue. A space to listen to other perspectives and empower people to make a change. This event will utilise drama performance to challenge, question, and encourage discussion around poverty and inequality. What can we do to address the systematic failures that result in poverty...
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06
OCT
2020

AIC Scheme Bursary 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights Information Session 20th October

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On Tuesday 20th October, Create will host an information event for artists in relation to the 2020 Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights. This bursary, offered in partnership with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, closes for applications on the 9th November. In this information session Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, will outline the Bursary, answering any questions you might have about making an application. She will be joined by Doireann Ansbro, Senior Research and Policy Officer at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties....
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06
OCT
2020

Volunteer Ireland Awards – closing date 9th October

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Volunteer Ireland Awards – 4 Days Left to Nominate! https://www.volunteer.ie/events/volunteer-ireland-awards/ There are just four days left to nominate a volunteer for this year’s Volunteer Ireland Awards and we need your help! This year has been challenging to say the least but one big positives has been the response in our communities. Across the country, friends, neighbours and groups stepped up to make sure no-one was left behind and we want to say thank you. We want to recognise as many people as possible and show our sincere thanks. We know it can be hard to choose just...
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06
OCT
2020

Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Webinar: 13th October 10.30-11.30am

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On Tuesday 13th October 2020, EirGrid are hosting a webinar for members of Meath PPN on their Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade consultation. The consultation opened on 6th October and will close on 14th December. EirGrid are seeking the views of the community on the 5 options they are considering for upgrading the grid between Dunstown in Co. Kildare and Woodland in Co. Meath. PPN members are invited to attend the webinar to learn more about the project and have your questions answered. The webinar will take place from 10.30am to 11.30am on the 13th October 2020. Register now by filling out...
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05
OCT
2020

Conference: ‘I’m a Child First’ – Collaboratively Working to Support Children with Disabilities

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Please find below details of the upcoming conference ‘I’m a Child First’ – Collaboratively Working to Support Children with Disabilities. This free event has been organised by IASW (Irish Association of Social Workers) and SWID (Social Workers in Disability). This years event has been opened up to all services working with children and families to attend. The conference takes place on Friday 16th of October from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Guest speakers include Niall Muldoon; Ombudsman for Children, Bernard Gloster CEO Tusla, representatives from the Child and...
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05
OCT
2020

Vision for Community Wellbeing webinar – recordings

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Thank you to all those who joined us for our introductory webinar on the Vision for Community Wellbeing. We heard some wonderful insights into the Wellbeing process and the uses for a completed Wellbeing Vision. The speakers were Harriet Emerson who works closely with PPNs during the Wellbeing process, Longford PPN Resource Worker Siobhán Cronogue, and Longford PPN Secretariat members Tess Murphy and Pozy Green. See the recordings from this session below, and please feel free to share them. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxW5eTQ92HdMhWi0eNZfhVy4F0W41MlOv Access...
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05
OCT
2020
05
OCT
2020

Minister O’Brien announces the fourth tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

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Monday 5 October 2020 11:04. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> Minister O’Brien announces the fourth tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding €4.29 million support package to benefit 79 organisations Collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Health Funding aimed at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises Cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society   Some 79 organisations across the country are to benefit from €4.29 million worth of funding under...
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02
OCT
2020

Charity Impact Awards: closing date extended to 9th October

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Good news! We’ve extended the deadline for entering the Charity Impact Awards until next Friday, 9 October, at 5pm. A number of you have been in touch in the last few days to ask for an extension, and, given the circumstances, we’ve decided to keep entries open for an extra week. That means you can still grab this opportunity to promote your organisation’s work far and wide! It’s easy to enter, just complete the online form and include the link to any Youtube video featuring your organisation (videos should be no longer than 2 minutes). You can enter one or more of...
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02
OCT
2020

Community Platform: Budget 2021 statement

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Community Platform Press Statement: 1st October 2020 Budget 2021 must lead to a just and fair recovery and address the social inequality that existed before Coivid-19 A network of 30 national community and voluntary organisations has called on the Government to put the values of Community, Participation and Decency at the heart of Budget 2020 and use it to redress ongoing inequalities in our society that Covid-19 had highlighted and reinforced. The Community Platform, a network of 30 national organisations working to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality, has published Four...
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01
OCT
2020

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack Update: 1st October 2020

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We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Public Health Measures The following counties are at Level 3: Donegal Dublin The rest of Ireland is currently at Level 2.   You can download a graphic of all of the levels here of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19.    COVID-19 Contact Management Programme Overview You can view the updated information for the COVID-19 Contact Management Programme here.    HSE Webinar: COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance in...
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01
OCT
2020

Community Biodiversity Action Plan Workshops

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Community Biodiversity Action Plan Workshops/Mentoring: The purpose of these workshops/mentoring sessions is to discuss and advise on projects contained within the Community Biodiversity Plan with Local Implementation Group.   Julianstown Community Biodiversity Action Plan – Date: 3rd October 2020 Time: 10.00am to 11.30am Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldO-sqzIpG9OJLCz7cCOsDs5VD-mLPmkV   Kells Community Biodiversity Action Plan Date: 3rd October 2020 Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm register at...
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01
OCT
2020

Biodiversity Workshop on Zoom: 10th October 2020

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Heritage Section, Meath County Council has organised the following Zoom Biodiversity Workshop: Please find a link below to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduqgrjgtG9b3GvICLlNvoaB1AzgDgFnd   
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01
OCT
2020

Positive Ageing Week 2020: Activities in Meath

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Positive Ageing Week 2020 Meath Age Friendly and Meath Older Persons Committee are delighted to be involved in Positive Ageing Week 2020. Ita Healy Chairperson of Meath Older Persons Committee invites you to organise or get involved in an activity or event to celebrate the Older People in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities. The following are some activities organised during Positive Ageing Week: Tai Chi & Meditation – See the ‘Lifestyle Development Group’ Facebook Page. Meath Libraries presents music and songs by Teresa...
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30
SEP
2020

DRCD: Publication of Independent Review of the Community Services Programme

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Minister Joe O’Brien publishes independent review of the Community Services Programme by Indecon Consultants The Report and High Level Action Plan is published on gov.ie and is available here.   DRCD Press Office, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State for Community Development and Charities, at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (Wednesday, 30 September) published the comprehensive independent review of the Community Services Programme by Indecon International Economic Consultants. The Community Services Programme (CSP) transferred to...
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30
SEP
2020

Public Participation & Policy Engagement Research Seminar: call for papers

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**Closing date for submission of papers extended to 9th October 2020***
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30
SEP
2020

Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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We were delighted to have almost four hundred attendees register for yesterday’s launch of the Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The response to this important piece of research was very positive. Minister O’Gorman welcomed it, and recognised the important role the youth work sector has played in these challenging times. Download your copy of the research overview here   If you missed the launch event, or you’d like to watch it again you can access the launch recording here   Kind regards National Youth Council of Ireland
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29
SEP
2020

Launch of Men’s Development Network Annual Report – 11am Friday

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Greetings from the Men’s Development Network (MDN). We hope this update finds you both happy & healthy and settling into an Autumn season that seems to still have some shades of summer! We are delighted to announce that Mary Butler TD and Minister for State for Mental Health and Older People will be formally launching the Men’s Development Network Annual Report at 11am this Friday 2nd October on Zoom.  We will also be having a short panel discussion focusing on some of our work concerning older men and mental health and the challenges it has encountered over the pandemic period....
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29
SEP
2020

NWC Online Harassment Webinar – 2nd October 2020

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This Friday 2nd October at 2.30pm, Orla O’Connor, NWC Director will chair the Online Harassment webinar about abuse suffered by many women online in politics. This event is in partnership with the European Parliament, and we have a brilliant line up of speakers, including: Hazel Chu, Lord Mayor of Dublin Gina Miller, Transparency Campaigner and Businesswoman Maria Walsh, MEP Colm O’Gorman, Amnesty International Ireland Tom Felle, Head of Journalism and Communications, NUIG & former journalist   To register for the event, please click the link below: Register Now
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29
SEP
2020

Communities Creating Jobs: Autumn 2020 E-Magazine

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Here is our Autumn 2020 E-Magazine, which we hope you enjoy: Click here to view our 2020 Autumn E-Magazine
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29
SEP
2020

Innovation Recovery Project: upcoming online courses

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Please find details below from The Innovation Recovery Project on their upcoming online courses. The project are providing free online courses and support for people who are recovering or at risk of  mental ill health.   2187 – CAWT – Online Course Prospectus – Oct 2020 – Final – pdf
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29
SEP
2020

Engaging Dads, Supporting Families – Webinar 30th September

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The Childhood Development Initiative is hosting an Engaging Dads, Supporting Families Webinar. The Webinar takes place on Wednesday 30th of September 2020 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. The Webinar aims to Explore Fatherhood, gain knowledge and strategies to engage Dads in a positive and effective way. Guest speakers at the Webinar: Dr Gary Barker, CEO and Founder of Promundo Cassius Campbell, Fatherhood Insituite UK Damien Peelo, CEO Treoir Dave Saunders, CEO From Lads to Dads Dr Catarina Leitao and Celine Moran from the Childhood Development Initiative.   For further information or to...
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28
SEP
2020

Social Justice Ireland: Budget 2021 submission

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Social Justice Ireland has just published Budget Choices 2021, our pre-budget policy briefing which contains detailed, fully-costed Budgetary packages across more than a dozen policy areas including health, housing, education, welfare, sustainability and more. It also contains a range of costed revenue-raising proposals. Click here to read the full document for free, or to watch the video of our launch seminar. As the first budget of the Government of the 33rd Dáil, Budget 2021 will be a litmus test of how serious Government is taking its commitment to the creation of a new social...
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28
SEP
2020

CROSSDRO: stakeholder survey around drought in the Boyne.

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CROSSDRO (Cross-sectoral impact assessment of droughts in complex European basins) is a European research project at the ICARUS Climate Research Centre, Maynooth University. Focused on the Boyne catchment, we will assess the potential impacts of prolonged dry weather and water shortages on different aspects of society (e.g. water supply, agriculture, industry, leisure and the environment). The project team is interdisciplinary, bringing together expertise in historical weather series, modelling, remote sensing and qualitative social science methods to better understand drought risk in...
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28
SEP
2020

REMINDER: Invitation to NDA Annual Conference 2020, Wednesday 21st October

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2020 Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10am–4pm Facilitating the effective and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system (Article 13 UNCRPD) The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2020 will focus on the theme of Access to Justice in line with Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), in the context of criminal justice. Article 13 of the Convention seeks to ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with...
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28
SEP
2020

Together Old and Young (TOY): An intergenerational approach to learning

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Together Old and Young (TOY): An Intergenerational Approach  A not to be missed opportunity to learn how young children and older adults are learning together also in COVID times. Do you want to know more about intergenerational learning? Do you wish to participate in continuing professional development in intergenerational learning? If yes, there is a unique opportunity to join a free, 5-week online course starting on October 5th, 2020 Registration ends on 30th September, 2020   Together Old and Young (TOY): An Intergenerational Approach ...
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25
SEP
2020

Sustainable Energy Communities in Meath

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Sustainable Energy Communities – developing a community response to climate action in Meath  The Climate Action Plan: To Tackle Climate Breakdown 2019 sets out a number of strong actions and objectives to meet our 2030 targets and aim for climate neutrality by 2050. There is no doubt we are laggards when it comes to climate action but things are changing, our renewable energy sector is doing well and there is a greater acceptance that we must all work together to achieve the targets while leaving no-one behind. An area of great opportunity lies around the retro-fitting of homes, to...
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25
SEP
2020

ALONE: Covid19 Updates & Report

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General Updates: Alongside the Samaritans 116 123 24/7) and Pieta 1800 247247 24/7), SeniorLine is another fantastic organisation helping older people cope during Covid. The SeniorLine Freefone 1800 80 45 91 and is open every day of the year 10am-10pm.   Attached you will also find a booklet Recovery Post Covid-19 developed by St Marys Hospital to assist staff recovering from COVID 19 and gives advice on specific COVID-19 related symptoms. HSE Recovery Post Covid Booklet – pdf The booklet is a great resource, easy to use and suitable for anyone who may be recovering from...
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25
SEP
2020

HSE Covid-19 Update: 24th September 2020

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HSE Communications Team Partner Pack update of 24th September 2020. We hope this message finds you well. We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.   Public Health Measures You can download a graphic of all of the levels here of the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with CDOVID-10. Dublin will remain at Level 3 until 9th October, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the Government based on public health advice. The rest of Ireland is currently at Level 2. “Be...
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24
SEP
2020

The Wheel: Meet, Share, Learn – 30th September 2020

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With all the necessary restrictions in place across the country at present, it’s important that we still have a chance to gather as a community. To share resources. To grow ideas and alliances. And to connect with our fellow change-makers as best we can. And so, we are delighted to invite you to join us online on the afternoon of Wednesday, 30 September for Meet, Share and Learn, our FREE virtual gathering of nonprofits across the North East of Ireland. We are pleased to inform you that the special focus for this event will be on harnessing the power of social media for promoting...
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24
SEP
2020

Positive Ageing Week 2020

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Positive Ageing Week 2020: September 28th  – October 2nd  After the outbreak of COVID-19 affected the health of so many older people across the globe, the United Nations decided that the theme of the International Day of Older People (1st October) this year, would be on the impact of pandemics on how we address age and ageing. ‘2020 has seen the emergence of COVID-19, which has caused upheaval across the world. Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards...
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24
SEP
2020

BusConnects Dublin: New Dublin Area Bus Network

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      BusConnects Dublin: New Dublin Area Bus Network (Bus Services Only) The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Please note that these plans relate to bus services only and not the Core Bus Corridors projects (bus lanes and cycle lanes/tracks). The next round of public consultation for the Core Bus Corridors projects will be held later this year.  For the past four years the NTA has engaged in an extensive public consultation process on the redesign of the bus network. Over the course of three separate...
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24
SEP
2020

Dublin North East Recovery College – Autumn Schedule

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Dublin North North East Recovery College is delighted to announce our Autumn schedule of online courses via zoom – using video or phone link. Please see attached promotional materials and the schedule below. Due to high demand, we prioritise applicants from the Louth, Meath & North Dublin Areas but all interested are welcome to apply.  Applications via email (recoverycollege@dcu.ie) or online via our website (link below) welcome.  All Applicants must be over 18. http://www.recoverycollege.ie/sign-up-for-a-course  On-Line Autumn Courses: 1. ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’ Star...
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24
SEP
2020

Open Data Engagement Fund

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Open Data Engagement Fund The 2020/2021 Open Data Engagement Fund is now available for submissions. The total amount of funding available is €30,000 and the maximum available for any one project is €5,000.   Applications can be made by any organisation or individual. This includes a public body, a business, research body, educational body, civil society group. Details of the Engagement Fund for 2020/2021 are now available here.   Applications can be made for funding to support a variety of Open Data related activities.  These include the organisation of outreach and engagement...
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23
SEP
2020

European Anti-poverty Network Ireland publishes research “Giving Health Inequality a Voice”

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European Anti-poverty Network Ireland publishes research “Giving Health Inequality a Voice” Read “Giving Health Inequality a Voice” here. The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland has today published the findings from its health research project entitled Giving Health Inequality a Voice. The project, funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, explores how the social determinants of health, poverty, and ill-health, intersect to create health inequalities. The research was commissioned to explore the factors that drive health inequality through listening to people in...
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23
SEP
2020

One Step Up: information & referral service for adult education

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  With over 50 years of experience in adult learning, AONTAS understands that getting the right information for returning to education can be challenging. The free One Step Up Information and Referral Service supports thousands of adults of all ages and backgrounds back into education every year. The service consists of a Website (www.onestepup.ie) Free Information booklet (click Here) Freephone number (1800 303 669)   Last year the website was viewed over 28,000 times Over 270 individuals contacted the service directly via Freephone and email Almost 450 events were promoted for...
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23
SEP
2020

Scéim na Gaeilge / Irish Language Scheme 2020 – 2023

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Scéim na Gaeilge 2020 -2022: Iarratas ar Aighneachtaí   An chúis taobh thiar den chomhairliúchán Ghlac Comhairle Chontae na Mí a céad scéime Teanga i 2006. Tá sé beartaithe ag an gComhairle anois an dara scéim a fhorbairt don tréimhse 2020-2023; de réir Alt 11 d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003. Moltar go leanfaidh an Scéim ar feadh trí bliana ó Nollag 2020. Is é príomhaidhm Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla infhaighteacht níos fearr agus caighdeán níos airde sheirbhísí trí mheán na Gaeilge a chinntiú. Táthar ag súil go dtógfaidh an Scéim úr ar an dul chun cinn a rinne an Chomhairle leis...
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23
SEP
2020

Consultation on Draft Ashbourne Town Appointed Stands (Taxi) Bye-Laws 2020

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Notice is given that under Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 Meath County Council intend to make Appointed Stands (Taxi) Bye-Laws for Ashbourne, Co. Meath.   The Ashbourne Town Appointed Stands (Taxi) Bye-Laws 2020 – Draft will be available for inspection at the following locations from Monday 21st September to Friday the 23rd October between the hours of 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. Monday to Friday. Ashbourne Civic Office, Meath County Council, 1-2 Killegland Square Upper, Killegland Street, Ashbourne, Co Meath, A84 NY73 Meath County Counci...
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23
SEP
2020

Meath Matters Newsletter

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Meath Matters Quarterly Newsletter In June, Meath County Council published the first edition of Meath Matters, an external newsletter to better inform Meath citizens on the activities and services provided by their Local Authority.  The first edition focused on engaging those cocooning with the hope of providing some entertainment and comfort in challenging times. Our second edition will be published in September which will be an online publication.  A limited number of copies will be printed, for distribution to local libraries. Subscribe now to receive your digital copy, click here. The...
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23
SEP
2020

Launch: A Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – 28th September

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Launch: A Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic September 28th 2020 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   In June 2020 National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)  commissioned an independent review of the youth work sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us at the virtual launch of the research to find out: How has the youth work sector responded to challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic? What methodologies have been used to support to young people during the pandemic? What are the limitations of working in this way?   PROGRAMME: Welcome and...
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23
SEP
2020

European Commission: online public consultation on the Roadmap for the Long Term Vision for Rural Areas.

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The European Commission has commenced online Public Consultation on the Roadmap for the Long Term Vision for Rural Areas.  Consultation opened on 7 September and will end on 30 November. The EU aims to create a debate on the future of rural areas and the role they have to play in our society. This initiative will set out a vision for the future of rural areas by 2040 and gather views covering challenges such as: demographic change connectivity low income levels limited access to services.   The European Commission intends to work with rural stakeholders, local and regional...
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22
SEP
2020

The Wheel’s 2020 Charity Impact Awards: closing date – Thursday, 2 October at 5pm

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Entries for The Wheel’s 2020 Charity Impact Awards will be closing next week on Thursday, 2 October at 5pm!  It is more important than ever to maintain your organisation’s public profile, so don’t’ miss this opportunity to showcase your work, raise your profile and acknowledge the work of your staff,  volunteers and trustees (i.e. board members). Now Even Easier to Enter  To make the awards as accessible as possible, we have decided to amend the following entry criteria: Impact Awards: your online written entry should be accompanied by a short video (up to 2 minutes long). You can produce...
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22
SEP
2020

Webinar: Introduction to the DELSA Project – 24th September

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DELSA Multiplier Event “ Introduction to the DELSA Project” Thursday 24th September 10-11am   Irish Rural Link alongside Longford Women’s Link and NUIM Maynooth will host a webinar on Digital Skills. The two-year project is almost completed and this event will showcase all their work throughout the project. The DELSA Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.  DELSA involves a Consortium of 8 partners across 6 countries (Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Spain), in which IRL are the lead partner. There are also two other Irish Partners in...
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21
SEP
2020

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack update: 18th September 2020.

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HSE Communications Team: Partner Pack update of 18th September 2020. We hope this message finds you well.   We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Public Health Measures The Government has today (18th September) announced that the county of Dublin will be placed on Level 3 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice and is in response to the deteriorating situation with the virus in Dublin over the past number of...
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21
SEP
2020

Clár na nÓg: Youth Work Sector Update – September 2020

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With another month come new changes to how we’re managing work in our sector: you’ll have received our CEO’s notice of updated Covid-19 guidance for youth services and below, there’s also your usual update on opportunities, supports and training to help you work through this time. Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice. NYCI News: Save the date: ‘A Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic’ This important new piece of research will be launched on September 28th Monday, 28th September from...
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18
SEP
2020

IGNITE Training Programme – Relaunched

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As you may have been aware, due to Covid restrictions the IGNITE Employability Programme, which was due for delivery over the summer has been reimagined and relaunched to reflect the new Covid environment. The result is, we believe a stronger, more contemporary, and more practical course, delivered through blended learning in a concise programme, focusing on industries which offer real employment opportunities for participants with leading employers across Meath. IGNITE TRAINING MANUAL – pdf   The new IGNITE Programme offers: Blended learning with participants receiving tablets...
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18
SEP
2020

**SAVE THE DATE** The Family Addiction Support Network Launch ‘Crossing the Threshold’

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Over the past eight months FASN has worked in collaboration with Ger Fitzpatrick, Fusion Training and Development to develop a manual “Crossing the Threshold” , a facilitators guide to running developmental and support groups. The Family Addiction Support Network are inviting you to save the date Wednesday 30th September 2020 10.00am  to attend the launch of this manual by Minister Frank Feighan, Minister with Responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy. This meeting will take place online through Zoom, courtesy of Louth PPN and details of how to join the Zoom meeting will...
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17
SEP
2020

National Family Support Network Young Person’s Support Programme

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National Family Support Network Young Person’s Support Programme The National Family Support Network have developed a programme to support young people living with substance misuse in the home. The Young Persons’ Support Programme is designed to respond to the needs and risks faced by children living with problem substance users. The programme aims to develop resilience, coping and relationship development skills through peer group facilitation. The programme is designed for delivery over 10 sessions by 2 facilitators active in frontline youth work.   The National Family...
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17
SEP
2020

FundingPoint Meath Digest: September – December 2020

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The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Access Digest is available below to download with information on local and national funding programmes: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council, Sept – Nov 2020 – pdf
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16
SEP
2020

Webinar: Applying to be a Registered Charity – 30th September

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Webinar: Applying to be a Registered Charity When:       Wednesday September 30th 2020 Time:         12pm – 1pm   The Charities Regulator invites you to attend our Applying to be a Registered Charity webinar for those who are in the process of registering a charity. These webinars have been developed in response to contact with charities, including our recent Survey of over 2,000 charity trustees, employees and volunteers. You will hear from senior staff from the Charities Regulator and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Registration process. The...
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16
SEP
2020

Make Way Day 2020: 25th September

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Make Way Day 2020 : National Day of Local Action Friday, 25th September 2020 @ 11:00am Friday 25th September 2020 is a very important date in our calendar. As you know ‘Make Way Day’ is a National Public Awareness Campaign to highlight the issues people with disabilities face getting around their local communities. “Hey, this blocks my way!” is the message.  Each County Council is hosting a virtual Make Way Day Event on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 11:00am all over Ireland.  Your local coordinator is here who will let you know how to get involved.   This will be...
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15
SEP
2020

HSE Communications: Partner Pack Update 15th Sept 2020

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We hope this message finds you well.   We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Living with COVID-19 Plan Today, the Government has announced the Living with COVID-19 five-level plan for the next six months. These measures aim to protect key priorities – protecting health, strengthening employment and supporting communities.   You can view the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19 here. You can view the additional measures for those living in Dublin noted...
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15
SEP
2020

Biodiversity Workshop on Zoom: 10th October 2020

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Please find a link below to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduqgrjgtG9b3GvICLlNvoaB1AzgDgFnd 
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15
SEP
2020

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2020: 21st October 2020

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2020 Facilitating the effective and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system (Article 13 UNCRPD) Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10am–4pm The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2020 will focus on the theme of Access to Justice in line with Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), in the context of criminal justice. Article 13 of the Convention seeks to ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with...
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15
SEP
2020

Development Perspectives: Update on upcoming SDG events

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Some updates on Sustainable Development Goals which may be of interest… The 5th anniversary is on route (25th of September) and we are hosting an online celebration. As part of the event, we have a short video produced specifically for the event from the permanent ambassador to the UN Geraldine Nason Byrne and the Department of Communications, Climate and Environment (DCCAE) will give a short input. Eventbrite link: https://sdganniversary.eventbrite.com   There is an upcoming National Stakeholder Forum in the pipeline for the 24th of September which will be hosted by DCCAE to...
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15
SEP
2020

Social Justice Ireland: Budget 2021

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Budget Choices 2021 Social Justice Ireland launches submission for Budget 2021 Online Budget Seminar Next Monday, September 21st, 13:00 Streamed live on socialjustice.ie Fully-costed Budgetary packages across more than a dozen policy areas, and costed revenue-raising proposals   Budget 2021 is important for a number of reasons. As the first budget of the Government of the 33rd Dáil, it will be a litmus test of how serious Government is taking its commitment to the creation of a new social contract, contained in the Programme for Government. It is also important because the Covid-19...
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15
SEP
2020

EPA Research 2030 Strategy: Thematic Hubs Virtual Workshop 28th October

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Registration Now Open – EPA Research 2030 Strategy: Thematic Hubs Virtual Workshop Date: Wednesday 28th October 2020 The EPA is organising a virtual workshop as part of its consultation for its new Research Strategy 2030. The workshop represents one stage of our consultation process to inform the development of the EPA Research Strategy 2030 and will provide a means to obtain input from key stakeholders.   The event will include presentations and discussions with the EPA, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Department of Housing, Planning and Local...
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15
SEP
2020

RISE Family Programme & FASN: Starting 15th October, Navan

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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 Rise Foundation (Senator Frances Black), which offers practical support, relevant education, coping strategies...
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15
SEP
2020

EAPN: Giving Health Inequality a Voice report webinar: 23rd Sept

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Giving Health Inequality a Voice Online workshop and launch Wednesday 23rd September 2020 @ 11:00am   The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is running a project called ‘A community approach to addressing health inequalities and strengthening the Right to Health’. The overall goal is to draw on the experience of communities to strengthen how health strategies such as Sláintecare and Healthy Ireland address health inequalities and achieve better health outcomes. In order to capture the lived experience of various public health service users EAPN Ireland facilitated five...
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14
SEP
2020

Jigsaw Meath: Supports & Updates

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Please find updates from Jigsaw Meath below: JIGSAW.IE LIVE A new development to support schools in their return alongside Covid-19 has officially gone live from Jigsaw. This new resource is aimed at promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and is now available to all schools across the country, including those within/outside of our One Good School Initiative (OGS). Click on the link below to access this resource and for further information see attached flyer link: https://jigsaw.ie/resources-for-schools/ JIGSAW also have a new live Webchat facility (it is contained...
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11
SEP
2020

RTE Does Comic Relief: Fund open for applications

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RTE Does Comic Relief: fund open for applications Closing date: 30th September 2020 https://www.communityfoundation.ie/grants/types-of-grants/rte-does-comic-relief  In response to the significant need of community and voluntary groups across Ireland, many of whom are working to support people affected by Covid-19, RTÉ and Kite Entertainment came together to host RTÉ does Comic Relief. The night of entertainment raised over €5.5million for the Community and Voluntary sector which will be distributed through a process of application and assessment. The funds raised through RTÉ does Comic...
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11
SEP
2020

Living Bog nominated for Natura 2000 Award: support closing date – 15th September 2020

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The Living Bog raised bog restoration projechas been nominated for one of Europe’s top environmental awards The Living Bog, which commenced in 2016 and finishes this December 2020, is among 27 finalists for the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Awards.  The awards recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites. The Living Bog is nominated in the ‘Community’ category, with the bog project’s work in the local community and its involvement of community groups and individuals. Information on the project is available here: http://raisedbogs.ie/ It is the project’s work in...
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11
SEP
2020

EPA Research Newsletter: September 2020

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Welcome to the September issue of the EPA Research Newsletter.  This issue features updates from the EPA Research Programme, information on research funding and details of events that may be of interest to our readers. Read in web browser   Save the Date – Thematic Hubs Virtual Workshop 28th October 2020 The EPA is organising a thematic workshop as part of the consultation for its new Research Strategy 2030. This workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday 28th October 2020.   EPA Support for Climate Change Advisory Council Research Fellowships The EPA is funding and...
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10
SEP
2020

Webinar: Creating a Local Sustainable Future: The importance of a Vision for Community Wellbeing – Tuesday 15th September

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Creating a Local Sustainable Future: The importance of a Vision for Community Wellbeing What: Webinar – The Importance of a Vision for Community Wellbeing Date: Tuesday 15th September Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm   A county’s Vision for Community Wellbeing (VCW) acts as a guiding vision for the work of the local Public Participation Network, ensuring that the community’s vision for the future is at the heart of all decisions. This webinar focuses on the why of creating a Wellbeing Statement and hears from PPNs who have been through the process about their experience....
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10
SEP
2020

Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade: Update from Eirgrid

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Please find an update from Eirgrid Engagement Team below:   The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade – Keep Informed! We all know how much better an upgrade can make things. That’s why EirGrid is planning to upgrade the Kildare-Meath Grid. It’s vital if we are to have the power we need for our growing population and to ensure you have a safe, secure and sustainable supply of electricity for the future. It also means we can bring more renewable energy onto the grid, helping Ireland to reduce carbon emissions. We’re currently looking at five possible ways of doing this, with overhead or...
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10
SEP
2020

National Integration Fund 2020

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National Integration Fund 2020  Supporting Communities to Promote the Integration of Migrants and their Children Closing Date: 22 September The National Integration Fund 2020 is open for applications from both public and private bodies until September 22nd. €749,600 per year over a maximum of three years will be made available for projects that help migrants integrate into Irish society. The National Integration Fund 2020 is a key element of the Migrant Integration Strategy 2017-2020. The Strategy was developed to enable migrants, or persons of migrant origin, to participate on an equal...
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10
SEP
2020

The Wheel’s Charity Impact Awards

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Charity Impact Awards The Wheel’s Charity Impact Awards are open for application from 1st September to 2nd October 2020. The Charity Impact Awards celebrates the work of charities, community groups and voluntary organisations that have changed Ireland for the better. In 2020, there are 4 Award Categories: Charity Impact Award, Social Enterprise of the Year, Charity Trustee of the Year and a special Community Hero Award. Visit https://charityimpactawards.ie/ for more details.
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10
SEP
2020

Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm – update

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Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm – update from Bord na Móna Please find documentation below and letter to PPN groups. PPN Ballivor_Letter Ballivor PPN Map FINAL_Brochure Phase 2 Wind Farm 20ppA4 Aug 20_Rev1 Ballivor Questionnaire Final_PPN   Community Engagements Clinics are being held in September 2020 by appointment only.  Please contact Jeff McDonald to arrange same. Mobile – +35387 9460284. Email – Jeff.McDonald@bnm.ie   Please find the text of the letter to PPN groups below. Attachments are included at the top of this post.    Dear Public Participation...
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10
SEP
2020

Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme 2020: closing date 2nd October

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Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme 2020 Closing Date: 2nd October   What is the Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme? The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme offers financial supports – provided by Sport Ireland – to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide who promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people. How does it work? It aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned activity and sport initiatives. In particular, the scheme is aimed at: Supporting the...
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10
SEP
2020

HSE 2020 National Lottery Grant Scheme: closing date 18th September 2020

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The HSE are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. We are providing this funding 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). Application form (docx 104 KB) You must submit your...
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10
SEP
2020

Research to understand health and wellbeing during times of infection

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The COVID-19 virus pandemic is causing huge personal, societal and economic impact for the population. Physical and mental well-being can be affected in everybody to varying degrees by the stress associated with the pandemic and the changes to our behaviours and ways of living. Researchers from Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland) are working with a large group of scientists from around the world, led by Prof. Christoph Correll (The Feinstein Institute, USA; the Charité Universitätsmedizin, Ger) and Prof. Marco Solmi (University of Padua, Italy) on one of the largest surveys to...
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10
SEP
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: September 2020 Updates

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current HSE guidelines.   Bike Week Funding 2020 – Now Available! Bike Week funding 2020 is now open for applications. Bike Week will take place from 19th-27th September. The overall aim of the Bike Week fund is to provide support to cycling clubs, schools, voluntary groups or communities who wish to deliver events during Bike Week 2020. If you would like to organise an event, you can now apply for funding. Please see funding criteria and application form attached. Please read...
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09
SEP
2020

Ministers Humphreys, Donnelly and O’Brien announce third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

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https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/88b83-ministers-humphreys-donnelly-and-obrien-announce-third-tranche-of-covid-19-stability-funding/  €11 million support package to benefit 209 organisations Funding aimed at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises Cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society   Some 209 organisations across the country are to benefit from €11 million worth of funding under the Covid-19 Stability Fund. The funding was announced today by Minister for...
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09
SEP
2020

Rediscover the Boyne Valley

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Boyne Valley Tourism along with Meath County Council has embarked on an Autumn Marketing Campaign to highlight the Boyne Valley as a tourist destination.  The campaign is centred around the message – Rediscover the Boyne Valley. While many people will have visited the Boyne Valley on school tours many years ago, we are now asking them to reconnect with family in Meath and rediscover the Boyne Valley.  We hope to inspire them through lots of great outdoor activities that you can do right across the Boyne Valley through our itineraries.  The campaign will run over the next couple of...
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09
SEP
2020

Public Consultation on EU Citizenship Rights

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Public Consultation on EU citizenship rights (open to 1 October) By the end of the year, the Commission plans to publish its next Citizenship Report. Placing the citizen at the heart of the policy efforts, the report will take stock of the progress made since the 2017 EU Citizenship Report, collect lessons learned from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU citizenship rights and propose new priorities and actions aimed at bringing concrete benefits to EU citizens in terms of effectively enjoying their EU citizenship rights, in particular in a cross-border context. To help inform the...
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09
SEP
2020

HIQA: scoping consultation for the development of National Standards for children using health and social care services

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HIQA is developing Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services.    Overarching national standards have the potential to improve the experience of all children using health and social care services, by promoting clarity, consistency and continuity within and between services, and to focus services on the child first, rather than on the individual service needs. These standards, written from the perspective of a child, will help health and social care services to plan for and deliver high quality child-centred services. HIQA is...
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08
SEP
2020

Supports for Mental Health & Wellbeing

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  Please find PDF copies of material below: Help is at Hand Covid-19 Poster CHO8 V6 Louth and Meath Emergency Crisis Contacts Poster
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08
SEP
2020

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th 2020

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World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th 2020, is an opportunity for all of us to play our part in preventing suicide.   We can all make a difference, as a member of society, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour.   There are many things that we can do, on a daily basis and on World Suicide Prevention Day, to prevent suicidal behaviour.  These include raising awareness about the issue, educating ourselves and others about the causes and the warning signs for suicide, showing compassion and care for those who are in distress in our communities, questioning the...
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07
SEP
2020

EPA-HSE Joint Webinar: Environment & Health Research Projects – 8th October

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EPA-HSE Joint Webinar: Key Findings of the Joint EPA-HSE Environment & Health Research Projects This webinar will showcase the key findings and recommendations from a suite of Environment & Health research projects, jointly funded by the EPA and the HSE. Date: Thursday 8th October 2020 Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm This will be an online event. Participation is open to everyone with an interest in the topic, and is free of charge. Registration is mandatory. To Register and view more details about the event, go to the Registration Page.
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07
SEP
2020

Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights

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Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights Create is delighted to announce the second Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights, in partnership with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. This bursary aims to support individual professional artists working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The Bursary is funded by the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.  The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is specifically...
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03
SEP
2020

Community Heritage Grant Scheme: now open for applications

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Community Heritage Grant Scheme The Community Heritage Grant Scheme is now OPEN for applications.   Who can apply? The scheme is open to: voluntary and community groups heritage-related non-governmental organisations (NGOs) not-for-profit heritage organisations Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) participants Adopt a Monument Programme participants (supported by funding from National Monuments Service)   Applications from other organisations, private companies or individuals will not be considered.   Aims of the Community Heritage Grant Scheme The aim of this...
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03
SEP
2020

Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications (3rd Sept): Support and Updates

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We hope this message finds you well. We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are communications updates for you.   Public Health Measures As you know, we are seeing some increases in rate of COVID around the country, and as a result, some additional advice and restrictions have been recommended by NPHET and the Government. These measures aim to protect our priorities – caring for vulnerable people and keeping health services open. You can view the national public health measures here.   New COVID-19 TV ad The HSE has...
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03
SEP
2020

CLÁR funding for Meals on Wheels: extension of criteria & closing date -11th Sep

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CLÁR funding scheme (Measure 3(a): Meals on Wheels and linked service With regard to the CLÁR funding scheme (Measure 3(a): Meals on Wheels and linked service), this Department is pleased to advise that an adjustment has been made to the scheme outline. Eligibility has been extended to provide for funding to Meals on Wheels services that do not operate from a CLÁR area but provide a service to people based in CLÁR areas. It will be necessary for applicants to demonstrate that over 50% of their normal clientele using the service reside within CLÁR DED’s. A listing of eligible CLÁR DED’s is...
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02
SEP
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter  – September 2020

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Please find link below for the latest edition of the Meath Arts Office Newsletter  – September 2020 Arts Office Newsletter September 2020 – PDF
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02
SEP
2020

‘New Options for Funding’: online course from Carmichael

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Carmichael has a new online course available: New Options for Funding This course is for all those challenged with loss of any type of income from traditional sources as a result of Covid-19. The course will cover ‘new ways of fundraising during Covid-19, digital fundraising, building support from your community and adjusting your organization to support its survival throughout the pandemic and how to make effective applications for funds, up-to-date information on grant and loan sources for the development of social, community, health, enterprise, educational, arts and other objectives’....
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02
SEP
2020

Tusla Educational Support Services (TESS) website

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Please see link below to Tusla Educational Support Services (TESS) website: https://www.tusla.ie/tess/   The website contains revised contact lists, FAQs, and signpost resources for families.
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01
SEP
2020

Strengthening Families Facilitator Training: closing date for applications 4th Sept

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Strengthening Families Facilitator Training takes place in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dundalk on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2020. Louth Leader have provided the funding for this training course, there are a limited number of places available. Please note that the deadline outlined on the application form has been extended to Friday 4th September 2020. Please find an application form below: SFP TRAINING APPLICATION FORM – LOUTH 2020
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01
SEP
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network: Updates

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Please find attached some information that may be helpful to you and the families you are working with.   Louth Meath Education and Training Board Education form for Community Education Services Applications are now invited from community groups and voluntary organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme. In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses / programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience barriers to participation in adult learning....
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28
AUG
2020

The Wheel: Training Programme – Autumn 2020

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Please see the link below for information on upcoming training and events from the Wheel: https://www.wheel.ie/training
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27
AUG
2020

Music Network Music Capital Scheme 2020

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN — MUSIC NETWORK MUSIC CAPITAL SCHEME 2020 The Music Network Music Capital Scheme is designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments and respond to a broad range of capital needs within the music sector in Ireland. Award 1: Non-professional performing groups Applications are invited from a wide range of non-professional performing groups, including but not limited to orchestras, marching/concert/pipe bands, Irish traditional, popular, contemporary, jazz, choral and samba groups. Award 2: Individual professional performing musicians Applications...
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27
AUG
2020

So you want to write …? Call for budding novelists, scriptwriters and podcasters to join in free creative writing sessions

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  Meath County Council Library, Writer-in-Residence for 2020, Nicola Cassidy, has put together a fascinating series of webinars for aspiring writers and avid readers, starting next week. Further information on the programme is available in the document below: Call for budding writers – Meath Writer-in-Residence 2020 – Word Doc   The webinars are free but registration is required in advance. Each of the webinars have their own direct booking link: https://nicolacassidy.easywebinar.live/shortstory https://nicolacassidy.easywebinar.live/screenplay...
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27
AUG
2020

Information for parents of children returning to school

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Please see link below from the Department of Education and Skills with information for students and their families about returning to school: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/  
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26
AUG
2020

HSE Covid-19 Partner Pack Update: 25th August 2020

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Dear Colleague,  We hope this message finds you well.   We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.    Public Health Measures As you know, we are seeing some increases in rate of COVID around the country, and as a result, some additional advice and restrictions have been recommended by NPHET and the Government. These measures aim to protect our priorities – caring for vulnerable people, keeping health services open, and getting children back to education.   You can view the special advice...
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26
AUG
2020

LMETB Community Education Autumn 2020 Application for Community & Voluntary Groups in County Meath and Louth

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The LMETB Community Education Autumn 2020 Direct Tuition/Online Application is now open,   Please find the Autumn2020 Direct Tuition Hours for Online Courses Application Form below to download: Autumn 2020 Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Tuition Hours and Advert – Word Doc   On page 5 please see types of courses which we deliver Online  in County Meath. The application form is also available on www.lmetb.ie or the online version through MS Forms can be completed click on Autumn 2020 to open link The closing date for returning completed application forms is...
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24
AUG
2020

Rethink Ireland’s Equality Fund: information webinar 27th August

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The Equality Fund Team at Rethink Ireland are holding a series of webinar information sessions with potential applicants for The Equality Fund.    About The Equality Fund As you might already know, on July 13th Rethink Ireland launched the Equality Fund 2020 – 2023. This €3 million Fund is supported by the Peter Kinney and Lisa Sandquist Foundation and the Government of Ireland and runs over 3 years.   This Fund has three strands: 1. Empowering Women: This strand supports projects to empower more women from minority communities into employment. This strand will also fund...
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21
AUG
2020

Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) – Meath

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Broadband Connection Point Initiative The Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with local authority Broadband Officers (BBOs) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE), has identified approximately 300 sites around the country to act as Broadband Connection Points (BCPs). BCPs are located in some of the most rural communities throughout each local authority area, including islands off Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Cork. BCP sites have been prioritised for connection within the first 12 months of the roll-out of the National Broadband...
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21
AUG
2020

Make Way Day – 25th September: National Day of Local Action on Accessibility

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Make Way Day 2020 National Day of Local Action Friday, 25th September 2020   Make Way Day is coming to your area so, come on and join the conversation, take this time to be part of the bigger Make Way Day story and generate a national conversation about accessibility in Ireland today. In an unprecedented move Make Way Day is about to be supported by all 31 City and County Councils in Ireland this year, where you can get involved with other disability and community groups in your area to work with the council to take action on access in the public spaces we all share. Details for your...
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19
AUG
2020

Update from Government on new Covid-19 measures (18th August)

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Please see an update below from the Government on new Covid measures (18th August): From Department of the Taoiseach . Published at: 18 August 2020. Last updated 18 August 2020 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77b6d-statement-on-the-introduction-of-new-measures-to-limit-the-spread-of-covid-19/    Statement on the introduction of new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 Following a Cabinet meeting today (Tuesday) the government has decided to implement a number of measures in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.   The virus is on the increase in Ireland and in recent...
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18
AUG
2020

Charity Regulator: Free Training on Governance Code during September & October

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Charities Governance Code training The Charities Regulator is running free online training for charity trustees. If you are a trustee of a small volunteer-led charity, this training will be of particular benefit to you. This half-day training will take place over the Autumn/Winter 2020 and is designed to support charities to apply the six core principles and meet the 32 core standards contained in the Charities Governance Code. You can read more about the Charities Governance Code by scrolling down this page. For a full list of dates and to book a place on a training session, please...
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18
AUG
2020

Thank you Karen

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Karen Mahon has served on the PPN Secretariat since June 2016 as an Environmental Representative.   Karen has now resigned from this role on the Secretariat.   On behalf of the PPN, we wish to thank Karen for her work and commitment given to the Secretariat and wish her every success in her new challenges.
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18
AUG
2020

Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Information Webinars: 26 & 27 August 2020

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Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Information Webinars In advance of our public consultation, which will run between September and November, we have launched an information campaign to raise awareness of the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade project and the options we are currently investigating. The information campaign includes publishing a project brochure, developing a project micro-website with interactive maps, and publishing various studies we have completed to date with associated documents. All this information is available at www.eirgrid.ie/KildareMeath. We are also hosting online information...
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18
AUG
2020

River Nanny: Community Information Meeting (online) – 26th August

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Please find a link below to register for the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-yrrTktHdSQbU85lyFM7qy6MjG3w4D- 
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17
AUG
2020

Third Age’s Navigate your Work Future: Webinar on CVs & Interviews – 20th August

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Third Age’s Navigate your Work Future: Webinar Series This week’s FREE Webinar in Third Age’s Navigate your Work Future series  is with Sinéad English, Careers Consultant and founder of career management firm – Hilt. Zoom webinar. When: Aug 20, 2020 11:00 AM Dublin Topic: How to write a great CV and excel at your job interview   Sinéad will focus on CVs, job applications and excelling at job interviews. Sinéad would be happy to address any specific questions you may have. If possible, please email them to Liam Carey (lcarey@thirdageireland.ie) by Tuesday at 4pm and...
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17
AUG
2020

Snap that: Life through the lens of Ireland’s 18- to 25-year-olds

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The Royal Irish Academy’s Social Sciences Committee has launched a youth photography call (18- to 25-year olds) for an online exhibition. We are seeking submissions of photographs and captions that tell the story of things that help or hinder the lives of this generation of young people on the whole island of Ireland, from urban and rural communities. The closing date is 30 September.
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17
AUG
2020

Free Online Courses from LMETB Community Education Service: August 2020

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NEW FREE Online Course for August 2020 from the Community Education Service LMETB Brochure available to download here:  Free Online Community Education Courses for August 2020 – PDF Pleas find course information below:   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES Morning Mindfulness How to be mindful in your everyday life, mindful communication, mindful relationships and mindful presence Please download – ZOOM from the Apple or Play Store for this course. Tutor – Elfreda Manahan Vaughan Times 10am to 12pm Starting Monday 24th August Day Monday No. of sessions 6 To Register Click on...
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17
AUG
2020

Getting to know Sustainable Development Goals: online training 9th September

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Getting to know the Sustainable Development Goals:    Everyone has a role to play in supporting Ireland progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ireland’s National Implementation Plan for the SDGs identifies the crucial role that Local Authorities have to play in translating the SDGs into practical action at a local level.   This September Meath PPN and Development Perspectives are offering a free online SDG training for those working in community development and/or volunteering within their community.   This training will offer participants an opportunity...
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17
AUG
2020

Launch of Disability Participation & Consultation Network EOI: Dept. Justice & Equality

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Launch of Expressions of Interest to establish a Disability Participation and Consultation Network The newly established Disability Participation and Consultation Network will enable persons with a disability to be involved in the development of policy and legislation. Funding is available for an organisation representing persons with disabilities to administer the network as an Organising Member. Separate funding is also available for up to four Disabled Persons Organisations to provide training and support to persons with disabilities to be involved in the network. The network will also...
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14
AUG
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: August Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current HSE guidelines.   COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Workshop Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop Mature Movers 0-3k Walk to Jog Programmes GAA National Inclusive Fitness Day European Week of Sport Bike Week 2020   COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 club small grant scheme is providing support to sports clubs and community groups...
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14
AUG
2020

Social Economy Diaries – Insights for the Social Economy Unit at the European Commission

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  Community Finance Ireland regarding the launch of the Social Economy Diaries by the Social Economy Unit at the European Commission. In order to collect practical, tangible stories of how social economy stakeholders are contributing to create economic value, societal bonds and environmental impact  – we have decided to launch the Social Economy Diaries. Social Economy contributes significantly to changing the economic landscape of Europe for the better but it is still challenging for many to grasp what it really brings and what is its added value. In addition to being an...
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14
AUG
2020

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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14
AUG
2020

Minister Joe O’Brien announces details of €5m funding for Community Centres & Community Facilities

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Minister Joe O’Brien announces details of €5m funding for Community Centres & Community Facilities   €5m fund under the Community Enhancement Programme Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State for Community Development and Charities at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today announced details of €5m funding for community centres and facilities under the July stimulus package. The funding will be provided under the Community Enhancement Programme, and is in addition to €2m provided under that programme earlier this year.   Minister O’Brien said: “This €5m funding will...
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14
AUG
2020

Face Coverings: Advice from Dept. Health

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When to wear face coverings and how to make them Advice from Dept. Health. Published at: 15 May 2020. Last updated 11 August 2020 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/   Wearing of cloth face coverings may help prevent people who do not know they have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from spreading it to others. If you wear one, you should still do the important things necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. These include: washing your hands properly and often covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze...
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14
AUG
2020

Arts Grant Schemes: closing date 20th August

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Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes 2020 Closing Dates Just a reminder to all that the new closing date of Thursday August 20th 2020 at 1pm for the following schemes is approaching; • Annual Arts Grants Scheme • Community Arts Award • Festival Grant Scheme • Professional Artists Development Fund • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary Award And Thursday September 24th 2020 at 1pm for the School Musical Instrument Purchase Scheme. Unfortunately there will be no Drama League of Ireland Bursary awards this year as the DLI Summer School has been cancelled due to Covid19. Full details...
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14
AUG
2020

MCC Arts Office: Newsletter August 2020

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Please find the Meath Arts Office August 2020  Newsletter below: Arts Office Newsletter August 2020 – PDF  
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14
AUG
2020

CORE: Musical Bingo Event

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One of the many challenges facing people within our community today is food poverty.   To help raise awareness around food poverty and also the availability of food from Core’s Community Food Bank, our Food Raising Events team has put together a 2-hour fun-filled Musical Bingo. This is an all-inclusive family-friendly event.   Core would like to partner with your housing association and hold this free event. For further details, please contact us at info@coreireland.ie or on 0852289579.  
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14
AUG
2020

COVID-19 Updates from ALONE 12.08.20

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Updates from ALONE: Last week, it was announced that regional restrictions were to be implemented in  Kildare, Offaly and Laois  following a spike in COVID- 19 cases in these counties. We sent the attached update to staff on Friday.  We have also stalled volunteer befriending visits in these counties.   You will find the most recent weekly progress report and graphic from ALONE attached below. Housing once again was the highest area of need amongst our callers with support from ALONE staff with home maintenance, decluttering and grant applications for improved accessibility and...
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14
AUG
2020

LGBTI+ Funding Call Deadlines: Dept. Justice & Equality

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  LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call. Launched as part of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy, this funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Further information is available in the press release below. There are two streams of funding, and applications must be submitted electronically.   Scheme A:  Supporting Community Services (deadline 31 August 2020) The application form and comprehensive guidance note is available on https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/LGBTI_Scheme_A   Scheme B:...
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14
AUG
2020

CEP – Community Buildings: €5m fund for Community Centres & Community Buildings under July Stimulus package

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  Please be advised that additional funds are being made available by the Department of Rural & Community Development under the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 for Community Centres and Community Buildings only.    Applications are invited from Community Groups to apply for funding to improve community buildings.  Small grants up to €1,000.00 and larger grants in excess of €1,000.00 may be applied for.   More information and application forms are available on the following link: ...
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14
AUG
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (14th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 14 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 10th August,  2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 14th Edition 10.08.20  – PDF   Edition 14 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 13, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 44  – Information update re: Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 club...
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13
AUG
2020

Community Wellbeing Initiative: new closing date 28th August

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  Community Wellbeing Initiative https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-wellbeing-initiative The Community Wellbeing Initiative is to recognise the wonderful work that community groups have undertaken in direct response to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 health crisis. The focus is to acknowledge the local wellbeing initiatives (small and large scale) that demonstrate how groups looked after the physical and mental wellbeing of the people in their area.  The initiative is open to Community Groups including...
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13
AUG
2020

Meath LSP COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme 2020

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Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 club small grant scheme is providing support to sports clubs and community groups based in Co. Meath.   The grant scheme is designed to support clubs and groups (whose primary focus is the delivery of sport or physical activity), and who do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols.   This grant can cover costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs & physical activity and is intended to support the return to sporting & physical...
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13
AUG
2020

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.  With this in mind 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...
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13
AUG
2020

Saolta: Training for Trainers

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Running as part of Saolta this Autumn, a Training of Trainers course will offer Adult and Community Education Practitioners across Ireland an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Development Education in Ireland, to develop an idea on how (and why) to implement it in their daily practice, and to explore pathways to lead transformative change in Ireland. There are 15 places available on this training course. Priority will be given to practitioners in the North East of Ireland. The total cost of the training course is €40 (the remainder is funded by Irish Aid). Currently the course...
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13
AUG
2020

HSE: Covid Partner Pack Update

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6.8.2020   Dear Colleague, We hope this message finds you well. We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.   New COVID prevention campaign Tomorrow we’ll be launching a new phase of our COVID campaign, which is giving people our good public health advice, but with a new look and feel. We want to make sure the important protection actions are fresh in our minds, especially for people who are out and about more at the moment. The message is still the same – stay safe and protect each...
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13
AUG
2020

Minister Humphreys announces funding for seven projects under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund – €5.5 million to support the development of regeneration projects in rural Ireland

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Wednesday 5 August Minister Humphreys announces funding for seven projects under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund   €5.5 million to support the development of regeneration projects in rural Ireland Seven counties to benefit from latest round of funding Minister Humphreys confirms that over €166m has been allocated under RRDF   Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Wednesday, 5th August) announced the allocation of €5.5 million in funding to seven projects under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. This is the...
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13
AUG
2020

ALONE: update & information

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Updates from ALONE Attached you will find ALONE’s Progress Report from July 6th to 12th along with infographic. Housing is now the highest area of need amongst callers with follow-up from ALONE staff for support with housing Transfers/ Housing applications to Local Authorities, support to prevent homelessness and support with decluttering and home repairs & maintenance.   External _ ALONE Progress Report_6th – 12th July Graphic_progress report 6th-12th July Graphic_progress report 6th-12th July   Dawn Chorus – we have two groups of older people attending a singalong...
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13
AUG
2020

Minister Humphreys announces first towns and villages to benefit from new COVID-19 supports

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Monday, 3 August 2020 Minister Humphreys announces first towns and villages to benefit from new COVID-19 supports 106 towns and villages to benefit immediately from €2.8 million in funding. Funding to help communities to shop, socialise and work safely in light of Covid-19 Pandemic  July Stimulus Package includes additional €10m for towns and villages,  €5 million for upgrading and improving community centres and €2 million extra to support the islands   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Monday, August 3rd) announced details of the...
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13
AUG
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Programme Update

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  Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection 1st September | 14th September | 6th October | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (ONLINE) This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. Due to COVID-19, Sport Ireland have set up the Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection course online. Courses will now take place via online platform – Zoom. The course is certified and it will have the same content and tutor delivering. The cost of the course ...
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13
AUG
2020

The Wheel: Training Links Programme 2020 – 2022 Opens for Applications

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The Wheel is pleased to inform our members that the 2020-2022 Training Links programme has now opened for applications! The Training Links programme offers funding opportunities to groups of organisations that choose to come together and work collaboratively to address their shared training needs as a Training Network. The Training Links Programme is part-funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Grants It is anticipated that up to 20 networks will be chosen and will receive grants of between €10,000...
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13
AUG
2020

Citizens Information Centres & MABS: Service Updates

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Please find updates on service operation for our services:  All Citizens Information and Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) offices remain closed to drop-in callers. You can contact your local Citizens Information Centre by email or telephone using the details in the Find a Centre page on citizensinformation.ie. From 29th June 2020, a face to face appointment may be offered after an initial query is discussed with an information officer by telephone. Appointments will be hosted in Citizens Information offices where social distancing can be facilitated and will be allocated on a...
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13
AUG
2020

Core Community Magazine: Summer 2020 Edition

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The Team at Core Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of the Summer 2020 Core Community Magazine. You can read it now at https://coreireland.ie/magazine/. If you would like your organisation or business to be featured in the next edition, please contact us at the numbers or email below. There is no charge for this service.   Email: info@coreireland.ie  Phone: +353 (85) 192-0150 or +353 (85) 228-9579
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13
AUG
2020

Fundingpoint Newsletter: August 2020

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News PayPal Giving Fund Launches in Ireland as Online Charity Donations Jump by Almost 40% PayPal Giving Fund Ireland is a new registered charity which will meet the growing demand among people in Ireland to be able to support worthwhile causes through digital donations, following an almost 40% increase in online charity contributions in Ireland during the coronavirus crisis. Read full story   The Wheel’s Training Links Programme Now Accepting Applications The Wheel are pleased to announce that the Training Links Programme 2020 – 2022 has reopened for submissions (as of Tuesday...
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31
JUL
2020

Comic Relief Fund: information webinar 4th August

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Commencement of Applications Comic Relief Fund Following on from the incredible success of RTE Does Comic Relief – which 1.4 million people tuned into and helped raise almost €6 million – The Community Foundation for Ireland invites you to join a webinar which will focus on how the money raised from the event will support non-profit organisations as they respond to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and how to apply to the Comic Relief Fund. This will include helping organisations to adapt to new working conditions under the ‘demand for digital’ and ‘adapt and respond’...
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31
JUL
2020

Community Wellbeing Initiative: new closing date 7th August

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  Community Wellbeing Initiative https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-wellbeing-initiative The Community Wellbeing Initiative is to recognise the wonderful work that community groups have undertaken in direct response to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 health crisis. The focus is to acknowledge the local wellbeing initiatives (small and large scale) that demonstrate how groups looked after the physical and mental wellbeing of the people in their area.  The initiative is open to Community Groups including...
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28
JUL
2020

Rethink Ireland’s Equality Fund: information webinars

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The Equality Fund Team at Rethink Ireland are holding a series of webinar information sessions with potential applicants for The Equality Fund.    About The Equality Fund As you might already know, on July 13th Rethink Ireland launched the Equality Fund 2020 – 2023. This €3 million Fund is supported by the Peter Kinney and Lisa Sandquist Foundation and the Government of Ireland and runs over 3 years.   This Fund has three strands: 1. Empowering Women: This strand supports projects to empower more women from minority communities into employment. This strand will also fund...
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27
JUL
2020

Ministers Humphreys and O’Gorman announce second tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

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Ministers Humphreys and O’Gorman announce second tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/56430-ministers-humphreys-and-ogorman-announce-second-tranche-of-covid-19-stability-funding/ From Department of Rural and Community Development Published at: 27 July 2020 €4.1 million support package to benefit 101 organisations Funding aimed at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises Cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society Stability funding being...
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24
JUL
2020

Irish Rural Link series: ” Food Innovation in Ireland” 30th July

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Irish Rural Link are inviting you to join them in conversation with Séamus Boland, CEO Irish Rural Link and incoming President of Group Three, European Economic and Social Council, as we discuss “Food Innovation in Ireland” On Thursday 30th July 10am- 11am Joining the discussion are: Aisling Flanagan- Co-founder and director, Velvet Cloud Eva Milak- Owner, Gaelic Escargot   Kathleen Rourke- Assistant Coordinator, An Chistin   Food innovation relies on the development of new food products, processes, and services. Primary producers, entrepreneurs, food and beverage companies are...
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24
JUL
2020

NYCI Clár na nÓg – training, events, opportunities and more

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NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Online Safety and Awareness: Live Webinar for Youth Workers Jul 28 Going Global – Connecting and Threading Practice and Organisation Aug 13 ACTion – Youth Work and the SDGs Aug 20 Let’s Talk About Consent Sep 4 SHEP Reflective Practice Oct 15 Official DCYA/NYCI Covid-19 Induction Session for the Youth Sector ongoing   Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice.   Support the Youth Climate Justice Pledge Earlier this week Mary Robinson and our Youth 2030 Young People’s...
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24
JUL
2020

COVID-19 Stability Scheme: Now Open to Unincorporated Organisations

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COVID-19 C&V Stability Scheme: Phase 2 Now open to charities and community and voluntary organisations that are not set up as companies. https://www.pobal.ie/programmes/covid-19-cv-stability-scheme/   The Scheme is now open to community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and charitable organisations which are: Registered with the Charities Regulator in Ireland Are an unincorporated organisation i.e. are not set up as a company and are not registered with Companies Registration Office Are providing supports and services to vulnerable individuals in Ireland on or...
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23
JUL
2020

Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade: Eirgrid Update

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Please find a copy below of Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade – Project Update  Step 3 Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade – Update Summer 2020 – pdf   The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade will connect Dunstown substation in Co. Kildare to Woodland substation in Co. Meath. This upgrade is required to reinforce the electricity network in Kildare, Meath and surrounding counties.   EirGrid are currently assessing 5 options for this upgrade. An up-voltage option (replace an existing line), a new overhead line option or 3 underground cable options. Before deciding what option to bring to...
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23
JUL
2020

Create: News & Opportunities – July 2020

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News & Opportunities – July 2020   News from Create: Creative Places Tuam Artist Bursary Recipients Web: www.create-ireland.ie/creative-places-tuam-artist-bursary-recipients/ Create is pleased to announce Jennifer Cunningham, Jacqueline Glynn, and Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran as the recipients of the Creative Places Tuam Artist Bursary Awards: Community Solidarity through Collaborative Practices. The purpose of this bursary is to support and nurture professional socially engaged artists’ practice within the Tuam town and hinterland area that has been disrupted during this...
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22
JUL
2020

The Wheel: Last Places Remaining for Free Covid-19 Induction Training

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All employers are under mandatory obligation to provide COVID-19 induction training to their employees prior to their return to the workplace. With support from Medtronic and working in partnership with Adare Human Resource Management, we recently delivered a series of COVID-19 Induction Training online sessions. We now have 16 additional places available for this training for the coming days (see dates below). We invite you to register for this free training now – first come, first served…   The focus of this free training session includes: • What is COVID-19? • What are...
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21
JUL
2020

Snap That: youth photography call from RIA

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The Royal Irish Academy’s Social Sciences Committee has launched a youth photography call for an online exhibition (18- to 25-year olds).  We are seeking submissions of photographs and captions that tell the story of things that help or hinder the lives of this generation of young people on the whole island of Ireland, from rural and urban communities. Please see this link for details: https://www.ria.ie/news/humanities-and-social-sciences-committees-social-sciences-committee/snap-life-through-lens Closing date 30 September.  
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21
JUL
2020

Equality Fund 2020 – 2023: Rethink Ireland

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Equality Fund 2020 – 2023 At Rethink Ireland, we know that Ireland is not an equal place for everyone who lives here. We are committed to partnering with civil society organisations to challenge these inequalities and to create a country where everyone can feel accepted and thrive. That is why on July 13th we launched the Equality Fund 2020 – 2023. This €3 million Fund is supported by the Peter Kinney and Lisa Sandquist Foundation and the Government of Ireland. This Fund will support organisations and groups that empower marginalised communities and tackle systemic inequality. The...
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21
JUL
2020

Irish Rural Link Series 2 – “The Value of the Irish Bioeconomy” , 23rd July 2020

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Irish Rural Link are inviting you to join them in conversation with Séamus Boland, CEO Irish Rural Link and incoming President of Group Three, European Economic and Social Council As we discuss “The Value of the Irish Bioeconomy” On Thursday 23rd July 10am- 11am Joining the discussion are: Patrick Barrett- Agricultural Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dr. Aideen O’Dochartaigh- Senior Researcher, BiOrbic Bioeconomy Centre James Gaffey- Project Coordinator, Biorefinery Glas EIP-AGRI Project Dr. Rosanna Kleemann- Post-doctoral Research Fellow, ABC Economy...
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17
JUL
2020

Meath Volunteer Centre photo competition: “Capture – The Moments that Make a Difference” 

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The Meath Volunteer Centre are holding a photo competition: “Capture – The Moments that Make a Difference” If you have been involved in helping your community in the past few months, send us your photos capturing community spirit in action to info@volunteermeath.ie with your name, phone number, title or description of your photo as well as the category & theme that you wish to enter by 3rd August 2020 to enter this competition with a chance to win a €500 donation to your community organisation. The deadline for sharing these moments with us is 3rd August 2020. Looking forward to...
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16
JUL
2020

Saolta: Resources for Development Education

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Saolta is  a new strategic partnership that was formed to embed Development Education in the Adult and Community Education sector. Saolta is made up of a consortium of organisations including AONTAS, Irish Rural Link, Concern Worldwide, Maynooth’s Adult & Community Development Department and Development Perspectives who are leading the consortium’s activities.   Information resources: 1. SDG Information Packs – Are you interested in finding out more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We have 17 information packs with interaction challenges available...
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16
JUL
2020

Arts Council – Arts Participation Bursary Q&A Session

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Calling all Collaborative Artists! In light of the upcoming Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary deadline of July 30th, Create is delighted to host a Q&A session with Ann O’Connor, Head of Arts Participation at the Arts Council. Karen Whelan, Arts Participation Officer and Kath Gorman Arts Participation Advisor will also attend. The session will take place online Wednesday 22nd July 12.30 – 13.30, bring your lunch and your questions and let’s learn together about some dos and don’ts of making an Arts Participation Bursary Award application. For more information on the bursary...
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16
JUL
2020

Water Quality Survey: ESRI & LAWPRO

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Water Quality Survey – ESRI & LAWPRO The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in collaboration with Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are undertaking research on behaviours and attitudes related to water quality in our lakes and rivers. Would you be willing to undertake a short survey?  Your views would be very helpful for their research.  The survey takes approximately 15 minutes of your time and can be completed online via the following link: https://esri.limequery.org/927324?lang=en We appreciate your time and effort on the survey.   For any queries...
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15
JUL
2020

From Grassroots to Global – NWCI next #FeministAgenda webinar 23rd July

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Please join us on Thursday 23rd July, 7pm – 8.30pm for our next webinar in our #Feminist Agenda  series in partnership with Community Work Ireland (CWI) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL). Our next #FeministAgenda webinar will be looking at opportunities and challenges for civil society organisations in a Covid19 context. Setting the #Feminist Agenda: From Grassroots to Global – Civil Society Opportunities and Challenges. This webinar will explore  the role of the Civil Society from the local, national, European and Global level. Our Speakers will include: Fintan...
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15
JUL
2020

Public Consultation: Criminal Justice System Strategy

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Public Consultation on developing a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System Link: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Criminal_Justice_System_Strategy_Public_Consultation   The Department of Justice and Equality is inviting communities and members of the public to contribute to the development of a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System. The purpose of the strategy is to set out a shared vision for a joined up criminal justice system, to embed and sustain collaborative work, to drive innovation leading to more effective solutions and sanctions, with better outcomes for the public....
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15
JUL
2020

Irish Hospice Foundation: Care & Inform Resources and Bereavement Support Line

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Irish Hospice Foundation  Care & Inform Resources & Bereavement Support Line   The Irish Hospice Foundation wants to continue to keep you informed and supported in matters relating to end-of-life and bereavement during these exceptional times. With the knowledge and experience we have gathered over many years we are responding to the emerging needs in this challenging period with our new resources on our Care & Inform hub and through the Bereavement Support Line. We have developed this flyer to support the dissemination of these resources to people that cannot access...
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15
JUL
2020

Returning to Volunteering Safely: Volunteer Ireland resources

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Returning to Volunteering Safely Volunteer Ireland have put together a series of resources for both organisations and volunteers to help them during the response to COVID-19. Ireland is gradually re-opening our economy and our society. It is vital we continue to adhere to the rules for this new way of living to continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of volunteers and those they help is paramount. This resource contains practical advice that should be used as a guide to support volunteer involving organisations to put measures in place that will allow...
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14
JUL
2020

NALA Literacy Awareness webinars: 30th July & 27th August

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NALA is putting on two Literacy Awareness webinars in July and August.   These 1 hour webinars will give participants tips on how they or their organisation can be more accessible to people with literacy or numeracy difficulties. They will look at the challenges of participating fully in society with literacy needs and how to deal sensitively with adults with literacy needs.  An adult literacy student and a NALA staff member will discuss literacy and how to deliver a literacy-friendly service. Registration is free. Thursday 30th July: register here Thursday 27th August: register here...
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14
JUL
2020

MCC Arts Office – July 2020 Newsletter

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Please find the July 2020 Meath Arts Office Newsletter below for download: Arts Office Newsletter July 2020 – PDF
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14
JUL
2020

Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes 2020: Update from MCC

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Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes 2020 Update As many of you are aware we had to postpone the closing date for all our Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes due to Covid19. We are now happy to announce a new closing date of Thursday August 20th 2020 at 1pm for the following schemes; Annual Arts Grants Scheme Community Arts Award Festival Grant Scheme Professional Artists Development Fund Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary Award   & Thursday September 24th 2020 at 1pm for the School Musical Instrument Purchase Scheme   Unfortunately there will be no Drama...
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13
JUL
2020

Meath CYPSC news: Christmas Day in Summer – supporting play & activity

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Please see link to article on Activity Packs that were funded by Meath CYPSC and Meath County Council. http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/christmas-day-in-the-summer-supporting-the-importance-of-play-and-physical-activity-for-vulnerable-children-during-a-period-of-societal-change-and-stress/ The packs were delivered at the beginning of July to families with children aged 0-13 years.
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13
JUL
2020

Young people and DRIVE (Drug-related Intimidation & Violence Engagement) – 5 Questions!

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DRIVE (Drug Related Intimidation & Violence Engagement)  is a new initiative under Strand 3 of the Ministers funding that was announced last year. It is focused on supporting communities that are impacted by Drug Related Intimidation and violence    Please find a very short (just a few questions) survey link below to get a flavour or snapshot of how this issue is manifesting itself among younger people in communities. The link for the survey is   – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RLYFC8 We are preparing a short submission to the Youth Justice Strategy about young people. We...
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13
JUL
2020

Launch of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI)

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland Organisation – SERI, Below you will find their introduction letter and contact information. Kind Regards, Malcolm Murphy Project Manager , Communities Creating Jobs Dear Friends, As the new Board of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI), we are reaching out to introduce ourselves to you and invite you to become part of the new movement we have created to support the Social Enterprise sector in Ireland. Our organisation was created by Social Enterprises, for Social Enterprises, so that our...
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10
JUL
2020

The Wheel: Help shape our pre-budget 2021 submission

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The Wheel are currently examining the priorities for the community and voluntary, charity, and social enterprise sector for Budget 2021 ahead of making our pre-budget submission to government later in the month. We all know that Budget 2021 will be a crucial moment for the country, for the economy, for communities all over Ireland, and for the community and voluntary organisations, charities, and social enterprises who advocate for and deliver services and provide supports for those communities. Not only will Budget 2021 be a key moment in terms of stabilising the sector’s survival...
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10
JUL
2020

Alcohol Forum: webinar on managing alcohol in the workplace 15th July

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As you may be aware, the Alcohol Forum has been organising a series of webinars over the past few months on issues relating to alcohol harm prevention.    The next of these will be of particular interest to employers, managers, supervisors, human resource personnel and employee representative bodies. We are delighted to be hosting this webinar with Professor Ann Roche, Director of NCETA at Flinders University, Australia. Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XjXbUB2_SoObntKcCZOW_g After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information...
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10
JUL
2020

Wild About Navan: biodiversity awareness survey

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NAVAN BIODIVERSITY AWARENESS SURVEY Wild About Navan is an urban nature conservation project initiated for and by the people of Navan. Recognizing the unique qualities of our town is the first step in understanding how we can contribute to taking better care of our environment. The aim of this survey is to support the Wild About Navan project in protecting and improving our towns parks, wildlife, and amenities! The short survey link is is available here https://bit.ly/2VNjE6F Your answers will be used to guide an ecological survey of Navan town (scheduled for June 2020; funded by The...
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09
JUL
2020

Clann Credo: online events for community groups & clubs

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Clann Credo’s focus throughout the Covid-19 crisis has been on supporting the network of Clann Credo customers and colleagues to work collaboratively on the challenges faced by community and voluntary organisations.   In the coming weeks we are hosting a series of free online events to help with the next steps, reopening facilities and services whilst safeguarding communities. These events may be of interest to community groups in your area and will give them the opportunity to engage with others who understand the challenges being faced.   Community Centres; Information...
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09
JUL
2020

Kells Swimming Pool: opening from Monday 13th July

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Meath County Council is delighted to welcome you back to Kells Swimming Pool from Monday 13th July. Please ring 046 9240551 from 10am – 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th July, to book for sessions for the week beginning Monday 13th July. https://www.meath.ie/council/news/kells-swimming-pool-re-opening    See information in relation to Timetable and Covid 19 safety measures below: Reopening Timetable and Public Notice 13th – 19th July 2020 (MSWORD, 68.42 kb)  
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09
JUL
2020

Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates

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Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below is a communications update for you. COVID Tracker App now available to download The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19. The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus. Nearly 500,000 people have already downloaded the app today. If you use the app, you can: • get an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 • alert others if you test positive for coronavirus – this will...
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07
JUL
2020

Environmental Pillar: Updated criteria and eligibility form

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The Irish Environmental Network have updated the criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental College of the PPN. They have been streamlined to make it easier to know who is automatically eligible for inclusion, and to show the process which we have in place when considering groups. We have also taken out some elements that were clashing with PPNs’ existing criteria. If a group is not on the list of automatically eligible groups, they can complete the Community Group Eligibility Form to be considered for inclusion in the Environmental College. This form should be...
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07
JUL
2020

Community Wellbeing Initiative: MCC

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Community Wellbeing Initiative https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-wellbeing-initiative   The Community Wellbeing Initiative is to recognise the wonderful work that community groups have undertaken in direct response to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 health crisis. The focus is to acknowledge the local wellbeing initiatives (small and large scale) that demonstrate how groups looked after the physical and mental wellbeing of the people in their area.  The initiative is open to Community Groups including...
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07
JUL
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (13th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 13 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 6th of July 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery Edition 13 – PDF   Edition 13 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 12, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below:  Page 4 – Information update re: Tusla Child and Youth Participation Strategy 2019-2023, year one achievements. Page 33 – Information on...
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06
JUL
2020

European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland – Newsflash July 2020

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Newsflash July 2020 https://mailchi.mp/c89addaeee88/eapn-ireland-newsflash-july-2020?e=047a1d48ef   EAPN Ireland News EAPN Ireland Statement on the Programme for Government  Please find enclosed a recent EAPN Ireland statement on the new Programme for Government. EAPN Ireland Blog Please find enclosed the latest EAPN Ireland blog written by Noreen Byrne on the impacts of COVID-19 on the community of North Clondalkin. Community Action Network- Social Clauses Webinar Community Action Network will be hosting Social Clauses Webinars this comming...
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06
JUL
2020

CLÁR funding for C&V groups – meals on wheels, mobility and cancer care transport

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CLÁR funding for C&V groups – meals on wheels, mobility and cancer care transport   We wish to draw your attention to the CLÁR 2020 funding scheme made available by the Department. Part of the scheme may be of interest to some community and voluntary groups in your area. CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The supports provided through CLÁR have been tailored this year to help rural communities to respond to the new COVID-19 environment. Measure 3 of the programme will be...
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06
JUL
2020

Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Awards: Create Ireland

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2020 marks ten years since the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary award was inaugurated. Create are pleased to announce that this year, we will award two AIC Scheme bursary awards. The first will focus on the theme of Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, and specifically aims to support an artist from a minority ethnic or migrant background. This bursary, offered in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council, closes for applications on the 17th August. The second bursary to be offered in 2020 will take as its focus Collaborative Arts and Human Rights. Full details and...
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06
JUL
2020

Community Finance Ireland: new website, brand launched & annual report published

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Dear Colleagues, Our all island-brand refresh has launched and we celebrate those who Choose Change Today (2nd July) we published our first all -island annual report spotlighting those clients across the island who have chosen change for their communities and in the process improved the lives of many. We also heard from those who told us it took a crisis to rediscover the value of social capital and how COVID -19 has asked all of us to protect and invest in social impact. Our new all-island brand identity Community Finance Ireland Choose Change is now live.  We welcome visitors to our new...
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03
JUL
2020

Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates

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Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below are some communications updates for you.   Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business – Ireland is now in Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which began on Monday 29th June. You can view the measures that form part of Phase 3 here.   Stay Safe Guidelines – As our country is reopened, keeping up protective behaviours is as important as ever to prevent the spread of infection. The recently developed Stay Safe Guidelines have been published here in...
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03
JUL
2020

Contacts for Support Services

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Please find contact information for support services below:   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 Third Age Senior Line 1800 80 45 91– free phone service open 10am to 10pm Alzheimer Society of Ireland  1800 341 341-  National Helpline to make an appointment.  helpline@alzheimer.ie SAGE Advocacy  1850 71 94 00 support and advocacy service for older people   Support Services Irish Cancer Society  Freephone 1800 200 700  for help and support.          ...
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03
JUL
2020

Bettystown Library – Part 8 Planning Notice

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Bettystown Library Part 8 Planning Notice Bettystown Library will open its doors to the public in 2022. The much anticipated development will bring a library service back to East Meath for the first time since the mid 2000’s. The new development will have the first Sensory Room in the county, the first library to offer users free access to the latest in 3D technology, and the first library to offer group study pods to students. Plans and particulars for the proposed development are now available to view here. Submissions or observations may be made in writing to the Planning Department or...
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03
JUL
2020

HSE: Communication survey for Mental Health Service Users, Family (Adult Services)

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Survey : HSE Mental Health Services Communication during Covid-19 As part of our on-going engagement work with service users family members and carers, we are carrying out a communications survey in relation to people’s experience during the COVID- 19 pandemic. We are inviting all Mental Health Service Users, family members and carers to participate in the survey which is available via the below link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8WSWRTG Hardcopies are also available on request by contacting Debbie Murphy via phone on 0872865346 or via email at debbie.murphy5@hse.ie . If anyone would...
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02
JUL
2020

Community Enhancement Programme 2020

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Applications are now being invited for  the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-enhancement-programme   The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide €62,883 of grant funding for capital works towards enhancing the facilities available to communities in County Meath and address disadvantaged areas in the county.   Typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres and community...
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02
JUL
2020

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2020-2021

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The 2020-2021 call for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is open from today. The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is now seeking in 2020 to encourage local communities, local groups, schools and other interested parties to engage with the Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and other peatland areas and promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage. The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives with community benefit from...
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02
JUL
2020

FASN – Still here for you

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FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU 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. With this in mind we are continuing to provide vital service’s in the form of One to one support sessions 5 Step Brief Intervention Health & Well-being support through Facebook (FASN)...
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02
JUL
2020

Funding Point Meath Digest: July & August 2020

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The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Access Digest is available below to download with information on local and national funding programmes: Fundingpoint Local Access – July – Aug 2020 – pdf  
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01
JUL
2020

National Play Day – Saturday 4th July

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National Play Day is taking place on Saturday 4th July. Meath LSP are hosting a FREE Skip ‘n’ Play activity for children aged between 8yrs-13yrs in the car park of Buvinda House. There will be 2 activity sessions on the day, first session will commence at 10.30am & second session commencing at 11.30am. As places are limited, early booking is essential and no walk-in’s will be accepted. Every child who attends will receive a goody bag!   It is mandatory for all children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years of age Pre-registration is mandatory Completion of...
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29
JUN
2020

Community Finance Ireland: Webinar 2nd July 2020

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Eventbrite: Community Finance Ireland: Sustaining Communities beyond Covid-19 Eventbrite: Community Finance Ireland: Supporting the Grassroots beyond Covid-19
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29
JUN
2020

Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm: Bord na Móna communication

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Re: Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm PPN_Letter  PPN_Ballivor Wind Farm Brochure   Dear Public Participation Network Member Group, Following on from our Community Information Sessions held in March, please find enclosed a project brochure. This brochure was available at the Information Sessions and contains information regarding the proposed Ballivor Wind farm. Due to COVID -19 restrictions we were not in a position distribute this to you until now. As the proposed development is at an early stage the number and location of turbines has not yet been determined. Subject to Covid 19...
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29
JUN
2020

Information & Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector on Reopening: DRCD & Pobal

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Information and Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector on Reopening https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/fd1c9-guidance-for-reopening-community-sector/ Published at: 29 June 2020 Community and voluntary organisations are currently making important preparations for reopening offices and facilities across Ireland. In this context, a number of significant resources and public health guidance have been issued by Government, the HSE, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and others. These resources and supporting documentation are widely...
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26
JUN
2020

Back to the Workplace Safely – Free Induction Training

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Back to the Workplace Safely – Free Induction Training With support from Medtronic and working in partnership with Adare Human Resource Management, we will be delivering an essential COVID-19 Induction Training online session on a number of dates over the coming days. We invite you and your employees to avail of this FREE training. The focus of this free training includes: ·        What is COVID-19? ·        What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 ·        How is COVID-19 spread? ·        Reporting suspected COVID-19  ·        Isolation ·        Hand hygiene protocols and...
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26
JUN
2020

Minister Ring announces first tranche of COVID-19 Stability Scheme Funding

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Minister Ring announces first tranche of COVID-19 Stability Scheme Funding Friday, 26 June 2020 press.office@drcd.gov.ie Fund designed to provide immediate support to Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises 179 organisations to benefit from €10.5 million in supports   Mr Michael Ring, Minister of Rural Community Development, today announced the approval of €10.5M in funding under Tranche One of the COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises (Stability Scheme). 179 organisations will benefit from...
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25
JUN
2020

Covid Partner Pack Update: HSE Communications

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We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.   HSE Translated COVID-19 Resources Since March 2020, the HSE has been working to make public health advice accessible to many groups of people, with different abilities and needs, and from varied communities. To date, these resources have been downloaded more than 27,000 times and the public health information has been translated into 27 languages other than English and Irish. These languages include Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified...
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25
JUN
2020

National Be Active Day: Sunday 28th of June

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Sunday 28th of June is National Be Active Day. All you will need to do in order to be a part of BeActive is: Pick an Activity  Get your household together and pick an activity. You can play the games included below or make up your own, go for a walk or a cycle. No matter what you do, you must be active for 60 minutes! When and Where Pick a time that suits you and where you are going to be active – indoors, outdoors, in your back garden or local park? Be Active  Get everything you need ready and enjoy the games. You can  take part for fun or why not make it competitive and track the...
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24
JUN
2020

Good Governance Awards 2020

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The Good Governance Awards – Recognising and encouraging adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland. Now in its fifth year, The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland.   In 2020 in recognition of the fact that there are very many small nonprofits we are introducing a new entry category for organisations with an annual turnover of less than €50,000. There will be 6 entry categories in 2020 based on annual turnover. The 2020 Good Governance Awards are now open for...
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23
JUN
2020

Phase 3 & Revised Roadmap for Covid-19: Government of Ireland

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Easing the COVID-19 restrictions on 29 June (Phase 3) From Department of the Taoiseach;  Department of Health Published at: 19 June 2020. Last updated 21 June 2020 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/d06271-easing-the-covid-19-restrictions-on-29-june-phase-3/   Copy of Revised Roadmap available here:   Revised Roadmap for Reopening Ireland – PDF     1. Introduction 2. Public health measures 3. Education and childcare 4. Economic activity and work 5. Social 6. Cultural and religious 7. Sport 8. Transport and travel 9. Advice for those over 70 years or medically...
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22
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (11th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 11 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 22nd of June 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 11th Edition   Edition 11 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 10, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 31 – Information on the new HSE Text Helpline 50808 Page 59/60 – Service provision update from Meath Library Services. Page 104/105...
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22
JUN
2020

Irish Hospice Foundation: Covid-19 information & resources

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The Irish Hospice Foundation have a range of Covid-19 care and information resources available at the link below: https://hospicefoundation.ie/covid19careandinform/ 
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22
JUN
2020

Minister Ring announces €2 million Community Enhancement Programme and urges communities to engage

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Minister Ring announces €2 million Community Enhancement Programme and urges communities to engage   CEP provides small grants to enhance facilities in urban and rural communities Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today announced details of the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) and highlighted the potential benefit of the Programme for local communities. The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide €2 million of grant funding towards enhancing the facilities available to communities. The Programme has...
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22
JUN
2020

Skills to Advance Pilot initiative: Leadership & management training programme

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  Please find a brochure below to download: SOLAS-Skills To Advance -BROCHURE pdf   Please contact skillstoadvance@lmetb.ie for further information  
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22
JUN
2020

18th June 2020: Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support 

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Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support 18th June 2020 Update for PPN Members   Wellbeing ‘In This Together’  The joint Department of Health, Healthy Ireland and HSE campaign continues to give mental health and wellbeing advice across the country and local authorities, through Healthy Ireland, are also rolling it out on a regional basis. New videos covering the following topics have been added here: 1.        Positive Posture while working from home: Anna O’Brien, Senior Physiotherapist, HSE 2.        Tips for quitting smoking: Miriam O’Shea,...
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19
JUN
2020

Returning to Work..Returning to Community Activity: A Guide for Community Organisations

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Galway City Community Network, Galway City Partnership and Volunteer Galway have put together based a guide for community organisations based on national guidelines: Returning to Work..Returning to Community Activity: A Guide for Community Organisations Please find a copy below: COVID-19 Guide for Community Organisations Final – pdf  
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19
JUN
2020

LGiU Paper: Covid-19 response in Meath

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Please find a copy of Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) briefing paper on the Covid response in Ireland. LGIU_covid-19-age-friendly-and-the-local-authority-response-to-a-pandemic (1)  -PDF Drafted by Age Friendly Ireland, the paper makes reference to the Meath Covid Community Response map and network.  
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19
JUN
2020

Building Community Resilience & SDGs : webinar report & recordings

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Thanks to all of you who took part in the Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap to Recovery Post Covid19 webinar series last month. Please find webinar report below: BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Webinar Report PDF a summary of documents & resources shared links to the presentations a summary of both the presentations & inputs in the Chat and a summary of actions.   Please find Links to the recordings, which are on the IEN’s Youtube Channel, are below: Wednesday 27th May 2020:  https://youtu.be/YJ2jaEzGIZE Thursday 28th May 2020:...
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18
JUN
2020

Public Participation Network – Case Study June 2020

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Citizen Engagement in Our Public Service – Case Studies Public Participation Network – Case Study June 2020 Please find the study available below to download: https://www.ops2020.gov.ie/app/uploads/2020/06/Public-Participation-Network-Case-Study-June-2020.pdf   The Reform Delivery Office (RDO) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has developed a series of case studies on citizen engagement, in partnership with researchers and public bodies, as a commitment under the Our Public Service 2020, Development and Innovation Framework....
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18
JUN
2020

Cultúr Migrant Centre Navan – Anti Racism Campaign

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Dear all, Hope you are safe and well. In light of the  recent death of George Floyd that sparked thousands of Black Lives Matter protests and important discussions about racism, as a community organisation who works closely with migrants and asylum seekers we are hosting an anti-racism event at a local level. Cultúr is organising a Virtual Anti-Racism Campaign. We are asking for a social media show of solidarity Against Racism by individuals, local organisations and businesses. What we are asking you to do is: Send us a picture/ sign with the followi...
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18
JUN
2020

Update from FASN

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Update from the Family Addiction Support Network – 18th June 2020   Family Addiction Support Network shut down it’s services at Lios Dubh 12th March in line with the COVID19 Government Guidelines but more than ever families needed support.  As a result, FASN developed online services for family members impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse using a fully GDPR compliant communications platform as best practice.   What we are experiencing from supporting Family Members is the increased worry and psychological stress, strain on family relationships,...
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18
JUN
2020

Cultúr Migrant Center Navan – 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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18
JUN
2020

Resources on Re-starting and Working during Covid-19

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Please find links to resources below:   Return to Work Safely Protocol: HSE, HSE & Dept. Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/22829a-return-to-work-safely-protocol/   Health & Safety Authority resources: https://www.hsa.ie/eng/topics/covid-19/   HSE Covid-19 resources: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/   HSE Video on physical distancing: what to expect ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfXoJmCuS0   The Wheel: resources https://www.wheel.ie/#covid-19    
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18
JUN
2020

View Phase 2 of Ireland’s Roadmap for Reopening which is in place right now: DRCD

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View Phase 2 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening which is in place right now https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7ae99f-easing-the-covid-19-restrictions-on-june-8-phase-2/ Published at: 5 June 2020. Last updated 11 June 2020 Community health Children Economic activity and work Retail, services and commercial activity Cultural, sporting and social Transport and travel Advice for those over 70 years or medically vulnerable   These measures are now in place. They are part of the roadmap for reopening society and business. COVID-19 is still having a major impact on our country. By...
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18
JUN
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: June 2020 Update

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June 2020 Update from Meath Local Sports Partnership   COVID 19, phase 2 re-opening and what it means for Meath LSP and wider sporting community Meath LSP are very aware of the restrictions still in place as part of our road map of re-opening sport and physical activity. With the lifting of some of those restrictions and whilst maintaining social distance at all times, phase 2 will see the commencement of the following activities: Up to 15 people coming together for organised non-contact activity in the outdoors (number includes coaches/trainers) Summer camps for children may take...
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18
JUN
2020

“Time with Wise Men” Virtual Workshop – 20th June 2020

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  National Men’s Health Week is coming our way from June 15-21. The  purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and  treatment of disease among men, young lads and boys.   We @ Adcenter since 2016, started an initiative “Time with Wise Men” to  address health issues and Mens needs within the African Caribbean  Ethnic Minority to create a platform to engage on various needed  conversation.   On the 20th of June, 2020 we are having a virtual talk on our  Inspire2020 #MenInitiative starting...
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17
JUN
2020

Asthma Society of Ireland : Community Call resources

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The Asthma Society worked closely with the Community Call initiative from the beginning of the pandemic. With support and in conjunction with the GAA, the Asthma Society created resources designed to guide and inform Community Call volunteers supporting people with severe asthma or severe COPD cocooning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were delighted to see such a positive response from the booklets (available to view here) and have since expanded our resources to support people vulnerable people as we move into Phase Two. Our latest resources include: –          A guide on going...
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17
JUN
2020

Let’s Talk Climate Action: Webinar 16th July

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  Please email meathppn@meathcoco.ie  to register  
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16
JUN
2020

The Wheel: Diverse Leadership in Our Sector – Free Online Workshop, 25th June

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With anti-racism protests taking place across the world, it is important to reflect on how the issue intersects with our sector’s work. We invite you to join a panel of distinguished sector representatives on Thursday, 25 June as they explore the impact of race on their professional lives and their organisations’ activities. At this event, our speakers will reflect on their own leadership journeys, explore their organisations’ experiences of fighting racism, and consider how we can make our sector a more inclusive place for all.  The panel will be hosted by author, activist,...
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16
JUN
2020

Understanding and Challenging Racism – a free online workshop on Thursday June 18th at 2pm

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Understanding and Challenging Racism – a free online workshop on Thursday June 18th at 2pm Hosted by Fridays For Future Clare and Clare PPN We are delighted to be joined by Vicky Donnelly of Galway One World Centre, Ryma Halfaoui and Oein De Bhairduin for this workshop. The recent Black Lives Matter protests in the US and beyond have raised the issue of racism like never before. In this free online workshop, hosted by Clare PPN and Fridays For Future Clare, we’ll take time to explore and clarify some questions, including understanding what racism is in the first place, how racism operates...
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16
JUN
2020

Children’s colouring competition: Closing date 19th June

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REMINDER: Children’s colouring competition Is there a budding artist in your home? If so, here’s a chance for them to win a National Book Token. See below for information on the competition, closing date for entries is this Friday, June 19th. Download Pictures for 0-6 years Download pictures for 7-12 years
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16
JUN
2020

Programme for Government – Final Draft: June 2020

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Please find Final Draft Programme for Government (June 2020) below: ProgrammeforGovernment_June2020_Final Reference made to PPNs  on pages 91 and 92.
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16
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (10th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 10 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 15th of June 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 10th Edition   Edition 10 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 9, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 8 – Information from Youth Work Ireland Navan, on the commencement of their Young Carers Support Group, this includes information for...
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12
JUN
2020

New Programmes from Meath Local Sports Partnership

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Please see details of some new programmes starting next week that may be of interest. Next week is also Men’s Health week.   Women on the Move Women on the Move starts on Wednesday 17th June at 7pm in Blackwater Park, Navan. This outdoor class will include a bodyweight circuit that is suitable for beginners. Pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book please email Conor at conor.gonnelly@meathcoco.ie   Men’s Health Week Men’s Health Week runs from Monday 15th June until Sunday 21st June 2020. One of the core aims of the week is to support men to engage in healthier...
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12
JUN
2020

FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU

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FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU 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. With this in mind we are continuing to provide vital service’s in the form of One to one support sessions 5 Step Brief Intervention Health & Wellbeing support through Facebook (FASN) Counselling...
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11
JUN
2020

DCU Research Survey: The potential of technology to support older adults to live independently at home

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DCU Study: The potential of technology to support older adults to live independently at home This study is being carried out by researchers from Dublin City University. The aim of the research is to support older adults to remain living independently in their own homes using technology. The researchers are conducting a survey to gather information from older adults (ages 60 years and older), family carers as well as health and social care workers who provide care to older adults about how technology can address some of the issues they face. The results of this research will form the...
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11
JUN
2020

AFRICANLIVES MATTER: Please sign our petition for change

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Time to make an impact, be the change you want to see. Please see our online petition here:  http://ipt.io/2KPTZ   Kindly share Thanks Susuana O.M Olatunji Komolafe {CEO} Afro in Diaspora Center http://adcenter-ireland.com / adcenter25@yahoo.ie Africanlives Matter was was founded in 29th May, 2020 by Susuana Olatunji Komolafe the CEO/Founder of Afro in Diaspora Center in response to the acquittal inhuman, live excursion of George Floyd , the out cry and Injustice Africa is experiencing from the western, china misused of power on the continent of Africa to be a voice and say (Africa...
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11
JUN
2020

E-Male Matters Newsletter – May / June 2020

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The May / June 2020 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is available below to download: E-Male Matters May – June 2020 – PDF This edition contains a lot of information about Men’s Health Week 2020, which will run from Monday 15th – Sunday 21st June.  Even at this late stage, there are many simple, free and extremely easy ways to promote and celebrate the week.  For ideas, check out the article on ‘How to Promote Men’s Health Week 2020’.   You can also access an online copy of the newsletter (and earlier...
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10
JUN
2020

ADHD Ireland – Webinar ADHD and Teens: 18th June

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ADHD Ireland – Webinar ADHD and Teens ADHD Ireland are delighted to bring you an informative and engaging webinar with Terri Lloyd, on the subject of ADHD and Teens. A presentation aimed at empowering parents of adolescents with ADHD and supporting them with their relationship with their teen. Terri is a qualified therapeutic counsellor for adolescents with over 15 years experience of working with children and young people with a range of social, emotional and mental health issues. She provides not only face-to-face counselling for teenagers but has established a successful online...
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10
JUN
2020

ADHD Explained – International ADHD Online Conference 13th June

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International ADHD Online Conference: “ADHD Explained” ADHD Ireland is delighted to bring you a full day conference exploring the topic “ADHD Explained”. Bringing you three expert speakers covering ADHD throughout all years, from early years from 0 – 7 years and then exploring school years from 8 – 18 years, and finally exploring ADHD in adulthood and throughout a lifespan. Date: 13th June 2020 To book tickets for the event click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/international-adhd-online-conference-adhd-explained-tickets-106639529704
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10
JUN
2020

Donations of leftover wool needed: Purls Climate Awareness Project

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MCC Climate Action and Age Friendly teams are collaborating with the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Sciences (iCRAG) on a climate awareness pilot project. This project creates awareness about climate change through woolcrafts, recreating the climate strips (see below) as blankets, scarves, etc. by local knitting/crochet  groups. Once these have gone on display and we’ve done some awareness around it we plan to donate the items to dementia and Alzheimer’s groups who have a requirement for brightly coloured knitware. More details of the project can be foun...
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09
JUN
2020

National Disability Authority – Annual Conference 2020: Save the Date 21st October

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NDA Annual Conference 2020 – Facilitating the effective and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system (Article 13 UNCRPD) Save the Date: Wednesday, 21st October 2020  The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2020 will be hosted online as an interactive webinar in light of the COVID-19 situation. This year we will focus the Conference on the theme of Access to Justice in line with Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in the context of criminal justice. This will cover various stages...
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09
JUN
2020

National Childcare Scheme: Webinar Sessions on 18th, 23rd, 30th June 2020 (10-12.30pm)

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The National Childcare scheme opened to the general public on the 20th November 2019. This scheme allows parents to apply directly for financial support towards the cost of their childcare. Tusla, along with other relevant statutory bodies, are a Sponsor Body for this scheme, who along with the DCYA provide the legal basis for referrals and govern the detail of the referral process. Designated Contact people within Tusla complete referral forms in respect of parents needing this support. Following Covid-19 and with the possibility of childcare providers re-opening their doors, we are...
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09
JUN
2020

Climate Action Online Workshop for Meath Community Groups: 16th July 2020

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Date set: Thursday 16th July 10am-1pm. The online workshop is an opportunity for groups to come together and LEARN, ORGANISE & ACT in response to climate change! The workshops will take place on Thursday 16th July (10am -1pm) and will be held online using Google Meet. The workshop aims include: Re-affirm knowledge of climate change – what it is and its impacts Identify real practical actions that can be delivered in your community How to drive action locally within your community Opportunities to collaborate and coordinate community action   Workshop will be delivered by Gavin...
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09
JUN
2020
08
JUN
2020

Invitation for 11th June, 2020 Virtual Protest: Africanlives Matter

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This event is lead by our head office Cavan County and our other branches Dublin, Donegal, Meath, Monaghan, Cork branch managers with collaboration with Cultur Migrant Centre, Navan Meath @Adcenter in collaboration with County, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Meath, Dublin and Cork we are organizing Africanlives Matters . A “Virtual Protest” This is a conversational dialogue platform to engage, research, survey and come up with possible solutions that can be made into policy in addressing injustice, racism and police brutality never to be seen in our community. Africanlives Matter...
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05
JUN
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter June 2020

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Please find the 5th June 2020 Meath Arts Office Newsletter below: Arts Office Newsletter 5 June 2020 – PDF
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05
JUN
2020

Access for All: DFI network virtual meeting June 10th

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Save the Date: (Online) National Access for All Meeting June 10th 2020 at 11am   DFI invite you to join us online for a virtual meeting of Access and Disability Interest Groups from Across the country. Please let us know if you are available to attend the meeting by Friday June 5th. It is important that we know the number of people that will be attending to ensure we have the technical resources we need to host the meeting online.   Please also let us know if you require a sign language interpreter for the meeting. We will be booking an interpreter but will cancel the booking in...
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05
JUN
2020

National Spring Clean 2020

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    https://www.meath.ie/council/news/national-spring-clean-2020    National Spring Clean is set to commence on Monday next, 8th June. Meath County Council is happy to support any groups wishing to undertake a Clean Up in their area. Most groups in Meath received pickers, bags and gloves during the Anti Litter Initiative in March, if you need any additional equipment, it is available from the recycling centres. When your clean up is finished, please email us at environment@meathcoco.ie indicating roughly how many bags you have for collection, where they are stored, a...
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05
JUN
2020

Climate Action Online Workshops for Meath Community Groups

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The workshops are an opportunity for groups to come together and LEARN, ORGANISE & ACT in response to climate change! The workshops will take place in early July (dates to be confirmed) and will be held online using Google Meet. Workshops aims include: Re-affirm knowledge of climate change – what it is and its impacts Identify real practical actions that can be delivered in your community How to drive action locally within your community Opportunities to collaborate and coordinate community action   Workshop will be delivered by Gavin Harte (Education for Sustainable Development)...
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04
JUN
2020

Walk ‘n’ Tone: Navan

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Gentle exercises for Over 70’s continues on Wednesday 10th June in Blackwater Park, Navan. There will be 20 minutes of gentle exercises at the following times (adhering to Meath County Council’s restricted access to Park): Class 1: 1.45pm to 2.05pm Class 2: 3pm to 3.20pm The classes will be delivered by an experienced tutor who will also give some tips on posture when walking and walking techniques. Government guidelines on outdoor physical activity and physical distancing will be adhered to. To book a place please contact Ruairi at rmurphy@meathcoco.ie or call 046-9067337.
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04
JUN
2020

Webinar: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain 11th June

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When: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Dublin Topic: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain Registration: In advance – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7b3s5brQJudVUkGxr-GUw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Questions for Speaker: If you have any questions in advance of the seminar that you would like to be addressed as part of the content, these can be emailed to helen@alcoholforum.org. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the seminar. Webinar Description: We all have an important role to play in...
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04
JUN
2020

Community Amenity Scheme 2020: Update on Grant Process

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With reference to the 20202 Community Amenity Scheme, it is anticipated that the  scheme will be presented to the Municipal District Elected Members in September 2020 and brought to the Full Council meeting in October for approval.
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03
JUN
2020

Meath PPN: Webinar on Financial Reporting – 30th June 2020

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Are you working on financial reports for your group? Would you like more information on compliance? Do you need some guidance on forecasting or reporting on activities?   With the support of RBK, the Meath PPN will be holding a webinar at 10.30am on the 30th June 2020. Webinar topics include: Producing Financial Statements for the CRO and Charity Regulator Producing a Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Financial Activities An explanation of all the ‘Notes to the Financial Statements’ that are required Understanding what is needed to comply with FRS102...
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03
JUN
2020

New Free Online Courses in June: LMETB Community Education

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The LMETB Community Education Service have a new lising of free online courses available in June 2020. Please find a brochure below: LMETB List of Courses June v4
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03
JUN
2020

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2020

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Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2020 Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development recently announced funding of €10 million under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020.  The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas. The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with Fáilte Ireland. The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor...
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03
JUN
2020

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2020

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Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020 On Wednesday 27th May, Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced details of a €15 million allocation for the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020. The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable. The Scheme has previously invested in public-realm projects and the enhancement of town centre amenities, interventions to encourage town centre living and projects that support the economic development of our towns and villages....
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02
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (9th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 9 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 2nd  of June  2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network 9th Edition, Service delivery update 02.06.20 – PDF   Edition 9 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 92 – Links to resources from GOV.ie ‘In this together’ Parents Centre Pa...
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02
JUN
2020

2020 CLÁR Programme: Meath

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2020 CLÁR Programme: Meath https://www.meath.ie/council/news/2020-clar-programme On Monday, May 25th Minister Ring announced details of the 2020 CLÁR programme. There are a number of measures being proposed for funding for 2020: Measure 1: Schools/Community Safety measures (expanded in 2020) Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020) Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising: (a)Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020) (b)Mobility and Cancer Care Transport   Applications for Measures 1 and 2 are prepared by the local authority and submitted to the DRCD. ...
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02
JUN
2020

May 29th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Dear Colleague, We hope this message finds you well. Thanks for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This communications update is particularly aimed at sharing, and drawing your attention to the COVID-19 public health information translated resources. We would be very grateful for your help in sharing these resources as widely as possible with relevant communities. Translated COVID-19 Resources For those whose first language is neither English nor Irish, we have translated public health information into 24 other languages. These include Albanian,...
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29
MAY
2020

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will support tourism and community wellbeing in post-COVID recovery – Minister Ring

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Press release 29th May 2020: €10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will support tourism and community wellbeing in post-COVID recovery – Minister Ring Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, today announced funding of €10 million under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020. The funding is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports launched by the Minister this week as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme which is funded under Project Ireland 2040. The other...
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28
MAY
2020

Children’s Colouring Competition

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Children’s colouring in competition Is there a budding artist in your home? If so, here’s a chance for them to win a National Book Token Who can enter? Children up to 12 years of age with a relative who is a member of staff in a building taking part in the Optimising Power @ Work campaign. What do I need to do? All you have to do is download one of the colouring in templates, and submit a photograph of the completed entry by email – energyportal@opw-energy.ie or twitter – @OptimisingPower by the deadline of the 19th June. A selection of the entries will be...
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28
MAY
2020

DRCD announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and villages

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Minister Ring announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and villages New measure in 2020 scheme directed at the economic and social recovery of towns and villages in response to COVID-19 Town & Village Renewal Scheme part of €30 million package for Rural Development announced by the Minister this week   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Wednesday 27th May) announced details of a €15 million allocation for the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one element of a €30 million...
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27
MAY
2020

LivingWorks START – online suicide prevention training programme

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Due to the current restrictions, the face-to-face delivery of the suicide prevention training programmes available through the HSE Resource Service for Suicide Prevention has been paused until at least the Autumn pending public health information and guidance.  In the interim, the National Office for Suicide Prevention has obtained the licence to offer the Start online suicide prevention to those who may be interested in undertaking same. LivingWorks Start Leaflet – pdf START has been developed by Living Works, the same company who developed the SafeTALK and ASIST programmes. It is...
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27
MAY
2020

N2 Slane Bypass: Publication of Options Selection Report

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Publication of Options Selection Report – N2 Slane Bypass The Preferred Option Corridor for the N2 Slane Bypass has been identified and is detailed within the Options Selection Report (OSR). The OSR will be available for viewing or download, free of charge, on the N2 Slane Bypass website (www.n2slanebypass.ie) from Wednesday 27th May 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the HSE guidelines we are unable to display a copy of the OSR for viewing at Meath County Council offices. Therefore, in addition to publication on the website, the OSR can be purchased for a fee not...
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26
MAY
2020

The Wheel: Free Helpdesk Service for Irish charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises

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The Wheel have a new service for Irish charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises… New Helpdesk Service  Nonprofits across Ireland are being encouraged to make use of the new helpdesk service from The Wheel, in association with Adare Human Resources Management.  There are two strands to this FREE helpdesk service: 1. HR an Employment Law Up-to-date HR and Employment Law information effecting organisations Guidance on all key areas of HR and Employment Law. https://www.wheel.ie/covid-19-helpdesk-service#adare 2. Wage Subsidy Scheme Assistance with...
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26
MAY
2020

Stories from the Waterside: writing competition closing date is 31st May 2020

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For details visit: watersandcommunities.ie/stories-from-the-waterside/
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26
MAY
2020

Online Dance & Fitness Classes: Meath Local Sports Partnership

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  Online Dance Classes Dance yourself fit with our new Online Dance Class! Learn a fully choreographed dance routine in one week! Our qualified dance tutor Aisling Rountree will lead you through a step by step tutorial for the song “We’re all in this together” from the hit movie ‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL‘! This amazing dance tutorial will make it easy for you to learn the complete dance routine in one week. This programme is suitable for teens and adults! This dance programme is broken down into four segments and Youtube video links will be sent on Wednesday 27th...
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26
MAY
2020

RESEARCH PROJECT: Public Survey on COVID-19 Related Monitoring

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RESEARCH PROJECT Public Survey on COVID-19 Related Monitoring: What People in Ireland Think About Policing, Security, and Surveillance Measures   We’re looking for people in Ireland who would be interested in participating in a research project about new policing, security, and surveillance measures being introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you could disseminate across your PPN it would be greatly appreciated. Participants will complete a survey online, in English, that will take about 20 minutes to complete. Participants will complete a short demographic survey and...
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25
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Restart Grant

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Covid-19 Restart Grant : Help with the costs of reopening your business following Covid-19 closure https://www.meath.ie/council/news/covid-19-restart-grant Applications for the Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures are open from Friday 22nd May until 31st August 2020. Minimum grant available €2,000, maximum grant available €10,000. Who can apply Any business (subject to qualifying criteria) that has a commercially rateable premises, or where...
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25
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (8th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 8 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 25th  of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery update 25.05.20  -PDF   Edition 8 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 27 – Link to additional posters on the HSE website which are translated into different languages Page 40 –...
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25
MAY
2020

SOLA Training: Improving Quality (IQ) Standard – Free Elements

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SOLA, the professional training and education initiative between the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson, have decided to make the full foundation level for the Improving Quality Standard freely available to DFI members and Element 4 to all non-members. What Improving Quality is IQ is a quality improvement Standard written specifically for small charities and not for profit organisations by people who work within it. IQ is based around 4 Elements – Welcoming, Accountable, Effective and Sustainable – and works at two...
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25
MAY
2020

2020 CLÁR Programme – DRCD Press Release

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2020 CLÁR Programme  https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/ Press Release, 25th May 2020 €5 million fund forms part of Minister’s integrated Rural Development Investment Programme Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, today (Monday 25th May) announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2020. CLÁR is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports that is being launched by the Minister this week as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme.   The other elements of the programme to be opened...
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25
MAY
2020

Cycle Against Suicide – Bike4Life MKM Challenge

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Cycle Against Suicide – Bike4Life MKM Challenge In this time of great anxiety we need to remain aware of the impact it is having on people’s mental health.  We know that there are many people who are struggling through this period and many feeling they have no where to turn.  Suicide prevention needs our immediate attention. Cycle Against Suicide have designed a unique event to create a deeper sense of empathy, promote an active lifestyle and highlight to people that they are not alone, there are options available. We are urging people to take to their bikes and join our...
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25
MAY
2020

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Dear Colleague, Thank you for your continuing support in sharing information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you. #Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign Thank you for all of the fantastic support for the #Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign, from the Department of Health and the HSE, this will continue to push out across the airwaves into June. The radio ads can be found here https://soundcloud.com/user-774450354 The website is www.gov.ie/together and the hashtag is #inthistogether. Partners are recommended to continue to share their wellbeing content under the...
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22
MAY
2020

NCBI: supports for people with sight loss during Covid-19

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National Council for the Blind in Ireland: supports available NCBI has supported staff to work from home and in Meath we have Community Workers contacting Service Users daily. Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on people who are blind or visually impaired includes Greater sense of isolation as people with sight loss live in a more tactile world so miss the human contact and touch. Heightened sense of vulnerability as can’t always abide be social distancing if can’t see new floor markings, or individuals ahead. Guide dogs can’t tell distances either. Shows importance of technology in keeping...
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22
MAY
2020

Innovation in Politics Awards 2020: Open for Submissions

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INNOVATION IN POLITICS AWARDS https://innovationinpolitics.eu/en/awards/introduction/ We recognise and support those politicians who have the courage to break new ground, who are creative and achieve real results – regardless of party affiliation and regional level, and based on our European values: social balance, democracy and human rights. We bring their innovative work to the fore, so that it may serve as a source of inspiration. CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA The Innovation in Politics Awards are presented in nine categories: Quality of Life, Economy, Ecology, Education, Democracy,...
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21
MAY
2020

2020 Movement for Good awards: Ecclesiastical

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2020 Movement for Good awards Ecclesiastical Insurance Group have launched the 2020 Movement for Good in which they will donate over €1M to charities across the UK and Ireland. https://www.movementforgood.com/#movementForGood  Our £1m giving programme has two funding phases: 1. 500 charities will each receive £1,000 during the first phase of the campaign. Nominations close on the 24th May 2020. Our £1,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland – these could range from smaller volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations. Please...
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Conseils et coordonnées par comté

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Veuillez trouver un lien ci-dessous pour télécharger un livret: The Community Call (programme national de visites aux collectivités) – Conseils et coordonnées par comté – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Рекомендации и контактная информация для вашего региона

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Пожалуйста, найдите ссылку ниже, чтобы скачать буклет: «На связи с сообществом» Рекомендации и контактная информация для вашего региона– PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Recomandări și informații de contact pentru țara dvs.

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Vă rugăm să găsiți un link de mai jos pentru a descărca o broșură: Sprijin comunitar – Recomandări și informații de contact pentru țara dvs. – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Aconselhamento e Informação de Contacto para o seu Município

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Encontre um link abaixo para baixar um livreto: O convite à comunidade – Aconselhamento e Informação de Contacto para o seu Município – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Koronavirusas (COVID-19) Nacionalinė programa: Rekomendacijos ir jūsų grafystės kontaktinė informacija

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Žemiau esančią nuorodą galite atsisiųsti brošiūrą: Bendruomenės kvietimas – Rekomendacijos ir jūsų grafystės kontaktinė informacija – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Koronavīruss COVID-19 Nacionālā programma: Aicinājums sabiedrībai Ieteikumi un kontakttālruņi jūsu grāfistē

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Lūdzu, zemāk atrodiet saiti, lai lejupielādētu bukletu: Aicinājums sabiedrībai: Ieteikumi un kontakttālruņi jūsu grāfistē – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Nationales Programm: Beratung und Kontaktdaten für Ihre Grafschaft

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Unten finden Sie einen Link zum Herunterladen einer Broschüre: Der Community Call Beratung und Kontaktdaten für Ihre Grafschaft – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19 国家项目: 郡县的建议和 联系方式

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请在下面找到下载手册的链接 社区号召 郡县的建议和 联系方式 : PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Programa Nacional: Recomendaciones e información de contacto para su condado

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Encuentre un enlace a continuación para descargar un folleto: The Community Call Recomendaciones e información de contacto para su condado – PDF  
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21
MAY
2020

Call for Support: National Research on Community Action during Covid-19 Campaign

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As the Covid-19 crisis continues with no real end in sight, it can be hard to find positive aspects to our new way of life. But through the community and voluntary sector in Ireland, a movement in response to this crisis has emerged, that should generate an unparalleled sense of national pride. The sense of communal solidarity that has been witnessed across communities, both in organized community response groups and individual acts of kindness to our neighbours, is a legacy that should never be forgotten, neither by the people whose lives have been touched, nor by the leaders of our...
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20
MAY
2020

Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups

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Press Release, 20 May 2020:https://www.gov.ie/en/news/d37a10-minister-ring-confirms-availability-of-funding-for-tidytowns-groups/ Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed today that funding which he allocated to support the TidyTowns groups throughout the country this year will still be available to them, even though the 2020 SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled due to public health considerations. The Minister allocated €1.4 million to TidyTowns groups in...
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20
MAY
2020

Irish Environmental Network: webinar series Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap for Recovery post Covid-19

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The Irish Environmental Network are holding a webinar series Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap for Recovery post Covid-19 which takes place next week. This webinar provides an opportunity for PPNs & elected Reps on LCDCs & SPCs to consider the value of the SDGs as a blueprint for building resilient communities as we move in to recovery from Covid 19. We had a lot of feedback for this series, so we have decided to put on three different webinars to accommodate participants from each region. *Note that while it’s recommended that people take part in the...
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20
MAY
2020

Aware: New online Zoom Support & Self Care Groups

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Aware are introducing a Zoom Support & Self Care group this week in addition to the conference call Phone In groups which were introduced recently. The Zoom Support & Self Care group is for people experiencing anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and other mood related conditions – who would like to see others on video.  Good wifi is necessary. The purpose of these groups is for people to give and receive support and coping skills in relation to their mood related condition and feelings. Please see https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ for information on Support &...
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19
MAY
2020

Reminder: Covid-19 Stability Scheme – Closing Date: 5pm, 20th May

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The Community and Voluntary Sector Covid-19 Stability Scheme is intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups currently delivering critical front-line services to the most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure due to lost fundraised or traded income as a direct result of restrictions to counter the spread of COVID-19. Details: Grants of up to €100k available Organisations must have a show a reduction of 25% or more in forecasted fundraised or traded income, and must be currently delivering services to one of the target groups Open to...
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19
MAY
2020

Making the Most of Your Food: Recipes & Tips to Stop Food Waste

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Now that we are all spending a lot of time cooking and eating at home, see below link for some simple tasty nutritious recipes which aim to help you to Make the Most of your Food. Bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods in Ireland, with each family binning around €700 worth of food each year. Catherine Fulvio has made 4 step by step videos demonstrating how to make Chicken Rice Cups, Salmon Pasta Bake, Panzanella and Homemade Burgers together with tips to Stop Food Waste...
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19
MAY
2020

MCC: Online Tidy Towns Resource

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Many of you will have attended the Regional Tidy Towns Seminar in Trim in February 2019. We were planning to hold another seminar in 2020, I haven’t any further details at this time as all major events were put on hold due to Covid and there has been no decision made in relation to the event in 2021. See below a link to the presentations from the 2019 seminar which you might have time to browse through given the current restrictions.  There may be some useful information and tools you could use now, in order to plan for next year....
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19
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (7th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 7 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 18th of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery update, 7th Edition : PDF Edition 7 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 20 – Service provision update from CAMHS during Covid 19. Page 50 – Additional videos from The College of Psychiatrists of...
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19
MAY
2020

Funding allocated for Agricultural Shows can be used in 2021 – Minister Ring

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Monday, 18 May 2020 Funding allocated for Agricultural Shows can be used in 2021 – Minister Ring   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed again today (Monday, 18 May) that funding which he allocated to support the running of Agricultural Shows throughout the country this year can be used in 2021 where shows have to be cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. The Minister’s comments come at the start of what would normally have been a very busy period for Shows around the country. Speaking today, Minister Ring stated: “Late last...
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19
MAY
2020

Good News Story: Gormanston Community Association (GCA) special visit to Gormanston Wood Nursing Home

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Gormanston Community Association (GCA) made a special visit to Gormanston Wood Nursing Home on Friday 15th May 2020 at 11.30am to deliver a ‘hug from a distance’ and some goodies to all the residents and staff there.  Peter Brady Chairperson GCA said that it was a great occasion for the Gormanston Community to be able to give some much-needed support during these unprecedented times. The community wanted to support all the residents in the Beech, Elm, Laurel and Cedar Units and of course all the staff who care for them.  He went on to thank the nurses, the care staff and all the other...
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16
MAY
2020

Postponement Notice – PPN Annual Conference 2020

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National PPN Conference 2020 Postponed. This year’s National PPN Conference was due be held this October in the Arklow Bay Conference & Leisure Hotel, Arklow Co Wicklow. The Department and the Conference Sub group have been monitoring the situation over the last few weeks in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following recent deliberations in line with continuing public health advice, it has been decided that the best and only course of action that can be taken, is to postpone the Conference until early in the new year. There are far too many challenges, impracticalities and genuine...
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15
MAY
2020

Covid 19 Newsletter for Drugs and Alcohol Services

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Covid 19 Newsletter from the Drugs Policy & Social Inclusion Unit in the Department of Health available to download here and view below: Newsletter COVID 19 : PDF copy for download
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14
MAY
2020

An Mhí and You #InThisTogether: campaign to document our Covid experience

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We are in unprecedented times, our world as we know it has changed, it has grown smaller but has made us stronger and more resilient. We have come together, in solidarity, to protect those most vulnerable and to keep everyone safe. We are in this together. Would you like to become involved in a once in a life time project? To create a snapshot in time of our wonderful county and how we are all in this together. In the future we can look back and reflect on this time. What we have learned about ourselves and everything that  is worth remembering. To document the Covid experience for future...
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14
MAY
2020

The Wheel’s Virtual Summit 2020: 27th May

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THE WHEEL’S VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2020 Venue: Online Free to attend Training type: Webinar Event Date: 27 May 2020 – 9:30am to 11:30am   A strong, engaged, and active civil society has never been more important… Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises have risen — and indeed shone — in the face of the greatest crisis in generations. This has been accomplished by organisations that are simultaneously dealing with a collapse in fundraised and earned income. Guarantees from (some) funding agencies and government departments, the Wage Subsidy Scheme,...
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14
MAY
2020

The Wheel: New FREE HR & Employment Law Helpdesk for COVID-19

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We are very aware of the difficulties being experienced by employers in the charity, community & voluntary, and social enterprise sector at present. In particular, we have noticed the rising number of nonprofit organisations seeking assistance with matters pertaining to human resources (HR) and employment law. And so, we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our new HR & Employment Law Helpdesk. Brought to you in association with Adare Human Resources Management, and with vital support coming from the Medtronic Foundation, this new helpdesk service will provide...
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12
MAY
2020

Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business

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The government has published a Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to ease the COVID-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society in a phased manner. Please find a link to the Roadmap here A PDF copy of the Roadmap is available to download here An overview of the Reopening Phases is available here Press Release 1.5.2020:  Press Release   The Roadmap will start from 18 May, from which point our country will re-open in a slow, phased way. The plan sets out five stages for unlocking restrictions, at three week intervals. As we ease restrictions, the rate of the virus...
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12
MAY
2020

Update on SeniorLine from Third Age

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SeniorLine, a programme of Third Age. FREEPHONE 1800 80 45 91 Open 10am to 10pm every day Established 22 years ago, SeniorLine is the national peer-to-peer and confidential Freephone service offering a listening ear, befriending and guidance support to older people. Open 365 days a year, from 10am to 10pm, this cost effective service is provided by 179 professionally trained older volunteers. People call for a variety of reasons including loneliness, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, seeking information or guidance on practical matters, over family problems or financial...
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12
MAY
2020

Aware: looking for home based volunteers

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We are urgently seeking volunteers to help us cope with the increasing demands on our services at this time. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Full remote training and ongoing support provided by Aware. Please see link below: https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/support-line-volunteer-opportunities/  
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12
MAY
2020

Age Friendly Ireland: research on rightsizing

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Age Friendly Ireland is conducting a survey on rightsizing (downsizing, or moving to a more age-appropriate house). This piece of work is being carried out in the context of the ‘Housing Options for our Ageing Population’ policy statement. We are interested in hearing the views of older people across the country in relation to their perceptions and experiences of rightsizing. This survey follows on from research carried out by Fingal PPN last year on the same topic. The link to the online version of the questionnaire is  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgeFriendlyIrel Also attached are a...
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11
MAY
2020

Trim Family Resource Centre: Food Bank update

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Trim Family Resource Centre staff, volunteers and the shops have been working together to run a Food Bank for the community. Shops have been donating to the food bank regularly, but especially Aldi Trim who have chosen Trim Family Resource Centre as their charity of choice. We are also putting a call out for Cool boxes for our Food Bank deliveries, as some of our food is frozen and now with the warmer weather we are in need of some cool boxes or bags. Would this be something that you might help with?...
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11
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Stability Fund: Online application process opens today

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DRCD Press Office: Monday, 11th May 2020 Minister Ring opens application process for €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises Online application process for Stability Fund administered by Pobal opens today Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Monday 11th May) announced the opening of the online application system for the €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises.   Following last Friday’s announcement of...
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11
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter: Edition 6

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Please find attached Edition 6 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 11th of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network 6th Edition Service delivery update 11.05.20   Edition 6 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 24 – Update information on service provision from HSE Primary Care Psychology. Page 25 – Links to the Covid 19 Sharing...
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11
MAY
2020

Irish Red Cross Trim Unit: Covid support stats

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Irish Red Cross Trim Unit  calculated it’s service figures for the month of April. We had a big increase in associate volunteers – 25 new members with us for during the crisis. Our April volunteer hours were 920+ We travelled over 3000km – we now have a second vehicle on the road full time (6 days per week plus available if needed on call Sundays) We have helped at least 150 homes per week with shopping, medication and medical transfers.   If you know anybody who needs our services or assistance they can contact us on 087 9207270 or email...
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11
MAY
2020

Draft Youth Justice Strategy: Consultation

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http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR20000065 Minister Stanton publishes Draft Youth Justice Strategy for Consultation Focus on the future prevention and intervention on young people’s involvement in crime Online Consultation launched to give people of all ages a chance to have their say Consultation to be held online due to COVID-19 1 May, 2020 Minister of State David Stanton T.D., who holds special responsibility for Youth Justice, has launched an online consultation on how State agencies, including the Justice system, should engage with young people who are at risk of becoming...
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11
MAY
2020

May 10th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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May 10th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support Update for PPN Members This is another note to let you know that there are a few communications updates for you.   Research Some interesting insights to share in the attached link conducted by the Department of Health – here is a link to a report on this published yesterday https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/6b4401-view-the-amarach-public-opinion-survey/   HoldFirm – the HSE’s new campaign Information on the HSE’s new campaign called HoldFirm, launching tomorrow (9th May 2020, just before 6pm) ca...
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10
MAY
2020

Let’s Keep Meath Talking

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Let’s Keep Meath Talking What can you do? Keep Meath Talking by reaching out to a neighbour. Smile, chat at a safe distance, make a friendly phone call or let them know your contact details. Family members, neighbours and friends can all play their part by recognising that even though we have to stay apart, we can still take the time to talk to each other and this can really reduce loneliness. What can community groups do? Keep Meath Talking by asking members to make regular “comfort calls” to vulnerable citizens by telephone or video call. Help people stay connected and get online....
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08
MAY
2020

The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together: DRCD

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The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together, which is complementary to the Stability Fund, is a unique transformative opportunity for the community and voluntary, charity and social enterprise sectors in Ireland to innovate and adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The Fund comprises a €5m commitment from the Department of Rural and Community Development (from the Dormant Accounts Fund) which will allow grants to be administered immediately and donations to be leveraged over time from the philanthropic community. The Fund will be...
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08
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community & Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises: DRCD

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COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises The Stability Fund has been developed to provide support to qualifying organisations who find themselves in particular difficulty and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the crisis.    The Fund will be focusing on organisations providing supports and services in the following sectors Health and Social Care (including addiction, disability and mental health) Child and Family Services (including counselling/therapies) Domestic/Sexual/Gender based violence...
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08
MAY
2020

Ministers Ring and Canney launch €40 million COVID-19 support package for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises

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Friday, 8 May 2020 Ministers Ring and Canney launch €40 million COVID-19 support package for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises Funding will help alleviate funding challenges faced by organisations most in need Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, have today (Friday, 8 May) announced the launch of a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. A large number of these...
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08
MAY
2020

Pride of Place 2020 – Cancellation

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2020  The Meath County Council Pride of Place initiative has taken place over the last 17 years in recognition of the hard work and commitment of the community and voluntary groups throughout the County. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 health emergency the Council wishes to advise that the Pride of Place initiative will not take place this year.  The health and welfare of the community groups and volunteers is of the utmost importance and takes priority. The Council wishes to thank all the community and voluntary groups throughout the county for your...
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08
MAY
2020

Bealtaine At Home – celebrating creativity as we age

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Bealtaine Festival, an Age & Opportunity event, is a celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Although we had to cancel our live and in-person events this May, we are bringing a taste of the festival to you online for the entire month of May – Bealtaine At Home. Bealtaine At Home honours the creative spirit of the festival with a wide selection of online activities that we want you to get involved in, and share with the older people in your lives. “The festival has moved online this year, but we have a wide variety of activities that we hope will interest older people in...
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07
MAY
2020

Bring Banks, Raystown Ratoath: Temporary Closure 15th & 16th May

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The Bring Banks at Raystown Ratoath will be closed to the public on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of May for resurfacing works. The site will be open again on Sunday 17th. Please take your cans, bottles and textiles to another location on those dates
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07
MAY
2020

Lidl Gift Cards: remote payment solution for vulnerable or at-risk customers.

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Please find a message from Lidl below: We are aware that many of our regular shoppers are not able to frequent our stores at present as they are isolating and cocooning at home. Thankfully, our team have been working in the background to develop a remote payment solution for vulnerable or at-risk customers. Starting Thursday, May 7th, customers can purchase a Lidl Community Gift Card, up to the value of €200, by calling our hotline on 1800-111-124. They will then receive a code via email or text message which they can share with family members, friends or a volunteer who can utilise this...
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07
MAY
2020

One Family: parenting courses starting 12th May on Zoom

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Please see notification below of One Family’s parenting courses which are due to start on the 12th May 2020.  Due to the current Covid-19 crisis One Family are conducting all of their courses through Zoom. If you are working with a parent that would be interested in participating in a course please fill in the attached professional referral form and return it to Lorraine Ryan; Administrative Assistant with One Family, lryan@onefamily.ie. Lorraine will register the parent. One Family Professional Referral Form : download Alternatively you can direct the parent to the One Family...
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06
MAY
2020

Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund

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About Tuath Housing Association Tuath Housing Association was established and registered in 2000, awarded Voluntary Housing Status by the Department of the Environment and is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing. We provide housing to over 15,000 tenants and currently manage 5,500 homes. The accommodation provided by Tuath Housing is made up of a wide range of dwelling types including sheltered flats and apartments, family and supported housing.   What is the Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund? The Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund was set up to...
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06
MAY
2020

Jigsaw: Supporting Youth Mental Health

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Jigsaw provides a range of free mental health supports for young people. We are currently situated in 12 communities across Ireland, and we continue to expand. Jigsaw helps young people (aged 12-25) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The reasons that young people choose to come to Jigsaw are many and varied. They include things like low mood, anxiety, relationship or family issues, anger and stress. However, getting support early on can often nip problems in the bud before they develop into something less manageable. If a young person you know would like to access...
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06
MAY
2020

Meath Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter – 5th Edition

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Please find attached Edition 5 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 5th  of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 5th Edition Edition 5 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3 & 4 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 13 – Update on Pieta House Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer Page 20 – Updated contact details  for SMART. Page 38 – Week Five of Grow...
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05
MAY
2020

Age Actions’ Getting Started KIT: guides to keeping in touch

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  https://www.ageaction.ie/how-we-can-help/getting-started-kit  Age Actions’ Getting Started KIT supports older people to keep in touch with their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. We all are feeling the effects of social distancing, and older people are particularly impacted being asked to cocoon at home. Now it is more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends so Age Action drew on our Getting Started programme which offered face to face digital skills classes, to create easy How To Guides. The Getting Started KIT is made up of seven How To guides that...
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05
MAY
2020

Funding Point Meath Digest: May & June 2020

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The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Digest is available below to download: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council, May – June 2020
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05
MAY
2020

Update from Flexibus

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Flexibus, your Rural Transport, is continuing to phone passengers. If you know someone that could do with an extra call in the week – please let us know. We can put them on our list and contact them. All our services are still operational, so if anyone needs to go shopping, or anyone needs anything brought back from the shop, please contact us on 1800 303 707.
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05
MAY
2020

Join Our Community Champion In Keeping Meath Connected

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I am delighted to be part of this Great Initiative by Irish Rural Link and The Wheel and funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. CommunityChampions are part of the Local Authority Task Force. #Community4You #CommunityCall The aim of COVID-19 Community Outreach is to make sure that vulnerable people such as older persons, people with long-term medical conditions, and people with additional needs have access to the highest quality information and support in the safety of their homes. We are urging people who may not have a family member living nearby or a neighbour that...
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01
MAY
2020

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service. People with dementia and their family carers who want to avail of this new service can contact the National Helpline to make an appointment. The telephone number is 1800 341 341. The line is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on . The service offers people with dementia and family carers from anywhere in Ireland the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency. You can als...
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter – 1st May 2020

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Please find the latest  Meath Arts Office Newsletter  (1st May 2020) below to download: Arts Office Newsletter 1st May 2020
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Food Initiative

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Meath Partnership has launched the Meath Food Initiative to support families with essential food supplies. This video gives a behind the scenes look into the project with some feedback from the families involved.   “We have had a fantastic response to our GoFundMe Campaign in order to enable us to continue these supports over the coming weeks. Donations start at €5 and every single contribution is appreciated by the families supported”. Please find donation link below:  https://www.gofundme.com/manage/meath-food-initiative
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Newsletter

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The 4th edition of the Meath Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Newsletter provides contact details for service delivery across County Meath during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It was produced by Meath Child and Family Support Networks with the support of Meath CYPSC and is up to date as of 27th April 2020. Please see link below: http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/2310-2/ Edition 5 of the newsletter incorporating recent updates will be uploaded onto the website on Tuesday 6th May.
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30
APR
2020

HomeLife: home maintenance services available in Meath

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Home Life Meath have advised that they are open throughout the current crisis. All their services are operating with regard for HSE guidelines. Please see below for information on the services they provide. Home Life Meath can be contacted directly by phoning 046-9437282. Please note   Available for people living in: Louth Meath Fingal   The cost is €19 per hour Currently it is for: Emergency and Outdoor work. All jobs will be risk assessed. Everyone is Garda vetted.
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30
APR
2020

AgeWell Progamme Review

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The AgeWell programme has been running for the past two years in county Meath. The latest data on the programme has been released. Please see results below. AgeWell is a unique care model for older people which combines peer-based social engagement and mobile technology to improve health outcomes and well-being among older people. Within the first 4 months of introducing the AgeWell programme , significant improvements were recognised in all parameters measured including wellbeing, loneliness, social support, self-rated health and physical activity levels. Importantly, these gains...
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30
APR
2020

Cocooning Booklet: collection of stories, activities, supports

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Fingal County Council and Age Friendly Fingal have produced a booklet with interesting facts, short stories, poetry, recipes, songs, gardening tips, puzzles, activities, information on support services available for those cocooning and self-isolating. Please find a link to download: Cocooning – A collection of activities for those self-isolating PDF
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30
APR
2020

Being Active during Covid-19: Meath Sports Partnership

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Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and in line with HSE guidelines, we are all practising physical distancing. Meath Local Sports Partnership understands the challenges which this request presents to both our mental and physical health. Keeping active not only has physical benefits but plays a huge role in maintaining good positive mental health. Meath LSP has compiled a range of activities that can be done in your home or outside (within 2km distance). Please ensure that you follow the up to date guidelines from the HSE on social distancing and outdoor activities. Please click...
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30
APR
2020

Inclusion Ireland: Covid-19 resources to  support people with disabilities and their families:

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Inclusion Ireland have put together Covid-19 resources to  support people with disabilities and their families: Inclusion Ireland has a special phone line for any queries in relation to Covid-19 Ring us on 0818 559891 Monday – Friday. 10am – 3pm We also have information on Covid-19 that is easy to read: 1. Covid-19 General information 2. Guidelines from the Government 3. How to wash your hands 4. What you can do if you feel worried 5. A short guide to the symptoms 6. HSE Health Passport 7. HSE Guide to Health Passport 8. What happens when you get a test 9. What to do if someone in your...
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30
APR
2020

In This Together: Wellbeing Resources from Healthy Ireland

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In This Together https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/   The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new and challenging event. Everyone’s lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus, and keep us all safe.   It’s normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing.   Here you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected.   In This...
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29
APR
2020

ALONE/Vodafone Project

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Vodafone has donated 1,000 phones to ALONE. The aim of the phones are particularly to alleviate loneliness and isolation and/or to provide an upgrade for someone who needs one but can’t afford it. While some phones will be distributed to people who contact ALONE directly for the most part we want to ensure that we actively engage with communities at a local level to identify Older People who would benefit from a phone and refer them to us. General criteria for all older people who would like to be nominated for this offer would be they are living alone/ and or isolated with limited to no...
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29
APR
2020

Fighting Blindness: Supports and Resources to the Community

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Throughout the recent health crisis, the support service within Fighting Blindness have continued to run their various groups, using technology to provide individuals the opportunity to continue learning, connecting and supporting each other. We hold virtual coffee mornings, mindfulness classes and tech. groups and have online training courses also. People whom may be interested in joining any of the groups from anywhere in Ireland or wish to avail any of our services can contact us on Tel: 01 674 6496 or insight@fightingblindness.ie. New Reach Out Service Our Reach Out Service offers...
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29
APR
2020

FREE Online Courses: LMETBCommunity Education Spring 2020

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LMETB Community Education are currently offering new online courses. The courses open are FREE and open to everyone.     Introduction to Microsoft TEAMS You will need access to Laptop or Computer with Microsoft Word Please download – TEAMS from the Play or Apple Store for this course. Tutor – Barry Devlin Times 7pm to 10pm –  Starting 7th May  Day Thursday  No .of sessions 1 To Register Click on Link https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=299440     Introduction to Microsoft Word – QQI Level 3 You will need access to Laptop or Computer with...
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29
APR
2020

Measuring Planning Outcomes – Research Survey

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The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in the performance of its statutory role to undertake research, would really appreciate your assistance in completing a simple online survey (which should take no longer than 15 minutes). The results of this survey will input into a research project on Measuring Planning Outcomes which is described in more detail hereunder. This is the link to the survey:  https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/rtpi-mpo-research  The survey will close at 23:59hrs on  8th May 2020.   The Research Project: The OPR and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local...
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29
APR
2020

Irish Foster Care Association: Helpline

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Irish Foster Care Association has a National Helpline, which is open from Monday- Friday between 10am-3pm. The telephone number is 01 4585123 This service is open to all those involved in Foster Families,  callers  do not need to be a member of IFCA. The phone provides support, advise and a listening ear to foster families. Email: support@ifca.ie Website: https://www.ifca.ie/    
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28
APR
2020

Youth Climate Justice Fund: closing date 15th May

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The Dept. of Children & Youth Affairs launched a new €500,000 Youth Climate Justice Fund in March of this year. Details can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/f1b7b1-deadline-of-15th-may-for-new-youth-climate-justice-fund-worth-almost/ Please note that the closing date for applications for this fund is 15th May 2020. For support or assistance, please contact  cmoran@kildarecoco.ie Climate Action Regional Office – Eastern & Midlands
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28
APR
2020

Cycle Against Suicide – ‘Buddy Up and Make the Call’

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Cycle Against Suicide have commenced the ‘Buddy Up and Make the Call’ campaign to support people struggling during this public health crisis. The aim is to ensure that  we all come through it together. Full details are available on our website www.cycleagainstsuicide.com  
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28
APR
2020

Children’s Rights Alliance: Food Provision Scheme – closing date 1st May

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The Children’s Rights Alliance, with €50,000 funding from the Bank of Ireland, has established a food provision programme to support the nutritional needs for children under the age of 6 years experiencing poverty and deprivation during the Covid-19 crisis. The initiative will target young children that are not already benefiting from sufficient direct food provision through another organisation or programme, or where their current provider is struggling to address need, 7 days a week for 4 weeks. Applications to the fund should be prepared by local organisations who then look for...
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28
APR
2020

Kells Athletic Cub: Running Fundraiser for Sosad Outreach Centre

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The Kells Athletic Club are holding a fundraiser for a Sosad Outreach Centre in Kells: We are all running solo on the 15th of may within our 2km radius adhering to Goverment guidelines The planned event is to run 250 miles. This is very achievable due to over 40 people running throughout that day & evening. We are raising money towards the establishment of an SoSad outreach centre in the town. Hope Fest  a group in our town  has being working very hard for the past couple of months fundraising for this centre. Kells Ac is delighted to be able help. Community is very important to our...
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27
APR
2020

Guide to making a video call on Zoom

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Blossom Ireland have produced a guide making a video call using the Zoom app. Please find the guide below: How-to-do-a-video-call-on-Zoom_Tutorial PDF
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27
APR
2020

Trim Meals On Wheels: working in the community

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  The contact for the service is Rosemary in the Parish Centre 086 8452614
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27
APR
2020

HSE: Covid-19 – Partner Pack Update

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Dear Colleague,  We are very thankful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This is another note to let you know that there are a few communications updates for you. Digital Partner Pack Update:  HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services There are seven new COVID-19 Guidance resources now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will help ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak.  All of the materials are available to download here. A list...
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23
APR
2020

Masks 4 All Meath

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Masks 4 All Meath is a group of sewing machinists spread across Meath, sewing reusable cotton masks to donate to front line workers living or working in Meath. Contact for information: https://www.facebook.com/Masks4All/    
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23
APR
2020

Bodywhys: Information & Supports

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Founded in 1995, Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.   The following link will bring you to a full list of all that we are offering and this page is updated regularly: https://www.bodywhys.ie/support-services-update-coronavirus-covid-19/   Think Bodywhys CLG is a company limited by guarantee (CLG) with a voluntary Board of Directors of people with expertise in relevant areas. MISSION Our mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for...
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23
APR
2020

“Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce”: Clár Uiscí na nÚdarás Áitiúil

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1 Page – Competition Entry Form (Stories from the Waterside)
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23
APR
2020

‘Stories from the Waterside’: Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) has launched a national Storytelling Competition

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1 Page – Competition Entry Form (Stories from the Waterside) :  Entry Form
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23
APR
2020

Update from Community Finance Ireland: Funding Impact of Covid

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Please find an update below from Community Finance Ireland: Over recent months Community Finance Ireland became a member of Philanthropy Ireland (PI). Arising from a recent virtual meeting (all the rage now!), hosted by PI, we came across the following links which may be of use to your organisation, or others that you know of facing difficulty right now, and/or uncertain of what the future holds –   The attached PDF focuses on suggested actions you might take to manage the Impact of Covid-19 on Fundraised Income, courtesy of 2into3 Actions you can take to manage the impact of...
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22
APR
2020

Home supports from the Irish Wheelchair Association

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IWA staff are busy supporting service users in their own homes.   Some of our recent work includes… Eleanor (IWA Programme Assistant) delivering a new pair of slippers to a member.   We are getting garden seed packs ready for delivery to our members.   We have been delivering garden packs to our members.   For information on supports available from the IWA, please contact Sean 0858723355 / 0469072539
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22
APR
2020

Irish Red Cross: Associate Members available for Community Call groups

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The Irish Red Cross have recruited associate members to each of our branches in the country to assist with the ongoing community support efforts.   If any groups active as part of the Community Call have a requirement for additional volunteers, some of our new members would be happy to carry our tasks on behalf of the Irish Red Cross. The new associate members have completed the membership process, are Garda vetted, have completed induction training and Safeguarding (previously Child Protection). When conducting activities on behalf of the Irish Red Cross they are covered by IRC...
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22
APR
2020

22nd April: Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Update for PPN Members: 22nd April 2020   Dear Colleague, We wish to thank you for your ongoing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This is a note to let you know of a few communications updates.   Cocooning video We have added a video explaining cocooning which can be easily shared to our video resources.   15 minutes of daily activity and fitness – running daily In support of people cocooning at this time, RTE has launched a 15 minute programme to help older people to keep active at home. It will be broadcast daily on RTÉ One at 2.20pm. It will...
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22
APR
2020

Cancellation of 2020 TidyTowns Competition

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> Minister Ring confirms cancellation of 2020 TidyTowns competition Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (21 April 2020) announced the cancellation of the TidyTowns competition for 2020 in the interests of public health and safety.   In a statement today, Minister Ring said: “For over 60 years the TidyTowns competition has captured the imagination of communities the length and breadth of the country.  Generation after generation of local volunteers have given their time...
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22
APR
2020

Online Safety Resource for Children & Young People: Meath CYPSC

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Tusla Louth Meath in collaboration with Meath CYPSC have developed an online safety resource that parents can use to help them talk with and keep their children and young people safe online during COVID 19. Please click on the link below for more information: http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/online-safety-for-children-young-people-during-covid-19/
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22
APR
2020

Bringing Young & Old Together in Summerhill: Third Age & An Post

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Bringing Young & Old Together in Summerhill Third Age, Summerhill, was delighted to be associated with an initiative to bring young and old together this Easter,  in which young artists took time to send greeting cards to surrogate grandparents locally. Rosemary Keogh, Administrative Assistant, Third Age was contacted by Paddy Mulreid, Trim, asking if local members would like to receive a surprise Easter card.  His young players aged from six to 12 in Summerhill Soccer Club were writing messages and signing their names on Easter cards to older residents.  ‘The children wanted to give...
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21
APR
2020

Minding your Long-Term Health Condition during COVID-19

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Self-management Support LOCAL CHO8 PDF
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21
APR
2020

Threshold: tenancy advice service

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Threshold a charity that provides free and independent advice and advocacy to tenants. Whilst our offices are physically closed during this period, people can continue to access our service Monday to Friday from 9-9 by phoning free phone 1800 454 454 or emailing us through our website www.threshold.ie where we have information and links to supports available to private rented tenants impacted by COVID-19 measures. If people dealing with a notice of terminations, rent reviews or other tenancy queries during the emergency measures please feel free to contact us for  assistance.
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21
APR
2020

HSE: Community Assessment Hubs 

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Communication from HSE: Community Assessment Hubs  Information about the community assessment hubs is now live on hse.ie. There are 16 Community Assessment Hubs are now up and running around the country, with more opening shortly. Hubs are an essential mechanism in how we manage COVID-19 in the community. Basically, if you have or suspected of having COVID-19 and are sick enough, your GP will refer you to a hub for a face to face appointment with a GP. Patient information about the hubs is now live https://www2.hse.ie/services/coronavirus-community-assessment-hubs/   Here is a brief...
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21
APR
2020

Europe for Citizens – COVID-19 Update

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  Please find an update below on the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme:   Travel in the EU Obviously major travel restrictions are currently in place. However, the next funding deadline for our programme is 1 September 2020. This means that if you are successful with your funding application, your project would not start until mid-2021, by which time it is hoped that coronavirus will be controlled. See the full breakdown of project start times on page 9 of the Europe for Citizens Programme Guide. Further information on how to manage your organisation during the crisis can...
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21
APR
2020

Young Social Innovators: Open Call to Teenagers for solutions to the challenges of COVID-19

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Monday, 20 April 2020. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, has today (Monday, 20th April) welcomed an initiative by Young Social Innovators (YSI). It calls for young people across Ireland to put forward solutions on how to respond to the challenges of coronavirus in their communities. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, work, learn, connect, communicate, travel and care for each other. YSI’s new research has found that 68% of young people in...
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20
APR
2020

MCC: Reinstatement of fees for domestic waste at Recycling Centres

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – MEATH RECYCLING CENTRES The initiative to waive the €5 fee for black bin waste on a trial period at the Kells Navan and Trim Recycling Centres has resulted in overstimulating visitor numbers to the extent that it has now become impossible to observe Covid 19 social distancing restrictions at the centres.  Over 2,000 customers visited the centres over the weekend of the initiative, depositing 2,300 bags of refuse for safe disposal, some of which may otherwise have been illegally dumped. The high level of activity presented difficulties in terms of traffic and essential...
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18
APR
2020

Citizen Information Service: supports & contacts

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The Citizens Information Service remains operational at this time. Below is a summary of our work, support offers and way to contact us both locally and nationally. Locally we are operating Citizens Information Centres (CIC) as follows: *   Ashbourne CIC- Office calls and emails are being directed to Navan CIC *   Trim CIC:  Ph- 0761076180- has an Information Officer on site every day to answer calls and emails. *   Navan CIC: Ph- 0761076150 – has two Information Officers on site daily to answer calls and emails. Meath staff are also assisting in the following areas of support as...
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18
APR
2020

Guide to Whatsapp: Install, Groups, Calls

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  A Guide to WhatsApp (1) (1) PDF
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17
APR
2020

N3 Virginia Bypass Public Consultation – Further extension of the deadline for the return of feedback

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Cavan County Council in conjunction with Meath County Council held a Public Consultation on the 11th & 12th March 2020 in relation to the N3 Virginia Bypass. The deadline for return of feedback in relation to this scheme has been extended to the 22nd May 2020. Further details on www.n3virginiabypass.ie
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17
APR
2020

Volunteer Ireland: FREE COVID-19 specific webinars.

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Volunteer Ireland are running a series of FREE COVID-19 specific webinars. If you would like to sign up you can find the links  here . The next upcoming webinars are: Fundamentals of informal volunteering – Tuesday 21 April Fundamentals of retaining short term volunteers (from COVID-19) – Tuesday 5 May Fundamentals of volunteer screening – Tuesday 12 May Volunteer trends 2020 – Tuesday 19 May Garda Vetting Fundamentals – Tuesday 26 May
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17
APR
2020

One Family: supports for people parenting alone

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One Family is a family support organisation working specifically with people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating. We have moved all our services to telephone and online and our national askonefamily helpline provides listening support to those in distress, information on a wide range of topics and local signposting. We have a parenting support group on facebook and website posts on difficult issues such as managing access visits during this crisis; planning to become ill and temporary guardianship; as well as social welfare queries. Our askonefamily helpline has dedicated...
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16
APR
2020

Crime Victims Helpline

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The Crime Victims Helpline is a national charity providing support to all victims of crime in Ireland. We listen; provide information and answer questions about the criminal justice system; and direct victims to local and specialist victim support services. CVH can be reached at freephone 116 006; over email at info@crimevictishelpline.ie; and via text 085 133 7711 (standard rates apply). We hope that no one in your community would need the services of the Crime Victims Helpline in these already challenging times. However, we are here if they do. Kind regards, The Helpline Team Crime...
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16
APR
2020

Online resources & activities for people with dementia, families & carers

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Please find a booklet on resources below to download: Resource Hub Covid 19 Please find a booklet on activities below to download: At home activities
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