Kerry PPN Community Newsletter Issue 92 16th September 2022
To Kerry PPN members,
Contents of this newsletter include,
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- Kerry Community Awards 2022
- Upcoming Dementia Inclusive Event
- Tralee Allotments Autumn Programme Workshops and Demonstrations
- Architecture Kerry 2022
- An Turas Mór’ is the Homecoming Kerry Festival
- Register now to be part of the Champion Changemakers Weekend | September 23rd, 2022
- Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces over €2.75 million for 74 community projects nationwide
- Department of Health Free Counselling Project
- The Community Foundation for Ireland, Community Biodiversity Grants
- REGISTER NOW for A SPOTLIGHT ON AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND | POLICY TO PRACTICE | WEBINAR 8 – Social Participation
- Save the Date: Creative Places and Create Networking Event
- Phoneix Womens Centre and Shed: A morning of Qigogn, Tai Chi and Meditation
- Come and Try Orienteering in Killarney – Ross Castle and Island
- Culture Night Kerry 2022
- Kerry PPN YouTube videos
- Kerry PPN Secretariat representatives 2022
Caroline and Eamon,
Kerry PPN Development officer and Support Worker
Congratulations to the 20 community and voluntary groups that have been shortlisted for the Kerry Community Awards 2022, the very best of luck at the awards ceremony that is taking place in The Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 22nd September.
The Kerryman newspaper have a fantastic supplement in this week’s newspaper showcasing all the finalists.
– Ballybunion Community Forum CLG
– Ballylongford Playground Development Committee
– Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts
– IRD Foilmore Kells CLG
– Fenit Changing Tides
– Firies Business Hub DAC/Kerry Food Hub
– Kerry Comhairle na nÓg
– Killarney Water Rescue
– Killarney Mens Shed
– Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith Triúigh
– Listowel FRC
– Lyreacrompane Heritage Group
– MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum
– Knocknagsohel Meals on Wheels
– Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club
– Sneem Development/Sneem Tidy Towns
– Tralee International Resource Centre
– Transition Kerry
– Valentia Island Development Company CLG
– Waterville Enterprise and Marketing Company
Autumn Artefact AzureDementia Inclusive EventKerry County Museum @ The Rose HotelWednesday 21st September 2.30pm
with Sarah O’Farrell, Kerry County Museum
Join us for an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee about a selection of artefacts from the collection of Kerry County Museum. This event is open to all and especially those living with dementia including carers and supporters.
Places are limited so please contact Catherine Murphy on 086 7809989 or Sarah O’Farrell on firstname.lastname@example.org to book you free place.
This event is offered free of charge with the support of Kerry County Museum, Kerry Library, the Dormant Accounts Fund and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Tralee Allotments Autumn Programme Workshops and Demonstrations Venue: Moyderwell Allotments, Deans Lane
See link for program of events
An Turas Mór’ is the Homecoming Kerry Festival taking place throughout October 2022 There is loads to see and do. Check out the full programme at:
ARE YOU DRIVEN BY
A PASSION AND PURPOSE FOR CHANGE?
CHAMPION CHANGEMAKERSTM WEEKENDS
Champion ChangemakersTM is a weekend long ‘Dragons Den’ type event which will be hosted by members of the Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) in five different locations across the country from September 23rd next. The focus of the weekend is to work with local communities in Ireland – individuals or groups – to identify, address and solve social, environmental or economic challenges which exist around them.
Anybody interested in getting involved will find details of the host enterprise centres/hubs on the CEAI website and should sign up here by September 21st to secure their place. The Champion ChangemakersTM Weekend is for everyone. There is no cost to getting involved and no business experience is required – all you need is a passion to support positive change in your community and to improve the lives of others across Ireland. Participation in Champion ChangemakersTM is open to people of all ages, with under-18’s requiring a letter of consent from a parent/guardian.
By the end of the weekend, three teams from each of the five enterprise centres/hubs will be shortlisted to participate in a National PitchFest on October 20th hosted by Innovate Communities in Dublin. The shortlisted ideas will be categorised under one of the following themes:
– Environment and Climate Action
– Economic Inequality
– Human Wellbeing
The outright winner will benefit from a prize bursary of supports with an estimated value of €10,000 to set them on their founder journey towards the establishment of a sustainable, successful and impact-driven social enterprise. This bursary of supports will include legal advice, financial services, mentoring and training and other key learning supports.
This Programme of events is funded under the 2021 ARISE Scheme, with the funding allocation awarded to NACEC CLG as a successful applicant under the Scheme. As a programme of events funded under ARISE, it is recognised and approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding allocated is part of the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2021 and is administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development in conjunction with Pobal.
About The Community Enterprise Association Ireland
The National Association for Community Enterprise Centres (NACEC) CLG t/a The Community Enterprise Association Ireland is the national representative association for community enterprise centres and enterprise hubs across the National Hub Network.
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces over €2.75 million for 74 community projects nationwide
Congratulations to the successful groups in County Kerry.
– Sports clubs, schools and community groups to receive grants of up to €50,000
– Investment in sports facilities, playgrounds, walkways, outdoor performance areas and sensory gardens
– Record investment of over €12.2 million delivered under 2022 CLÁR Programme
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced over €2.75 million in funding to support 74 community projects nationwide.
Under the CLÁR Programme, sports clubs, schools and community groups will receive grants of up to €50,000 to develop a range of projects that will benefit people of all ages.
The successful projects include Astroturf pitches, community gyms, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, outdoor pool tables, outdoor cinemas, walkways, public toilets and car park facilities.
The investment is the latest to be delivered under Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious rural development policy.
Department of Health Free Counselling Project
Following on from the successful rollout of free counselling support in 2020 and 2021, we are delighted to partner with the Department of Health, to offer a further 16,500 free sessions in 2022.
As well as those suffering from long-term effects of Covid-19, this project has also been extended to anyone impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, and those registered to the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme in affected counties.
All counselling appointments delivered through this project will be provided by MyMind and will be carried out in-person at one of our five centres, online via video call, or by phone. There is no requirement for a GP referral.
Details of the programme
To be eligible for the free counselling sessions you need to be aged 18 or over, living in Ireland, and identify as at least one of the following:
? Having arrived in Ireland from Ukraine in the wake of the ongoing conflict;
? Having family members or loved ones currently based in Ukraine;
? Having suffered a bereavement as a result of the conflict;
? Suffering from mental health issues as a result of events in Ukraine.
? Being an owner or occupant of a home in Donegal or Mayo that has been damaged due to the use of defective concrete blocks containing excessive amounts of mica or pyrite;
? Suffering from mental health issues as a result of the impact of defective concrete blocks.
? Suffering from Covid-19 related issues;
? Living with long-term chronic illness;
? Working or having worked in sectors that have been significantly disrupted by Covid-19;
? Being a front-line healthcare worker.
To avail of the free sessions, please register with MyMind .You will be required to submit some personal details and answer a few questions related to your mental health, to help us assess how best we can support you. Once you have completed the registration process, please select ‘Free Counselling Project’ to move forward.
If you are not eligible for the Free Counselling Project, please check out our other services , to find something that suits you.
If you’re already a MyMind client, call us or talk to your therapist.
Terms and condition:
The client accepts the Terms & Conditions associated with the service prior to attending the first session which in addition to the normal T&Cs for service include:
1. Clients who completed 15 or more free appointments under the Covid-19 Project in 2020/21 are not eligible for free appointments under the 2022 free counselling project,
2.Free of charge appointments available under this scheme are limited, subject to availability and offered on a first come first served basis to a maximum of six per person,
3. A maximum of 2 appointments can be booked in advance at any one time,
4. The project is expected to run throughout 2022, however, the allocation of free appointments is limited and therefore may close for new registrations early. This will be clearly communicated on MyMind’s website,
5. Clients may cancel appointments up to 24 hours before the appointment is due to begin with no penalty. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are deemed a Late Cancellation/No Show. Clients with an aggregate of two Late Cancellations/No Shows will be removed from the Project and will no longer be eligible for free of charge appointments,
6. If the Project is fully subscribed, Clients who wish to continue treatment may convert to regular client status and avail of the standard fee service applicable to their circumstances,
7. MyMind reserves the right to amend any of the above terms and conditions at any time.
MyMind is committed at every level and in all aspects of the service it offers to provide a confidential service to all those who are seeking mental health support. Confidentiality is between the individual and the organisation and between the individual and the mental health professional. For more information see https://mymind.org/confidentiality.
Further terms and conditions can be found on: https://mymind.org/terms.
Funded by the Government of Ireland
With the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, this fund has been devised to enhance biodiversity in communities throughout the country by combining the expertise of qualified ecologists with the skills, experience and enthusiasm of local community groups.
There are currently two grant rounds open to applications:
– Developing Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPPs)
– Implementing recommendations from a previous CBAPP
Organisations can apply once to one of the grant rounds above.
All applications must meet the criteria for the Fund, any organisation or project that does not meet the eligibility criteria will not be successful in this grant round.
We recommend that organisations read through each criteria document before making a decision about applying.
Developing Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPPs):
A grant to engage an ecologist and develop a Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPP) for their local area. Within the scheme, three levels of grant funding will be offered:
Strand 1: Grants of up to €5,000 for community groups to work with an ecologist to classify their local habitats, assess their condition and extent, map them, and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity.
Strand 2: Grants of up to €7,500 for community groups who carry out the work outlined in Strand 1 in collaboration with one or two land managers/owners and particularly farmers, to classify habitats at landscape scale with a focus on field boundaries (hedgerows, treelines and stone walls), assess their condition and extent, map them and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity.
Strand 3: Grants of up to €10,000 for community groups who carry out the work outlined in Strand 1 in collaboration with three to five land managers/owners and particularly farmers, to classify habitats at landscape scale with a focus on field boundaries (hedgerows, treelines and stone walls), assess their condition and extent, map them and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity.
Implementing recommendations from a previous CBAPP:
This year, any organisation with a Community Biodiversity Action Plan is invited to apply for grants of between €1,000 and €5,000 to implement recommendations emerging from their Community Biodiversity Action Plans (CBAPs).
These grants will only be available to those groups who have submitted their full Community Biodiversity Action Plans and their full data set to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Closing date for applications: 7 October 2022
Grants will be awarded: December 2022
Work should be carried out: January 2023 – December 2023
Progress report due: 26 August 2023
Outcome Report due: January 2024
Save the Date: Creative Places and Create Networking Event
Creative Places and Create are pleased to announce our Networking Event, hosted in 2022 by Creative Places Tuam, on the 10th and 11th November.
This Networking Event will explore how care and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged, collaborative arts practice. We welcome representatives from each of the twelve Creative Places across Ireland, as well as artists, academics, community and arts organisations, local arts officers, and anyone interested in the topics of place-based practice, inclusion, care, and socially engaged and collaborative arts practice. The event aims to build capacity, develop artforms and operate as a platform for connection and exchange between collaborative practitioners and community and civil society. We are delighted to host the event this year in Tuam, home of the Creative Places pilot.
Creative Places is an Arts Council funded programme. The Creative Places Network is managed by Create.
Please visit our website for further information on the event, including our keynote speaker, invited guests, and more.
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Come and Try Orienteering in Killarney – Ross Castle and Island
– Date: Sunday 25th September 2022
– Time: Anytime between 11:15 – 12:45
– Meeting point: Follow Signs For ‘Ross Castle & Island’ From Killarney Town Centre
– Cost: Adults: €8 / person
Children: €4 / child
Student: €6 / student
Unwaged: €6 / person
OAP: €6 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 6 family members / family)
– Online Booking Link: https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/ross-castle-island-14/
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor activity that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points using an orienteering map.
Choose a course that suits you. Suitable for all the family, all ages, all abilities.
Community Sports Development Officer
Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership
An Roinn Pobail / Community Department
Comhairle Contae Chiarraí / Kerry County Council
( Tel: 087 6272761
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