Kerry PPN Plenary Meeting
The Kerry PPN Secretariat are delighted to welcome
Dr Breandán Ó Caoimh as the guest speaker for the
June 2021 PPN Plenary meeting.
Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021
Dr Breandán Ó Caoimh is an independent consultant working in the fields of social research, local development, community planning, evaluation, project management and organisational change. A human geographer, he was a senior lecturer and director of quality in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and retains close linkages with the college. He is a research affiliate of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), based in Maynooth University.
Reminder: Compost Tea Making Workshops taking place in June, Moyderwell Allotments
Just a gentle reminder that the Compost Tea Making Workshops will take place next week.
Details as follows:
Workshop 1: Tuesday, June 22nd 10.30am-12pm
Venue: Moyderwell Allotments, Tralee
Cost: Suggested donation €10
Workshop 2: Wednesday, June 23rd 6.30pm-8pm
Venue: Moyderwell Allotments, Tralee
Cost: Suggested donation €10
If you have not already registered and wish to attend please email email@example.com stating which workshop you would like to attend. Numbers are limited and Tuesdays workshop is almost full.
We look forward to hearing from you.
PPN Webinar – Our Rural Future
June 23rd @ 10.30 – 11.30am approx.
As requested by PPN’s over the last couple of weeks, in conjunction with our colleagues in the Rural Strategy and Social Inclusion Unit, we are hosting a Webinar specifically for PPN’s on the recently launched “Our Rural Future – Rural Development Policy 2021 – 2025” by Minister Humphreys and the Government.
The Webinar will be attended by the Minister of State, Joe O’Brien, T.D. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Please feel free to share the link below with your PPN stakeholders.
Meeting number: 175 088 5457
Invitation to virtually attend Ministerial Launch of Age Friendly Housing Resources – streaming live from the Custom House | 22nd June @ 11am| Link to Event
Some of the Age Friendly Resources being launched include:
10 Ways to An Age Friendly Home
There is no need to register for this event you can simply join on the day by clicking HERE or on the invitation below.
Remember this is a virtual event streamed live from the Custom House, Dublin.
Running Order for the event attached for your information
June’s Monthly Meet Up will be on Monday 28th at 7pm. We will be looking at how to lobby for climate action, with guest speakers from One Future Ireland.
One Future is a network of campaign groups across Ireland who advocate for faster and fairer climate action within their constituencies and communities by building local campaigns and lobbying local TDs.
One Future is supported by Stop Climate Chaos and Friends of the Earth. Our guest speaker, Aine O’Gorman from Stop Climate Chaos, will introduce the work of One Future groups and what actions can be taken through these groups to make lobbying easier for your community.
One Future groups are also invited to join us and hear about the work of the local environmental networks. This event will be a good opportunity to meet others who are interested in lobbying for climate action and make new connections in your area.
What: Monthly Meet Up: Lobbying for Climate Action
Munster No Surviving Children
Hope all is well. I can’t believe it but here we are in June and hopefully with the worst of the pandemic behind us we can start to look forward to a return to a more normal life.
Traditionally Anam Cara take a summer break but given the times we are in we have decided to continue on with our online meetings right through the year.
I wanted to let you know that our next meeting for Munster parents living with no surviving children is taking place on Thursday 24th June at 7pm via Zoom. This meeting is hosted by Helen Murphy.
It gives these parents who are grieving the loss of their only child a space in which to connect with other parents who are sadly on the same journey. During a recent survey one parent from this group said,
“I can honestly say that I never felt more at ease than in the company of this group of parents who have also experienced the death of their only child, There was no judgement and no one was afraid to talk of their children’s lives and deaths for fear of upsetting the other”
If you know any bereaved parents living with no surviving children who would like to join this meeting please get them to contact us on 085 288 8888or firstname.lastname@example.org. As always Anam Cara offer their services free of charge for as long as needed.
Take care and stay safe
Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the
Communities Integration Fund 2021
15 June 2021
The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2021.
Now in its fifth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of migrants. Eligible organisations can apply for grant funding of €1,000 – €5,000 to support local integration initiatives.
Announcing the funding, Minister O’Gorman said:
“I am delighted to announce the launch of the Communities Integration Fund 2021. Irish society has been enriched by increased cultural diversity and we must ensure that migrants are supported to actively participate in Irish society without having to relinquish their own cultural identity. This funding will bolster the great work being done by local communities to welcome new cultures.”
How to apply:
Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 pm onFriday 02 July 2021.
The Migrant Integration Strategy sets out the Government’s commitment to the promotion of migrant integration as a key part of Ireland’s renewal and as an underpinning principle of Irish society. The Strategy provides a framework for a range of actions to support migrants to participate fully in Irish life.
The Communities Integration Fund arises from Action 51 of the Migrant Integration Strategy, which calls for funding to be made available to local communities throughout Ireland to promote the integration of migrants and refugees. Since its inception in 2017, the Communities Integration Fund has supported over 480 projects with grant funding totalling €2.26m.
Purpose of projects/activities
This call is open to local community based groups and centres around 10 key themes to support migrant integration:
As this Fund is intended to support the integration of migrant and host communities, all applications must demonstrate the ability to involve both migrant and host communities in the activities proposed. The maximum grant amount that can be applied for is €5,000 and the minimum grant is €1,000.
Types of projects previously funded under the Communities Integration Fund include:
Family resource/Support Centres
Local Community Network Groups
Issued by the Press and Communications Office at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Tel: 01 647 – 3153/3114
National Water Safety Awareness Week
National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from June 14th – June 20th, 2021. During the week, Water Safety Ireland’s national campaign will communicate important water safety messages to the Irish public. The central theme for this year is ‘Better Safe, Than Sorry’ – reminding us all to take necessary care when on, near or in water. Further details can be found at www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/
Cork Sports Partnership and Cork SportsAbility Forum are delighted to announce, ‘Ready To Return’, an online webinar focusing on providing a safe return to activities for people with a disability. See poster.
This event is not just for people in Cork it is opened to all.
To Register CLICK HERE
This will be an interactive webinar and topics include:
Discussion Time with the speakers and Cork SportsAbility Forum Members will also be available.
If you are interested in joining this valuable webinar, please REGISTER HERE. If you have questions you wish answered at the webinar, please submit them during registration and they will be answered on the night! For more information visit: www.corksports.ie/ready-to-return-
We would appreciate your support to raise awareness of this event so please share the above information and attached poster across your networks. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.