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At a webinar hosted by FG Senator Maria Byrne, the Tánaiste and Chair of the Cabinet Subgroup on Insurance Reform Leo Varadkar said that he needs as many case studies as possible of organisations and community groups that cannot get affordable cover right now, to use in his dealings with insurers. The more case studies we can provide, the stronger the position will be.
We are asking any PPN members if they would be prepared to share their details privately with the Tanaiste and his Sub-Group? In terms of privacy, be mindful that they may well eventually share those details with any relevant insurers, but details of these case studies will not be shared with the media unless any group wishes to do so.
Our PPN Colleague Sarah in Sligo is collating the information.
If any group has a story, they are happy to share you can let Sligo PPN know directly through email@example.com / 071 91 14430 or share directly with the Alliance For Insurance Reform firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest – Programme of Events attached
South Kerry Development Partnership CLG on behalf of the Kerry LCDC-Led LAG is inviting Expressions of Interest for the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme under the Enterprise Development and Rural Tourism Sub-Themes of the Programme from 4th October 2021.
About the (LEADER) Programme 2014 – 2022
Due to delays at EU level in agreeing the new CAP regulations and the wider EU budget for the period 2021-2027, there is a gap between the current 2014-2020 LEADER programme and the next EU LEADER programme. The next EU LEADER programme will not now begin until early in 2023. To bridge this time gap between the previous 2014-2020 LEADER programme and the next EU LEADER programme, the Government have announced a transitional LEADER programme for 2021 & 2022.
Aim of the Sub-Themes
The aim of the Rural tourism sub-theme is to provide a stimulus for business and job creation in the tourism sector. Tourism is based on a particular asset that is generally place-specific, for example landscape and history, and accordingly offers significant potential, even in peripheral areas. Interventions under this sub-theme should focus on actions that have the potential to make the area more attractive for local, national and foreign visitors.
– Feasibility studies to explore the tourism potential of an area
– Marketing initiatives and the creation of tourism hubs to facilitate a multi-sectoral approach
– Activities that centre on the development and renovation of infrastructure to historic and heritage-based tourism
– Development of cultural/heritage infrastructure of local significance and arts-based activities and events
– Provision of amenity and leisure facilities can support adventure/eco-based tourism
LEADER can support micro, small and medium enterprises. The CEDRA report (2014) identifies potential sectors for future enterprise development such as:
– Artisan and other food businesses
– Renewable Energy
– Marine diversification
– Social Enterprises
– Creative Industries
– Purchase of equipment, refurbishment of enterprise spaces, capital works, specialised training, marketing and branding assistance etc.
– Investment support or sector-specific training programmes for aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, social enterprises, start-ups and established SMEs
– The development of inclusive models of business support to realise the potential of groups who are underrepresented in enterprise such as women, young people and people with a disability
Categories under which assistance may be sought
Support is open to both the Community and Enterprise sectors (minimum grant funding €1,250 and maximum grant funding €30,000)
Grant Support Available
The total budget for this call is:
Rural Tourism: €243,500 (€177,500 Transitional Funding & €66,000 EURI funding)
Enterprise Development: €227,000 (€137,500 Transitional Funding & €89,500 EURI funding)
The minimum funding available to any individual project is €1,250 and the maximum amount of funding available to any individual project is outlined below.
There are two categories to each sub-theme:
– Category A (EURI): Grant support of up to €8,000
– Category B (Transitional): Grant support of over €8,000 and to a maximum of €30,000.
Grant aid is available up to 75% of the Total Project Cost. Should the total project cost exceed the maximum allowed grant, grant aid will only be funded to the maximum level stated (€8,000 Category A or €30,000 Category B projects), all additional monies would have to be provided by the project Promoter, for example a project costing €100,000 would be capped at grant aid of €30,000 (30%).
Note: It is strongly advised that you have informed costings for your project at the point you submit your Expression of Interest, as applications will be split into Category A and B based on details provided in the Expression of Interest Form.
Closing Date for Receipt of Expressions of Interest
The Closing Date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 5pm, 22nd October 2021. To be considered for grant aid, an applicant must submit an expression of interest by this date.
SKDP Call for Expressions of Interest – Opening Date: 4th October 2021
Expressions of Interest Closing Date: 22nd October 2021
Expressions of Interest received assessed by SKDP and eligible applicants notified: 28th October 2021
Those successful at EOI Stage will be eligible to submit an application as part of the second stage of the targeted call.
Closing Date for receipt of full applications: 26th November 2021
Expression of Interest Forms can be downloaded from the SKDP website www.southkerry.ie or by calling into your Local SKDP Offices.
If you have a project idea you would like to discuss, please contact the LEADER Officer for your area below:
Maureen O’Donnell, RDP Co-Ordinator, West Main Street, Cahersiveen
066 – 9472724
Sean de Buitlear, RDP Officer, Library Place, Killorglin
066 – 9761615
Kenmare / Killarney area:
Aisling O’Sullivan Darcy, RDP Officer, 21 Henry Street (1st Floor), Kenmare
064 – 6641930
Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys and Minister O’Brien welcome National Development Plan funding for Rural and Community Development
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State Joe O’Brien TD, today welcomed the publication of the National Development Plan (NDP) and the strong Government commitment to rural and community development.
The NDP will provide the Department of Rural and Community Development with capital investment of €962 million over the period 2021-2025.
Over the 5 year period to 2025, it is expected that the capital funding provided for in the NDP will allow:
Full details www.gov.ie
St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund
I am writing to you regarding the St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund, which is a €100,000 fund available to community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises who use artistic and cultural interventions as a tool to connect, enhance and inspire their communities.
10 x €10,000 awards are available to develop and deliver a creative, artistic or cultural project in your community. The 10 successful groups will be supported throughout the process by the St. Patrick’s Festival team and groups may also use their fund to work with professional local artists, performers, creatives and crews to help bring their project to life.
The application process is simple and straightforward and requires applicants to fill in an online application form telling a little about their community and the creative project that they would like to undertake. They are also asked to make a short video on their phone (or other recording equipment if preferred) introducing their community and showing the creative work that they do. Closing date for applications is 6pm on Sunday October 24th.
All successful groups will be announced in early November and work can start on their project over the following months. Projects that are ready by March 2022 will be showcased to Ireland and the world on St. Patrick’s Festival’s platforms and on TikTok.
In addition, all awardees will be invited to participate in a specially developed community focused TikTok masterclass. Here community workers can develop and enhance their storytelling skills through the TikTok platform and learn how best to harness the potential of social storytelling to communicate with their audiences, build awareness, showcase their work, and inspire participation.
We would be really grateful if you could share information about this fund to your members. I have attached more information and all the details, application forms and terms and conditions can be found on our website www.stpatricksfestival.ie
If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Head of Operations
St. Patrick’s Festival | Féile Pádraig
Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, D07 NY07 | Aonad 1, Faiche an Halla Dubh, Plás an Halla Dubh, Baile Átha Cliath 7, D07 NY07
The first of DRCD’s Rural Ideas Fora events are taking place soon and event pages are now live on Eventbrite. We would be very grateful if you could circulate the below email amongst relevant stakeholders within your Networks to help us increase awareness of the events.
The Department of Rural and Community Development is holding a series of Rural Ideas Fora in the coming weeks. The series of three online events will focus on specific themes within Our Rural Future, the national rural development policy published earlier this year, and will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that impact on rural communities and economies. Attendees will learn more about ongoing work relating to key objectives contained in the policy, and hear from a panel of key stakeholders.
Registration for these events is available via Eventbrite at the following link:
The three events scheduled are as follows:
18 October – 11am-1pm: Remote Working – An Opportunity for Rural Ireland
27 October – 11am-1pm: Transitioning to Climate-Neutral Society
10 November – 11am-1pm: Revitalising Towns and Villages
This months newsletter to local and national groups has been sent and can be viewed here: https://mailchi.mp/3648c796e9e4/climate-news-this-october-connecting-nationwide?e=[UNIQID]
As always, please feel free to share any of the content with your members.
As well as the newsletter, here are the notes from our recent national reps meet up, where we discussed SPCs. Please share them with your SPC reps if appropriate.
Mentioned on the evening was a motion from Kildare Transport SPC, Impact of Active Travel Schemes, which might be of interest to your own Transport or Environment SPC reps. It’s embedded in the notes, or can be viewed separately here.
I’d also like to offer my help to any PPNs in promoting your upcoming events and gatherings. As you know, my work revolves heavily around promoting the PPNs to environmental groups and helping people get involved in their local PPN. To this end, I am increasing efforts in promoting the PPNs on our social media accounts. If you have any events coming up that can be publicly promoted, please do let me know. They do not need to be environmentally focused, just as long as they are open to new people and groups.
Please send anything you would like promoted to email@example.com
Anam Cara Kerry Parent Evening
Our face to face meetings are returning. It’s been a long time coming and we know many parents have been waiting patiently. As well as our face to face meeting we will still be running our online meeting too, so parents now have the option. Which we think is really important, particularly in this transition stage.
Our October F2F meeting for Kerry is taking place on 12th October at 7.15pm. The meeting will take place in the Meadownlands Hotel, Tralee.
Our October online meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th October at 7pm.
If you know any bereaved parents that may like to attend either meeting, they can contact us here on 085 288 8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number 01 4045378 or 085 2888 888 & NI 02895213120
Email Address email@example.com
Web Address www.anamcara.ie
The aim of Cyber Security Month is to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organisations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices. Over the course of the month, the NCSC will be tweeting links from @ncsc_gov_ie to resources, to raise awareness about the cyber security topics. Further information is available at Uniting to raise awareness on Cyber Threats: European Cybersecurity Month 2021 — ENISA (europa.eu)
Please see below some useful tips on staying safe online.