Mayo PPN - Issue #3

Mayo PPN

Mayo PPN

February 24 · Issue #3 · View online

Welcome to the Mayo PPN newsletter with up-to-date information on the latest funding and training opportunities, notices of current consultations and relevant news from the Community & Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental sectors.

Mayo PPN Newsletter - Issue 3

New Mayo PPN Resource Worker appointed
In 2016 Mayo PPN Secretariat oversaw the recruitment of a PPN Resource Worker whose role includes supporting the secretariat to develop the PPN in Mayo and liasing with Mayo County Council and other statutory agencies to develop the PPN as the initial point of contact for the environmental, community & voluntary and social inclusion sectors in the Mayo.
Ann Marie McGing
Ann Marie McGing
Ann Marie McGing was appointed as Resource worker with Mayo PPN in January. Ann Marie has worked with Mayo County Council for over 8 years with the Arts Office. Prior to this she worked as Arts Project Manager with Kiltimagh IRD and as an English language teacher both here in Ireland and abroad. Ann Marie’s primary degree is a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art & Irish from UCD and she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Policy & Practice from NUIG.
Ann Marie can be contacted at 094-904 2607 or by email at .  
Tellus ‘Takes Off’ over counties Mayo and Donegal in early March - MerrionStreet
Call for Mayo PPN Representatives
There are 3 steps involved in the process of electing a representative:
Step 1: Forming a Linkage Group
A Linkage group is made up of people from groups with niche interests or expertise in the issues being discussed on a board or committee. These groups should be established when representatives are being selected. (Example – Mayo Childcare)
The Linkage group elect the Mayo PPN Representative to boards or committees, they receive feedback from the representative and they direct the representative’s activity on the board.
• You must be registered with Mayo PPN in order to be involved in the Linkage Group. You can register on-line at the following link .
• Registration is ongoing but in order for your group to participate in the nominating process, your group must be registered by 5pm February 27th 2017.
• If you are interested in being involved in the NWFLAG Linkage group please send your groups details to Ann Marie McGing by 5pm on March 1st 2017.
Step 2: Nominating a Representative
All members of the Linkage group can nominate a suitable person to be considered for election to the board or committee. Please see attached GUIDE TO CHOOSING SUITABLE PPN REPRESENTATIVES FOR BOARDS & COMMITTEES which has some guidance for groups when selecting their nomination.
Groups wishing to nominate an individual should read the criteria for the representative carefully and ensure that their nominee is aware of their duties. Please see NORTH WEST FISHERIES LOCAL ACTION GROUP (NWFLAG) SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE – CRITERIA and an outline of ROLE OF A PPN REPRESENTATIVE documents attached.
If your group wishes to nominate a member to represent the Linkage Group on the NWFLAG board please complete the attached Nomination Form and ensure that it is signed by both the nominated person and either your chairperson or secretary.
**Nominations must be returned to Ann Marie McGing by 5pm March 6th 2017.**
Step 3: Electing a Representative
Once all nominations have been received details of election and a polling card will be circulated to every member of the Linkage Group.
If only one nomination is received he/she will be automatically elected to the board/committee.
For any further information and copies of the documents and forms mentioned above please contact Ann Marie McGing | Resource Worker | Mayo PPN | 094-9047545 | 087-2830538 |
Dormant Accounts Fund Applications Now Open
The Older Persons’ Fund - The Community Foundation for Ireland
Projects offered funding by the Heritage Council - Heritage Council
LEADER funding Calls for Expressions of Interest
Rural Towns, Broadband and ICT.
LEADER Funding of €276,520 is available to support the regeneration of Rural Towns in County Mayo with a further €66,000 for projects that support local actions that complement national initiatives aimed at developing a comprehensive rural broadband infrastructure.
Mayo Local Action Group for LEADER invites Expressions of Interests for projects which will support (1) Broadband and innovative ICT projects and (2) Enhancement of rural towns contributing to making them a more attractive place to live, recreate and do business.
Attracting people and investment to villages and town centres is very important in sustaining and developing rural areas. Now there is an opportunity through LEADER for communities to contribute to the regeneration of our towns and villages.
An information evening and clinic on the Rural Towns call will be held in Castlebar Tennis Club on Tuesday 28th February at 8.15pm.
For further information contact
Mayo North East LEADER Partnership 0949256745
South WestMayo Development Company 09841950
Comhar na n-Oileán 09970905
Moy Valley Resources 09670905
Kiltimagh IRD 0949381494
Expression of Interest Forms can be found on:, ,,
Closing date for EOI for Broadband is March is March 2nd with March 31st for Rural Towns.
The Wheel’s Upcoming Training & Events | The Wheel
Managing volunteers at festivals & events Tickets, Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 09:00 | Eventbrite
Shaping Our Future Together - SURVEY
“Shaping Our Future Together” was set up in February 2016 under the guidance of the Tochar Valley Rural Community Network. The group has representatives of Foroige, No Name Club, Comhairle na nOg, Student Union G.M.I.T. & Macra na Feirme. They have created a survey for young people in Mayo aged 12-35 to find out if they are interested in getting involved in their communities and what barriers may be preventing them from doing so and what would encourage them to get involved.
Take the survey and give your views
Useful Resources for your Community Group
Nationwide Road Safety Education Service
As part of its commitment to bringing road safety to you in your community, the RSA has set up a Nationwide Road Safety Education Service. A member of our team can visit your location to deliver established and effective programmes which tackle all elements of road safety including:
• walking
• cycling
• travel by public transport
• being a passenger
• urban/rural transport issues and
• practicing safe road behaviour
This service is available to any group such as:
• pre-schools
• primary schools
• secondary schools
• third level institutions
• companies
• community groups
So, no matter what the age or size of your group, a member of the road safety education team will travel to your location to deliver comprehensive road user education on the safe use of our roads.
This service is completely free of charge and the content can be adjusted to suit the needs of individual groups. 
Anne Patten is the Road Safety Promotion Officer for Mayo and her contact details are 0876245662 or You can get in touch with her to organise a talk with your group.  
Sustainable Progress Index 2017 | Social Justice Ireland
County Mayo Foundation
Open Government Toolkit » Home Page
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