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Mayo PPN Newsletter May 2016
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Mayo PPN Newsletter May 2016

News
Mayo PPN News
Forthcoming Elections for Mayo PPN Secretariat & LCDC Vacancies
Further to the recent ballot on Mid-term Elections in which a NO vote was carried, Mayo PPN are now starting the process of electing Community Representatives to fill current vacancies. The first round of elections is to elect representatives on to the Secretariat of Mayo PPN and Mayo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). Further elections through Linkage Groups will take place later in May. Please find enclosed information on these committees.
Details of vacant seats and Election nights are as follows:
May 15 7-9pm Mulranny Park Hotel
Secretariat | West Mayo MD | Female
Secretariat | West Mayo MD | Male
(Only groups registered in the West Mayo MD are eligible to nominate & vote in the above elections)

May 18 7-9pm Newman Institute Ballina
Secretariat | Ballina MD | Female
Secretariat | Ballina MD | Male
(Only groups registered in the Ballina MD are eligible to nominate & vote in the above elections)

May 22 7-9pm Tennis Club, Castlebar
Secretariat | Castlebar MD | Female (7-8pm)
(Only groups registered in the Castlebar MD are eligible to nominate & vote in the above election)
Secretariat | Social Inclusion Pillar | Male (8-9pm)
(Only groups registered in the Social Inclusion Pillar are eligible to nominate & vote in the above election)
LCDC | Social Inclusion Pillar | Male | Ballina, Castlebar or Claremorris MD (8-9pm)
(Only groups registered in the Social Inclusion Pillar and from the three MDs listed are eligible to nominate & vote in the above election)

If your group wishes to nominate a member for election to the above committees please see the information at the following links:
http://mayoppn.net/docs/MAYO_PUBLIC_PARTICIPATION_NETWORK_REPRESENTATIVE_NOMINATION_FORM_Secretariat_LCDC_May2017.docx 
http://mayoppn.net/docs/ROLE_OF_A_MAYO_PPN_REPRESENTATIVE.docx 
http://mayoppn.net/docs/INFORMATION_SHEET_FOR_COMMITTEES_Secretariat_LCDC.docx 
http://mayoppn.net/docs/GUIDE_TO_CHOOSING_SUITABLE_PPN_REPRESENTATIVES_FOR_BOARDS_COMMITTEES.docx 
All fully completed nominations received by the closing date, which are deemed eligible, will be put forward for the election.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS IS MONDAY MAY 8TH AT 12PM.
A list of the candidates, details of polling and a polling card will be circulated to groups prior to the selection date.
Further information from Ann Marie McGing | Mayo PPN Resource Worker | office@mayoppn.net | 094-9047054
Welcome to TidyTowns Ireland
Street Feast - Sunday 11th June – Register your feast now!
Street Feast is the national day of street parties & community celebrations.
This year it takes place on Sunday 11th June!
Street Feast is an Irish initiative to bring back life onto our streets. The idea is a simple one - to get as many people as possible across Ireland to sit down to a lunch with their neighbours in their local communities. It’s a not-for-profit, all-for-fun, do-it-yourself celebration.
A Street Feast can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in a front garden to a full-blown community street party. They can be held anywhere; on the pavement, in a laneway or a local park. Everyone is invited to bring something to contribute, be it a tasty dish, some chairs or a musical instrument.
It’s the 8th year of Street Feast. Check out what happened last year when 120,000 neighbours took part in 1,215 Street Feasts, 14 of these took place in Mayo!
The Street Feast organisation supports individuals and community groups to host their own celebration. This year we’re posting out free party packs to Street Feast hosts. Each free party pack contains a handy guide to help make your feast a success, as well as posters, invitations, balloons and bunting to help you get the party started!
This is a people-powered initiative - we need your help to spread the word about Street Feast. Please forward this email to your friends, neighbours and network and inspire them to take part.
Get involved and register your feast on www.streetfeast.ie !
Funding
Mayo Sports Partnership - Grant Information
HSE National Lottery Grant Open for Applications | The Wheel
Communities Facilities Scheme | Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
CLÁR 2017 - First Response Support Measure (€0.75m)
Background
CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLAR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there. The funding works in conjunction with local/Agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities. The programme which was effectively closed for new applications since 2009, reopened in a limited but very successful way, in 2016.
Funding Allocation for 2017
There is an allocation of €0.75million under the CLÁR programme for the First Response Support Measure. This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional and Rural Affairs and is open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and are involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts. It is important that applicant groups/organisations can demonstrate that they are formally established e.g. registered charity or not for profit etc. and are recognised as an acceptable supplementary support body by public service bodies such as An Garda Síochána and the HSE in relation to such activities.
Given the nature of the possible activities involved in relation to this measure and the need to ensure that support is made available to organisations/groups that are acceptable as part of the wider emergency response systems; applications will only be considered from organisations that can fully demonstrate this. In that regard it will be necessary to provide information/certification regarding the formal establishment of the group/organisation and also that demonstrates the status of the group/organisation from either An Garda Síochána or the HSE in support of the application.
Timelines
Scheme launch 31st March
Applications to be received by the Department By May 5th
Assessment and decisions By May 31st
Drawdown of funding Sept/Oct (progress dependent) 
Detailed Measure Outline
Measure 4: First Response Support Measure
Recognising the critical role that first responders play in communities, particularly in the context of rescue efforts from remote and often hard to reach rural areas, CLÁR 2017 will consider support for established organisations that operate entirely on a voluntary basis and are currently involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts, to allow for the replacement of old and/or upgrade of existing vehicles/equipment directly involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts.
It will be necessary for applicants to demonstrate that the majority of their activities relate to emergency/first response/rescue situations as distinct from more routine, non-emergency, situations.
In the normal course CLÁR eligibility is based on projects being physically located within a designated CLÁR DED. Given the nature of the activities envisaged as well as the need to travel considerable distances in some cases to assist in rescue efforts and the need to maintain vehicles/equipment in practical/convenient locations, eligibility in this instance will be based on the ‘catchment area’ being served by the equipment and by demonstrating that the majority (at least 80%) of the need can be attributed to CLÁR DED’s.
Rate of Aid
The scheme will provide up to 85% of the total cost of the equipment being applied for or a maximum of €50,000, whichever is the lesser. A match funding element of 15% is required.
Grant Payment arrangements
Grant payment arrangements will be in arrears and the details of payment will be agreed with the successful grant recipient directly.
Application Process
Applications should include detailed costings (estimates at this point) and supporting documentation. Successful applicants will be required to comply with relevant public procurement guidelines. Documentation should provide a clear evidence base for the assistance being requested and should be submitted directly to the Department at clar@ahg.gov.ie, by the 5th of May and on the attached application.
Any queries in relation to this scheme should be submitted to the Department via clar@ahg.gov.ie also.

Mayo Local Action Group (Mayo LAG) invites applications for Community Playgrounds
under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 – 2020
Funding is available as follows:
 New and existing playground facilities.
 75% grant (up to 90% in exceptional cases).
 Maximum grant of €75,000 (or €93,750 for island communities).
For more information, come along to our information night:
Venue: Ballintubber Community Centre
Day and Date: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Time: 8.00pm
If you want to apply for this funding, you must complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. This form can be downloaded from the following websites:
• www.southmayo.com
• www.mayonortheast.com
• www.oileain.ie
• www.moyvalley.ie
• www.ird-kiltimagh.ie
Please submit your EOI on or before Friday, 12th May 2017.
EOIs received after this date cannot be considered.

Mayo Local Action Group (Mayo LAG) invites applications for Youth Facilities
under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 – 2020
Capital funding is available as follows:
 New and existing youth facilities (youth clubs/cafés, improved access to ICT and arts-based projects)
 75% grant (up to 90% in exceptional cases).
 Maximum grant of €50,000 (or €62,500 for island communities).
For more information, come along to our information night:
Venue: Ballintubber Community Centre
Day and Date: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Time: 8.00pm
If you want to apply for this funding, you must complete and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. This form can be downloaded from the following websites:
• www.southmayo.com
• www.mayonortheast.com
• www.oileain.ie
• www.moyvalley.ie
• www.ird-kiltimagh.ie
Please submit your EOI on or before Friday, 12th May 2017.
EOIs received after this date cannot be considered.

Training, Conferences & Seminars
Upcoming Events L’Arbre de la Liberté Conference GMIT
Upcoming Events Older People’s Council Mayo – Presentation
'Learn, Inspire, Share' Workshop Sligo 'Sustainable Fundraising'
Arts and Health Check Up, Check In 2017 Tickets, Fri, 5 May 2017 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
Inclusion Ireland Advocacy Workshops
SATURDAY 6 MAY 2017. 11am-1.30pm. Swinford Library & Cultural Centre
Introduction to advocacy – Nóirín Clancy & Mary Lee, Inclusion Ireland
The Role of the National Advocacy Service - Clare O’Neill, National Advocacy Service.
SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017 - 11am-1.30pm Swinford Library & Cultural Centre
Advocacy Skills for Families -Noirin Clancy & Mary Lee, Inclusion Ireland
Cost: Attendance is free. To register interest or for more information call Noirin 083 8236126 or Inclusion Ireland: 01 8559891. E: admin@inclusionireland.ie 
National Volunteer Week in Mayo
National Volunteer Week takes place from 15th – 21st May 2017. Mayo Volunteer Centre invites everyone to visit our Open Day at our Ballina office on Tuesday 16th May, 11 am – 4 pm to find out about the range of services we offer the community. If you are a voluntary group in need of volunteers, or if you need support with policies, Garda vetting, people management, please call in and register with us (our services are free). Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in volunteering.
We will also be hosting a Coffee Morning in Le Cheile FRC, Tucker St, Castlebar, on Thursday 18th May from 11 am to 1 pm.
National Volunteer Management Conference 2017 | Events - Volunteer Ireland
Community Participation Network Meeting- Wednesday 31st May, 10:00am-12:30pm Lough Lannagh Hall, Castlebar, Co.Mayo
The aim of this meeting is to establish a local network in the Mayo region to allow better co-ordination and collaboration between organisations that work with and advocate for people with disabilities. The Community Participation Network aims to offer a menu of training options to a range of people who have experience and those with limited experience of participating in local government structures.
The Community Participation Network (CPN) was established in January 2015 within the context of local government reform framework and the development of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs). With funding from the Training Links Grants Programme the CPN set out to establish a network consisting of partner organisations in Counties Galway and Limerick. Initially the Network comprised ten organisations drawn from the disability and the wider community sectors. The training courses developed and delivered by the CPN included Practical Self Advocacy, Community Development Practice, Governance Training, Health and Wellness, Empowerment and Advocacy and Empowering parents.
Building on the commonalities that exist across the organisations, namely the need to promote needs, issues of people with disabilities and their solutions, we wish to invite your organisation to join the Community Participation Network, Mayo. Membership of this network will offer access for people with disabilities and advocates to specific training and developmental opportunities in terms of self-advocacy, personal development and meaningful engagement with local Public Participation Networks (PPN).
Each of the Network members will be autonomous and voluntary organisations or individual people, who are actively involved in a range of social, economic, cultural support and development with and on behalf of people with disabilities.
The specific aims of the CPN, Mayo, include:
• To support the capacity of and direct representation of people with disabilities within local community structures.
• To provide advocacy training to members of the network.
• To train people with disabilities to become community representatives.
• To facilitate networking opportunities, peer-support and sharing of information between network members.
• To build alliances between people with disabilities and other community representatives
We hope that you will give due consideration to this invitation and that you will engage in this network where organisations can collaborate, network and promote best practice within local community structures. We hope that our collaborative efforts will help address our shared challenges.
Mind Your Mental Health Training Workshop
Mental Health Ireland has a new Mind Your Mental Health training workshop, which is currently being delivered to community groups and workplaces throughout Ireland.
Mind Your Mental Health has been developed to:
• Increase awareness and understanding of mental health and well being
• Provide participants with tools and strategies to enhance their mental health and well being
• Promote supports and resources available both formal and informal
If you would like to organise a workshop for your community group, please feel free to contact Teresa Keane on 087 167 9549 or email me at teresakeane@mentalhealthireland.ie.
For further details about Mental Health Ireland and to learn more about what we do please visit: www.mentalhealthireland.ie
Power of Networked Practices Tickets, Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at 13:00 | Eventbrite
Consultations
Do your local waters matter to you?
A series of public meetings in Mayo to discuss the natural waters within your local area.  
The Waters and Communities Office will hold a series of public meetings in Mayo to discuss the natural waters within your local area. Mick Kane, Community Waters Officer for Mayo will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan with details of how you can have your say.
There will be discussion on local interests such as; water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local water environment. Afterwards there will be refreshments and opportunities to network.
For more information contact Mick Kane on 085-8083064 or mkane@lawco.ie
Details of meetings in Mayo
  • Ballina (Manor Hotel) 15th May 7:30pm
  • Claremorris (McWilliam Park Hotel) 16th May 7:30pm
  • Westport (Hotel Westport) 17th May 7:30pm
  • Castlebar (Lough Lannagh Village) 18th May 7:30pm 
Connecting for Life Galway Mayo Roscommon Survey
Mayo CYPSC Parents Survey
Job Opportunities
South West Mayo Development Company: Outreach and Training Support Worker | activelink
Job announcement - Project Officer (All-Ireland Pollinator Plan) - Biodiversity Ireland
Useful Resources for your Community Group
A Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland - National Forum November 2016 - Summary Report | Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
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