Emyvale Tidy Towns host a Water Heritage Day

On 25th August 2019, Emyvale Tidy Towns welcomed a large public turnout to celebrate Water Heritage Day. There were environmental talks, displays, information and most importantly lots of fun and music!! Looks like a great day. Well done to PPN member group Emyvale Tidy Towns

Community Environment Action Fund – Local Agenda 21


If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the
2019 Community Environment Action Fund (previously called Local Agenda 21 Fund). This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.
Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which support and complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions.
Depending on number of applications the maximum grant is expected to be in the region of €1,500
How to Apply
Application forms are available from Environment Services, Monaghan County Council, Carrickmacross, Civic Offices, Carrickmacross. 042 9661240 contact person: Mary McCoy
Applications must be made no later than 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019, on an official application form to the above address or via email to mmccoy@monaghancoco.ie
For general information on the Fund or to discuss a project contact Moira Kelly 042 9661240 mkelly@monaghancoco.ie

RSA Check it Fits – Child Car Seat checking service to visit Co Monaghan this September

Travelling by car can be potentially one the most dangerous things a child is likely to do each day, so parents and guardians should ensure that their small passengers are as well protected as possible by having the proper child car seat for their height and weight correctly installed in their vehicle. The RSA’s Check it Fits service which checks child car seats and restraints which will be visiting Fleming’s SuperValu in Monaghan on Monday 9th and O’Gorman’s Supervalu in Carrickmacross on Tuesday 10th September from 10am to 5.30pm each day.

The law states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. The Check It Fits service is quick, it’s easy and it’s free, with experts on hand on the day offering advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have.

Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checked.

2019 Community Environment Action Fund is now open

Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable?

If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the
2019 Community Environment Action Fund (previously called Local Agenda 21 Fund).

This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.

Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which support and complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.

A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at:
http://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/topics/environmental-protection-and-awareness
Depending on number of applications the maximum grant is expected to be in the region of €1,500

How to Apply
Application forms are available here: https://monaghan.ie/environment/2019/08/28/2019-community-environment-action-fund/
or directly from Environment Services, Monaghan County Council, Carrickmacross, Civic Offices, Carrickmacross. 042 9661240  contact person: Mary McCoy

Applications must be made no later than 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019, on an official application form to the above address or via email to mmccoy@monaghancoco.ie
For general information on the Fund or to discuss a project contact Moira Kelly 042 9661240 mkelly@monaghancoco.ie

Funding for Older People’s Activities

The 2019 National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People is now open!
The Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme and Sport Ireland. Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. A total of approx €300,000 was available in grants in 2018.

The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people. In particular, the scheme is aimed at:

  • supporting the work of Go for Life including the network of PALs (Physical Activity Leaders) and the development of Go for Life Games and other initiatives;
  • assisting local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;
  • assisting local clubs/organisations to start new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity

The grant application deadline is 12pm Friday 27th September

Further information and application packs are available at the Age & Opportunity website address http://ageandopportunity.ie/

If you need any assistance or support with the grant application please don’t hesitate to Monaghan Sports Partnership Office on 042-9755126.

Funding for climate action and biodiversity projects – open to schools, clubs and community groups

Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment today (Wednesday, 21st August 2019), opened a scheme to support local environmental projects focusing on climate change and biodiversity. The new scheme is called the Community Environment Action fund, and it replaces the Local Agenda 21 Fund.
The fund is open to schools, community groups or clubs who wish to undertake local initiatives to tackle climate change or promote biodiversity. A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years including, community gardens, allotments and compost schemes, rainwater harvesting schemes, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. This year’s priority is for projects in the area of Climate and Biodiversity.
Groups seeking funding for eligible projects are invited to make an application to their local authority (application forms are available from the local authorities). Completed application forms should be returned to the relevant local authority at the latest by 5pm, 27 September 2019.
Application forms can be obtained from Moira Kelly in the Environment Section of Monaghan County Council. mkelly@monaghancoco.ie
042 9661240

Final call for Tidy Towns & Residents Associations trip to Malahide this Saturday

Co Monaghan Network of Tidy Towns Groups & Residents Associations is making their annual study visit this Saturday, August 24th.  This year the group is going to Malahide, where the gardeners at Malahide Castle will be showing them around their award winning work for pollinators, and then the Malahide Tidy Towns committee will be showing them around the village and talking to them about their various projects.

The bus tour is open to members of tidy towns groups and residents associations, and is free.  you MUST book your place on the bus before Saturday, which you can do by either phoning the Community Dept of Monaghan Co Co on 047 30500 or emailing Carol Lambe.  Seats are limited to 2 per group, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Pick up points are:

9.30 am McNally’s car park Monaghan town

9.50 Glencarn hotel, Castleblayney

10.15  bypass bus stop, Carrickmacross