PPN Member Groups – Call For Input

The Department of Rural and Community Development have published a Call For Input on the development of a National Volunteering Strategy. The purpose of the call is to ask community groups, volunteers and agencies the struggles and challenges facing volunteers and what can the Government do to ease these challenges through the development of a National Volunteers Strategy.

Monaghan PPN intends to make a submission into this consultation and I will be in touch with all of our members very early in the New Year with details of dates for consultation meetings/workshops.

The deadline for submission to DRCD is 14th February 2019.

Have a very Happy Christmas and I will be in touch with you all early 2019. 

 

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Our new guide ‘Writing Funding Applications’ is now available for download on our website

Our free guide to writing a good funding application, which was launched at our Plenary meeting last week by Monaghan County Council’s Chief Executive, Eamonn O Sullivan, is now available for download from our website.

You can access it by following this link Writing Funding Applications Cover

The Guide is located in the ‘Information’ section of our website, which includes other guidance which may be useful to your group, including how to write a business plan, and information on various sources of funding available to community groups.

 

Join us in Corcaghan for our AGM Tuesday 27th November 2018

Come along to our AGM to find out about Monaghan County Council’s Future Community Planning projects, launch of our ‘Developing Grant Applications’ booklet and the work carried out by Monaghan PPN in 2018. Refreshments will be served and member groups in attendance will be entered into our 4 x €100 draw. To register to attend contact Leona Keenan at 047 73750 or email ppn@monaghancoco.ie

The AGM takes place in Corcaghan Community Centre, starting at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies Training

Monaghan Integrated Development is planning to run an Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies Training Programme. The training is aimed at community groups and enterprises who have an interest in developing their understanding of different types of renewable energy technologies available. As part of the programme, participants will be given support to assess if these technologies would be economically and environmentally beneficial to their community facility or enterprise, and to develop a Renewable Energy Technology Plan that may be used to seek funding from LEADER or other funders. We are planning to run this training from a couple of different locations in Co. Monaghan (likely Monaghan Town and Castleblayney). The course will be delivered 1 session per week over 9 weeks.

The training programme will include the following elements:
• Brief introduction to energy basics & renewable energy
• Energy efficient building design – where do renewable energy technologies work best?
• Solar PV panels and storage
• Wind energy, storage and transport
• Solar thermal systems and heat pumps
• Bioenergy – different sources and outputs
• Site visit to see renewable energy technologies in action
• Developing a renewable energy technology plan
To apply for a place on this training course, a short application form can be downloaded from https://www.midl.ie/index.php/news/98-introductory-training-in-renewable-energy-technologies and emailed to pwoods@midl.ie. If you would like further information about this training, please contact Patricia Woods at the Monaghan Integrated Office on 042 9749500.

Does Your Group Need Help Writing Funding Applications

If so , Monaghan Public Participation Network (PPN) are here to help.

We have organised training for our member groups on “Developing Grant Applications”. This programme of training will be delivered by Cramden TECH solutions who were awarded the contract. 3 no. training sessions will be delivered (1 in each Municipal District). You can choose to attend whichever one suits you best:

Monday 22nd October St Josephs Pastoral Centre, Monaghan Town at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Tuesday 30th October Clones Library, Clones at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Tuesday 6th November Carrickmacross Workhouse at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Monaghan PPN has worked with this organisation on many occasions and you can be assured the training will be of a very high standard.
The training will focus on important communications tool to influence funders and several different types of Monaghan County Council grant application forms will be used for demonstration purposes throughout the workshop

• Key steps to writing an application.
• Importance of reading and understanding guidelines.
• Why do applications fail the criteria?
• How to write a needs statement.
• How to develop a project budget.
• Collate supporting documents.
• How to assemble quotes/costings.
• Getting feedback to unsuccessful grants

The workshop is designed to meet the needs of participants who may have little experience of completing successful grant applications or who may need to re-fresh their knowledge of the process. Topics will be practical in nature and allow participants the opportunity to ask questions and work on practical exercises as they build their knowledge of the grant writing process.

To register to attend you can either email Leona Keenan

grants word on paper folder showing scholarship or higher education concept

at ppn@monaghancoco.ie or telephone 047 73750

Does Your Group Need Help with Funding Applicatons?

If so, Monaghan Public Participation Network (PPN) can help you.

Monaghan Public Participation Network (PPN) has organised training for its member groups on “Developing Grant Applications”. This programme of training will be delivered by Cramden TECH Solutions . 3 no. training sessions will be delivered (1 in each Municipal District). You can choose to attend whichever one suits you best:

Monday 22nd October St Josephs Pastoral Centre, Monaghan Town at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Tuesday 30th October Clones Library, Clones at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Tuesday 6th November Carrickmacross Workhouse at 6.30pm (Refreshments served on arrival for people coming from work)
Monaghan PPN has worked with this organisation on many occasions and you can be assured the training will be of a very high standard.
The training will focus on important communications tool to influence funders and several different types of Monaghan County Council grant application forms will be used for demonstration purposes throughout the workshop

• Key steps to writing an application.
• Importance of reading and understanding guidelines.
• Why do applications fail the criteria?
• How to write a needs statement.
• How to develop a project budget.
• Collate supporting documents.
• How to assemble quotes/costings.
• Getting feedback to unsuccessful grants

The workshop is designed to meet the needs of participants who may have little experience of completing successful grant applications or who may need to re-fresh their knowledge of the process. Topics will be practical in nature and allow participants the opportunity to ask questions and work on practical exercises as they build their knowledge of the grant writing process.

To register to attend contact Leona Keenan at 047 73750 or email ppn@monaghancoco.ie

grants word on paper folder showing scholarship or higher education concept

Do Borders Matter?

The Local Authority Museum’s Network

Presents

Do Borders Matter? The Role of Museums & Heritage in Crossing the Line

A conference hosted by the County Museum, Dundalk

What impact will the UK’s decision to leave the EU have on museums on the Irish border? That’s one of the key questions that will be explored as part of ‘Do Borders Matter? The Role of Museums and Heritage in Crossing the Line’, a one-day conference that will be held in the County Museum Dundalk on Thursday, 25th October 2018.

This day of ideas, discussions and entertainment will look at the potential of shared history and heritage to act as a catalyst for positive social change, community development and peace-building.

The day will comprise of four panel discussions exploring the themes of:
• Looking to the Past (9.45am – 10.45am)
• Europe & the Regions (11am – 12.15pm)
• Looking Backwards – Walking Forwards (1.30pm – 2.45pm)
• What’s the Craic on the Border? (2.45 – 3.30pm)

Speakers will include:
• Author, playwright, filmmaker and coordinator of the AFTERMATH Project, Dr Laurence McKeown.
• Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Lynn Scarff.
• British literary journalist and editor, Alex Clark.
• Singer and musician Brendan Murphy from The 4 Of Us.
• Director of Northern Ireland Museums Council, Sinéad McCartan.Musical entertainment will be provided by singer-songwriter and contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Ryan O’Shaughnessy.

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. Tickets are €20 and are available from the County Museum, Dundalk in person or from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-borders-matter-tickets-50643316523

 

Do Borders Matter?

The Local Authority Museum’s Network

Presents

Do Borders Matter? The Role of Museums & Heritage in Crossing the Line

A conference hosted by the County Museum, Dundalk

What impact will the UK’s decision to leave the EU have on museums on the Irish border? That’s one of the key questions that will be explored as part of ‘Do Borders Matter?  conference that will be held in the County Museum Dundalk on Thursday, 25th October 2018.

This day of ideas, discussions and entertainment will look at the potential of shared history and heritage to act as a catalyst for positive social change, community development and peace-building.

The day will comprise of four panel discussions exploring the themes of:
• Looking to the Past (9.45am – 10.45am)
• Europe & the Regions (11am – 12.15pm)
• Looking Backwards – Walking Forwards (1.30pm – 2.45pm)
• What’s the Craic on the Border? (2.45 – 3.30pm)

Speakers will include:
• Author, playwright, filmmaker and coordinator of the AFTERMATH Project, Dr Laurence McKeown.
• Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Lynn Scarff.
• British literary journalist and editor, Alex Clark.
• Singer and musician Brendan Murphy from The 4 Of Us.
• Director of Northern Ireland Museums Council, Sinéad McCartan.

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. Tickets are €20 and are available from the County Museum, Dundalk in person or from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-borders-matter-tickets-50643316523