Category: Covid-19

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

Public Health Measures The special health measures that were in place in Kildare were lifted on the 31st August. We are, however, still experiencing some increases in the rate of COVID around the country. Advice and restrictions are continuously being reviewed with recommendations being made by NPHET and the Government. These measures aim to protect…
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Ministers Humphreys and O’Gorman announce second tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

Press Release, 27 July 2020 €4.1 million support package to benefit 101 organisations Funding aimed at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises Cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society Stability funding being released quickly with further tranches to be announced   Minister…
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Guidence on getting back on track!

Dear PPN Members,   This information is issued as part of our #PPNConnect Project   We would like to draw your attention to several useful resources to help you and your group get back up and running again after Covid-19: Volunteer Ireland have developed a guide on ‘Returning to work safely‘  in consultation with the…
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Face coverings- HSE info campaign

Face Coverings Campaign Pack 19_June_2020   Stay Safe. Protect each other. Wear a face covering. Everyone in Ireland has helped to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have worked together in difficult circumstances to save many lives. Now that our services and communities are re-opening, we all want to stay safe and keep protecting each…
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Galway County Council and PPN launch #InthisTogether Booklet with competitions

A chairde, For most of us, getting out and about is an essential part of our daily or weekly routine, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many older or vulnerable individuals have had to cocoon at home, and have had to rely on the many wonderful volunteers in their communities to bring them shopping and…
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€600,000 is to be provided to Údarás na Gaeltachta to deliver the Trading Online Voucher Scheme in Gaeltacht areas

Government Press Release, 8 June 2020   The Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Senator Seán Kyne has welcomed the announcement that €600,000 is to be provided to Údarás na Gaeltachta to deliver the Trading Online Voucher Scheme in Gaeltacht areas.   Earlier today, Minister…
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PPN Connect Project- Getting back on track

This edition of the PPN Newsletter is issued as part of the PPN Connect Project. This information brief provides up-to-date funding information for communities and groups and includes information about opportunities from local, national and EU sources. We have also included other useful information for your groups at this time. In our efforts to find…
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Govt invests additional €200,000 in eBooks and eAudiobooks in response to increased demand for online public library service – Minister Ring

Libraries register huge increase in online membership and usage Over 500 new members a day since closure of public libraries E-book loans have more than doubled since March 12th   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced a further investment of €200,000 to support the provision of additional eBooks and…
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Minister Ring announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and village

New measure in 2020 scheme directed at the economic and social recovery of towns and villages in response to COVID-19 Town & Village Renewal Scheme part of €30 million package for Rural Development announced by the Minister this week Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Wednesday 27th May) announced details…
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Almost 17,000 people respond to Govt call for community volunteers during COVID-19 crisis 

  Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, have welcomed the fantastic support of volunteers from local communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Since the call for volunteers to support the community response to COVID…
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