From:                              FridayCommunique

Sent:                               Friday 8 January 2021 17:08

Subject:                          Friday Communiqué - 8th January 2021



Good Afternoon All,


Welcome to the first edition of the Friday Communiqué for 2021 and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year!


Unfortunately, it is not the start to the New Year that any of us hoped for however, we will remain resilient, continue to support each other and follow HSE and Government guidelines to ensure we all get through this 3rd phase of COVID-19 safely.


Remember, Louth Community Call remains fully active and are here to assist those who are elderly and/or vulnerable in our Community. For contact details, Click here and please circulate this information within your Networks so that all those who are elderly or vulnerable at this time can be looked after.


Please note that all requests to use the PPN Zoom account are now to be made by emailing Anna-marie at Further information on what details are required can be found in the Resources Section below.


Stay Safe!


Best regards, 


Gráinne Carroll

PPN Coordinator






1.   Government ‘Keep Well’ Campaign. Click Here

2.   HSE Updated COVID-19 Resources. Click Here

3. **NEW**  COVID-19 Information  – HSE Communications Stakeholders Updates. Click Here

4.   Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Government Plan for living with COVID-19. Click Here





·             **NEW** HSE Partner Pack Updates. Click Here

·         **NEW** BeLong to Youth Services Updates. Click Here

·         **NEW** Jigsaw Clinicians review Mental Health Apps. Click Here

·         **NEW** Dundalk Order of Malta Community Support helpline. Click Here

·         **NEW** TUSLA – HSE link to support services. Click Here

·        COVID-19 Mental Health Helplines. Click Here  

·         SeniorLine – National confidential listening service for Older People. Click Here 

·          PPN branded, reusable Face-mask on offer for PPN Members. Click Here

·         PPN Zoom Account. Click Here







·         **NEW** Volunteering Opportunities with Age & Opportunity. Click Here

·         **NEW** Institute of Public Administration – Modular Skills Provision Programme. Click Here

·         **NEW** Genesis Programme – Parent + Child Programme. Click Here

·         **NEW** Genesis Programme – Incredible Years Parents Programme. Click Here

·         **NEW** Free Art and Ageing Spring Programme from IMMA. Click Here

·         **NEW** Tusla Participation Initiatives for Children & Young People and Parenting for 2021. Closing date 22nd January. Click Here




·         **NEW** Louth LCDC launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund – Round 2 - Closing date 19th February. Click Here

·         **NEW** Creative Ireland Louth – Community Grants 2021. Closing date 9th February. Click Here

·         **NEW** Irish Hospice Foundation announces new grant scheme to support creativity. Closing date 29th January. Click Here

·         Heritage Sector Support Scheme 2021closing date 15th January. Click Here

·         Conservation Grants 2021 – Closing date 29th January 2021. Click Here





·         **NEW** Super Connectors Photo Competition – get involved to win a Shop Local voucher. Click Here

·         **NEW** Louth Volunteer Centre Bubble Buddies Initiative. Click Here

·         **NEW** Louth Volunteer Centre – Tap into a new Volunteer base. Click Here.

·         **NEW** Operation Transformation 2021 – Filming in Dundalk. Click Here

·        **NEW** Louth Library Online Services. Click Here

·         **NEW** Louth PPN Environmental Pillar launch their own logo and Booklet. Click Here

·         **NEW** Information on wheelchair accessible taxis and Local Link services. Click Here

·         **NEW** SEAI 180 Degrees Podcast. Click Here

·         **NEW** Family Addiction Support Network service provision updates. Click Here  

·         NYCI Young Voices online event 21st January. Click Here

·         Genesis Got Talent – Enter Nowclosing date 11th January! Click Here






·         **NEW** Arts Council Newsletter January 2021. Click Here




Please DO NOT reply to this email or send any information for inclusion in the Friday Communiqué to this address. Please use the PPN address only.


Please note that after it has been removed from the FC, all information shared through the Friday Communiqué remains available on the Louth PPN website under the ‘Latest News’ Section on the Home Page and/or on the COVID-19 Page.


If you have any important updates/information on your services and would like this to be included in the FC for circulation to all PPN Members, please email by 5pm every Thursday. We also welcome any pictures/feel good stories of the fantastic work you are doing throughout our towns and villages that you might like to share with us.  


** We would like to ask members to let us know of any groups that are currently not registered with Louth PPN but that are dealing with vulnerable people. We also ask that you please circulate the Friday Communiqué to people outside of your groups so they too can avail of our updates. Many thanks and stay safe.