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February News 2012

National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group: Launch of report

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group launched the Report of the Group on Tuesday the 7th February, 2012.  The focus of the Steering Group was on alcohol and it was charged with identifying actions that could be used to deal with the harms caused by alcohol use and misuse.

Further details and launch video

Download the report

Stand Up! Awareness week against Homophobic Bullying

SAOL Celebration of International Women's Day and Awards Cermony.

You are invited to a celebration of International Women’s Day in the SAOL Project

Thursday 8th March 2012 from 11am to 1:00pm. 

The theme for the day is: “Recovering the Future”  During the event, the SAOL Participants will receive FETAC certificates for work completed during 2011.

The SAOL Project, 58 Amiens Street, Dublin 1
Tel: 01-8553391/8553393,,

Let's talk about drugs - 2012 National Media Awards

Calling all up-and-coming film-makers, artists, animators and reporters!

Different age categorie competitions
Great prizes
Gain publicity for your work

Click on the image below to see last year's winners

Further information and application forms available on

HIV and AIDS: An Overview for Counsellors

A one day workshop for professional counsellors, therapists, and other mental health workers. The workshop introduces key aspects of working with clients who are living with HIV or AIDS, as well as their friends/partners/families and introduces best practice guidelines for professionals working in this area.

Training will be from 10:00am till 4:30pm, Tuesday 13th March 2012 
Venue: Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.

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Chrysalis Community Drug Project: Music on the Horizon 2 (M.O.T.H. 2)
Do you love music? Chrysalis Community Drug Project are looking for people who have links with their service or other local drug services who are
  • Interested in expressing themselves through music
  • Highly motivated
  • Can commit to a 6 month weekly music programme
  • Want to gain experience in singing and performing or learn an instrument
1.       Instrument learning –  violin or guitar (February to August)
2.       Performing singing, rapping, song writing and music appreciation (May to September)
If you are interested please contact Tania Horgan in Chrysalis Community Drug Project 33 Manor Street Dublin 7. 018823362,  

The Ireland Funds’ 2012 Small Grants Opens for Applications

Applications are now being sought for The Ireland Funds 2012 Small Grants Round. The objective is to fund new and innovative responses to social need. The Worldwide Ireland Funds accept applications for projects in the following areas:

■ Investing in Ireland’s Communities
■ Supporting a Shared Future for Northern Ireland
■ Providing Access to Education
■ Promoting Culture and Heritage
■ Assisting Disadvantaged Youth
■ Assisting the Elderly "Forgotten Irish"
■ Promoting Philanthropy in Ireland.

Applications must be submitted online and must be received by 5pm on 30 March.

Click here for further information and application forms

The Community Foundation - Upcoming closing dates for grants

The Community Foundation for Ireland is an independent grant-making organisation which uses monies from their own permanent endowment and from donors and philanthropists to distribute grants to various causes and groups right across the country.

Womens Fund - Round 3  Closing date Friday 27th January 2012

Community Growers Fund - Round 3  Closing date Friday 24th February 2012

Grassroots Grants Scheme Closing dates 30th March, 29th June, 28th Sept, 28th Dec 2012

LGBT Communities Fund Closing dates 30th March, 29th June, 28th Sept, 28th Dec 2012

The Community Foundation for Ireland, 32 Lower O Connell Street, Dublin 1
Tel: +353 (0)1 8747354 E-mail: Web:

St Stephens Green Trust - General Grant Scheme

St Stephens Green Trust has opened its 2012 General Grant Scheme.  There is one grants meeting in 2012 and the deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 23rd February, 2012. Successful grantees will receive their grants in April.
General Grant Scheme - Programme Areas 2012:  Grants will be made to organisations working in 3 specific areas.  They are homelessness, prisoners / ex-prisoners and Travellers.  Please note the Trust is not accepting applications from organisations with income of more than €500,000 in 2012.

You can make enquiries or request an application form from Orla O Neill, Grants & Development Director, St Stephen’s Green Trust. Check the guidelines on the website prior to requesting an application form – the Trusts grants are focused on very specific areas of activity.

St. Stephens Green Trust, PO Box, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Telephone/Fax: (045) 480666 Website:

The Old Triangle
A celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust

Sunday, 26th February 2012 at 8pm
Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1

A celebration of music and words for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, The Old Triangle seeks to raise awareness of the need for penal reform and the place of prison and prisoners in society. Many of the artists taking part in this celebration have worked in prisons, and we are mindful of the important role the arts and artists have to play in the life of our prisons. We are also delighted to announce that President Higgins will attend the event as our special guest of honour.

The featured musicians and writers, all of whom are waiving fees for the night, are:

Christy Moore
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Peter Sheridan
Karan Casey & Niall Vallely
Tony Curtis
Shaz Oye
GREENSHINE (Noel Shine, Mary Greene & Ellie Shine)
Leanne O’Sullivan
Jimmy Kelly & friends
The artist Eddie Cahill, introduced by Brian Maguire
The event is hosted by Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan.

Booking details

Tickets are €20 (standard) with a limited number at €40 (premium supporters).

Tickets can be booked online at or by calling the Abbey Theatre box office on (01) 87 87 222. (The Box Office is open Mon – Sat from 10.30am – 7pm.)