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February News 2013

February News 2013 

Anna Liffey Drugs Project is providing a workshop by Mat Southwell on responding to emerging trends.  This will be held on Thursday 28th February between 2.30pm and 5pm at Ozanam House, Mountjoy Square.

The aim of the workshop is to get services together which run client services in the local area, to develop a model for responding to emerging trends on a local basis.

For more information this workshop, please click here.

Also, we wish to have as much service user participation as possible, so ideally we would have 2 people attend from each service - one service user and one staff member. 

Please click here to view a profile of Mat, in case people are unfamiliar with his work.

You can book by emailing Nicola Corrigan at  



Please find attached here an information leaflet regarding the training day on ‘Women and Addiction’ called

‘It’s different for Women’.

This day is being provided by SAOL Project, NICDTF and CityWide with the help of inputs from Rialto community Drug Team, Probation Service, Ballymun Star, the Chrysalis Project and Gateway.

The event is free and taking place on 6th March in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St. Dublin 2 from 10am to 3.30pm.

Full details can be found at or by contacting Joanne/Rachel at 018553391


LYCS Development Education Programme with our friends in the IDEA Community Sector Working Group are holding a workshop during the Aontas Adult Learners Festival that you and your groups may be interested in coming along to

Capoeira: A Celebration of Creative Resistance!

Tuesday 26th February 10am – 12noon

Irish Aid Volunteering Centre

27-31 Upper O'Connell St

Capoeira is a dance and martial art, invented by Afro –Brazillian slaves in the 16th century and now practiced all over the world as a celebration of freedom and creative resistance

At the workshop participants will learn about the history and meaning of Capoeira, watch dancers in action, learn some basic movements.

Please give me a shout if you’re interested in coming along

Thanks and best wishes

Helena Mc Neill
Development Education Worker
Lourdes Youth and Community Services
Lower Sean Mc Dermott St, Dublin 1
Ph: 01 8230860


would like to invite you to a Public Meeting in

The Teachers Club, Parnell Square

On Thursday 7th February at 7.30pm

followed by a social evening from 9pm

celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the organisation

RSVP: Carina at ICON
ph. 8366890

National Family Support Network, 16 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Ph: 01-836 5168 / Fax: 01-874 7156 / E-mail: /

Invitation to the 14th Annual Service of Commemoration & Hope

In Rememberance of those who have Died

from Substance Misuse and Related Causes Friday 1st February 2013

Service Begins at 7.30pm

 Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1


The Ireland Fund small grants which opened today and runs until 28th March prioritising applications from organisations for assistance in the following areas:

Investing in Ireland’s Communities

Assisting Disadvantaged Youth

Promoting Philanthropy in Ireland

Assisting the Elderly or Forgotten Irish

Providing Access to Education

For guidelines and link to application form etc. please click here


After twelve years, The Community Foundation for Ireland has undertaken a review of its grantmaking from its own funds and has developed a new Grants Strategy, ‘Caring Communities’.

Caring Communities is our two year strategy for 2013 and 2014 and grants are targeted at very specific areas.
Detailed outcomes will be sought from these grants and importantly grantees will be expected to participate in a Learning Network.

Caring Communities Round 1 is now OPEN.
Categories: (1) Caring & Older People (2) Migrants (3) Mental Health & Stigma


•Closing Date for applications 29 March 2013
•Grants will be made by Early May 2013
•Work should begin Mid May 2013
•Outcome Reports due End September 2013
•Network and Learning event Late October 2013

For more information please click here












St. Stephens Green Trusts Grants Schemes now open for applications

The St Stephens Green Trust has two open grant schemes: General Grant Scheme and the Darndale Belcamp Grant Scheme. The Trust has one grants meeting in 2013 and the deadline for receipt of applications for both schemes is Thursday, 28 February, 2013.

For more information click here

Baxter International Foundation Grants

The Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Baxter Worldwide and like Baxter, the foundation supports the development of more accessible and affordable healthcare. Baxter is a US-based company that produces products for use in medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, particularly in the areas of haemophilia, cancer, immune disorders and kidney disease.

Focusing on the grant priorities (access, quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare) the foundation makes grants in and near communities throughout the world where significant numbers of Baxter employees live and work.

The foundation also runs a number of programs that support Baxter employees in their personal philanthropic efforts. In each of these efforts, the foundations fundamental purpose is to make a positive and lasting impact on healthcare and the health of communities around the world.

In recent times the Foundation has particularly supported work to promote health education in children, provide mental health services to low income youth, increase clinical services for women who are homeless or experience domestic violence, and improve healthcare for children and older people.

How to Apply
Visit the Baxter website for more information.

It is advisable that you contact Baxter by email first for further guidance:

Please note that Baxter fund only in communities where we have Baxter facilities and a significant number of employees. Read about Baxter in Ireland here:

For more information please click here











Social Entrepeneurs Ireland - Awards Programme 2013

This awards programme seeks applications from individuals who are developing new, big ideas to address the social and environmental challenges we face in Ireland today.

to visit their website for more information please click here


Community Foundation for Ireland - Community Growers Fund 

The Community Growers Fund established at The Community Foundation assists unemployed people by getting them involved in the development of community allotments or gardens in Dublin city and county


For more information click here