27th February 2020

Current Vacancies

North Tipperary Development Company (NTDC) is a Local Development Company delivering community, rural, social inclusion, youth, family support and supported employment programmes across North Tipperary. We are recruiting for the following positions: Roscrea Youth Service Play Therapist Panel Scheme Administrator (Community Employment Programme) For more information and details on how to register for the Scheme […]

9th June 2021

SICAP Grant for Social Enterprise: Call for Applications

NTDC under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP 2018-2022) calls for grant applications from Social Enterprises. SICAP provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. This grant aid will support the start-up, continuation or expansion […]

4th June 2021

#SicapStories highlights the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

      Welcome to SICAP Stories. We aim to shine a light on how the Government’s primary social inclusion measure – the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme helped individuals & communities throughout the #COVID19 pandemic. Look out for #SicapStories     Our first SICAP Story illustrates how the Social Inclusion & Community Activation […]

24th May 2021

Tipperary Supporting Social Enterprise Webinar

  Tipperary County Council intend to hold two webinars on the growth and development of the social enterprise sector in Tipperary on the 27th of May 2021 and the 3rd of June 2021 at 4pm.   The aim of the webinars are to provide information and awareness around the sector with a view to supporting social […]

24th May 2021

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association receives €12,843 grant from NTDC LEADER

  NTDC LEADER were delighted to support Borrisoleigh Community Development Association with support in developing the amenity area on the Nenagh Road combined with the greenway plans will eventually result in a loop walk of Borrisoleigh. Works to include widening and resurfacing of the existing footpath to improve the recreational site, and general enhancement of […]

18th May 2021

Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) Survey

Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) is a county-level committee, formed in 2015,  that identifies and addresses the priority issues for children, young people and young adults, aged 0 – 24 years, in the county. The CYPSC brings together representatives from the main statutory and voluntary providers of services, including youth services, family […]

10th May 2021

Ascend Go Purple for Stay Safe Ireland and Men’s Aid

Ascend supported by An Garda Siochana in aid of Stay Safe Ireland and Men’s Aid, GO PUPLE campaign was in full swing last week. With a whopping 20% increase in referrals in 2020, it is vital to show support for loal donestic abuse services such as Ascend in North Tipperary.    

10th May 2021

SICAP supporting Local Communities – SHOP LOCAL – SUPPORT LOCAL – STAY LOCAL

SICAP were delighted to be able to support local community group in Nenagh by sourcing local and shopping local. SICAP supported this group with a small grant to provide local supplies to volunteers and people in the community. Pictured are Jack Gill from Simply Food, Damian O Donoghue from Community Assistance North Tipperary and Joanne […]

28th April 2021

Tipperary County Council Launch Migrant Survey

Tipperary Local Community Development Committee are in the process of developing a Three Year ‘Migrant Integration Strategy’ for the County. The purpose of this, is to make Tipperary a more welcoming and inclusive place, to deliver services in a way that caters for all cultures and to eliminate all forms of discrimination and intolerance. To […]

22nd April 2021

Online Workshops for Greener Communities

    Online Workshops for Greener Communities. Do you know that there is a change in assessment criteria for Tidy Towns scoring and also Larger Grant funding?  There is a much increased emphasis on sustainability. This series of workshops is being delivered to high performing community groups to assist them to succeed in securing funding […]

15th April 2021

Anam Cara launches Bereavement Information Evening

    Anam Cara’s Bereavement Information evening will be held in conjunction with Jacinta’s Smile, an organization that support bereaved siblings. Jacinta’s smile will be on hand during the evening to discuss with parents how they can help support children after the loss of a sibling.   This event will take place on Wednesday 21st […]

15th April 2021

Tús celebrates its 10th year in North Tipperary

      Tús celebrates it’s 10th year in North Tipperary. We are very proud to be part of this very successful community based employment scheme that provides work opportunities that benefit the community. Tús NTDC works with host communities across North Tipperary with a variety of work placements to suits everyone’s skill level whilst […]

14th April 2021

NTDC Rural Development Programme LEADER secures funding of €2,238,831 across Tipperary

    Tipperary Local Community Development Committee and its partners deliver almost €8million in projects in 6 years. From Tipperary LCDC , Tipperary County Council, North Tipperary Development Company and South Tipperary Development Company   LEADER is a European funded programme to progress community and economic projects with a view to improving economic activity and […]

8th April 2021

CLÁR Scheme Launched for 2021

2021 CLÁR Programme The 2021 CLÁR programme was launched on 15th March 2021 by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD. A total of €5.5 million is available under the CLÁR 2021 programme, a 10% increase on 2020 funding.   This scheme might be of interest to some of the groups in your […]

8th April 2021

Cabragh Wetlands Launches Quarterly Newsletter

Cabragh Wetlands was set up in 1993 in an effort to save a vast area of wetland habitats from destruction after the filling-in of the settling pools by the Thurles Sugar Factory during its closure. These lagoons used to be an oasis of wildlife, particularly birds. The Cabragh Wetland Trust was formed and acquired the […]

1st April 2021

LEADER grant totalling €75,000 to Nenagh Olympic Athletic AC

    Many thanks to both Midland Tribune and Tipperary Star for coverage this week on the LEADER Grant allocated to Nenagh Olympic AC     Pictured above at the Nenagh Olympic AC Grounds in relation to the Award of a LEADER grant totalling €75,000.00 to Nenagh Olympic AC for the development of their facilities. […]

1st April 2021

NTDC Roscrea Youth Services Launches it’s first Newsletter

  Roscrea Youth Services have launched their very first newsletter. It is jammed packed with information on the services available, recent competitions, activities and upcoming workshops. It also introduces you to some of the fantastic staff we have working with us here in NTDC.   Click to see – Roscrea Youth Service Newsletter April 2021 […]

23rd March 2021

North Tipperary Development Company welcomes increased LEADER allocation for 2021/2022

    NORTH TIPPERARY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WELCOMES INCREASED LEADER ALLOCATION FOR 2021 & 2022 North Tipperary Development Company a member of the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) who represent the 35 Local Development Companies (LDCs) who deliver the LEADER Programme nationally, have welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys […]

23rd March 2021

NTDC Kickham Street Thurles Receives upgrade funding of €190K

    Pictured at the North Tipperary Development Company Offices in Kickham Street Thurles recognising the Award of a LEADER Grant totalling €140,000 to upgrade and develop the NTDC Community Centre are: Michael Carey Tús Supervisor NTDC, Mary Callanan NTDC Ascend Project Worker, Paddy Barry NTDC Vice Chairman, Michael Murray NTDC CEO, Breada Ryan NTDC Project […]

11th March 2021

Remembering John Cahill

The Board of North Tipperary Development Company would like to remember John Cahill as the first anniversary of his death approaches. John was an integral part of the establishment and growth of the NTDC company we see today. John was a valued member of the board of directors for over 15 years where he showed […]

10th March 2021

NTDC Traveller Programme receives vaccine for Traveller Community Health Workers in Roscrea

    In recognition of the vital frontline work community health workers undertake the HSE Ireland has prioritised primary health care staff for a Covid-19 vaccination. Last week members of our team received their first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine. One week on we asked them how they felt about receiving the vaccine. Watch this short video […]

8th March 2021


  NORTH TIPPERARY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WELCOMES MINISTER HUMPHREYS ANNOUNCEMENT OF ILDN COVID-19 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REGENERATION PROGRAMME   North Tipperary Development Company a member of the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, of an €800,000 COVID-19 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme, funded by her […]

5th March 2021

Launch of Tipperary Children and Young People Services Website

  The link to the web-site is: www.tipperarychildrenandyoungpeoplesservices.ie     My thanks to all who have contributed to the descriptions on their particular services. Particular thanks to Cora Horgan, Youth Work Ireland Tipperary and to Michelle Kelly, Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service, both of whom, at different times, devoted resources to progress the […]

25th February 2021

Rethink Ireland Midwest Fund and Social Enterprise Fund Opportunities

      Ignite Midwest Fund €650,000 for counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.  The objective of the Ignite Fund is to spark meaningful social impact in the Midwest by providing support to some of the region’s most innovative community groups and social enterprises working to empower communities. https://rethinkireland.ie/current_fund/ignite-midwest-fund-2021/   Click HERE to access Eventbrite’s  information […]

22nd February 2021

Minister Humphreys announces new €800,000 Regeneration Programme for Social Enterprises

  Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Monday, 22 February), announced a new €800,000 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme to help Social Enterprises recover from the impact of COVID-19. Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a societal or environmental impact. The Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme will provide supports […]

13th February 2021

NTDC collaborates to approve further project funding toward the development of viewing/discovery points around Lough Derg.

    North Tipperary Partnership Company, in partnership with Galway Rural Development and Clare Local Development, has approved further project funding toward the development of viewing/discovery points around Lough Derg. The funding has been provided through the LEADER grant programme, and this is the second such project with these partners on Lough Derg in recent […]

25th January 2021

2nd round of communtity grants across North Tipperary

    COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND 2ND ROUND The 2nd round was launched in December 2020 to provide grants to community groups to assist them: • with day to day running costs • to adapt their services and operations to fit the new COVID-19 reality. Examples of measures supported could be adapting premises to allow for […]

19th January 2021

NTDC is hiring – Safe House Support Worker – part time

Ascend Domestic Abuse Service for Women, North Tipperary Safe House Support Worker – Part Time   NTDC invites applications for a Safe House Support Worker with the responsibility for the set up and operation of a Safe House.   The role will entail providing accommodation support to women and children resident in our Safe House.   […]

15th January 2021

NTDC is hiring –

NTDC are recruiting for a panel of Youth Counsellors Qualifications/Experience: Accredited member of the IACP or IAHIP Minimum of two years relevant supervised experience in counselling since accreditation and preferably in a youth setting. Main duties: Working with youth to alleviate emotional destress and to encourage personal development. Work in confidential settings with youth/small groups […]

17th December 2020

NTDC Launches the Roscrea Family Support Needs Analysis

      Photograph taken by PJ Wright at the Launch of the Roscrea Family Support Needs Analysis taken in the Roscrea Shopping Centre with Age Friendly Roscrea’s Community Craft Memorial Christmas Trees. From left to right: Fionnuala Kenny Senior PPFS Manager TUSLA Mid-West, Anne Keevey, Caroline Wynne-Creamer, Dr. Caroline Cullen Area Manager TUSLA, Michael […]

16th December 2020


      DATE: 16 December 2020   CONTACT:  Michael Murray – 087 6753380   ILDN MEMBER NORTH TIPPERARY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WELCOME CLARITY FROM MINISTER HUMPHREYS ON LEADER PROGRAMME FOR 2021     North Tipperary Development Company a member of the Irish Local Development Network representing the 35 Local Development Companies (LDCs) that deliver the […]

15th December 2020



27th November 2020

ASCEND launches 16 days of Action Campaign

    NTDC Ascend Domestic Abuse Programme had launched it 16 days of Action campaign this month. The campaign runs from November 25th 2020 to December 10th 2020. Ascend will be adopting Orange Day, as a bright and optimistic colour which represents a future free from violence for women and girls. There has been an […]

25th November 2020

NTDC Tús Programme continues to provide vital Employment supports across North Tipperary

    NTDC Tús programme has a wonderful featured article in the weeks Nenagh Guardian. The Tus Programme offers vital employement supports to those eligible for the programme. Tús is a community work placement, providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people since 2011. The Tús initiative is managed by NTDC for the department of social […]

25th November 2020

NTDC and CLDC fund over €200K to Ballina Killaloe Sports and Community Facility

        NTDC’s Rural Development Programme (LEADER) and Clare Local Development Company were delighted to announce the cooperation of funding  for €222,752 towards the Ballina Killaloe Sports and Community Facility for the development of Rugby and Athletics Training in Clarisford Park. Clarisford Park is a 30 acre park containing a rugby pitch, soccer […]

25th November 2020

NTDC RDP provides LEADER funding towards Newport’s proposed Athletic Facility

    The Newport Community Project group have announced exciting plans for the proposed Athletics Facility being developed at the Boys National School, with contracts being signed and construction works scheduled for Spring 2021. The development will include a 200 metre four lane running track, a 60 metre six lane sprint track, a 60m X […]

19th October 2020

Newest Announcement advises Level 5 Lockdown to return for 6 weeks

     An Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced that from Wednesday October 21st, midnight. Here are a few of the restrictions mentioned: People will only be able to exercise within five kilometres of their home. They can meet up outdoors with one other household within this limit for an activity such as exercise. There will […]

12th October 2020

NTDC launches several LGBTI+ Events in North Tipperary

  NTDC are proud to host some fantastic information sessions and collaborate with some wonderful agencies here in North Tipperary   For  more information on any of the below supports, contact Joanne on jmccarthy@ntdc.ie with your contact number.   Listen to Joanne speaking with Fran Curry  on Tipp Today – Tipp FM about the new […]

5th October 2020

Entire Country to move to Level 3 from midnight on October 6th

        For more details, click below. Level 3 From Department of the Taoiseach 1. Social and family gatherings 2. Weddings 3. Organised indoor gatherings 4. Organised outdoor gatherings 5. Sports 6. Religious services 7. Funerals 8. Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions 9. Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) […]

28th September 2020

PPN & NTDC Offer FREE Community Training

          To register for this course please visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/facebook-for-community-groups-tickets-122707265735           Source : PPN Training Information      

22nd September 2020

Positive Ageing Week – Monday 28th Sept to Friday 2nd Oct

  Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is an Age Action Ireland initiative. The focus is on community based events, organised by groups and individuals throughout Ireland, and national events organised by Age Action and its partners. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 and the theme for the Age Action week 2020 […]

15th September 2020

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

          During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health. That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact one’s mental wellbeing. Government legislation, mass media coverage, and the increasing global death toll will […]

15th September 2020

How Tipperary Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition

  ECTC are hosting an online meeting for communities in Tipperary “How Your Community Can Benefit from the Energy Transition”.   This will take place on Tuesday September 22nd from 7.30-9pm. This event will be an introduction for local groups interested in developing local energy projects. To confirm your place, please click on this link: […]

15th September 2020

Level 2 on the Road map to Medium Term Recovery

    The Government has announced a new five-level plan designed to live with Covid-19. As expected, it has announced that the country is on Level 2. But what does Level 2 mean? It means that the majority of areas of the economy and society, such as schools, restaurants, pubs and gyms, are open. Sporting activities […]

15th September 2020

Government announces Medium Term Plan on living with COVID 19

        Ireland is moving from a short-term emergency response approach to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has inflicted on society. The Framework for Restrictive Measures will help us to go about our daily lives as much as possible, while managing the behaviour of the virus. […]

3rd September 2020

NTDC and SICAP supports the development of Loughtagalla Biodiversity Park and Sensory Garden

  NTDC and SICAP are delighted to be part of this wonderful initiative to support the Loughtagalla Residents Association in Thurles with the development of the new Biodiversity Park with sensory garden. A planning application has been lodged with the council by the Loughtagalla Residents Association for the amenity off Seán Treacy Avenue in Thurles […]

11th August 2020

Individual Grant Aid, under the Social Inclusion Activation Programme (SICAP)

Individual Grant Aid, under the Social Inclusion Activation Programme (SICAP) Deadline August 21st, 2020 @ 5:00 pm Individual grant aid for Upskilling, opens today, 7th of August until the 21st of August, 2020 at 5pm. Any late applications will not be considered Grants for individuals, are intended to provide financial assistance to those who are […]

23rd July 2020

Government announces €5bn package to reboot economy

    The Government has agreed a €5bn package of 50 new measures to boost economic recovery and get people back to work. The measures include a 2% cut in the standard VAT rate from 23% to 21% for a six-month period, a €100m package of employment supports to deliver 47,500 training and apprenticeship places […]

13th July 2020

The River Nore Vision – NTDC LEADER 2020 Venture

              The River Nore Vision The Nore Vision. It is a locally led initiative, an innovative & cooperative venture between the four LEADER Company’s namely, North Tipperary Development Company, South Tipperary Development Company, Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and Laois Partnership. According to Jim Finn Chair of North Tipperary Development Company […]

9th July 2020

Supporting Parents and Families through SUMMER 2020 – FREE 62 page Booklet

             The past few months have been strange and difficult times for parents and children alike. All of you have been amazing in managing through these uncertain times. At the start of lockdown, we put together a resource document called Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead, […]

3rd July 2020

Community Enhancement Programme 2020 – Tipperary Council Grants

  The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced funding of €67,777 for the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2020 which supports disadvantaged communities throughout the country by providing capital grants to community groups. This has been a popular scheme and has been over subscribed other years. We will anticipate that grants will […]

25th June 2020

NTDC promotes Ireland’s only Carbon Neutral Building proposed for Nenagh

  Tipperary County Council is seeking to propose Ireland’s first Carbon Neutral Building in Nenagh. In an recent article from The Nenagh Guardian, it states that “One of a series of new council-led projects in train for the town, this €12.5 million project has been proposed for an undetermined site on Martyr’s Road. The ‘Centre […]

22nd June 2020

NTDC CEO Michael Murray co signs approval of a Rugby Feasibility Study in Roscrea

  NTDC were delighted with the good news for Roscrea RFC as the IRFU announces the roadmap for Rugby to return. Like many clubs, there was a lot of uncertainty after the hasty end of last season so this is a very optimistic announcement. Michael Murray CEO of NTDC and Club President Brendan Hyland have […]

19th June 2020

Taoiseach said personal responsibility would become more important and asked people to follow four things under the concept of DATE – Distance, Activity, Time and Environment.

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the reopening of a number of sectors have now moved into Phase 3 of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, with gyms, cinemas and places of worship to open their doors on 29 June. Speaking at Government Buildings, Mr Varadkar said that the roadmap to reopening the country is being […]

18th June 2020

The Nore Vision – Community initiatives for sustainability of the River Nore catchment

          Our Rural Development Team have been happy to support such amazing projects. The Nore catchment is 2,500 square kilometres, extending from North Tipperary, through Laois and into county Kilkenny flowing all the way to Waterford harbour, encompassing a population of over 110,000 people. With Farm Walks, Biodiversity and Specialised Projects, […]

18th June 2020

NTDC Supports Sinead Lawlor on her quest to provide PPE for Frontline workers

    NTDC’s Tús and RSS teams were delighted to be able to support Sinead Lawlor on her quest to provide supplies of PPE to our frontline hero’s.   As you can see from Sinead’s GO FUND ME page, she has managed to raise well over her target of €5,000 so far, with the absolute […]

15th June 2020

Tús & RSS participants manufacture & deliver PPE to frontline healthcare workers

    Tús and RSS participants and supervisors of North Tipperary Development Company were in full swing with the cutting, sewing, packing and delivery of disposable gowns to various places across North Tipperary including Nenagh Hospital and Thurles Hospital. This is a fantastic initiative that helps NTDC do their bit in support of Tipperary’s frontline […]

15th June 2020

Rural Development Programme Targeted Call Announced

  The Tipperary Local Community Development Committee in conjunction with North Tipperary Development Company and South Tipperary Development Company have announced expressions of interest under the Rural Development LEADER Programme.   Please contact : 067-56676 or receptionHO@ntdc.ie for more information.

12th June 2020

NTDC’s Free Online “How to Navigate Zoom” tutorials

  Welcome to NTDC’s FREE workshops on “How to Navigate Zoom”. We have put together 10 quick video sessions on how to navigate the Zoom platform. Each session is packed with handy tips on how to use zoom for personal and professional use. These can be viewed at your own discretion, whatever time of the […]

30th May 2020

Kathleen Maher speaks with Tipp FM Presenter Jim Finn on Ascend Domestic Abuse Services during lockdown

  Kathleen Maher speaks with Tipp FM Presenter Jim Finn on Ascend Domestic Abuse Services during lockdown, and how we in the community can respond.   Helpline: 0505-23999 Coordinator: 087-9501299 E-mail: ascend@ntdc.ie Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AscendDomesticAbuse/     Ascend provide support and information to women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse in their intimate relationships.  We […]

30th May 2020

Expressions of interest in respect of community/school play area projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme

  Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest in respect of community/school play area projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and which the Council could consider for submission to the Department. CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural […]

30th May 2020

Re-Start Grant Scheme for Business

  The government has announced details of the new €250 million Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. The Grant Programme is devised as a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a […]

30th May 2020

Talks of reopening primary and secondary schools at end of August

The Government intends to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August, the Taoiseach has said. At a press briefing after today’s Cabinet meeting, Leo Varadkar said they are particularly paying attention to new and emerging research about the potential risk of schools being open. “We know that it’s not a no-risk scenario, but […]

26th May 2020

Roscrea Youth Development Worker Mary Grace chats with Fran Curry on Tipp FM about how services have been affected

Roscrea Youth Counselling Service Roscrea Youth Counselling service provides one to one professional counselling and group facilitation teaching life skills and coping skills through creative mindfulness and open discussion. This service is available in Roscrea for young persons aged 10 to 17 years.   Please contact Mary Grace on 087 9529041 / mgrace@ntdc.ie   Roscrea […]

20th May 2020

FREE Book – National Biodiversity Week 2020 – Heritage Council of Ireland

      Gardening for Biodiversity Education & Training Natural Heritage & Biodiversity / Published 2020 Taking a very practical approach, the book Gardening-For-Biodiversity  details projects to help wildlife of all kinds under a range of headings, with tasks suitable for everyone from the total beginner to the more ambitious DIY enthusiast. With clear instructions […]

16th May 2020

Public health measures in place from 18 May to control the spread of COVID-19

Published: 15 May 2020 From: Department of Health and Department of the Taoiseach 1. Stay at home 2. The only reasons you can leave your home 3. Small groups outdoors 4. Cultural and social measures 5. Education and childcare measures 6. Workers 7. Retail, personal and commercial activities 8. Health services 9. Transport and travel […]

13th May 2020

HSE Launches #holdfirm campaign

  Staying away from the people we love and the things we enjoy is not easy. But it’s us at our best – taking care of each other, supporting the people on the frontline and the people most at risk in communities all across the country. Holding firm for each other.   Protecting ourselves, the […]

11th May 2020

Community Collaboration across Roscrea and surrounding areas

North Tipperary Development Company were once again delighted to collaborate with several organisations and frontline workers including An Garda Siochana, Red Cross, Order of Malta and the amazing work of the Local Community groups across Roscrea and surrounding areas, to distribute the NTDC Roscrea List of Essential Services flyer.     NTDC assisting Red Cross […]

11th May 2020

€40 million COVID-19 support package for community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises

  Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, have announced the launch of a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. Package consists of: A €35 million ‘COVID-19 Stability Fund’ which […]

7th May 2020

Rural Social Scheme and Tús Scheme offer a helping hand to ICA

                  NTDC RSS and Tús supervisors offering assistance to Sinead Lawlor who is working with the ICA and Bravo Charlie Tango motorcycle group on the PPE Gowns and Sew scrubs for Ireland project.   Some Tús and RSS participants have generously volunteered their sewing skills to help […]

2nd May 2020


NTDC has put together some wellness packs for people of all ages :  A collaboration between SICAP, Roscrea Youth Service and Long Creations, just for fun…. Here are some fun, free downloads : 2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-For-Adults-EN-US Adult wellness Pack Covid-19 2020(4) KBYC Activity Pack(1) Covid 19 Teen Wellness Pack My-COVID-19-Journal(2) 2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets COVID Cocconing […]

2nd May 2020

Community Collaborations Across Nenagh Municipal District

North Tipperary Development Company were delighted to collaborate with several organisations across Nenagh Municipal District, to distribute the NTDC List of Essential Services flyer.   Community Collaboration during CoVid 19 North Tipperary Development Company are delighted to collaborate with several local organisations to help distribute the list of services flyer currently available. Pictured are several […]

2nd May 2020

Cocooning – Keeping Well – Feeling Safe

    If you are over 70 years old or are categorised as vulnerable, then you have been advised to “cocoon”. This means staying away from other people so that you are better protected from COVID-19. This can feel unnatural and a little unsettling, so we’ve put together some advice to try to make it […]

2nd May 2020

Health guidelines changes and Overview of Phases to reopen Ireland – May 2020

Changes to public health guidelines announced from 5th May The framework sets out how we can keep the level of transmission as low as possible while balancing continuing restrictions proportionately with the positive social and economic benefits which will be brought about by lifting restrictions. In the meantime, we are extending the distance you can […]

27th April 2020

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies – World Health Organisation

  The target group for WHO work on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies is any population exposed to extreme stressors, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, disaster survivors and terrorism-, war- or genocide-exposed populations. The WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse emphasizes that the number of persons exposed to extreme stressors […]

27th April 2020

Funding for Vulnerable Families & Children – Tipperary Children & Young People Services Committee

           Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee is allocating funding towards meeting immediate needs of families during the Covid-19 crisis. Specifically the criteria for allocation of funding are that: The funding goes to meet needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families which arise directly from Covid-19-related conditions. There […]

27th April 2020

Minister for Health announces additional investment in online mental health supports

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has today (Sunday) announced an additional €1.1 million euro investment in online mental health supports to help people, especially health services staff, manage their mental health during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will allow the HSE to deliver a range of additional online and telephone supports to […]

27th April 2020

Let’s Play – Government Initiative aimed at promoting play

    Let’s Play Ireland Let’s Play is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency. Playing is central to children’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Children learn through play while developing resilience, flexibility and understanding of their world. Play in families enriches […]

20th April 2020

Online Access to Welfare Schemes and Services – Information and Application forms

          Published: 8 March 2020 From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection 1. Children and Families 2. COVID-19 Coronavirus Related Payments 3. Jobseekers 4. Health 5. Education 6. Pensions 7. Homes 8. Other Children and Families Activation and Family Support Programme (AFSP) Adoptive Benefit After School Childcare Scheme Apply for birth, […]

20th April 2020

eBay to help small Irish businesses during Covid-19 pandemic

    EBay is offering Irish SMEs the chance to sell their products on its platform for free. Small and medium-sized businesses can avail of the offer for a minimum of three months, whether they currently have an online presence or not. EBay said the programme will help any local Irish business that wants to […]

20th April 2020

First Online Irish Youth Chat Service Launched

    Four leading Irish youth organisations have today formally launched a new unique online youth chat system called the Digital Youth Information Chat Service. The Youth Information Online chat service is the first of its kind in Ireland. Crosscare, SpunOut, YMCA and Youth Work Ireland who had long-planned this service have expedited the launch […]

20th April 2020

Five Ways To Wellbeing – Mental Health Ireland

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple actions to practice each day to maintain or improve our mental health and wellbeing. The New Economics Foundation developed the set of evidence-based actions in 2008. The project examined research from across the world on proven actions that can help us to feel good and function well. Small […]

20th April 2020

How business can help with supplies and services to respond to COVID-19

    Since COVID-19 arrived in Ireland, organisations have been contacting government bodies to offer to supply or donate goods and services. We are creating a central database of these offers on behalf of the whole of the public service, including the HSE. Goods and services required by the health services are currently a priority […]