Back To School Information Leaflet

Please click on the link to access the Back To School Information Leaflet developed by Limerick CYPSC and East Limerick CFSN. The leaflet touches on routines (sleep, screen time and mealtime) as well as how to maintain these routines once established. It also gives tips on communicating with children, managing any anxiety that may present as they return to school and parent self-care.

Meath County Council Community Wellbeing Initiative: new closing date 28th August

Please click on the link below for further information.

Face Coverings: Advice from Dept of Health

Please click on the link below for advice on when to wear face coverings and how to make them.

LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call – Depart. Justice & Equality

Launched as part of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy, this funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland.


There are two streams of funding, and applications must be submitted electronically.


Scheme A:  Supporting Community Services (deadline 31 August 2020)

The application form and comprehensive guidance note is available on


Scheme B: Promoting Visibility and Inclusion (deadline 17 August 2020)

The application form and comprehensive guidance note is available on


Further information is available in the press release below:

Edition 14 of the Meath CFSN Newsletter – Local Service Delivery During Covid 19

Please click on the link below for the 14th edition of the Meath Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Newsletter, which provides details of Local Service Delivery During Covid 19. Please note that the information is up to date as of 10th August, 2020.

Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 14th Edition 10.08.20


Meath LSP COVID-19 Club Small Grant Scheme 2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 club small grant scheme is providing support to sports clubs and community groups based in Co. Meath. The grant scheme is designed to support clubs and groups (whose primary focus is the delivery of sport or physical activity), and who do not have the finances to implement COVID-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols.


This grant can cover costs associated with the reopening of sports clubs & physical activity and is intended to support the return to sporting & physical activities only.


The COVID 19 Club Small Grants can be used to support COVID 19 related expenditure dating from 2nd May 2020 onwards (date of publication of Government roadmap to recovery). Meath LSP and Sport Ireland will work together to ensure that the investment is distributed fairly. Every effort will be made to ensure that the wider sports community benefits from this scheme.


There is an upper limit of €1,500 per club/group; applicants will be assessed on demonstrable need. Decision of the committee is final, canvassing will disqualify. Clubs/groups should not feel that they have to apply for the full amount to be considered eligible for support.


This is an online based application – follow link:

In exceptional circumstances, paper applications will be accepted (paper forms are available on request).


Conditions of the grant – clubs/organisations must:

  • Be based in Co. Meath
  • Be affiliated to a Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Body or disability sports organisation and/or operate as a not for profit with a primary purpose of encouraging sport and physical activity
  • Be open for public membership


If an organisation requires assistance in filling out the application form or has any queries in relation to the grant scheme please contact our office, by email: [email protected] or telephone: 046 9067337.


Closing Date for applications is Monday 31st August 2020 at 3pm.

Parents Plus Special Needs Programme

Parents Plus are delighted to announce the launch of the first in the world, evidence-based Special Needs Programme, developed to respond to the complex and under served needs of young people with an Intellectual Disability, 12 – 25 years, and their families. Until now, there have been no tailored parenting programmes for parents of adolescents with I.D. to help them deal with the significant challenges they face during this time.

Randomised Controlled Trials

In 2019/2020, in a large randomised controlled trial, with the Department of Psychology, Trinity College, parents attending the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme reported significant improvements in:

  • Parenting practices
  • Problem behaviours
  • Parental satisfaction
  • Parental self-efficacy
  • Personal goal attainment

You can learn more about the programme and training dates here.


Eleanor Kent, Social Worker with CAMHS, who has trained in, and run this programme explains, “The Parents Plus Special Needs Programme is without doubt the solution to the crippling problems that parents of adolescents and young adults with I.D. face. The programme will change the future for children with special needs, their parents, their families and their communities. It should be compulsory and offered to every family affected by special needs. It really is that important.”


Join our free ONLINE launch on Friday 18th of Sept 10am -11.30am to learn about the impact of this much needed support.