Apprenticeship Expo, Tuesday 29th March, Knightsbrook Hotel Trim

There is an Upcoming Apprenticeship Expo  event on :  Tuesday 29th March in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim, Co Meath. This event is Actively supported by LMETB.

The Apprenticeship Expo event has run annually and provides for learners an opportunity to gain insights into Apprenticeship programmes available and to speak to Staff involved in the delivery of same, details herein :[UNIQID]

The event is local to Louth Meath and thus a good attendance at each of the 3 sessions is anticipated. Registration for the event is essential for groups.  Please click the attached link:

Free Skills Training Workshops (Targeting Ages 18-30)

Click on the attached posters below for information on Meath Partnerships upcoming free skills training workshops to help our young people aged 18-30 to gain valuable skills for employment.


Based in Co. Meath during March 2022, our skills workshops include:

Construction Safety Skills Workshop: Safe Pass and Manual Handling (March 23rd & 24th; location – Ardboyne Hotel, Navan) 20 places available. Registration link:

Hospitality Skills Workshop: HACCP & Food Safety, Knife Skills & Allergen Awareness (March 29th & 30th; location – Meath Partnership, Kells) 20 places available. Registration link:

These workshops present exciting new and innovative opportunities for young people in County Meath and its surrounding areas/counties who are not currently in employment, education or training, to learn new skills, meet new people, strengthen their connections within their communities, and begin their journey to their future careers.

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion, with accredited certificates for our Hospitality and Construction Workshops.

Meath Partnership are eager to help as many young people as possible to take part in this excellent opportunity, however places are limited so early booking is essential.

For more information please email Jennifer at [email protected] or call: 085 8622497

Or visit our website:

PRESS RELEASE: Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Communities Integration Fund 2022

Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Communities Integration Fund 2022

  • €500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants.
  • Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.

Thursday 10 March

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today approved €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2022.

Now in its sixth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations across Ireland to play a greater role in supporting the integration of migrants.  Successful organisations stand to receive grant funding of €1,000 – €5,000 to support local integration initiatives.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister O’Gorman said:

“I am delighted to announce the launch of the Communities Integration Fund 2022. Irish society has been enriched by increased cultural diversity and we must ensure that migrants are supported to actively participate in Irish society while maintaining their own cultural identity. This funding will bolster the great work being done by local communities to welcome new cultures.” 

How to apply:

Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022.


Outcomers Events for Trans Young People March 2022

On March 12th, from 1.00pm to 2.30pm Outcomers are hosting a drop in space in our centre in Dundalk for trans children between the ages of 8-12, along with their parents. Usually, these young people are too young to access LGBT+ youth groups, so it is a chance for them to meet other young people who are the same as them and for parents to meet each other and socialise. If parents need to bring their other children with them, they are more than welcome too. Refreshments will be provided on the day.

For further information or queries about the events please contact Lorna directly:
Mobile: 086 1625030 Email: [email protected]

Online Sessions with Dr. Brinkman

Dr. Brinkmann is a gender psychologist based in West Cork. The sessions she facilitates are not medical sessions, they are spaces for trans young people and their parents to meet others in similar situations to discuss challenges and joys in their life and to ask Lisa questions. These have been very successful since they began in 2020, and the demand has continued to grow. As they are on zoom, they are not restricted to one geographical area. They are free of charge.

If you know any trans and non-binary young people or parents of trans and non-binary young people who would like to join this space, they can register for the event on the below links. If young people would like their youth worker to attend the session, you are welcome to join along with the young person.

Our next sessions with Dr. Brinkman are: 

March 15th 7pm to 9pm for young people.

March 21st 7pm to 9pm for parents.


FIT Advanced Manufacturing Course (targeting 18-35 year olds): Places Available

Click on the attached flyer and link below for information on our Advanced Manufacturing course:

LTI Dunshaughlin

Here are some more details and this is a link to apply on our website

• Aerbridge House, Dunshaughlin Business Park
• Full time (31 hours per week)
• 39 weeks duration including 2 weeks work placement
• Hands on learning
• 18-35 years
• Fully funded (no cost to learners)
• Training allowance available.
• People on the lower rate of Job Seekers normally get a full training allowance of €208 per week depending on eligibility.
• Travel allowance/meal allowance/accommodation allowance’s available.
• QQI Level 4
• Direct progression onto QQI Level 6 Advanced Manufacturing Traineeship



Trim FRC Spring Summer 2022 Newsletter

Click on the link below to see a copy of our latest newsletter outlining the programmes and groups we have in place that will be of interest to families.

tfrc newsletter



Outcomers Celebrates World Book Day with Free Books for Primary Schools

Outcomers is celebrating World Book Day on March 3rd, 2022 by extending an offer of a free set of six LGBT+ inclusive books to primary schools in Louth and Meath. The books are designed for primary school aged children, with a selection of fairy tales to choose from along with one book to explain what it means to be LGBT+.

World Book day is an annual event to promote the enjoyment of books and reading to children and young people. The set of books Outcomers provides ensures that children and young people also have the opportunity to enjoy seeing themselves and their families in the stories that they explore. If you would like to request a set of books for your primary school, please contact [email protected] or contact Outcomers on 042 9324816. Outcomers would like to extend their thanks to LMETB for funding this initiative.

Dundalk Outcomers is an organisation that was set up in 1997 as a support group for LGBTQ+ people. The organisation provides some light refreshments and offers talks in support groups or one on one counseling. Outcomers is open six days a week and the support they provide is free of charge. For more information go to the Outcomers website at or contact them on (042) 9329816.