Tony Ryan Fund supporting local initiatives for children

Pictured at the award: Paul Curran, teacher and Tipperary senior hurling star; Phil Shanahan, programme manager South Tipperary Development Company; Claire Cashman, South Tipperary County Childcare Committee; Ann Ryan, South Tipperary County Council; Lisa Kavanagh, Youth Office TETB; Ruairi O Caisleain, HSE Child and Family Services; Niall Morrissey, CEO South Tipperary Development Company.
New funding has been secured to help improve the lives of children in Co. Tipperary.

New funding has been secured to help improve the lives of children in Co. Tipperary.

The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary, established by the Tony Ryan Trust, has awarded €73,400 to the Incredible Years Programme, which funds evidence-based initiatives that support children and young people to reach their potential.

The grant will allow for the roll out of the ‘Incredible Years Programme’ across primary schools and communities in South Tipperary for two years beginning immediately.

Incredible Years is a research based, proven, effective programme for increasing children’s social and emotional competence at home and at school.

It is delivered in two strands – in primary schools with teaching staff and in communities through the delivery of parenting programmes.

These parenting programmes will be delivered in local communities by agency personnel who will be specifically training through the Tony Ryan Fund in the Incredible Years Programme.

The initiative is well underway with training dates scheduled for November and December 2013.

If you are interested in participating in any aspect of the programme or just finding out more about it please contact: Deirdre O’Dwyer, project co-ordinator, South Tipperary Development Company on 052 7442652, 086 1703473 or info@stdc.ie