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Kilkenny PPN Draft Workplan for 2024

2023-11-29T11:44:40+00:00November 29th, 2023|News, Public interest, Resources|

The Kilkenny PPN Draft Workplan 2024 is available for review below. We welcome all member groups to read through the Workplan and provide input — Your thoughts and opinions play an important role in helping the Kilkenny PPN to strengthen and develop the participation & representation of Community Groups across County Kilkenny. Any input must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, 15th December, 2023. View the Kilkenny PPN Draft Workplan 2024 Should you wish to provide input for consideration, please email

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Free Training For Social Enterprises

2023-11-29T16:47:59+00:00November 23rd, 2023|Events, News, Public interest|

Kilkenny PPN kindly invites Social Enterprises and other interested Community groups in County Kilkenny to join a FREE training Programme on Social Enterprise during the months of December and January.   Click Here to Register for the Training Programme   The Training Programme will cover essential topics, including:   Business Planning (Trainer: Terry Harmer, NLC Training) Friday, 1st Dec, 2023, online from 9.30am to 12.30pm This workshop will cover the topics Business, Products/Services, Market & Marketing Strategy, Sales Process & Competition and Finances.   Up & Running (Trainer: Terry Harmer, [...]

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Invitation to Kilkenny PPN Webinar

2023-11-15T16:50:15+00:00November 15th, 2023|Events, News, Public interest|

Kilkenny PPN invites to you a webinar to hear about the Kilkenny County Council Draft Climate Action Plan and the Community Climate Action Grant. Please find information on how to register and attend below. Come along to hear the Climate Action Team talk about the five-year Draft Climate Action Plan, how you can make submissions; and also to hear about the new Community Climate Action Grant scheme which will be open to communities in December. Time: 7.00 - 8.00 PM Date: 22nd November 2023 Location: Online Webinar - Attend via Zoom Register [...]

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Seeking tender for the provision of training in the area of Social Enterprise

2023-11-15T12:57:58+00:00October 30th, 2023|News|

Procedure: Open Issue Date: 30 October 2023 Closing Date: 13 November 2023 Context In July 2019, Michael Ring TD, Minster for Community and Rural Development launched a strategy for social enterprise for the years 2019 to 2022. The development of this Strategy was formed by a 2018 report on the status of Social Enterprise in Ireland, and the research underpinning the 2018 report highlighted large knowledge gaps regarding the extent and nature of social enterprise in County Kilkenny, along with many other counties nationally. Later in 2019 [...]

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Call for Nominations for Environmental Representatives on Strategic Policy Committees (SPC’s) — 2,3, and 4

2023-11-15T12:56:29+00:00October 16th, 2023|News, Public interest|

Kilkenny PPN is seeking nominations to fill the vacant Environmental Seats on the following Strategic Policy Committees: SPC 2: Transport Policy, Mobility Management, and Water Services SPC 3: Housing SPC 3: Environmental Protection, Climate Action, and Energy Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, 25th of October, 2023 at 5pm. Nomination Form Link — SPC NOMINATION FORM   Guidelines for Nominations Nominating organisations must be registered with Kilkenny PPN and with the Environmental Pillar Nominations can only be made with the candidate’s knowledge and approval Community Groups can nominate one candidate [...]

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Call for Nomination to Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) — Community and Voluntary Seat

2023-10-03T17:02:46+01:00October 3rd, 2023|News, Public interest|

Call for Nomination to LCDC Community & Voluntary Seat Please click on the below link to access the nomination form.  Also included is information about becoming a PPN representative. LCDC Nomination Form The Representatives PPN Handbook PLEASE RETURN BY Tuesday, 24th October, 2023 by 5 pm email to , or post to: Kilkenny PPN, Unit 1 Hebron House, McDonagh Junction, Kilkenny N.B Candidate Form must be completed to ensure a valid nomination. Information provided on the Candidate Form will be circulated to ALL MEMBERS of the PPN   Criteria [...]

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Information Drop-In Clinic – Curraghmartin Solar Farm

2023-11-15T12:56:44+00:00September 27th, 2023|Events, Public interest|

UPDATE: The booking a Mooncoin Hall has been cancelled in favor of meeting groups living very close to the Curraghmartin Solar Farm, and in particular the village of Carrigeen, with direct invites to the community groups there. For further information, please contact SECAD Partnership CLG - SECAD on 021 461 3432, or email SECAD Partnership CLG are inviting you to an information event in regard to the Curraghmartin Solar Farm.   An informal meet and greet will take place on your arrival. The event will include: An introduction [...]

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Encouraging Women & Diversity in Local Government

2023-09-29T10:27:35+01:00September 4th, 2023|Events, News, Public interest|

The Kilkenny PPN is working in conjunction with the Kilkenny County Council on a series of informative sessions around the county to encourage female members of migrant communities to get involved in local government. Our first session will be held in St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall on Tuesday 19th of September from 1 pm-2.30 pm with a Free Lunch for those participating. During this session, we will cover a brief history of Ireland’s political system and how you can access tools & resources to help you engage with local/national government and [...]

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Ecosystem Restoration Course for Community Groups — August 26th & 27th

2023-09-29T10:27:35+01:00June 22nd, 2023|Events|

Síolta Chroí is running a course aiming to will explore how you can and your community group can play your part to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss by creating systems that sequester carbon, builds biodiversity, and restores the ecosystem that you are part of. The course will mix theory with practical hands-on work. It will give participants the knowledge and inspiration to transform the community space that they work with. In this course you will learn: Ecosystem restoration Soil building and natural cycles Introduction to Permaculture Design Building [...]

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