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Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Awards 2021 Nomination Form

By |2021-09-22T13:24:17+01:00September 22nd, 2021|COVID-19 Resources & Information, Events, News, Public interest|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGJ-lA1P0R8 The Kilkenny Community and Voluntary awards will take place on 2nd December 2021 and is a collaborative effort between Kilkenny Volunteer Centre and Kilkenny PPN with support from Kilkenny County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development.   The aim of the awards is to recognise the commitment of the countless community and voluntary groups across Co. Kilkenny and the volunteers who work tirelessly to provide services to the old, the young, the isolated, the lonely, and the vulnerable in our community.   The awards will [...]

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Capacity Building Grant and Training from Hub Na nÓg

By |2021-06-18T14:42:55+01:00June 18th, 2021|Grants and Funding, Public interest|

Minister O’Gorman announces Capacity Building Grant and Training from Hub na nÓg to support implementation of the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-making Minister Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has today announced that the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund and Hub na nÓg* training to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making, (2021). The emphasis will be on the everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young [...]

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Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Communities Integration Fund 2021

By |2021-06-18T14:38:32+01:00June 18th, 2021|Grants and Funding, Public interest|

Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Communities Integration Fund 2021 €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.   15 June 2021 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman T.D., today announced €500,000 in funding under the Communities Integration Fund 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Communities Integration Fund celebrates the rich cultural diversity within local communities and enables local community-based organisations [...]

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National Water Safety Awareness Week June 14th -June 20th

By |2021-06-18T14:33:28+01:00June 18th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from June 14th – June 20th 2021. During the week, Water Safety Ireland’s national campaign will communicate important water safety messages to the Irish public. The central theme for this year is ‘Better Safe, Than Sorry’ – reminding us all to take necessary care when on, near or in water. Further details can be found at www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/  

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REGISTER NOW FOR KILKENNY PPN VIRTUAL PLENARY JUNE 15th 2021

By |2021-06-04T14:46:13+01:00June 4th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

Hopefully this will be the last online Plenary that Kilkenny PPN will have. We are very eager to have an opportunity to meet and greet once again and get back to being back on the ground with you again. Until then, we will continue to work with you and on your behalf to ensure that your voice is heard at policy level. Kilkenny PPN has continued to work and deliver upon its objectives albeit differently than before. We will be hosting our Plenary online on Tuesday 15th of June from [...]

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Publication of the Chief Executive’s Report on Submissions to the Kilkenny Draft Development Plan

By |2021-06-04T13:26:06+01:00June 4th, 2021|News, Public interest|

Following engagement with the consultation process of the City & County Development Plan  2021 -2027, I  wish to inform you that the Chief Executive’s Report on Submissions to the Draft City and County Development Plan was recently submitted to the Kilkenny County Councillors, and is now available on our dedicated Development Plan website, at the following link: https://ourplan.kilkenny.ie/publication-of-chief-executives-report-on-submissions-to-the-draft/ The Council are meeting at 3pm on Tuesday 8th June to consider this Report.  A member of the public who wishes to join the Council Meeting should contact Brenda Kelly:  for a link to the [...]

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DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURAL REVIEW OF THE PPN’s NOW OPEN – Online Survey

By |2021-06-04T13:23:54+01:00June 4th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are interested in getting your views on Public Participation Networks (PPNs). PPNs were first set up six years ago. They are now operational in all counties in Ireland and have over 18,000 groups with over 1.5 million members registered with them. The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has appointed Mazars consultants to carry out an independent structural review of the PPNs to guide their future development and ensure that the structures in place allow for effective representation of their communities [...]

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Creating a Vision for Community Well Being for Kilkenny

By |2021-05-24T18:17:34+01:00May 24th, 2021|Events, News, Public interest|

Let's work together to develop a Vision for Community Well being for Kilkenny. What is a Vision for Community Well being? Developing a Vision for Community Well being means thinking about what we have and what we need to help Kilkenny to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours. Our well being is affected by many things; the economy, the environment, community services and more. As part of a national initiative, the PPN has been tasked by Government [...]

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Kilkenny Social Enterprise Survey

By |2021-04-09T16:57:03+01:00April 9th, 2021|News, Public interest|

If you run a social enterprise in Kilkenny - large or small - we want to hear your views. Kilkenny Public Participation Network (PPN) is conducting this research to understand how social enterprises can be better supported to grow and develop. We appreciate your time  - the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Most of the questions are check-boxes. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KilknySoclEnter

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Memorandum of Understanding Kilkenny PPN and Kilkenny Local Authority 2018-2021

By |2021-04-09T13:29:29+01:00April 9th, 2021|News, Public interest|

The present Memorandum of Understanding between Kilkenny PPN and Kilkenny Local Authority. Kilkenny PPN is an independent entity but is hosted by Kilkenny Local Authority. While this had previously been approved, some minor alterations have been made reflecting the new accommodation of the PPN and the new circulars from the Department. MOU Kilkenny PPN and LA 2021 Signed

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