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 celebrate the vibrancy of the community and voluntary sector in Kilkenny and recognise the contribution that volunteers make to the fabric of our county.

Nominations are now open, and the people of Kilkenny are being called upon to nominate community groups and local volunteer heroes who are making a real difference on the ground.

Community groups across Co. Kilkenny can be nominated under the following categories:

  1. Arts, Culture and Heritage
  2. Community and Civic Pride
  3. Social Enterprise
  4. Environment
  5. Health and Social Wellbeing
  6. Social Inclusion
  7. Covid 19 Group Support


All shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel on 2nd December and the winners of each category will receive a unique trophydesigned by celebrated craftsperson Eimear Conyardand prize of €500 sponsored by generous local business owners.

We also have a special award on the night called the Covid 19 Local Volunteer Hero Award.

For outstanding work by an Individual in the Community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The Award is open to individuals who went above and beyond the call of duty to help, respond to and mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic within their community.  There is no age restriction on nominated volunteers but anyone under 18 will need parental consent.

See both nomination forms below which can be downloaded by you and sent in to our office.

Please feel free to contact our office on 056 7794255/ 087 1731634 for more information or if you want  form sent out to you by Post.

Nomination Form Group Categories KK PPN and KK Vol Centre

Nomination Form Individual Award Kilkenny PPN and Vol Centre Awards (1)

You can also fill out the form online which can be quicker and easier –

The Covid 19 Local Volunteer Hero Award Online Nomination Form-

The Kilkenny Community and Voluntary Awards 2021 Online Group Nomination Form-