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Who Are We?

Cork County Public Participation Network (PPN) is a network of community, voluntary, social inclusion and environmental organisations, working to build better communities across the county. Cork County PPN has more than 400 members and includes community-based groups, organisations, associations, clubs, societies and charities. We work to empower the community to be represented in decision making processes that impact citizens through representation on Council committees, consultation processes, policy submissions and more.

What is Community Wellbeing: Wellbeing is an increasingly common term that can describe wider conditions than good physical and mental health, which we need as individual and communities to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity. Some of these are things that we can easily measure, like the number of pre-school places, or the speed with which an ambulance can get to a sick person.  Others are less easily measured, such as our pride of place, our heritage and the way in which we all look after each other. All aspects of wellbeing are connected to each other.   

Community is Strength

Why Join the PPN?

As a member of Cork County PPN, you will have a greater say in local government decisions which affect your community. The PPN is now the main way that local authorities connect with groups active in their area. By joining the PPN, you will kept informed of available grants and funding as well as public consultations, events, resources and supports. You will also have access to free or subsidised training throughout the year.

Benefits of Joining


Represent

The opportunity to nominate someone from your organisation to sit on a board or committee on behalf of the PPN


Information

Access to relevant information on funding and grants coming through Cork County Council


Capacity Building

Access to training to support you in your work


Network

An opportunity to network with and learn from other organisations in Cork county

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