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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.

Breaking News – Election Results Out!

We are thrilled to announce the results of our recent elections and welcome our new PPN Reps onboard. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and voted. Congratulations to the 33 new Reps who will be starting their new roles in January.

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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Taking a seat at policy-making level

Cork County Council Welcomes Local Representatives to Policy Committees Demonstrating that democracy is rooted at local level, Cork County Council welcomes Local Representatives to Policy Committees from community groups who …

Re-Registration

The Cork County PPN are calling on all existing PPN groups to re-register with us. This is to ensure all our groups are still active and wish to be engaged …

Training Information

The Cork County PPN are delighted to announce three free training sessions for all PPN groups between October and December 2021. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills …

Call for Nominations

We are thrilled to announce the Call for Nominations is now open and will run until Friday 5th November. Cork County PPN is calling for nominations to fill the 37 …

West Cork Islands Community Council

Sherkin, Heir, Long, Cape Clear, Whiddy, Bere, and Dursey Islands Website: westcorkislands.comFacebook: @westcorkislands The West Cork Islands Community Council (WCICC) is made up of the seven inhabited islands of West Cork, …

Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley - PPN Resource Worker and Support Worker

Cork County PPN welcomes their new staff

Cork County PPN are delighted to announce the appointment of two new PPN Staff, Sandy McGroarty and Patrick Buckley. They began their roles on Monday 31st May 2021 and have …