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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!

After our recent call for nominations, we are delighted to welcome 3 new Secretariat members and 3 new Representatives as follows:

Ena Howell (I.C.A.)- Secretariat and JPC

Donal Kissane (Atlantic View Residents Association)- Secretariat and Housing SPC

Gerry Moore (Carrigaloe Community Association)- Secretariat

Peter Kidney (Cobh Summer Swing)- Social Inclusion, Community and Rural Development SPC

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

Community Buddy Training Programme

The Community Buddy/Peer Support team invites all community and residents’ groupsto join their Online Training Programme 07th of June 2022

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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 …