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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 1000 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 – Plenary and Nominations!

We are thrilled to announce registration is now open for our 2021 Plenary. This will take place on Wednesday 27th October Online. All PPN groups are invited to attend.

And in more exciting news, we have opened the call for nominations to fill the 37 Cork County Council committee seats that are reserved for PPN Representatives. Nominations will close on November 5th and elections are set to take place at the end of November.

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


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


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

Capacity Building

Access to training to support you in your work


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