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20 09,2022

September Newsletter out now!

Dear PPN Members, Please see below our September 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected]    PPN September Newsletter 2022

19 09,2022

Public Participation Network Structural Review- Resource Workers Submission

Further to the publication of Mazars Structural Review of the Public Participation Network – Report, the Department of Rural and Community Development sought the views of all Public Participation Networks, the CCMA, Local Authorities, host organisations and other relevant stakeholders on the report. The PPN Workers decided to make a join submission on behalf of…
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19 09,2022

Working with Nature Workshops September 2022

Working with Nature Workshops September 2022 Free in person and online workshops available this September in Connemara National Park and Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. “Weed or Wildflower” workshop. Thursday 22nd September, Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway “Care for blue spaces” workshop. Thursday 29th September, Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway “Impacts of rodenticides on biodiversity”.…
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12 09,2022

Galway County Public Participation Network meets Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD

Press Release   Monday 12th September 2022     Galway County Public Participation Network meets Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, to discuss community needs.   Galway County PPN met with Minister Joe O’Brien TD during his 2-day visit to Galway City and County PPN Secretariat Vincent Lyons highlighted some current shortcomings…
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12 09,2022

Minister Joe O’Brien announces the continuation of the Community Services Programme Support Fund in 2022 with additional funding of almost €1 million

Media release Friday, 9th September 2022.   Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’Brien T.D., has today (9th September) announced funding of almost €1 million for the Community Services Programme 2022 Support Fund. The funding is being provided to support Community Services Programme (CSP) organisations in a weak financial…
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09 09,2022

Positive Ageing Week 2022

Positive Ageing Week 2022 Seachtain na Aosaithe Dhearfaigh 2022 25 September – 1 October 2022   Positive Ageing Week celebrates ageing and the theme for 2022 is Challenging Ageism – Reframing How We Think, Feel and Act about older age. To celebrate Positive Ageing Week, members of the Age Friendly Alliance have organised several information,…
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29 08,2022

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €7.4 million for 175 community projects nationwide

Media Release Monday, 15th August 2022 Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €7.4 million for 175 community projects nationwide   Sports Clubs, Schools, Community Groups to receive grants of up to €50,000 Successful projects include Astro-Turfs, Sensory Gardens, Handball Alleys, Outdoor Cinemas, Hurling Walls, Basketball Courts, Walkways, Public Toilets, Community Gyms, Youth Hubs, Community Cafés…
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22 08,2022

PPN August Newsletter Out Now

Please see below our August 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected]      PPN August Newsletter

26 07,2022

Historic Day as the First Meeting of the Irish Language Services Advisory Committee convened today

Historic Day as the First Meeting of the Irish Language Services Advisory Committee convened today Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D., met with members of the Irish Language Services Advisory Committee today, 25 July 2022, when they had their first meeting in the Foras na Gaeilge building…
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25 07,2022

Call out for Positive Ageing Week -September 26 – 30, 2022

Positive Ageing Week 2022 is an opportunity to shine a light on all the positive contributions of older people in our communities, and to create a buzz in the city and county which highlights positivity of older age. One part of the campaign is to showcase older people in our communities who we know to…
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21 07,2022

July Newsletter out now!

Dear members of Galway County PPN,     Please see below our JULY 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected]    PPN July Newsletter

05 07,2022

Structural Review of PPNs 2022

  Out now!   The Department of Rural and Community Development has published and a report which reviews the current functioning of the PPNs in Ireland. This report is available on the Department’s website here.   An independent review of the Public Participation Network structures was commissioned by the Department in 2021, to fulfil the…
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04 07,2022

Climate Consultation now open!

    The Climate Conversation 2022 is now open.   People across the country are invited to have their say on how we can all play our part in securing our sustainable future.   Reaching our ambitious climate goals will require changes to many aspects of our lives including our homes and workplaces, how we power and…
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22 06,2022

PPN June Newsletter out now!

Dear members of Galway County PPN,   Please see below our JUNE 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email  [email protected]   PPN Newsletter JUNE 2022

16 06,2022

Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2022

Contribution of Community Groups recognised at Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2022   After an absence of a few years, community & voluntary activity was back to being celebrated ‘in person’ at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards which were held in conjunction with the Cathaoirleach’s Ball on Saturday 11th June.   The Awards were organised by Galway County Council in…
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18 05,2022

PPN May Newsletter out now!

Dear members of Galway County PPN,   Please see below our May 2022 Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email [email protected] or [email protected]   Read Here: PPN May Newsletter

17 05,2022

PPN Training Series: Sustainable Living – Building Community & Climate Resilience

Sustainable Living – Building Community & Climate Resilience PPN Training Series with Alfred Decker   Over a series of 8 weeks, internationally renowned permaculture trainer Alfred Decker will take us through a range of permaculture principles and practices, looking at regeneration as a holistic process in terms of the cultural, social, ecological, economic and worldview,…
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10 05,2022

Community Centre Investment Fund

PRESS RELEASE. Registration now open for new Community Centre Investment Fund – Minister Humphreys. All interested applicants must register online prior to application Information sessions to be held on 18th May & 1st June 2022   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced registration is now open for a new €15 million capital fund for the…
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26 04,2022

PPN April Newsletter Out Now!

Dear members of Galway County PPN,   Please see attached our April Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email [email protected] or [email protected]   Read Here: April Newsletter PPN

26 04,2022

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2022

Cllr. Peter Keaveney, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, is delighted to launch the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2022, to acknowledge and reward the commitment of individuals, groups, and communities for the significant impact their community & voluntary activity has on quality of life in their local areas. Nominations are now invited for the following categories:  …
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21 04,2022

Interagency Group Launches LGBTIQ+ Resource Pack

Galway LGBTIQ+ Interagency Group launches Resource Pack for Supporting LGBTIQ+ Communities.   LGBT+ Resource Pack

06 04,2022

Disability Participation Survey

Galway County Council, in partnership with Galway County PPN and its Disability Forum, invites People with Disabilities to take part in a survey to identify the primary issues and priorities for improving their participation in community life.    Article 30 of the UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities) recognises the…
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23 03,2022

PPN March Newsletter

Dear members of Galway County PPN,   Please see attached our March Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email [email protected] or [email protected]   Read here: PPN Newsletter – March…
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01 03,2022

Galway County Council invites applications for 2022 – Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS).

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys launches €15 million Fund to support Outdoor Adventure Activities Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) to provide major boost to rural tourism  €15 million fund to develop our mountains, lakes, beaches, bogs, forest walks, blueways, greenways (under 20k) and bridleways Focus on supporting adventure activities such as hiking, mountaineering, kayaking,…
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24 02,2022

PPN February Newsletter out now!!!

Dear members of Galway County PPN,   Please see attached our February edition of the PPN Newsletter. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email [email protected] or [email protected]   Read HERE…
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26 01,2022

January Newsletter out now

Dear PPN members, Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! We are delighted to share with you our first newsletter of 2022. The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email…
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17 12,2021

PPN December Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you!     The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected] Read here:  PPN Newsletter…
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01 12,2021

Community Monuments Fund 2022

Applications Due February 8th 2022 Galway County Council in conjunction with the National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2022. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments. Owners and Custodians Community Monuments Fund will invest essential…
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30 11,2021

PPN November Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected] Read here: PPN November Newsletter (1) Funding Point…
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09 11,2021

Galway County Energy Master Plan

Have your say in the drafting of Galway’s first Energy Master Plan for our County The Green Recovery Working Group (GRWG) of the Galway County PPN are developing an Energy Master plan for County Galway. We are currently in the process of preparing an application for energy master plan funding through SEAI, who are providing…
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20 10,2021

PPN October Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected] Read here: October Newsletter PPN

27 09,2021

Social Inclusion Week 2021

  Social Inclusion Week 2021   Closing Date is 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th October 2021   Social Inclusion Week for County Galway is taking place from the 18th – 24th October 2021.  The purpose of the week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity in County Galway. Small grants of up to…
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23 09,2021

Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021

Closing Date is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 15th October 2021 Galway County Council through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding from Social Enterprises within the Galway County administrative area, for the Social Enterprise Capital Grants Scheme 2021. ·       Only Social Enterprises, as defined in the National Social Enterprise Policy (see Guidelines), may apply…
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22 09,2021

Make Way Day 2021

Galway County Disability Forum invites you to join us for an online event to highlight the importance of accessibility in our public spaces.   When: Friday 24th September @ 2pm Where: Online via Zoom Topic: Galway County Disability Forum Time: Sep 24, 2021 14:00 Dublin Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86546667929 We will have a presentation and…
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22 09,2021

Land Use Management Workshops

Latest PPN Training – Land Use Management Talk Series with Feidhlim Harty. Every Tuesday @ 7pm From 5th October -16 November 2021   FÉIDHLIM HARTY is the director of FH Wetland Systems environmental consultancy, permaculture designer and writer. His most recent book Towards Zero Waste is now available online and in selected bookshops nationwide. Other…
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20 09,2021

PPN September Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected] Read HERE: PPN Newsletter September 2021

01 09,2021

Positive Ageing Week 2021 – Small Grants Scheme

Positive Ageing Week 2021 will be held from 27th September to 1st October inclusive, and is an opportunity to shine a light on all the positive contributions of older people in our communities, and highlight positivity of older age. We invite you to join with us in celebrating the older people who make a difference in our neighbourhoods and…
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27 08,2021

Street Scape Enhancement Measure 2021

Galway County Council is pleased to announce a Streetscape Enhancement Measure under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2021. Our Rural Future is the Government’s five-year strategy to revitalise rural Ireland and includes a commitment to upgrade and enhance shopfronts and street facades in our rural towns and villages. Improving the visual appearance of our…
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24 08,2021

Positive Ageing Week 2021 – Nominate your older hero!

Who is Your Older Hero? Positive Ageing Week 2021                27th September – 1st October positive ageing call for bios pdf Positive Ageing Week 2021 is an opportunity to shine a light on all the positive contributions of older people in our communities, and to create a buzz in…
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24 08,2021

Online Healthy Food Made Easy Courses

There will be two online Healthy Food Made Easy programmes starting Tuesday 14th September, one in the morning and one in the evening. Please see attached poster for your information.   The programme times are as follows: Tuesday 14th September: 10.00am-11.30am Tuesday 14th September: 7.00pm-8.30pm   The online Healthy Food Made Easy programme is suitable…
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17 08,2021

Remember If They Poop, You Scoop: Anti-Dog Fouling Campaign

Galway County Council continues to receive complaints regularly regarding the issue of dog fouling in the county from members of the public, elected members, voluntary groups, staff etc. Following the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, the issue of dog fouling has become an escalating problem on footpaths and in parks and open spaces in…
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17 08,2021

PPN August Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected]   Read HERE: PPN August 2021 Newsletter-

22 07,2021

July Newsletter Out Now!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. If you would  like to include your news in the next Newsletter, please email your PPN Support Worker Mary: [email protected]   PPN Newsletter July 2021

08 07,2021

Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) Elections now open!

The purpose of the LCDC is to draw on the knowledge and experience of the public and private sectors to bring about a more joined-up approach to community development and deliver effective and efficient services to citizens, particularly those who are disadvantaged.       The initial term is 3 years, however, the PPN Representatives may…
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01 07,2021

Summer School Training for Community Groups

Trainings for Community Groups on GDPR, Charities Governance Code and Board Roles and Responsibilities About this event: The Galway County PPN are delighted to offer you their PPN Summer School training package which comprises: 3 online training sessions offered by experts form the Carmichael Centre, Dublin and 3 eLearning modules to completed individually at your own pace. The details: Session…
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22 06,2021

June Newsletter out now!!

Dear Galway County PPN, We are delighted to share our latest PPN Newsletter with you! The PPN Newsletter, as always, is packed with info on events, funding and other news for community groups. In this edition we welcome our new Galway Sports Partnership Committee Rep, Joseph Kelly. Also, in this edition we feature the winners of the Cathaoirleach’s Community…
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17 06,2021

Community Heroes honoured at Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards for 2020

In keeping with the “new normal”, community and voluntary groups, individual volunteers, the Chief Executive and Elected Members of Galway County Council, and a host of well-wishers, met via “Zoom” to celebrate community & voluntary activity during 2020, at an event hosted by the Cathaoirleach Cllr. James Charity and MC for the evening Mr. Keith…
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14 06,2021

HEALTHY IRELAND FUND (round 3)

Funding to improve cooking/kitchen equipment in community-owned facilities. Healthy Ireland is a government led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland.   Galway County LCDC was successful in getting approval for a programme of work under Round 3 of the Healthy Ireland Fund, and one of these was under the theme…
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02 06,2021

Community Enhancement Programme 2021

Closing Date is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd June 2021   Galway County Council through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding from Community and Voluntary “not for profit” Groups within the Galway County administrative area, for the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2021.   The Community Enhancement Programme aims to provide funding…
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20 05,2021

1916 Bursary Fund is now open for applications

The 1916 Bursary Fund is now open for applications. Who can apply? The Bursaries are targeted at new entry students (entering first year) who are underrepresented in higher education and who are from one or more of the target groups that have low participation rates in higher education: What is the value of a 1916…
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