Category Archives: Community Announcements

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Minister Joe O’Brien officially launches values and principles for collaboration and partnership working with community and voluntary sector

Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has today, (Wednesday October 19th), officially launched an agreed set of Values and Principles for collaboration and partnership with the Community and Voluntary Sector. The launch took place at Outhouse Resource Centre, Capel St in Dublin, a community and voluntary organisation supporting the LGBT+ Community, their…

Waterford City and County Council’s reuse swap event toolkit

Waterford City and County Council’s reuse swap event toolkit

We all accumulate items during the course of our lives that we have outgrown or no longer have use for, e.g. sporting equipment, school uniforms, clothes etc. Why not hold a local swap event and help your community become more sustainable? Reusing our items is a positive climate action that we can all take. 10…

Europe Direct Soapbox Public Speaking Competition 2022

Europe Direct Soapbox public speaking competition 2022

We are delighted to inform you that our Annual Europe Direct Soapbox Competition will again take place online this year with fantastic prizes for the regional finalists and national winners!  We have been advised that the prizes will most likely remain the same as last year, an iPad for the regional winners of both categories…

Waterford Youth Employability Pathways Programme

Waterford Youth Employability Pathways Programme aims to enable young people to take responsibility for their own lives, develop and improve their social skills, increase self-esteem and confidence. The Youth Employability Programme is FREE of charge and open to young people between the ages of 17 – 24. The Programme is based at Woodstown Residential and Activity…

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Contributing to the Wellbeing Vision of Dungarvan & Lismore Municipal Districts

On the 25th February we brought community groups from the Dungarvan/Lismore Municipal Districts together to develop a shared vision for community Wellbeing in the area. These contributions will contribute to the Draft Vision for Community Wellbeing. This guiding Vision will inform the work of our PPN Representatives on county policy and decision-making bodies as well…

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORK - The Community Call

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORK – The Community Call

Message from the Department of Rural and Community Development Dear All By way of update, in response to Covid-19, the Government has launched “The Community Call”, a major initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors. The Community Call is an unprecedented mobilisation of both state and voluntary resources to…

Back on track: Vision for Community Wellbeing being developed for Waterford City and County

Waterford PPN recommences work on a Vision for Community Wellbeing for Waterford. Virtual workshops to take place throughout November, community groups encouraged to take part. Initiative to support long term community response to Covid-19. What do we need for the wellbeing of the communities across Waterford City and County? That is the question being posed…

Radical Statement at Waterford Laudato Si conference

Radical Statement at Waterford Laudato Si conference Speaking at a conference in Waterford in May, Fr Sean McDonagh, an internationally renowned eco-theologian said it was now time to act on the moral issues arising out of damaging the environment.    ‘We must now consider damage to our eco-systems as a sin’.   This startling statement came at…

PPN Workshop on Local Responses to Climate Action- Creating Sustainable Communities

Over 120 people attended a very informative workshop organised by Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) together with Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford PPNs in collaboration with the Irish Environmental Network. The workshop took place in Kilkenny Ormond Hotel on Saturday 23rd, to highlight what local people in the South East can do to combat Climate…

Supporting Communities Fund 2018

Waterford City & County Council Supporting Communities Fund 2018 Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2018 – No applications will be accepted after this date Waterford City & County Council is committed to encouraging communities and empowering residents to make a difference to their areas. To support this, the Council is inviting applications…

Vacancies – Waterford PPN

Waterford PPN has the following vacancies available (Please note these are voluntary positions but any travel expenses incurred will be covered (T & Cs apply) PPN Secretariat – Social Inclusion Rep The Secretariat usually meets 6-8 times a year of an evening; There is work involved covering such issues/sub committees as the Annual Community &…

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: National Public Library Strategy Outline 2018-2022

The Department of Housing Planning, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with the Local Government Management Agency and the Libraries Development Committee, has commenced the development of a new 5 year strategy for the public library service in Ireland. As part of their early consultation on developing the new strategy, they have invited Public Participation…