Welcome to County Wicklow PPN

Co. Wicklow PPN is a network of community groups from all the municipal districts in Co. Wicklow that focus on environmental, social inclusion and other community activities across the county.

Represent

We provide a structure for Co. Wicklow community groups to nominate community representatives to decision and policy making bodies in the county.

Participate

Become a member of this Network that supports the community to participate in local and national policy and decision making.

Support

We support member groups to grow, develop, be informed, and have their voices heard.

Our story

County Wicklow Public Participation Network (PPN) was formed in July 2014. Since then, Co Wicklow PPN has worked towards branding itself, developing transparent structures and procedures, providing community information, supporting member groups, representing the community on various committees, and raising awareness of the PPN itself.

County Wicklow PPN is a non-party political and non-sectarian representative organisation that acts as a voice for all community and voluntary organisations in County Wicklow.

The PPN’s purpose is to provide an inclusive and independent structure that enables community consultation and participation in policy and decision making so as to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people in the county.

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County Wicklow Public Participation Network

Welcome to the Facebook Page of County Wicklow Public Participation Network – “The Voice of Community & Voluntary Groups in County Wicklow”. County Wicklow PPN is a non-party political and non-sectarian representative organisation that acts as a voice for all community and voluntary organisations in County Wicklow. The PPN’s purpose is to provide an inclusive and independent structure that enables community consultation and participation in policy and decision making so as to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people in the county.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Register of Charities – how to ensure your charity is up-to-date
Online session on Wednesday, 6 July from 1 to 1.30pm

This will be a practical session to assist charities in keeping their information on the Register of Charities accurate and up to date. It will also include insights and guidance on compliance with the Charities Governance Code, particularly those areas which some charities seem to find most challenging.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/register-of-charities-how-to-ensure-your-charity-is-up-to-date-tickets-371082988207
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
The Co Wicklow PPN Plenary today (25th June) had a Street Feast element. There was lots of information, decisions, and networking (and food, lots of food!). There was cultural exchange, camaraderie and fun. Thank you to all our members for your engagement, support, and commitment to our PPN, it is much appreciated We will circulate a report very soon.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021

Minister O’Brien publishes the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021

• €51.8 million spent in 2021 to help address disadvantage

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’Brien, T.D., today (24th June 2022) published the 2021 Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report.

Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to fund measures that address economic, social, or educational disadvantage and to support people with a disability. The 2021 Annual Report details that expenditure on Dormant Accounts measures over the year amounted to €51.8 million across 11 Government Departments.

Publishing the Annual Report today, Minister O’Brien said:
“I am delighted to publish the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021 which shows that funding of over €51 million was provided in 2021 to help address disadvantage right across Ireland. The 51 measures included in the report were implemented across Government and have helped to address a diverse range of issues such as providing programmes to support children and youths; prisoners; carers; victims of crime; those suffering domestic violence; homelessness; and marginalised groups such as the Traveller and Roma Community.”

The Minister continued:
“Dormant Accounts funding makes a real difference to individuals and communities right across the country. It is helping vulnerable individuals, supporting social inclusion, and strengthening our communities. I am particularly happy to see a successful focus in 2021 on assisting the Traveller and Roma communities, for example.”

Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. noted:
“I welcome the publication of the 2021 Dormant Accounts Annual Report which outlines how over €51 million in funding supported disadvantage groups last year. Within our Department, €12.5 million was channelled towards the likes of the Senior Alerts Scheme, Social Enterprise and our libraries.

“I am delighted too with the progress made in terms of increasing Dormant Account funding across Government over the last few years and I look forward to the continued positive impact it is having in disadvantaged communities throughout Ireland.”

Click on the link below to view the Dormant Accounts Fund Annual Report 2021:

https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/769773-dormant-accounts-fund-annual-action-plans-and-reports/?fbclid=IwAR04K6oSE2hosPasi_s9aEl0uCBEVqW4It4mOsga_ExJOY8B8Jv8gYdNpvY#
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm EIAR* Scoping Report (*Environmental Impact Assessment Report).

Consultation for the EIAR Scoping Report is now open until the 1st of September 2022

DP Energy and Iberdrola have announced the publication of the Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) Scoping Report. This EIAR Scoping Report describes the key elements of Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm and the current understanding of baseline conditions and sensitivities of the receiving environment likely to be affected by Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm.

The EIAR Scoping Report sets out the studies and assessments proposed in the preparation of the future Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) for Shelmalere Offshore Wind Farm.

The future Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) will outline the potential effects that the proposed project, if carried out, could have on the surrounding onshore and offshore environment.

The EIAR Scoping Report can be viewed online at the project website: https://shelmalereoffshorewindfarm.com/eiar/

or if you would prefer, a copy of the EIAR Scoping Report is also available for review, free of charge from Monday 27th June the at the following locations:

• Wexford County Council offices
• Arklow Municipal District Council offices
• Wexford Town Library
• Courtown Harbour Garda Station Internal Use
• Gorey Library
• Enniscorthy Library
• Enniscorthy Municipal District Council Offices
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
The Climate Action Regional Offices in collaboration with local authorities, NUI Galway, Leave No Trace, Clean Coasts, Green Schools and the Dublin Bay Biosphere are running a public awareness campaign over the summer months to highlight the importance and fragility of sand dune systems as natural coastal protection and important habitats. The campaign will be launched on Saturday 25th June as part of World Sand Dune Day.

Find out more about the campaign here: https://www.caro.ie/projects-research/campaigns/sand-dune
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
‘Community Buddy’ Training Programme

Cycle Against Suicide’s aim is the prevention of suicide and their message is ‘It is OK not to feel OK. And it’s Absolutely OK to ask for help’.

The CAS ‘Community Buddy’ training programme provides people working or volunteering in their communities with the skills to be the stepping stone to help others in their communities who might be in distress and need a helping hand to cope or, if necessary, a hand in taking the next step towards healing.

The training is free of charge and is an important link between communities and professional wellbeing services.

JULY Training Dates
Course: ‘Community Buddy’ Training Programme
Delivery: Online via Zoom (free to all community and residents’ groups)

Thursday and Friday, July 14th & 15th (2 full days – 9.30am to 5pm each day)
or
Monday & Tuesday July 11th/12th /18th/19th (all 4 evenings 7pm to 10pm)

Full details including registration are available at:

https://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community-buddy/