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
We are looking forward to welcoming our member groups to our End of Year Plenary (Members’ Meeting) online this evening (Tuesday 6th December) form 8pm to 9.30pm.

The zoom link for the meeting was emailed to all Co. Wicklow PPN member groups today.

The initial section of the meeting will be devoted to updating our members about our work and finances as well as providing you with an opportunity to steer our work and ratify new PPN Member Groups, Representatives and Policies.

The remainder of the meeting will be devoted to hearing about energy efficiency in our groups, community facilities and own homes from our guest speaker Simon Whelan, MSc MEI Chartered Energy Master & Sustainable Energy Committee Mentor for Wicklow

And in best Co. Wicklow PPN tradition we will finish off the evening with our annual Christmas fun quiz.

Hopefully see you later.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Would you like to sing and make new friends? All are welcome to join either (or both) of these two singing groups being supported by Bray Family Resource & Development Centre and One Town One Voice
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Great networking and chats at the Bray Area Partnership Community Lunch in the Little Flower Hall.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Community Enhancement Scheme 2022 Community Support Fund
Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2023

This scheme will be processed by Wicklow County Council. Wicklow’s allocation is €308,834. This scheme is administered through the LCDC and they will be inviting applications in the new year.

Details of the scheme together with the application form will be circulated in due course.

Any queries in respect of this scheme should be emailed to cep@wicklowcoco.ie.
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Since 2014, Embrace FARM has worked for farm families affected by sudden loss or trauma through the compassionate provision of peer to peer support groups, the annual remembrance service and residential bereavement weekends. It was founded by the Rohan family in the aftermath of their own personal tragedy.

A Registered charity since 2017, Embrace FARM is the only charity of its kind in Ireland that offers supports solely dedicated to farm families affected by trauma and sudden loss. Embrace FARM also advocates for those affected by farm accidents.

In 2022 Embrace FARM launched the Encircle Programme which provides a structured, single point of contact access to local professional and peer to peer supports to families seeking these services.

Find out more here: www.embracefarm.com
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
County Wicklow Public Participation Network
Community Water Development Fund
Closing Date: Tuesday 9th February 2023

The Fund is administered by LAWPRO on behalf of the Department of Housing,Local Government and Heritage. There will be €500,000 available under the call.

An Online Fund Clinic webinar will be hosted by LAWPRO on Friday 13th January 2023 at 11am. To register: https://lawaters-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EYk4SdGIQtKEIhEs8_OV-Q

The Fund has been in operation since 2018. Since that time, it has awarded €2m in grant aid to 629 grant recipients to fund all types of water related projects. Examples include: feasibility studies; surveys and plans; biodiversity signage; water conservation measures; invasive species control; riparian management and
planting; training workshops; Citizen Science initiatives, etc.

The Fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.

Find out more about this find and apply click on the link below:
https://lawaters.ie/community-water-development-fund-2023/