Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are new structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. 


How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register my group?

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

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Urban,Rural,Town & VillageRenewal & Development Funds

Kerry County Council is seeking ‘Expressions of Interests’ from organisations and groups who may have suitable projects for consideration under these schemes. These schemes have been developed by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Department of Housing Planning and Local Government to support measures which rejuvenate rural and urban towns and villages throughout Ireland. Kerry County Council, at this early stage is trying to ascertain the potential level of interest and the type/nature of projects that may be eligible under the schemes.

All Expressions of Interest will be assessed based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outlines above.

  1. Urban Regeneration Development Fund: This fund supports the compact growth and sustainable development of Ireland’s five cities and other large urban centres, which onlyapplies to Killarney and Tralee in County Kerry. Expressions of Interest are invited to be submitted as either ‘ready-to-go’, Category A proposals or as Category B proposals that require further development. The minimum overall value of the proposal is set at €2million.


  1. Rural Regeneration Development Fund:

The objective of this fund is to support coordinated and integrated projects which will have an impact on sustainable economic and social development in rural areas. The Fund will support ambitious and strategic projects which contribute to sustainable rural regeneration and development. Key outcomes will be to support sustainable community and economic development in rural Ireland, including through regenerating smaller towns and villages and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation to support job creation in rural areas.

  1. Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019:

Project proposals must include activities that will have clear positive economic impacts on the town or village making them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential. Successful proposals must demonstrate close collaboration between communities and business interests in the design and delivery of proposed projects and must have the support of the Local Authority. All projects under each scheme should also outline the consultation process undertaken.

All interested groups must complete an Expression of Interest Form and return to the Community Department, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee or email to community@kerrycoco.ie no later than Tuesday, 30th April 2019.

Please note that the submission of an Expression of Interest does not guarantee a final application to the Department to consider the project for funding. Projects that are shortlisted to Application Stage will be formally notified by the local authority.

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Tidy Towns Waters & Communities Awards

Tidy Towns Waters and Communities Special Award 2019

The Waters and Communities Special Award is now open for applications with a deadline of 17th May 2019. The Award is run in conjunction with SuperValu TidyTowns Awards.
The Waters and Communities Special Award 2019 aims to get communities more involved with the natural heritage in their local areas by helping to protect, maintain and improve the quality of local waterbodies  . To be eligible for this award community groups must demonstrate an appreciation for their water environment and heritage with initiatives or projects during the timespan of June 2018 to May 2019.Examples of community initiatives include: clean ups; provision or upgrading of public amenities; conservation of biodiversity and heritage; promotion of angling; local education and awareness raising; etc).
The Waters and Communities Award was first introduced in 2017 and is now a regular feature in the TidyTowns calendar. Last year, the overall winner of the award was Abbey TidyTowns, Co. Galway. To read about previous winners of the Waters and Communities Special Awards see https://www.catchments.ie/tidytowns-waters-communities-special-award/
All applications will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland and the Local Authority Waters Programme. The judges will assess each application for initiatives undertaken between June 2018 and May 2019 based on the following criteria:

  1. Awareness raising (15 Marks)
  2. Community involvement (20 Marks)
  3. Stakeholder engagement (15 Marks)
  4. Project benefits (40 Marks)
  5. Lessons learned and plans for the future (10 Marks)

The Waters and Communities Award is open to any community group to apply and is sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland and the Local Authority Waters Programme. The award has a total prize fund of €7,000. The overall winner is presented with prize money of €2,000 at the main TidyTowns awards ceremony. All other winners and runners up will be presented with prize money at the TidyTowns regional awards ceremonies.
The Application form and further details are available on the TidyTowns website  www.tidytowns.ie .
Closing date for receipt of entries is 17th May 2019.
Best of luck everyone!

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Street Feast 2019

Great excitement, the Kerry Public Participation Network are delighted to be again supporting Street Feast 2019.

……And we’re off! Registrations are now OPEN for Street Feast 2019.

Street Feast 2019 is officially LAUNCHED which means registrations are now OPEN.
It’s our 10th birthday and we’d be thrilled if you joined the party by hosting a feast on Sunday 5th MayRegister your feast online and claim your free party pack which includes all the party essentials- bunting, invitations, posters & more..

Register at www.streetfeast.ie for your free party pack

Street Feast is an excuse to turn off the telly, get outside and meet the neighbours over delicious food & good conversation.
We spend so much time in our neighbourhoods & around out neighbours yet rarely do we get a chance to celebrate those streets or the people who make up our communities.
Keep it simple. Our ethos remains the same- building community using simple measures- food & conversation. A Street Feast can be ANYWHERE- in the middle of the pavement, on the green, down the pier.. Invite the neighbours, grab a table and a few chairs, light up the BBQ and voila- you have yourself a Street Feast!
So.. G’waaan- this year is your year…
We’ll be in touch soon with more news & excitement.
Chat soon,
P.S Don’t be a stranger- give us a follow on FacebookInstagram & Twitter. Tag us in your posts (@streetfeast)- We’d love to hear from ya.

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