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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Community Water Development Fund 2018



The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018 (www.watersandcommunities.ie). Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28th May at 19.00hrs.

The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive.


This 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. This can include the development of a catchment partnership or River/Lake Trust, and delivery of local projects to protect and improve water quality in a local waterbody. The fund is administered by the Waters and Communities Office on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.


Grants awarded will range from up to €5,000; up to €10,000 and up to €25,000.

The fund is capped at €180,000 for 2018.

Types of projects considered will include:

– Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.

– Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.

– General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.

Application Form and Guidance Notes in respect of the Community Water Development Fund are available to download at www.watersandcommunities.ie or by contacting the Waters and Communities Office at 0761 06 5262 or info@lawco.ie


Bláithín Ní Ainín | Community Water Officer

Local Authority Waters and Communities Office

Oifig an Údaráis Áitiúl um Uiscí agus Pobail

A Environmental Services, Kerry County Council, Maine Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

   Seirbhísí Comhsaoil, Comhairle Contae Chiarraí, Sráid na Mainge, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí.   

M 085 8083716

E bniainin@lawco.ie

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Community Integration Fund 2018



Communities Integration Fund 2018 – Call for Proposals


Mr. David Stanton T.D., Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, launched the Communities Integration Fund (CIF) 2018.

€500,000 is available from the Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration in 2018 to support community organizations to promote migrant integration, raise intercultural awareness and combat racism in their local communities.

Purpose and Goal of the Fund

The purpose of the Communities Integration Fund 2018 is to provide funding and support for communities across Ireland to play a greater role in promoting integration by providing practical support to facilitate social inclusion among the migrant population.

The Communities Integration Fund is administered by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality.

Funding of up to €5,000 is available to community organisations for eligible activities to promote migrant integration in their local community.

Allocation is via an open competitive process. The guidance note and the CIF2018 Grant Application forms are available to download on-line at the OPMI websitewww.integration.ie  or from the Department of Justice website www.justice.ie


NOTE: All Applications must be submitted by email only to integrationfunds@justice.ie. Handwritten applications or applications by post will not be accepted. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midnight on Thursday 3 May 2018.


Minister Stanton also launched a report on the Communities Integration Fund 2017 which is available on the new look website of the Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration at www.integration.ie . In 2017, every county in Ireland received support from the Fund for locally run projects to support integration.

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Application for CLÁR Funding 2018


The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring TD, has announced details of the CLAR Programme for 2018. The Programme, which has a national budget of €5million this year forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and will support investments such as play areas for children, traffic calming measures around

schools and support for emergency first responders. The funding will be allocated by the Department on the basis of locally identified priorities.


CLÁR 2018 will provide funding under the following measures:

Measure 1: Measure 2: Measure 3:

1. Support for Schools/ 2. Community Safety Measures Play Areas (including MUGAs)
3. First Response Support Measure


Applications are invited in respect of measures 1 and 2 and must be submitted to the Community Department, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee or by email to community@kerrycoco.ie by Thursday the 12th of April 2018.

Measure 3 applications must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development

The full scheme outline and application forms which set out the detailed requirements of all three 2018 CLÁR measures is on Kerry County Council’s website.

Please note that the number of applications that may be submitted under measure one and two is strictly limited to 15 per Local Authority. All required documentation must accompany applications at the time of submission and there is a minimum Community match funding requirement under each measure.


The closing date for receipt of applications submitted to the Community Department, Kerry County Council under measure 1 and 2 is Thursday the 12th of April 2018.

Please contact your local Municipal District Office with your queries.

Municipal Districts