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 structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668

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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

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.

Register your group now Click Here
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Mental Health Small Grants

Ok RE: Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme

 

Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland.  Round 3 of the ‘Healthy Ireland Fund’ (HIF) was granted to the Kerry Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and €30,000 of this funding was ringfenced to deliver a Community Mental Health Small Grants Scheme so that local level initiatives that promote and enhance mental health and wellbeing are highlighted and supported.

 

Local community, voluntary and sporting organisations are asked to come up with ideas for initiatives that can improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the community and to tackle loneliness and isolation.  Projects will be very much driven by communities and can be centred around topics that promote mental health and wellbeing such as the health and wellbeing messages promoted as part of the national ‘Keep Well’ campaign: keeping active, keeping in contact, managing your mood, switching off and being creative, and eating well.

 

A minimum of six applicants will receive up to €5,000 to deliver health and wellbeing projects that align with the theme of Mental Health from April to October 2021.

 

For further details and to apply online visit:

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Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 22nd March 2021

For any queries please email:HealthyKerry@kerrycoco.ie or contact the Community Office of Kerry County Council at 066-7183680


 

 

 

 

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Brazilian COVID variant

Dear All

 

You will be aware of the newly reported Brazilian variant of COVID.

 

By way of maximising the communication with people who may have travelled from Brazil in recent weeks, we are requesting Departments to reach out to their agencies and other organisations with which their sectors interact, including through local channels, to facilitate the following information reaching (and, as far as possible, being acted on by) the intended audience:

 

  • All passengers who have arrived from Brazil in January are requested to come forward for a COVID-19 PCR test.  This test can be obtained by going to a GP and seeking a referral.  GPs have been alerted and will facilitate this without any charge.
  • These travellers are also strongly advised to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival.
  • The HSE’s contracted isolation facility at the Citywest Hotel complex is available to those who are unable to self-isolate in their own homes for any reason and is an option for people from Brazil in this situation.

 

We ask you to consider, though not limited to, any areas where Brazilian populations are known to be working or living and any national agencies including those involved in the Regulators Forum.

 

This is to supplement the existing communications through Health.

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Community Response to COVID-19 & MAP

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

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