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


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.

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Community Enhancement Programme (C.E.P.)

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Community Enhancement Programme 2020 Current Closing date Thursday, 6th August, 2020 however the Dept has announced additional funding. Announcement will be made after the September L.C.D.C. Meeting.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, has provided €62,534 for projects in Kerry in 2020. The CEP provides funding to community groups across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas and is administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area.

Kerry County Council is pleased to announce that grant applications are now being invited from Community Groups and Local Organisations across the county.

In Kerry it has been agreed that the funding under this Programme will be targeted at Covid-19 related capital expenditure as well as supporting Age Friendly initiatives under Kerry’s Age Friendly Programme.

Typical enhancements under the programme could include:-

▪ COVID 19 Capital Related Expenditure
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  • Adaptation to Community centres and social spaces for COVID 19 related measures
  • Purchase of IT Equipment for Community usage and to facilitate training for older people
  • Improvement works to create safe outdoor recreation spaces ▪ Accessibility projects
  • Home Maintenance Programmes
  • Provision of comfortable, safe meeting spaces for older people (indoor andoutdoor)The funding covers capital projects only and should demonstrate added value. The CEP will be administered by Kerry County Council in co-operation with the Local Community Development Committee.


    There are 2 levels of Grant available under the programme in Co Kerry:-

  1. Small scale capital grant of €1,000 or less
  2. Capital grant in excess of €1,000

Organisations eligible for funding include:

▪ Locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas,

▪ Not-for-profit organisations

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Community Wellbeing Vision

To Kerry PPN Groups 

In the early part of 2020, the Kerry PPN started to undertake the development of a Community Wellbeing Vision for the county of Kerry, undertaking it Municipal District by Municipal District.

Fortunately, we just managed to complete all our consultation workshops in the different areas, when lockdown occurred due to COVID-19, where we all faced challenging unprecedented times.

It had been agreed at all meetings held throughout the County, that before I send out the draft to the wider community, it would be sent to those who attended the workshops in each Municipal District to first look over the document and see if it was a true reflection of what came up on the night and to add anything if they wished

This happened, and we were ready to move to the next phase until the pandemic put a halt to that

The Kerry PPN Secretariat felt that the community had enough information coming at them with regards to COVID-19, so we decided to step back and wait awhile.

We have now asked all the groups within the various Municipal Districts, to take time and have a look at the inputs that were highlighted at their workshop and if they wish to add anything to this list.

The submissions from each Municipal District have now been received and have been added to the information already gathered. All this will be examined by the PPN Secretariat over this month and hopefully a draft “Community Wellbeing” report will be circulated in September.


What is Community Wellbeing?

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Kerry Community Response to COVID-19

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.

Municipal Districts