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 Recognition Fund

Our Rural Future – Minister Humphreys and Minister Joe O’Brien launch the €50 million Community Recognition Fund

  • Major initiative to support communities that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries
  • Funding for sports clubs, community organisations, transport infrastructure and local groups
  • Every local authority in the country to benefit

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, have today set out the details of the €50 million Community Recognition Fund.


This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.

Among the projects that will be supported under the fund include:

Ø  The refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities

Ø  The upgrade of community facilities such as play areas, walkways, parks and community gardens

Ø  The purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations

Ø  The enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends

Ø  Transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters

The €50 million has been allocated across all local authorities based on the number of new arrivals located there. (See allocations below).

The funding will be drawn down over 2023 and 2024.

Projects will be delivered by the local authorities in conjunction with community organisations.

The Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.


The Department has published the full details of the scheme (including funding allocations) online here , and applications are now being sought from local authorities on the basis of engagement with local communities and clear targeting of proposed projects to areas with the highest level of need



The Department of Rural and Community Development Press Office

01-7736843 / 087-1734633


The allocations per county are:

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Kerry County Council Support Fund 2023

To Kerry PPN groups,

Please find attached the information that we have just received with regards to the launch and details of  Kerry County Council Support Fund 2023 that has been launched by Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. John Francis Flynn and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell on Friday 06th  January, 2023.

Applications are welcomed from groups in County Kerry whose primary focus is the development or promotion of the local community or the development of a project that will benefit a group in the community.  Applications for funding must come within the definition of one of the following four categories of support:

  1. Rebuilding and Reconnecting Communities
  2. Community Tidy Town Initiatives and Amenity Projects
  3. Community Economic Innovation
  4. Community Based Tourism, Festivals and Events

Details of the CSF 2023 are  available on Kerry County Council’s website https://www.kerrycoco.ie/community-support-fund-2023/  and application forms are available for completion online, on the following link: https://arcg.is/rijfj

You may need to refresh your screen (by pressing F5) to see new information up on the website.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 8th February, 2023

Queries should be referred by email to the Municipal District community groups are applying to or by contacting the Community & Tourism Department on (066) 7183680

Tralee MD:  csftralee@kerrycoco.ie
Killarney MD: csfkillarney@kerrycoco.ie
Listowel MD: csflistowel@kerrycoco.ie
Kenmare MD: csfkenmare@kerrycoco.ie
Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne MD: csfcastlcorca@kerrycoco.ie

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Community Gardens


Municipal Districts