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PPN

 

Donegal Public Participation Network

Voice of Community & Voluntary Sector in Donegal

 

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Profile of Community & Voluntary Sector in Donegal

Community & Voluntary Register, Statistical Analysis and Community Profiles

 

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Junior Achievement Ireland

 Encouraging young people to stay in education & helping them develop skills to succeed in a changing world

 

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National Pride of Place Competition

Supporting communities who undertake initiatives to improve their areas

 

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National Tree Week

Distributing of trees to community groups during National Tree Week

 

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Community Smoke Alarm Scheme

Providing Smoke Alarms to Vulnerable Households

 

 

 

 

Donegal Public Participation Network

Donegal Public Participation Network (PPN) is the link through which community & voluntary organisations can have a direct role in the policy making and oversight of local government.

 

If you wish to learn more or you wish to register for the Network please visit the PPN section of the website

 


For more information contact the Councils Social Inclusion Co-ordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

A Profile of Community & Voluntary Sector in Donegal

The Research and Policy and Social Inclusion Units of Donegal County Council in association with Donegal County Community Forum have produced a Community and Voluntary Sector Profile of County Donegal.

 

TheCommunity & Voluntary Profile includes the 2013 edition of the community and voluntary sector register which presents the contact details of Community and Voluntary Groups audited by their respective Townland, Electoral Division and Electoral Area. In this edition  additonal statistical analysis and community groups profiles are provided which highlights the depth and the breadth of the work being under taken by community volunteers in County Donegal.  The register contains details of over 800 community groups who are currently active in the County.

 

The detailed case studies of some of the work being carried out by our volunteer colleagues across the various areas will allow for a more indepth understanding of the work being successfully implemented by the community and voluntary sector in County Donegal. The register and profile of the sector will prove to be a great resource to development agencies in targeting service provision and to the community and voluntary sector for information sharing and joint learning.

 

The purpose of this profile is to:

  • Provide useful up-to-date contact information on sectoral Community and Voluntary Groups to the general public
  • Provide useful up-to-date contact information on Community and Voluntary Groups in each Townland, Electoral Division and Electoral Area
  • Increase access for all persons to Community and Voluntary Infrastructure in County Donegal.

 

Contact the Councils Social Inclusion Unit for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Achievement Ireland

Donegal County Council has participated in the Junior Achievement programme since 2002.

 

Volunteers from Donegal County Council throughout the county deliver various programmes to suit relevant ages/classes in schools and in doing so promote the work and structure of their relevant organisations to encourage young students to have an insight into various occupations in the future and to realise that all organisations have similar links, structures and methodology.

 

The objective of Junior Achievement is to encourage young people to remain in education and teach them skills that they need to succeed and realise in their future vocations and ambitions. JA helps to prepare the young people for the world of work, lifeskills and management. Donegal County Council have had an average of 10 volunteers delivering various JA programmes annually, such as ‘Ourselves’,  ‘Our City’, ‘Our Community’, ‘Our Family’, Our World’ and loads more. Junior Achievement is delivered to Primary and Secondary Schools. 

For further information on this programme contact the Councils Social Inclusion Unit.

 

 

 

 

National Pride of Place Competition

The Pride of Place Competition highlights Local Authorities commitment to supporting groups who undertake initiatives to improve their communities and their regions. It recognises, celebrates and encourages Community and Voluntary groups to make their place a place worthy and proud to live in, to be models of best practice and to share and welcome other initiatives to be associated with them.

 

Donegal County Council is seeking applications from community organisations who have had an impact through their activities in improving community pride in their area in March each year to participate in the Donegal Pride of Place Competition, successful groups can then be nominated to represent Donegal in the national competition. 

 

Donegal County Council achieved the highest number of accolades in the National Pride of Place Competition in 2013, with the Clogher le Chéile Community Group receiving the top category award for population up to 200 people; Insight Inishowen receiving an overall non-category special award; Comharchumann Árainn Mhór being runner-up in the islands category.

Donegal County Council scooped the Award for Top Local Authority in the 2013 competition see photos and 2013 Pride Of Place Press Release‌.

For more information contact the Councils Social Inclusion Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

National Tree Week

Donegal County Council works in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland in the distributions of trees to community groups during National Tree Week.

To find out more information on National Tree Week and how to participate contact the Councils Social Inclusion Unit .

 

 

 

 

 

Community Smoke Alarm Scheme

Under this Scheme, Donegal County Councils Social Inclusion Unit with the assistance of the Fire Service identifies vulnerable households, including the elderly and people with disabilities, who do not have smoke alarms fitted. Self-contained smoke alarms are then provided to these households.

For further information on this scheme contact the Councils Social Inclusion Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

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