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Mayo PPN Information Evenings for Community Groups

Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN) is organising a number of information evenings for community groups this May.  The meetings will take place in the four Municipal Districts in Mayo and are open to all community groups. 

The Municipal District, in which your group operates, in is the correct meeting for your group to attend.  Meetings will take place in the following venues. 

West Mayo MD                     7pm    May 14            Murrisk DA Community Centre        

 7pm    May 15            Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet                

Ballina  MD                           7pm    May 21            Crossmolina Parish Hall                    

Castlebar MD                       7pm    May 22            Balla Resource Centre                        

Claremorris MD                   7pm    May 23            Knock House Hotel                              


The evenings will provide an opportunity for groups to meet and discuss issues relevant to their Municipal District.  Each meeting will also have two information sessions.  The first of these sessions will be a presentation on the Community Futures Programme which is currently open for applications and the second session is a briefing on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Community Groups which comes into effect on May 25th2018. 

Groups will have an opportunity to register with Mayo PPN on the night.  If your group/organistaion would like to register with the network in advance of the meetings they do so at the following link

 Mayo PPN is asking groups to please confirm attendance at these evening if possible.  For further information and to confirm your attendance please contact Ann Marie McGing, Mayo PPN Resource Worker | 094-9047054


  About Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN)


 Mayo PPN is an independent umbrella organization and network that provides a voice for all community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental groups across Mayo.  To learn more visit


For Further Information please contact:

Ann Marie McGing                                        

Resource Worker, Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN)

Tel. 087-2830538


Mayo Community Futures 2018

Mayo Community Futures Advert 2018

Mayo Community Futures Application Form 2018

Mayo Age Friendly Strategy

Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016 - 2020

Community Facilities Capital Scheme 2017

Calls for applications under the Communities Facilities Capital Scheme 2017

Mayo County Council, working with Mayo Local Community Development Committee on behalf of Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, is inviting applications from community and voluntary groups under the Community Facilities Scheme 2017. The aim of the Scheme is to enhance communities, address disadvantage and improve social cohesion at a local level by providing access to small-scale capital grants. 

The Scheme will offer grants up to a maximum of €1,000 per project and there is a total €64,000 available. Projects or elements of projects of a capital nature may be funded, for example, office equipment, project resources, research facilities, energy efficiency equipment, etc.   (See guidance notes for further details)

Priority Target groups and thematic areas
Applications for funding for projects targeting the following list of groups or issues will receive priority:

  • Youth
  • Older people
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Travellers
  • Ex-prisoners and families of prisoners/ex-prisoners
  • Projects promoting cultural activity
  • Projects promoting equality
  • Community development projects
  • Projects promoting integration
  • Projects which qualify under the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 pillars
  • People with Disabilities

Projects should demonstrate compatibility with the  Mayo Local Economic & Community Plan (Clink here to view) and applicant groups should be registered with the Mayo Public Participation Network.  

Guidance notes and application forms can be downloaded below or by contacting the Community & Integrated Development Section, Mayo County Council – Tel:  094 9047545  Email

Deadline for Applications is 5pm on 30th June 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

CFS Application form 2017 Mayo (PDF Format)

CFS Application form 2017 Mayo (MS Word Format)

CFS Application Guidelines 2017 Mayo (PDF Format)

CFS Application Guidelines 2017 Mayo (MS Word Format)

Mayo Local Community Development Committee

Mayo Local Economic & Community Plan

The Mayo Local Economic and Community Plan is a framework that identifies economic and local community issues in County Mayo and gives effect to the delivery of economic and community development in a manner which is consistent with higher level plans and strategies including the Regional Planning Guidelines for the West Region 2010-2022 and The Mayo County Development Plan 2014-2020.

  Mayo Local Committee Development Committee

Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN)

  PPN Information Evenings

The Mayo Public Participation Network replaced the Mayo Community Forum in late 2014.
The Network provides a mechanism to facilitate and enable the public and the Community & Voluntary organisations to articulate a diverse range of views and interest within the Local Government system.
The aim of the Network is to encourage and enablepublic participation in local decision making, to actively support inclusion of socially excluded groups and to identify issuesof collective concern and work to influence policy locally in relation to these.
The PPN will give the public more direct access to local government decision and policy making mechanisms, and will be the main link through which Mayo County Council connects with the community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental sectors without prejudice to other consultation processes.



Community and Integrated Development

Mayo Community Futures Support Volunteer

Community Futures Logo

Mayo Community Futures is inviting applications for Community Support Volunteers to assist communities with the preparation of a Mayo Community Futures Community Action Plan. The Support Volunteers work closely with the local Steering Group.


Community Futures Support Volunteer Advert

Mayo Community Futures Process

Mayo Community Futures, Whats Involved

Support Volunteer Role

Final Draft Age Friendly Strategy

This is the first Age Friendly Strategy for County Mayo. Its intention is to improve the lives of all people in County Mayo as they age and to create a county where future generations can reach old age feeling healthier, more positive and engaged in their community. It is an evolving strategy that gives commitments to improving key areas of infrastructure, services, information, and our overall social response to older people’s issues in County Mayo, now and into the future.

Final Draft Age Friendly Strategy

Leader Programme Press release Feb 2016

The Mayo Local Community Development Committee Local Action Group (LCDC- LAG) has submitted a Local Development Strategy to the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government (DECLG) for the delivery of the LEADER Programme in County Mayo for the next five years.

Leader Programme Press Release Feb 2015

Community and Integrated Development Section

Mayo County Council,
2nd Floor,
Cedar House,
Co. Mayo,
F23 WP71

Phone: 094 9047545

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