As part of the Reform of Local Government Act 2014, local authorities were required to establish Public Participation Networks in each local authority area. Galway City Council designated Galway City Galway City Community Network as the Public Participation Network for Galway City.
Following a series of public meetings and an information campaign, which included advertisements in the local papers and extensive coverage on local radio, a new registration process was initiated and groups/ organisations wishing to become members of the PPN were required to register using this process. The Public Participation Network for Galway City was established in September 2014, hereafter to be known as the Galway City Community Network.
Galway City Community Network acts as the representative, collective voice of community, voluntary and environmental organisations in Galway City. Galway City Community Network will engage as an equal and independent partner and will assert the rights of the sector to organise and structure its own participation in arenas of social partnership.
Download the GCCN Constitution here
The December 2016 GCCN Plenary Meeting approved a range of new resources for Galway City Community Network.
They are available for download below and are also available in hard copy. Email info@galwaycitycmmunitynetwork if you would like a pack.
- To download the GCCN Policies & Positions, please click here
- To download the GCCN Guidelines for Successful Community Engagement, please click here
- To download the GCCN Strategic Plan, please click here
- To download the GCCN graph of structures please click here
- To download the GCCN Representatives’ Charter, please click here
Insurance is a critical issue for Community & Voluntary Groups.
As a member of Galway City Community Forum your group can access a group insurance scheme brokered by BHP insurances in association with the Irish National Community and Voluntary Forum (INCVF). However, please remember that it is always a good idea to get several quotes before deciding on your insurance broker.
For more please see the BHP Website
The Constitution of Galway City Community Network, the Public Participation Network in Galway City, was ratified by the GCCN membership at the Plenary meeting in January 2015. The aim of Galway City Community Network is to co-ordinate and support the representation of the community, voluntary and environmental sectors in Galway City.
To download a copy of the Constitution please click here
Galway City Community Network is a Company Limited by Guarantee.
To download the Company’s Constitution under the Companies Act 2014, please click here