Glossary of Terms and Acronyms relevant to Galway City Community Network.

Galway City Community NetworkGCCNThe Public Participation Network (PPN) in Galway city.
Galway City CouncilGCCGalway City Council (GCC) is the local authority in Galway city.
Galway City PartnershipGCPGalway City Partnership (GCP) is a local and community development company in Galway city.
Galway Sports PartnershipGSPGalway Sports Partnership (GSP) is the Local Sports Partnership (LSP) for Galway city.
Joint Policing Committee JPCThe purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum where matters that affect policing in Galway can be discussed.
Linkage GroupLGLinkage Groups (LG) are sub-groups of the PPN that meet on a thematic basis to discuss key policy areas and issues.
Local Community Development CommitteeLCDCThe Joint Policing Committee (LCDC) is a committee made up of representatives from the local government and local development sectors, including public bodies and representatives of social, economic, environmental and community interests.
Local Economic and Community PlanLECPA key function of the LCDCs is to prepare the community elements of 6-year Local Economic and Community Plans (LECPs). The purpose of the plan is to promote the local and community development of each local authority area.
Public Participation NetworkPPNA Public Participation Network (PPN) is a network that allows local authorities to connect with community groups around the country.
PlenaryPlenaryThe GCCN membership constitutes the Plenary – the main decision-making body of GCCN. The Plenary meets fours times a year.
Social Inclusion Community Activation ProgrammeSICAPThe Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.
Strategic Policy CommitteeSPCStrategic Policy Committees (SPCs) are committees established by GCC to consider matters connected with the formulation, development, monitoring and review of policy which relate to the functions of the local authority and to advise the Council on those matters. The SPCs draw on the knowledge and expertise of people working with social, economic, cultural and environmental bodies throughout Galway city.