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.

Reporting Template

Reporting template download, click here and return to info@galwaycitycommunitynetwork.ie

Galway City Community Network has a range of resources and publications for members.

They are available for download below and are also available in hard copy. Email info@galwaycitycmmunitynetwork if you would like a pack.





Swans in front of Galway Cathedral

GCCN Submission on the Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Galway City Community Network welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the National Social Policy the PPN User Guide Review.  The subsistence…

GCCN Submission to the National Volunteering Strategy

The Department of Rural and Community Development are currently developing a new National Volunteering Strategy and issued an initial call for input accompanied…

GCCN Submission to Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy Issues Paper

Read the GCCN submission to the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy Issues Paper

GCCN Submission to the SDG Implementation Plan

Localising the SDGs: Supporting SDG implementation at the sub-national level Galway City Community Network calls for the localisation of the Sustainable…

GCCN submission to the SICAP review

The Social Inclusion Community Activation programme (SICAP) is currently being reviewed. To download the GCCN response to the SICAP survey please click…

GCCN submission to LECP Implementation, Monitoring & Review

General guidance on the development of LECPs by LCDCs and local authorities was issued by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government…

GCCN Submission to the Open Government Partnership consultation

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an initiative of 70 countries. It aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency,…

GCCN Submission - Applying Common Sense to the draft Parks, Open Spaces & Beaches Byelaws

Thanks to all that contributed to the Galway City Network submission, Applying Common Sense to the draft  Parks, Open Spaces & Beaches Byelaws. To download a…

Galway Transport Strategy - read the GCCN submission here

Galway City Council & Galway County Council, in partnership with the National Transport Authority, have developed the Galway Transport Strategy (GTS),…

GCCN Submission to the Draft Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023

The CEO's reports of the submission received are now available

Draft Galway City Arts Plan

The draft Galway City Arts Plan has been issued and is open comment until Thursday 26th May. Comments are invited to harrold@galwaycity.ie or c&c@galwaycity.ie …

Heritage Plan 2015 – 2020

Heritage – identified as a living and inclusive entity for the residents of Galway. GCCN will be proactive in the development and implementation of…

Galway 2020 Bid - Read the PPN Submission Here

Thanks to everyone who came to the workshop and completed the survey. We have just sent the submission into the Galway 2020 Team and you can download…

GCCN Submission to the Socio-Economic Statament for Galway City

Under the Local Government Reform Act 214, Galway City Council is required to develop an integrated Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for Galway…

Initial submission to the Local Economic & Community Plan

Galway City Community Network has made an initial submission on the development of the Local Economic and Community Plan for Galway City The submission…