Waterford PPN Community Awards

Waterford PPN Community Awards

Waterford PPN Community and Voluntary Awards

Now in its 15th year. The Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary awards were introduced to recognise and celebrate the commitment and vibrancy of the community and voluntary sector in Waterford and to identify the value of the contribution made by groups in their communities.
This scheme would not be possible if it wasn’t for the organisers Waterford PPN in association with Waterford City & County Council and all the corporate sponsors.
The categories and sponsors for the 2019 awards are:


  Criteria & Guidelines

  • The awards are open to members and non-members of Waterford PPN
  • Groups can be nominated or can nominate themselves
  • A group can be eligible ONLY under one category.
  • You cannot nominate yourself for the Individual award
  • Winners from the 2017 & 2018 Awards are NOT eligible to apply for the 2019 Awards
 Adjudication Process

Nominations will be shortlisted by independent adjudicators, looking in particular for:

  • Contribution and positive impact of the group to the local/wider community
  • How representative the group is in the local/wider community
  • Level of voluntary involvement and participation
  • Use of  inclusive working methods
  • Future benefit to the local/wider Community

**All nominations shall be assessed on the basis of the information provided. There will be a shortlist of three in each category. Shortlisted groups MUST be prepared to be available to make a promotional short video clip (at no cost to the group).**
Awards Gala Ceremony
The awards will be announced and presented at the gala dinner ceremony on Thursday 21st November in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Delegates from ALL nominated groups will be invited to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will be presented by WLRfms Oliver Carroll & Mary O’ Neill.
We would like to encourage all community and voluntary organisations to enter the scheme and look forward to meeting those groups at the Awards ceremony in November.

The Award scheme will close FRIDAY 27th September. 

Group Category Award – Criteria & Online Nomination Form  

Billy Mc Carthy Award – Criteria & Nomination Form 

Any queries please contact: 
Muriel Tobin, Community & Voluntary Awards. Tel: 058-21198/086-1723298
Email: mtobin@waterfordcouncil.ie