Winners in our Community

2020 has been a year of uncertainty, fear, isolation and a particularly challenging year but Waterford volunteers have been outstanding, first to act on the ground and have gone well above and beyond their usual roles as volunteers and this was evident in the nominations received for this years PPN awards.

Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary Awards recognise the community organisations and volunteers that work tirelessly in their communities. For the past 15 years the awards were celebrated at a gala ceremony where over 200 people would attend including all nominated groups/volunteers. It is a lovely, vibrant and heart-warming event but sadly this year, due to COVID 19, the awards as we know them could not happen but the work did not go unrecognised.

With the support of Waterford City & County Council Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary Awards opened for nominations in November with an overwhelming 71 entries.

Thanks to all our adjudicators for the tough job they had. Donegal PPN, Kerry PPN, Kilkenny PPN, Laois PPN, Meath PPN, Offaly & Sligo PPN.  The adjudicators were extremely impressed with the commitment and selfless dedication and remarked on how evident it was that the volunteers in Waterford are making a huge difference to the quality of lives in their local and wider communities particularly in this testing year.

Waterford PPN would like to thank ALL the volunteers in Waterford for your dedication and commitment you are all heroes of your communities……………

Category winners receive €800 & all runners up receive €300.

Age Friendly 

WINNER – Déise Women’s Shed

Runners up:

Dr Martin Day Centre Portlaw

Kinsalebeg Community Group

Tay & Mahon Valley Active Retirement

Volunteer Network Kilmacthomas

 Arts, Culture & Heritage

WINNER: Gallows Hill Project/Waterford County Museum

Runners up:

Goma Gallery of Modern Art Waterford

Kill Community Centre

Tramore Heritage Group

Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Children & Youth

WINNER: Dungarvan Utd AFC

Runners up:

Kilrossanty Brickeys Ladies Football Club

Laochas the Warrior Soul Project

Park Rangers AFC

Waterford City Rugby Club


WINNER: Irish bee Conservation Project

Runners up:

Ballymacarbry Tidy Towns

Tallow Tidy Towns

Top of the City Community Garden

Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative (SLI)

Healthy & Active Community

WINNER: Rathgormack North Waterford Community Development

Runners up:

Affane Cappoquin GAA Club

Ballinameela Community Centre

Comeragh Community Development

Nire Social Club


Residents Association

WINNER: Belvedere Manor Resident’s Association

Runners up:

Larchville/Lisduggan Residents

Pinewood Drive Kilmacomma Residents Association

Riverglen Maintenance Cappoquin Group

St. Frances Court Residents Group  

Social Inclusion

WINNER: Helping Hand Waterford

Runners up:

Surprise, Surprise Dungarvan

Waterford Disability Network

Waterford Integration Services

White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with Autism

 Special Awards

 Covid-19 – €500

Kilmacthomas Sunflower Support Network

Woodland Brownies Villierstown


Pride of Place Award

Déise Womens Shed and Rathgormack North Waterford Community Development have been chosen to represent Waterford in the 2021 IPB Pride of Place awards. (please note this is a non monetary award)

 More info on the IPB Awards can be found at

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