The Community & Voluntary Linkage group is a subgroup of the Public Participation Network comprising of representatives of community groups and organisations who have a common interest in the community and voluntary sector. The function of the Linkage Group will be to allow representatives from groups in the community and voluntary sector to meet to discuss priority areas for development as it relates to the sector, select representatives onto committees of Donegal County Council, and discuss progress at regular intervals with their representatives.
The Community & Voluntary pillar is the largest of the three pillars of the PPN and therefore the sector is well represented on a number of structures of Donegal County Council such as:
· Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)
· Donegal Economic Development Committee
· Donegal County Council Roads & Transportation Strategic Policy Committee
· Donegal County Council Community, Social & Culture Strategic Policy Committee
PPN representatives from the Community & Voluntary pillar who sit on these Council committees will receive their mandate from this new linkage group and in turn will report back to its membership