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PPN Bulletin

We hope you are well, taking care, and keeping safe.

If you would like information about your organisation shared with the wider network, please email or contact us on social media.

Covid-19 Emergency Fund Information

The second round of the Covid-19 Emergency Fund has been launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  A total of €117, 246 has been allocated to Dublin City Council and online applications for this funding are now being welcomed. 

Grants of between €1000 – €5000 will be made available.

For more information here:

PPN Handbook and 2019 Annual Report

For those people who would like to know more about the PPNs, the Department of Rural and Community Development published the 2019 annual report and a handbook to the PPNs, in November 2020.  Both publications are invaluable sources of information, advice and support for anyone interested in PPN work.

PPN Annual Report 2019

PPN Handbook

Northside Today (Near FM)

Dublin City PPN’s Ruth Powell, was talking to John Healy on Northside Today (Near FM), on Wednesday about the role of the PPN and how people can get involved.  Next week, Rachel Rooney of George Reynold’s Resident’s Association, will be on the same show, at the same time.

You can listen back to the show here:

Five Lamps Arts Festival Meet-Up:  18 February

If you, or anyone you know, would like to get involved in sharing your ideas to help organise the 2021 Five Lamps Arts Festival, then go along to the online meet-up on 18 February and get involved!  The Five Lamps Arts Festival has been running since 2007, and this year is going to be even more special.

Details for the meet up here:

Virtual Reality in Adult Education

Meath Partnership are offering ten FREE places to people interested in learning more about virtual reality and adult education.  The deadline for applications is today (05 February) and you can find out more about this course here:

In case you missed it last week…

DCC Dublin Development Plan 2022 – 2028

For information about Dublin City Council’s Development Plan 2022 – 2028, information about the consultation process and how to make a submission here:   

The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is inviting 10 – 20 PPN members to participate in “Climate Conversations” as a part of the government’s National Dialogue on Climate Action Initiative.  The conversations will take approximately 2 hours and will take place between 22 February and 19 March.  These virtual workshops will be taking place all over the country, and if you would like to participate in the Dublin conversation email to be included on the list.

Bus Stop Designs: C2CC Project:

If you are interested in receiving information abut new bus stop designs, which will be used as part of the Clontarf to City Centre Project, please email by 10 February stating that you would like to receive this information. 

Further information here: 

Dublin City Volunteer Centre

And finally…Dublin City Volunteer Centre is the place to go if you are looking for information, advice, training or support with regards to your volunteering and community organisations; or if you are thinking about volunteering yourself!  DCVC is a member of the PPN and is an excellent resource for all our members here:

Strength in using a common structure.