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PPN Bulletin

If you would like to share information about your organisation with the wider PPN, please reply to this email or contact us on social media.

Northside Today (Near FM)

Rachel Rooney, of George Reynold’s Resident’s Association, was the guest on this week’s Northside Today radio programme on Near FM.  Rachel gave a lovely interview where she spoke about her role on the Secretariat, her experience of grass roots development, how things have changed since Covid19, and the benefits of being in the PPN.  If you missed it, you can listen back here.

Secretariat Monthly Meeting

On Thursday evening the Secretariat met online to discuss the work of the PPN.  Top of the list was the possibility of doing an online plenary later this year and to that end we invited Kieran Walsh, of South Dublin County Council PPN, to talk about their online plenary in December.  We would very much like to thank Kieran for his time and advice.

Finance SPC

Philip O’Callaghan, the PPN elected representative to the Finance Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) would like to share his new email address with you.  You can contact Philip directly if you have any Finance SPC related questions and we hope to have a finance linkage group set up soon.  More details to come.  


Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) Minutes on Request

If you would like to read the minutes from the latest LCDC meeting, held on 27 January, please reply to this email and we will forward them onto you.

Alone are providing FREE training sessions to organisations interested in motivating volunteers and writing grant applications.  For more information email: 

New Communities Partnership have a virtual migrant expo and job fair on 25 March and for a full list of their supports, services and training opportunities go here.

Age Friendly Ireland and Libraries Ireland have Digital Library Ambassadors who can help older people learn how to use the library online.  Contact your local library to see if they have a Digital Library Ambassador, who can help set people up.

The Irish Hospice Foundation have launched their free bereavement resource pack.  You can see this beautiful work here.

In case you missed it last week…

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 and the deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 2021.

More information here

DCC Dublin Development Plan 2022 – 2028

Information about Dublin City Council’s Development Plan 2022 – 2028 public consultation process and submission details here:  The deadline for the pre-draft submissions is 22 February.  

Dublin City Volunteer Centre is the place to go if you are looking for information, advice, training, or support for your volunteering activities.  Dublin City Volunteer Centre is a member of the PPN and is an excellent one-stop-shop for all your needs.  They also have advice for working and volunteering during Covid-19, and you can find out more information here:

Strength in using a common structure.