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Dublin City PPN Secretariat have their monthly online meeting on Tuesday 14 February, where the nine nominated and elected members meet to discuss the work of the PPN, based on the 2023 workplan.  On Monday 13 February the Dublin City PPN Disability Thematic Group meet for their monthly meeting, and if you would like more information about either meeting, please email Ruth or Rachel.

ATD Ireland are working on a new project called; Breaking barriers: A participatory approach to defining socio- economic discrimination.  This project will bring together the voices of those with lived experience of poverty and socio- economic discrimination, academics and professionals working in the community and voluntary sector.  In a participatory way, ATD hope to raise awareness and build a deeper understanding of socio- economic discrimination, working to create a robust definition which will help progress the #Addthe10th campaign. 

Find out more here.

Please find the February – March 2023 edition of the Dublin City focussed Fundingpoint Local Digest available for download here.

The Land Development Agency (LDA) in partnership with Dublin City Council (DCC), are pleased to present Cromcastle Project, a new scheme aiming to deliver 148 affordable homes and social homes to Dublin 5. A consultation phase will run until March 2023, and you can find out more about the project, and how to make a submission here.

Inspire Mentoring aims to assist young people aged 18 – 25 years, to develop their own potential, and to own their future.  Its concept is simple, to match successful professionals with young people from a similar background to inspire them to see opportunities in life that may not have been apparent to them previously.  If you, or anyone from your group or organisation is interested in becoming a mentor – please complete the application form here.  Full training and support is provided.

Training

Dublin City PPN will offer a variety of different training courses in 2023. 

In February there is some specific training for Representatives and Secretariat.  There will be the PPN/DCU summer school in late May/early June, and the Festival of Fundraising in September.  In addition, there will be a number of Last Thursday of the Month meet-ups for members, and we will post more information about the themes and times and venues of these meet-ups, when we have them. 

If you can’t attend a training session or an event, please do ask someone else in your group or organisation to come along.  Everyone is welcome!

Dublin City Volunteer Centre invite you to the “Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement” course which is designed to meet the needs of volunteer managers, in a changing world.  There are a number of online dates, to suit everyone, and you can find out more here.

Once again, Aoife Munn is offering PPN Members a sustainable gardening course: “Sustainable Gardening – a interactive, hands-on gardening course that covers everything you need to know to get growing or improve your results.  From dealing with Peat free compost to root trims learn it all and lots of time for questions and answers too”. 

Dates and times to be arranged, but if you are interested in attending, please email Ruth.

PPN Communications

You can see a full list of Dublin City PPN Representatives and Secretariat here

If you would like to watch the Representatives at their SPC meetings, you can watch them live, or from the archives here

The PPN’s 2023 workplan and budget is here.  Please contact Ruth and/or Rachel if you would like to get involved in any of these activities or have any suggestions for how we can improve this plan together.

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Enjoy the PPN Member Spotlight Videos here

See the full list of PPN Member Groups here

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