Fingal PPN – March 2018 Newsletter

PPN News

PPN Survey: Take 10 minutes to tell us what you think.

We (the PPN) are currently preparing a Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020. We would appreciate if you could take 10 minutes of your time to answer 10 questions for us.

All respondents will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a €100 One4All voucher.

Your views could assist Fingal PPN as we reflect on our service and plan for the future. The survey is anonymous, so your confidentiality is ensured. The survey will close on Monday 12th March.

Click here to respond to the survey. (Please ignore if you have already responded)

Dublin Environmental Gathering – Saturday 7th April

Would you like to find out more about environmental and sustainability-related projects that are happening in Dublin? Are you looking to get involved in a project that supports the environment or are looking for ideas to being back to your own community?

The 4 Dublin PPNs (Fingal, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin City and South Dublin County). The event will take place in Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay venue on Saturday the 7th of April from 10.30am-3pm with a complimentary lunch served at 1pm.

Click here for more information or to register (Just 20 tickets left)

Save the date: PPN Community Supports Showcase, Plenary and Strategic Plan Launch – Tuesday 24th April

The next PPN Plenary meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

Venue: Carnegie Court Hotel
Time: Registration and Community Supports Showcase from 7pm
RSVP: Click here to register.

PPN Vacancies – Are you interested in becoming a PPN Representative?

We currently have the following vacancies and are inviting member organisations to submit nominations for these positions:

PPN Secretariat: 6 Vacancies
The Secretariat is the board of the PPN and is responsible for the day to day management of the PPN. This is a 12 person board made up of PPN members. They meet on a monthly basis, oversee the development of the PPN, the management of PPN staff and the PPN budget.

Local Community Development Committee (LCDC): 5 Vacancies
The Local Community Development Committee is a committee that implements the Fingal Local Economic and Community Plan, oversees the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme and the LEADER programme. The LCDC also administers funding schemes such as the Community Facilities Scheme, the RAPID fund and the Healthy Ireland Fund.

If you are interested in either of these vacancies, please contact the PPN Office without delay on 01 890 6235 or email

Click here to view this notice online and download nomination forms.

Community Group Training Programme – April, May and June 2018

Following on from the survey we asked you to complete in February on the training needs of your organisation. We have partnered with Empower Partnership and Fingal County Council to deliver free training opportunities for our members over the months of April, May and June. In order to make the workshops accessible to the largest amount of groups, they will take place in Balbriggan, Blanchardstown and Swords.

Based on the Survey responses, we will cover a range of topics including GDPR, Governance, Reducing Waste, Volunteer Management, Grant Writing and Event Management.

We will email you a final timetable and booking information in the coming week.

Active Public Consultations and Notices

Notice: Imeachtaí do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2018 (SNAG Events)

Sheol Méara Fhine Gall, an Clr. Mary McCamley Clár Sheachtain na Gaeilge Fhine Gall le himeachtaí ag tarlú in Áras an Chontae, i Leabharlanna Áitiúla agus go leor eile.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Irish Language Festival takes place from 1 – 17 March and Fingal County Council will be supporting and promoting this and organising a series of events. Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Mary McCamley launched the exciting and varied Fingal programme this week, with events happening in County Hall, in Local Libraries.

Click here to view a list of events.

Notice: Getting Citizens Online Training Scheme

The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is actively supporting citizens to take their first step to Getting Online. Classes are taking place in numerous locations in every county.

Click here for a list of training locations.

Notice: Fingal News Ezine

Fingal County Council has launched a new ezine, titled Fingal News. The first edition is now available to download below. Fingal News, will keep residents informed as to what the Council is doing for them and the actions being taken on their behalf.

Click here to view the latest Fingal News ezine.

Consultation: Draft Fingal Heritage Plan and Information Evening

The Draft Fingal Heritage Plan 2018-2023 is now on public display until Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

A Public Information Evening will be hald on Monday 12th March from 4pm to 8pm in the Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown.

Click here to find out more or submit a response. Submissions close on 4 April 2018.

Consultation: Baldoyle and Portmarnock Pedestrian and Cyclist Scheme

Fingal County Council are planning to develop a new cycle scheme between Baldoyle and Portmarnock.

Click here to find out more or submit a response. Submissions close on 16 March 2018.

Consultation: Draft Fingal Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018 – 2022

Fingal County Council have prepared a draft Culture and Creativity Strategy under the Creative Ireland Programme. This builds on the legacy of the 1916 Centenary Commemorations.

Click here to find out more or submit a response. Submissions close on 21 March 2018.

Consultation: Draft Rivermeade Local Area Plan

Fingal County Council have prepared a draft Local Area Plan and draft Village Development Framework Plan for the Rivermeade area.

Click here to find out more or submit a response. Submissions close on 28 March 2018.

Counsultation: Refurbishment of Old Courthouse, Howth

Proposed refurbishment of The Old Courthouse (a protected structure RPS no 567) for community use and change of use as a tourist office, including development of a new external landscaped entry court and all associated services and siteworks.

Click here to find out more or submit a response. Submission close on 3 May 2018.

National Consultations

Nuclear Power Plant: Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant – Click here.

Other Useful Web Links

Below is a list of interesting information that is publicly available but the wider community may not be aware of.

Weekly Planning Permission Lists: Click here.

Fingal Alerts (Water, Roadworks, Weather and Community Alerts in your area): Click here.

Fingal County Council Freedom of Information Scheme: Click here.

Fingal County Council Meetings and Minutes: Click here.

Benefacts, the database of Irish nonprofits: Click here.

Funding Opportunities

Fingal County Council Summer Project Funding

Would your community or voluntary group be interested in running a summer activities programme for young people in your community? If yes, Fingal County Council are providing funding for Summer Projects. For more information and to register your interest to attend a Summer Project Funding Information Workshop near you, please click here or email

The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding

Arts Grant Funding is a new funding programme that has been developed as part of the Arts Council’s new funding framework. Funding amounts are not defined and are unlimited. Both organisations and individuals are eligible to apply. Closing date: 13th March 2018

Click here to find out more.

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund

The Energy for Generations Fund awards €1million a year to charities who work in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education. The guideline application amount is around €10,000 and the average funding award is €6,500. Closing date: 19th March 2018.

Click here to find out more.

The Ireland Funds Small Grants

The Ireland Funds Small Grants contribute needed funds to a wide range of organisations working within one of our four key programme areas: Arts & Culture, Community Education, Education and Peace & Reconciliation. Funding amounts of upto €7,000 are available. Closing date: 23rd March 2018.

Click here to find out more.

Foras na Gaeilge

Summer Camp Scheme
Would your community or voluntary group be interested in running a summer activities programme for young people in your community through Irish? If yes, Foras na Gaeilge are providing funding for Summer Camps. Closing date: 23rd March 2018.

Click here to find out more.

Youth Events Scheme
Foras na Gaeilge is providing funding for appropriate Youth Events programmes (which must contain a minimum of 12 sessions) through Irish for young people (3 to 18 years of age) through Irish. Closing date: 20th April 2018.

Click here to find out more.


We have a range of helpful resources that you may find useful on our website: Scroll down below the active grant schemes!

Click here to find out more.

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