Fingal Public Participation Network (PPN) is an independent network of community, voluntary, social inclusion and environmental organisations, working to build a better county for the community of Fingal. The PPN is managed by voluntary Secretariat which reports to PPN members through the Plenary.
We work to empower the community to be represented in decision making processes that impact citizens through representation on Council committees, consultation processes, policy submissions and more. Most of this work is done through our Linkage Groups.
The PPN acts as an information hub, keeping the community informed of relevant local issues, news, events, resources and supports. We do this through a monthly e-newsletter, bi-annual activity report and the maintenance of our website and social media pages.
Fingal PPN has more than 700 members and includes community-based groups, organisations, associations, clubs, societies and charities. Our members are based across Fingal in places such as Blanchardstown, Swords, Balbriggan, Lusk, Rush, Malahide, Howth and more. Membership is renewed every 2 years.
As a PPN, we provide space for community groups to grow and develop through our training supports. We work with local agencies such as Fingal County Council and Empower to deliver training and workshops on topics such as Governance, Grant Writing, Communications, and more.
The PPN is funded and supported by Fingal County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development. You can find out more about our finding and budgets below. The PPN Secretariat proposes the allocation of the PPN budget to the Plenary.