Leitrim 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 Leitrim. The PPN is managed by voluntary Secretariat which reports to PPN members through the Plenary.
Leitrim PPN has more than 200 members and includes community-based groups, organisations, associations, clubs, societies and charities. Our members are based across Leitrm in places such as Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Dromahair, Shannon, Manorhamilton, Mohill, Rooskey and Rossinver. Membership is renewed every 2 years.
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 will soon be done through our Linkage Groups which we plan to set up in 2022.
The PPN acts as an information hub, keeping the community informed of relevant local issues, news, events, resources and supports. In normal times, we do this through a monthly e-newsletter, bi-annual activity report and the maintenance of our website and social media pages.
Leitrim PPN is governed by the Plenary (our members) and operated by the Secretariat on a day to day basis. Read more about the Secretariat here.
As a PPN, we provide space for community groups to grow and develop through our training supports. We work with local agencies such as Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Development Company to deliver training and workshops on topics such as Governance, Grant Writing, Communications, and more.
The PPN is funded and supported by Leitrim County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The PPN Secretariat proposes the allocation of the PPN budget to the Plenary. This page will be updated soon with more information about our budgets.