Louth-PPN-About Us


The PPN aims to ensure communities in Louth have a say in local democracy.

The Louth Public Participation Network is the new way for the public to engage with their Local Authority.   The PPN replaces the Community Fora.  It is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations.   Louth PPN was established on 3rd June, 2014.  
The PPN is made up of organisations from three different sectors:

Social Inclusion

An organisation whose main activity centres on working to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment using community development approaches to build sustainable communities, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.


An organisation whose primary objectives and activities are Environmental (i.e. ecological) protection and / or environmental sustainability. Such activities include permanent protection of wildlife, species specific care, organic horticulture or education, environmental education or protection, environmental sustainability, resource efficiency and recycling, invasive alien species prevention/removal. All organisations wishing to join the Environmental College must be verified by the National Environmental Pillar. Further details are available Here

Community and Voluntary

All other organisations including Sports, Local Development, Social, Culture, Special Interest etc.

The PPN aims to ensure communities in Louth have a say in local democracy.

Louth PPN operates on two levels, on Municipal District level, dealing with local issues, and on a County Wide level, dealing with county issues.  
Louth have three Municipal District PPN’s, one for the Municipal District of Dundalk, one for the Municipal District of Ardee and one for the Borough District of Drogheda.  
By joining Louth PPN an organisation will get:
  • Access to relevant information on funding and grants coming through the LA.
  • The opportunity to advertise their activities via the PPN newsletter, website, emails etc.
  • Access to capacity building and training events which will support them in their work.
  • Access to information on decisions and proposals being made in the county and the ability to comment on and input to them, along with other PPN member organisations.
  • An opportunity to network with and learn from other organisations in the county who may be involved in similar types of projects.
  • The opportunity to become part of a Linkage Group for a Board or Committee of interest and be able to have their views heard and contribute to local policy.
  • The opportunity to nominate members to sit on a Board or Committee on behalf of the PPN.
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