How to Join

The network for Community, Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental groups in Co. Monaghan

How to Join the PPN

Membership of the PPN is open to ALL community & voluntary groups with an address in Co. Monaghan which meet the following criteria:
  • Your group should be in operation for at least 6 months
  • It should have a set of rules, usually a Constitution, which lays out the purpose of the group and how it will carry out its business
  • It should have a Chair
  • It should meet a minimum of once a year

County vs Branch

If your group is a branch of a large organisation, such as the ICA or the GAA, your local group can register with the PPN, and so can the County Board. The local group should register in the Municipal District in which it is located, and the County Board should register only with the County PPN.

Regional Bodies

If your organisation covers several counties, the Dept Guidelines say that you can only register with the PPN of the county in which you have a postal address.

While you may not be able to be a full member of Monaghan PPN, you CAN still subscribe to our website and receive our Newsletter. You can also attend our events. You just won’t be able to vote in any elections.

Why Should I Join?

Belonging to the PPN is a way of establishing that your group is a legitimate group. This could be important if you’re applying for grant aid and need to show you’re a real group.

Only PPN member groups have the right to nominate people onto Council committees, and to vote in PPN-organised elections.

The PPN provides its member groups with weekly information updates, covering everything from plans which are going to consultation to upcoming funding opportunities. It’s a great way to stay informed.

It costs nothing to be a member.

So, get registering!

How Do I Join?

Membership is open to all community & voluntary groups with an address in Co Monaghan
(this excludes regional groups)

Notes to help you register correctly:

  • Groups should be in existence at least 6 months, have a set of rules and a Chair, and should meet at least once a year. There are no other criteria for membership at this time.
  • Groups should register with the County PPN, and also with the Municipal District in which they have a postal address.
  • If your group is a county-wide group, you should still register with the MD in which you have a postal address.
  • The one exception to this is where there is a County Board which represents multiple local branches in Co Monaghan. This should register as ‘County Only’ The local branches register with their MD
  • You can provide the names of any two members of your group – it doesn’t have to be the Chair and Secretary. However, the people you choose should be in regular contact with your group, as all information will be sent to them, and they will hold the voting rights for your group.
  • You don’t have to join any of the Linkage Groups or Networks. Just if you think it would be helpful to your group.
  • Membership of most Networks is free; however, there is an annual membership fee for County Monaghan Community Network. CMCN will contact you to discuss this when we forward your membership request to them.

Deregistering

Should you wish to deregister your group (eg if it ceases to exist), you can do so at any time by emailing the ppn at ppn@monaghancoco.ie and writing ‘please remove (name of Group)’ in the subject header.

In order to ensure that the email request is genuine, you will be contacted to confirm the deregistration request before we remove your details from the database.

Notes to help you register correctly:

  • Groups should be in existence at least 6 months, have a set of rules and a Chair, and should meet at least once a year. There are no other criteria for membership at this time.
  • Groups should register with the County PPN, and also with the Municipal District in which they have a postal address.
  • If your group is a county-wide group, you should still register with the MD in which you have a postal address.
  • The one exception to this is where there is a County Board which represents multiple local branches in Co Monaghan. This should register as ‘County Only’ The local branches register with their MD
  • You can provide the names of any two members of your group – it doesn’t have to be the Chair and Secretary. However, the people you choose should be in regular contact with your group, as all information will be sent to them, and they will hold the voting rights for your group.
  • You don’t have to join any of the Linkage Groups or Networks. Just if you think it would be helpful to your group.
  • Membership of most Networks is free; however, there is an annual membership fee for County Monaghan Community Network. CMCN will contact you to discuss this when we forward your membership request to them.

Deregistering

Should you wish to deregister your group (eg if it ceases to exist), you can do so at any time by emailing the ppn at ppn@monaghancoco.ie and writing ‘please remove (name of Group)’ in the subject header.

In order to ensure that the email request is genuine, you will be contacted to confirm the deregistration request before we remove your details from the database.

Check if your group is registered?