Dublin North West Area Partnership works with existing and new local community groups to develop innovative solutions to social exclusion within the catchment area.

Groups receive intensive practical and resource support to deliver actions to meet the needs of key target groups including;

  • Disadvantaged children and families
  • Disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24)
  • Disadvantaged women
  • Lone Parents
  • Low income workers/households
  • New Communities
  • People living in disadvantaged communities
  • People with Disabilities
  • Roma
  • Travellers
  • The Disengaged from the Labour market (economically inactive)
  • The Unemployed
  • Individuals and families coming out of homelessness

The Social Inclusion Network

DNWAP recognises the significant value of peer learning and the wealth of experience among local community groups. The Social Inclusion Network provides a learning and developmental space for Local Community Groups working to promote social inclusion. Members of the Social Inclusion Network support one another to develop best practice in Social Inclusion work and to share their learning with the wider community. The Social Inclusion Network meets quarterly. Network meetings also include a training element.

DNWAP hosts an annual Social Inclusion Seminar to showcase social inclusion work and stimulate further networking and discussion on social inclusion issues.

For further information on the DNWAP Social Inclusion Network contact Jessica Laird  on 01 836 1 666  or email jessica.laird@dnwap.ie



“Through grant aid provided by the Dublin North West Area Partnership, we not only support our own teenagers but also others in our community and beyond. To date we have set up social skills groups, run courses to support teenagers including yoga classes and encouraged parents to attend other courses like challenging behaviour and cognitive behaviour management. These classes have helped support their teenagers and their own mental health. We also run pamper days with association’s like Crosscare and this year we ran a 13-week horse riding therapy and stable management programme in Fettercairn”

Sandra Dillon on behalf of the Meeting place club/committee affiliated with ARCH