Dublin Northwest Partnership (originally Finglas Partnership) was one of 12 Area Based Partnership companies established to tackle long-term unemployment in 1991, in targeted communities, by the Irish Government under the Programme for Economic and Social Progress (PESP).
In 1994 our operational area was expanded to include Cabra, and we became the Finglas Cabra Partnership. In 2008 we further expanded to include Ashtown, Navan Road, Royal Canal Park, the Phoenix Park, Drumcondra, and Glasnevin. This in turn necessitated a name change and we became Tolka Area Partnership to better reflect the wider area that we were now delivering services to.
In 2014 Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall were added to our catchment, and once again we changed our name to Dublin North West Area Partnership in order to be fully inclusive of the new areas that we were now responsible for. In 2021, this was shortened to Dublin Northwest Partnership.
For more than three decades and despite our name changes we have always maintained our commitment to the communities that we serve and remain steadfast in our dedication to promoting full participation in a thriving community with opportunities for all.
Dublin Northwest Partnership’s (DNP) core business is responding to social exclusion issues in a defined geographic area, by promoting self-development, training, education, employment and self-employment opportunities for individuals and community groups.
Our services are implemented primarily via Government funding from the Department of Social Protection (DSP), the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Dublin Northwest Partnership operates from 3 offices – Finglas (Head Office), Cabra, and Ballymun. We also operate the Greenview Community Garden located in Finglas South.