Supports for Community Groups

Coronavirus update

To protect our service-users and the wider community, we are closing our face-to-face services and postponing any training or group activities until further notice. We are still available to talk to you over the phone and we hope to be providing useful information for community groups via our social media.

Irish Rural Link have produced this useful Protocol for Community Groups in delivering services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can download the latest COVID-19 posters and resources at the HSE COVID-19 Resources page.

 

About our supports for community groups

If you're a community or voluntary group working in the area of social inclusion or disadvantage, operating in the Greater Bray or Greystones areas, we can offer you the following:

Information to support your work

  • e-bulletins and bi-monthly e-newsletter with information to help you in your work – eg: upcoming free training and events, funding opportunities and new initiatives - sign up from our Home page.
  • See also Wicklow Community Directory with information on community services and supports in Co. Wicklow.

Training and workshops

Free workshops and training to support groups in their work – past courses have included Good Governance / Governance Code, Making Effective Funding Applications, Effective Management Committees, Supporting Young People's Mental Health, Engaging Men in Your Work and Engaging Young Men on Wellbeing.  

See Events and follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to keep up-to-date with upcoming events.

Helping groups work together

We resource local groups to network and take effective joint action – for example our Disability Network, our Youth Mental Health Network and Bray Homeless Forum.  The support of Partnership staff time, resources and funding is critical to the success of these groups and the actions they bring forward in local communities.

Tús Community Work Placement scheme

Our Tús Community Work Placement scheme provides work opportunities for unemployed people in community and voluntary groups - contact them if you can provide a work placement in your organisation.