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.

 

Keep an eye on our Events page to find out about upcoming online training for community groups.

 

Wicklow County Council Community Call Helpline:

1800 868 399  email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie - 9am-5pm daily:

The special Helpline and dedicated email is available to elderly and vulnerable people who need urgent assistance at this time.

  • Food, household items, fuel, medications collected or delivered
  • Someone to talk to or other social supports
  • Meals delivery
  • Response to Garda related concerns
  • Help with other medical or health needs

 

Community general

 

Pobal website page: Information and Resources for the Community and Voluntary Sector on Operating Safely during COVID-19

 

Government Communication Pack for Communities

You, your community and COVID-19, advice on the recruitment of volunteers for community groups, advice for vulnerable people, and more.

 

Government Community Help Desk for community groups, open seven days a week: email c&vsupports@drcd.gov.ie

 

 

 

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 e-newsletters 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 and Motivational Interviewing.  

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.