Community Development

Supporting the development and evolution of the community sector is a central element of SECAD Partnership’s work.

Increasingly, as the economy becomes more buoyant, less time is available from volunteers to support community and voluntary activities. SECAD understands that the needs of a community can change and the capacity of a community to seek the supports to address change can be challenging.

Therefore, together with communities and partner organisations, SECAD is coordinating work in the community sector by working together to design, deliver and build the creative capacity of community support programmes.

SECAD brings innovative approaches into the most disadvantaged areas to enable communities to address issues of physical and mental health, integration and many other challenges in a creative and inclusive way.

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Supporting Integration

SECAD works with new communities directly and through local service providers such as Family Resource Centres to provide information and training to new communities.

Community Networks

Through its work in communities and interaction with community based services in towns and smaller settlements,  SECAD responds to a need for improved communication and information sharing across community groups and services.

Training & Capacity Building

SECAD Partnership works with communities to offer advice and guidance on project design and development. SECAD Partnership can provide training sessions to voluntary community groups and volunteers to upskill and empower them to plan and manage their projects or activities to best effect.

Strategic Planning for Villages & Towns

SECAD Partnership has been instrumental in assisting communities to carry out community consultation programmes and research for the development of strategic plans to shape future sustainable development.

Supporting Community Facilities

SECAD Partnership works closely with community groups to identify and access appropriate sources for funding for your group.

Community Development Case Studies

My Place – Mini Theatre Project

SECAD Partnership has a long standing stake in the development of My Place CLG, a safe and secure space for hosting and managing youth and community services in Midleton, Co. Cork.

Youth Facilities South and East Cork

SECAD Partnership has played an active role in the planning and on-going support of two projects My Place Ltd, Midleton and Carrigaline Lions Youth Project Ltd. These are the two largest commitments of grant aid ever allocated by SECAD Partnership.

Health & Wellbeing

Enterprise & Tourism

Environment

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment