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.

Many providers have developed independently and provide excellent services. Through the development of tailored Community Networks, SECAD seeks to enhance, but not replace, current service provision whilst improving coordination and communication between services.

Specifically, SECAD endeavours to establish networks as appropriate which connect and represent all sections of community, statutory, voluntary and private sector services that have an impact on the social inclusion capacity of communities. Ultimately, a more integrated way of community working should help improve community access to services, improve community capacity, and the entrenchment of issues at local community level.

For more information, please contact: 021 461 3432 or info@secad.ie

SECAD works with new communities directly and through local service providers such as Family Resource Centres to provide information and training to new communities.
SECAD Partnership works closely with community groups to identify and access appropriate sources for funding for your group.
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.
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.

Health & Wellbeing

Community Development

Enterprise & Tourism

Environment

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment