Supporting Community Facilities

SECAD Partnership works closely with community groups to identify and access appropriate sources of funding.

Increasingly, public funding has become more bureaucratic and reduced in value with short term packages, not suited to longer term strategic actions. SECAD endeavours to link community groups with suitable funding programmes internal and external to SECAD. SECAD also plays a vital role in helping to shape strategies and plans to attract public funding programmes to support local initiatives.

SECAD supports communities in South and West Cork to access funding for business, community and social enterprise projects.

Funding is provided through open and targeted calls for capital investment, technical support. Click here to find out more about LEADER funding.

For more information, please contact: Nuala O’ Connell at 021 461 3432 or noconnell@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.
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.
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