We work at local level to build the practical skills and capacity of groups, volunteers and committees who operate in specific geographical communities, as well as groups who benefit specific communities such as people with disabilities, lone parents, new communities/migrants, Travellers, young people, disadvantaged women and the unemployed. We also work with groups advocating on equality issues.
We have a dedicated Community Development Project Officer working in each of the four districts who assist groups in a range of ways, including networking with other groups via our Community Team networks in each of the four districts & having their voice heard on decision making structures. Equality and social inclusion are our core values and we concentrate all resources with groups who need support the most.

Practical Community Development Supports available:

  • Committee skills
  • Formulating a constitution and action plan
  • Carrying out needs analysis and research in your community
  • Assistance with fundraising and grant applications
  • Networking opportunities with similar groups within your district and county wide to share information and best practice
  • Resourcing local plans

Make your group’s voice heard on local and national issues

  • Guidance on taking part in local decision making structures and ensuring that your community group’s voice is heard when policy is being shaped
  • Make your presence felt: support for community representatives involved in local structures such as Strategic Policy Committees, Joint Policing Committees, Public Participation Network, consultation processes, etc.

These supports are delivered under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

WLD Community Development Project Officers are available in the four districts.

For further information on what we offer in your area please contact:

Wexford district Fran Ryan Email
Enniscorthy district Billy Murphy Email
New Ross district Catherine Brazil Email
Gorey district Donal Dunbar Email