Objective 2: Empowering Communities

Identify and focus on individuals, groups and communities working to address issues of poverty and social exclusion in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with community groups throughout the county.

Engage with the leaders of these groups to provide encouragement, mentoring and training, and promote good governance. 

Coordinate the recruitment of CE or Tús staff as a resource, matching their skills, experience and aspirations with the needs of community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Convene and support collaboration between groups and organisations to facilitate a more coordinated response to local needs.

Represent the voice of communities at a county-wide and at a national level.

Provide support with funding applications to help attract additional resources to sustain and develop the activities of local groups.

Promote social enterprise as a sustainable funding model for relevant services.

Support community groups in providing opportunities for local people to connect, encourage and support one another and create a sense of community.


Assist communities to engage with the local authority and other relevant stakeholders to seek suitable community space for local groups to meet and carry out their activities.