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Community Connections

Community Connections is situated just a mile on the south side of the border and we work in West Fermanagh, North Leitrim and West Cavan. We are funded by the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs under its Community Development Programme (CDP).

There are many strands to our work including:

Community Finance (Ireland)

Formerly known as UCIT (Ireland) Ltd., Community Finance (Ireland) is a subsidiary of Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd (UCIT). The group was established in 1995 in response to decreasing grant support from government and the difficulties experienced by community organisations in accessing commercial loan facilities.

Community Partnership Network

To Represent and Support Community Partnerships.

The Community Partnerships are working under the framework of the National Development Plan (2000-06) funded through the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme (LDSIP), to address issues of poverty, social deprivation, and marginalisation which has intensified in some urban and rural areas.

In addition, Community Partnerships also work with groups in Irish society such as Travellers, disabled people, asylum seekers and refugees all of whom and others besides experience specific forms of marginalisation.

Community Reuse Network Ireland

Community Reuse Network is the all-island representative body for community-based re-use, recycling and waste prevention organisations. Our vision is an Ireland where the word “Waste” does not exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources.

Cork Environmental Forum

Cork Environmental Forum is a cross sectoral, umbrella organisation of approximately 650 organisations groups and individuals mostly from the Cork region.

Our Mission Statement:
To foster, promote and implement sustainable development within the Cork Region.

Cork Environmental Forum Goals

Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA)

Sixteen community and voluntary organisations have come together, with the support of the HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork, to form an initiative called the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA).  CESCA will work together to address issues of disadvantage in Cork city, as well as promoting social inclusion and social justice.

This new and innovative way of doing business will harness and protect the vast experience and excellent work of these front-line organisations that are at the heart of social inclusion services in Cork city

Cork Gay Community Development Company

To enable the gay community to fully participate in the cultural, economic, political and social life of Cork city and county.

The Cork Gay Community Development Project evolved from political and social initiatives dating back to the early 1980's.

Cork Greenmap

Cork Greenmap is not-for-profit community and sustainable development project to raise awareness of sustainable living issues through mapping and other events, and create and use tools to engage people in the enhancement of the social, ecological and environmental aspects of their communities.

CorrAcla Community Development Project

Addresses social exclusion in partnership with local volunteers in Achill co Mayo.

The CorrAcla Drop-in Centre provides a wide range of information to the public including current social welfare entitlements, community grants and application forms for car tax, driver licence, passports and voter registration forms. A photocopying and fax service at reasonable rates is also available.