Abhaile Arís

Abhaile Arís based in Letterkenny, County Donegal, works with the Republican ex-Prisoner community to bring about their acceptance as equal members of Irish society. It is also our function to engage actively in discussions and projects with other community based groupings. Since our inception in 1998 we have initiated and played a leading role in many joint community-based projects whilst contributing positively with our time and resources to many more.

Ana Liffey Drug Project

The Ana Liffey Drug Project aims to respond to the needs of drug users, their families, their children and their communities in a flexible, person-centred way. The project endeavours to create a welcoming and open environment where service users are respected, accepted and encouraged to manage the issues impacting on their lives.

The project works with service users to reduce the risks associated with drug use, advocate for the rights and needs of drug users, and improve overall quality of life.

Our Objectives

Website: https://aldp.ie/

ATD in Ireland

All Together in Dignity – ATD Fourth World is an international human-rights organisation that works through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty. All around the world, it remains focused on constantly reaching out to the most vulnerable families, those who have a long history of poverty and educational disadvantage even in the so-called developed countries.

For the past 15 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity.

Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

The BC Partnership was set up in 1996 as a response to long term unemployment and poverty. In 2014 , the BC Partnership became Programme Implementers of a new local development programme named the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and to promote social inclusion.

Beyond Stigma

Beyond Stigma: (formerly The Work for Change) Supporting people on their journey from self-stigma to self-worth

What we do

  • We work to tackle stigma and shame - from the inside out
  • We work with vulnerable groups and on sensitive issues
  • We focus on working with communities with few resources of their own

Why we do this

Bray Area Partnership

Bray Area Partnership is a local development company working in the greater Bray area.

We work to:

  • tackle disadvantage and social exclusion in the local area;
  • increase equality of access to information, education, training and employment for our most marginalised local individuals and groups; and
  • empower local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them, identify their own needs and make positive change in their lives.

We do this by


CityWide works to promote and support a community development approach to the drugs problem - this means involving the people who are most affected by the problem in dealing with the problem - drug users, their families and communities.

CityWide aims

Community Work Ireland

Community Work Ireland was established in 1981 as the the Community Workers’ Co-operative (CWC) and changed its name in 2015 to more accurately reflect its work and members.

Community Work Ireland is a national organization that promotes and supports community work as a means of addressing poverty, social exclusion and inequality and ultimately as a means of achieving social change that will contribute to the creation of a more just, sustainable and equal society.

Cork Anti Poverty Resource Network

Cork anti poverty resource network are a community-based organisation who aim to encourage, and empower individuals to become active agents in shaping their own lives and communities. Currently, CAPRN is responsible for five Cork community-based projects, which consist of:

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 Life Centre

Cork life Centre is a voluntary organization offering an alternative learning environment to marginalized young people.

The Centre and its staff offer students 1:1 tuition in Junior and Leaving Cert subjects and support them in their preparation for these State Exams. The approach to education is a holistic one. The value is in the social education of young people as much as on the academic. The Centre provides students and teachers with: