Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Services and information provided to community groups by Muintir na Tire
The following is a list of some of the services and information provided to community groups by the Muintir na Tire Community Development Section:
1. Community Structures
Muintir na Tire Organisational Structure.
Election Process and the formation of a democratically elected and socially inclusive Committee.
Governance documents i.e Constitutions, Articles of Associations etc.
The Role of Officers.
2. Information about the Community and Voluntary Sector
The governance environment.
Local Government structures and functions.
Relationship between local government, statutory agencies and the community.
Maximising community participation in local government and engaging with agencies.
3. Finance and Funding Opportunities
Basic Management of accounts and audit requirements.
Funding available from statutory agencies and other sources such as Social Enterprise Funds such as UCIT and Clann Credo.
Preparing grant applications.
4. Community Engagement and Volunteering
Organising Meetings and Events.
Ways to develop positive participation and address barriers to participation.
Recruiting, managing, motivating and retaining volunteers.
5. Needs Analysis and Resource Audit
Outlining what is meant by ‘Needs Analysis’.
Analysing an area’s socio economic profile.
How to assess local needs and undertaking community research.
Conducting an Audit/SWOT of the resources of a community.
6. Development of Action Plans
Setting the context and objectives.
Deciding on Project Plans.
Setting out the project plan.
Developing a critical awareness of the importance of social media.
Introduction to PR and promoting success.
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