Community Councils all over Cork County provide a myriad of services and facilities all over the county. They have in many cases been the sole developer of the community infrastructure in their areas. Government both local and National must continue to recognise this and support them.
BENEFITS OF A MUINTIR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Provides a permanent structure for co-ordinating developments within a community
Provides leadership to a community
Community Representation and Local Accountability.
Increases a community’s capacity to take control of its own development
Totally inclusive and involves all members of the community
Completely responsive to local needs
Increases the community’s potential to access funding for development projects
Provides greater legitimacy and credibility to a community when dealing with government
departments and funding agencies
Muintir Community Councils in County Cork have access to:
The national organisation’s charity exemption number
Membership Of The National Organisation.
Links to other Community Councils
Membership of regional Forums
Access to and support of Development Worker.
Information and advice on a range of issues facing Community Groups.