About Us

Vision Statement

That Co. Monaghan will be a place where everyone feels part of a healthy, welcoming, inclusive community with employment for all and that respects the environment.

Mission Statement

To provide a forum for community groups in Co. Monaghan to promote community development and peace building, and to address common issues.

Aims and Objectives

Aims

  • To ensure the network can continue to meet the needs of members
  • To develop an inclusive, peaceful society
  • To encourage everyone to be involved in their local community
  • To develop community capacity and encourage community development
  • To lobby for significant infrastructural improvements

Objectives

  1. To ensure the network can continue to meet the needs of members Objectives Generate income to sustain our network
    • Generate income to sustain our network
    • Continue to listen to the needs of members
  2. To develop an inclusive, peaceful society Objectives
    • Promote cross-border understanding, relations and co-operation
    • Promote cross-community understanding, relations and co-operation
    • Provide a forum for dialogue about diversity
    • Establish cross-community and cross-border partnership working
    • Be a voice for minority groups
    • Encourage cultural awareness and multi-cultural links
    • Actively involve minority groups in the network and in the wider community
  3. To encourage everyone to be involved in their local community Objectives
    • Raise awareness of their community‚Äôs needs and of the benefits of participating in groups, committees etc. among young people
    • Encourage young people to get involved in their local community group and its activities
    • Encourage older citizens to participate in their community and to contribute to their community
    • Promote and encourage volunteerism across the whole community
    • Encourage partnership working between individuals and groups across the community
  4. To develop community capacity and encourage community development Objectives
    • Provide advice, information, training and other support to continue to meet the needs of members and to enable them to solve common problems
    • Encourage and promote networking between community groups
    • Provide opportunities for community groups to network
    • Lobby for the simplification of funding application processes
    • Inform groups of funding opportunities
    • Motivate the community to improve self-sufficiency and to have greater awareness of and respect for the environment
    • Promote entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency across the community
    • Access educational opportunities to promote healthy and positive lifestyles
    • Encourage and promote lifelong learning for all
    • Promote training and education across the community
  5. To lobby for significant infrastructural improvements Objectives
    • Lobby local representatives on community issues
    • Lobby for the improvement of infrastructure, educational, health and other public services, and particularly for the return of full health services to Co. Monaghan
    • Lobby for an increase in community funding

Networking

  • We promote networking among community groups and encourage groups to support each other
  • We support new groups in disadvantaged communities to engage in community development and actively brings them to the attention of the relevant capacity building and funding agencies
  • We ensure local communities are represented and have a voice at a strategic level to influence policy
  • Regularly involve member groups in cross border networking events
  • Conferences & Workshops of relevance to members

Training

  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness Training
  • Committee Skills Training
  • IT Training: Subject to Funding and Interest
  • Other training that may be sourced following a training needs analysis

 

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