The Dublin City Community Forum comprises over 700 community groups from all parts of Dublin City including those representing residents, tenants, the arts, the environment, childcare, youth, disability, new communities, diversity, the homeless, and sports & recreation.
Membership of the Dublin City Community Forum is open to any group, club or organisation that operates on a voluntary, co-operative or not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the community.
The Annual General Meeting of the Dublin City Community Forum took place on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 in The Atrium of the Civic Offices.
Congratulations to Ciaran Moore, who was newly elected as Chairperson.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Chairperson, Úna Uí Lachtnáin, for all her work with us over the years and to wish her well in her future endeavours.
The AGM was followed by a presentation by Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, on the recently published Your Guide to The Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations.
For further information on Your Guide to The Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations, please visit the following website:
Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well information evening - November 2012
The Childcare Focus Group, a working group of the Dublin City Community Forum, held its AGM and an information evening for parents and childcare providers entitled, Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well on Wednesday, 14th November 2012 in the Wood Quay Venue. There were 3 speakers on the night: Máire Igoe of Dublin City Council's Children's Services Unit who discussed the recently published Dublin City Play Plan, Play here, Play there, Play everywhere; Jonathan Jones of Eco Envolve who covered the topic Outdoor Play and its Importance in Healthy Development; and finally Gráinne McKenna, Manager of Fingal County Childcare Committee, spoke on Obesity and Children.
The Main Aims of the Dublin Community Forum Are:
To provide a platform through which members may explore, articulate and organise to progress issues and interests that are of particular concern to them.
To represent the Community & Voluntary Sector of Dublin City on city-wide participative structures such as the Dublin City Development Board, Area Committees and Strategic Policy Committees.
To represent Community & Voluntary input into strategic plans for Dublin City
The Focus Groups operating within the Dublin Community Forum are:
Arts Focus Group
We aim to provide a platform for arts & creative activity in Dublin, to share information, to formulate & develop policy, and to increase awareness & activity within the sector as a whole. more »
Community Media Forum
The aim of the Community Media Forum, which was established as a sub group of the Community Forum in early 2001, is to "promote social inclusion, capacity building and respect for diversity in Community Media". more »
Disability Focus Group
The overall aim of the Disability Focus Group is to promote the development of policies, actions and ways of working to seek to ensure the full involvement and inclusion of all people, in the roll out of the Dublin City Development Strategy. more »
Dublin City Childcare Focus Group
The Dublin City Childcare Focus Group is a voluntary group whose membership comprises both childcare providers and parents, in both the private and community sector. more »
Dublin Sports and Recreation Council
Dublin Sports and Recreation Council (DSRC) represents the voice of voluntary sports and recreation clubs in Dublin. more »
Environmental Focus Group
The Environmental Focus Group aims to formulate an environmental policy in order to raise public awareness of sustainable lifestyles and the benefits of living in a healthy environment. more »
Homeless Focus Group
The aim of the Homeless Focus Group is to effectively tackle the complex issue of homelessness in society today. more »
Older Persons Focus Group
This Focus Group has initially been set up to provide a community input to the “Dublin City Sub Group on Older People”, which includes representatives from a...more »
Resident & Tenant Focus Group
The main aim of the Resident & Tenant Focus Group is to impact on existing policy and future development in relation to resident and tenant issues. more »
Youth Focus Group
The Youth Focus Group aims to promote the development of youth related policies and actions in Ireland. more »
For Further information please contact the Forum office:
Tel: 01 222 3259