An Independent Study of the Community Needs of Donabate Peninsula was commissioned by Donabate Portrane Community Research Steering Group chaired by Ray O’ Rourke and launched by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Mags Murray on Saturday 9th May in Donabate/Portrane Community Centre.
The Donabate Portrane Community Research was commissioned in August 2014 by the Donabate Portrane Community Research Steering Group. This study is concerned with establishing a community profile of the Donabate Portrane area, with a particular emphasis on identifying the community’s needs and exploring possible solutions to these needs. The research methodology comprised a brief community profile, a sample household survey, interviews and focus groups/ad hoc focus groups with local organisations.
The community research process has allowed for the documentation of issues and the direct voices of community members. This is a key step in the process of community action that leads to constructive, co-ordinated and coherent community action and in turn sustainable development in a community and development that is acceptable to the community. In order to ensure that learning from the research is used to bring this about, the Community Research Steering Group, in consultation with others in the community, will develop a community action plan based on the recommendations arising from the report.
As part of the launch the Donabate Portrane Steering Committee in conjunction with Fingal C.C. announced a small grants scheme open to;
Local and voluntary groups in the area.
All groups and organisations that are engaged in organising and promoting events and activities aimed at engaging and integrating local people into the community.
Non commercial/Not for profit groups.
Grants of up to €500 are available to support projects. Full details are available on the grant application forms.
Application forms are available by email from; email@example.com
Closing date for applications is 5th June 2015
The full study can be viewed here.