My Town My Plan
Community Training Programme
During 2019 and 2020, SECAD invited residents from 8 towns in South and West Cork to participate in the innovative My Town, My Plan Community Training Programme. The purpose of the programme was to build the capacity of the participants, to enable them to plan for the future of their own town.
Starting in September 2019, community members, volunteers and business owners came together from:
South Cork West Cork
The training workshops provided information, stimulated discussion, linked resources and developed an action plan for each area, enabling communities to look at opportunities with fresh eyes and to build links for future collaboration.
Approximately 12 training and discussion sessions were held in each of the 8 towns, covering a wide range of topics which included:
– Positive Mental Health
– Organisational Structures for Groups
– Social Inclusion
– Developing a Healthy Town Programme
– Climate Change
– Developing & Managing Community Assets
– Collaborative Working
– Incubating & Supporting the Development of Local Business & Trade
Each Town developed a plan and a summary of their ideas can be seen here:
My Town, My Plan was funded through the LEADER Prpogramme. SECAD now looks forward to supporting these and many other communities in the South and West Cork area through LEADER programme in the coming months.