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Carlow Community and Voluntary Forum

Carlow Community and Voluntary Forum was established in January 2000 to represent the Community Sector. Their primary role is to lobby on behalf of the members of the community and voluntary sector in order to influence policy at local, regional and national level. Currently the forum has over 135 members from a diverse range of interests that include youth, women, disability, geopraphical areas and tourism. The members of the elected committee meet once a month which comprises of 25 representatives from groups affiliated to the Forum in 5 Electoral Areas.

Our Goals

  1. Provide an information service to Community and Voluntary groups.
  2. Identify the training needs of community and voluntary groups and provide suitable training for affiliated members.
  3. Support and empower all Community and Voluntary groups in County Carlow.
  4. Arrange meeting where affiliated members with common interests can exchange ideas.
  5. Provide a directory of Affiliated Community and Voluntary groups in County Carlow.
  6. Produce publication such as a Funding Hand book and promotional literature.

A Representative Voice

The Forum acts as a representative voice for Community and Voluntary Groups in County Carlow on various bodies and comittees such as

  1. Carlow Access Movement
  2. CANDO/Carlow LEADER
  3. Carlow County Development Partnership Ltd.
  4. Carlow County Childcare Committee
  5. Carlow Tourism
  6. Carlow County Development Board
  7. National Community and Voluntary Forum
  8. County Carlow Local Sports Partnership
  9. Regional Drugs Task Force
  10. Carlow County Council's Planning and Housing Strategic Policy Committees
  11. RING-A-LINK
  12. Carlow Volunteer Centre

Interested in Becoming a Member

Carlow Community and Voluntary Forum is the agreed platform for the community and voluntary sector in County Carlow. Voluntary and Community Groups interested in participating in the nomination process to these bodies should ensure that this affiliation form has been completed fully. Details are provided on the form.

Funding Handbook

The Funding Handbook arose from discussions within the Forum in relation to the difficulties which can arise in trying to source funding. The Funding Handbook will be very useful, not just to members of the Forum but to the wider community in County Carlow and beyond. It will assist groups in sourcing funding which will enable them to continue their extremely valuable work. The Handbook is divided in to four parts as detailed below.

  1. General advice on applying for funding. How to identify the right funders. What makes a good application. Planning a fundraising strategy. Understanding the application form. Application checklist and sample application form. Glossary of terms.
  2. Profile of County Carlow.
  3. County Carlow Community and Voluntary Forum.
  4. Funding information, agencies and details of funding.

Forum Representatives
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Margaret Whelan Borris

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Alan Price Borris

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Mina Doran Borris

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Thomas Kelly Borris

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Rita Cassin Carlow East

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Ann Begley Carlow East

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Michael Keyes Carlow East

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Valerie McDonald Carlow East

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Andrea Dalton Carlow East

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Ade Oke Carlow West

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Catherine Delaney Carlow West

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Janet Farrell Carlow West

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Sandra Nolan Carlow West

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Fiona Cunane Carlow West

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Eileen Doyle Tullow

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Mary Doyle Tullow

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Mary Phelan Tullow

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Leanne Kidd Tullow

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John Meaney Bagenalstown

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Mary McDonnell Bagenalstown

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Anne Shortall Bagenalstown

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Martha Jane Duggan Bagenalstown

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