Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities

A five-year strategy to support the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland 2019 – 2024

The strategy sets out how Government will support the sector in the years to come and aims to provide communities with both the means and opportunity to be involved in decisions that affect them, as well as strengthening their representative organisations to facilitate this. It also aims to equip communities directly and through the organisations that support them with the capacity to address the ongoing implications of challenges such as Climate Change and Brexit.

Referring to his Department’s collaboration with the sector, which was a key part of the strategy development process, the Minister said:“I recognise the value of this type of collaboration and I intend to strengthen this positive working relationship as we begin to implement the actions outlined in the strategy. Taking a lead role, my Department will bring all relevant Government Departments, State Agencies and local government together to work effectively with our community and voluntary colleagues to achieve the objectives detailed in the strategy.”

It was produced in collaboration with the community and voluntary sector and recognises the importance of this sector to a healthy, just and prosperous society.

The PPN has a few brief mentions throughout, however there is a dedicated Objective, Number 7 on page 29 of the document.

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