Community Development

Community Development Initiatives

Local authorities may provide financial support to community and voluntary groups, residents associations, Tidy Towns groups and local development associations that take part in certain initiatives. These initiatives include Places in Bloom, Bee friendly in Bloom, anti litter and environmental improvement initiatives, and gardening projects.

Community Gardens

Local authorities may provide community gardens to give people at risk of social exclusion a space to develop new skills, meet new people and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing through gardening.

Local Community Development Committee Support

Local authorities help Local Community Development Committees to create an integrated approach to community development by coordinating access to funding, developing and delivering projects, and promoting community engagement.

Pride of Place Initiative

Local authorities, together with other agencies, may support community and voluntary groups to showcase initiatives that have created a long lasting impact in their community such as creative wellbeing, place and community tourism projects.