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.

Carlow County Council Community Development Officer works to support communities to develop and improve their local area. Two key areas of focus are as follows;

  • Community Development Work with voluntary community groups 
  • Support for Residents Associations

The Community Development Officer is available to facilitate integrated strategies and programmes that enhance social experiences, develop local areas and build capacity across communities in Carlow.

This may include support for community facilities, assist groups with applying for grants, supporting the set-up of new groups and keeping communities informed of what is happening in your local area. 

We support a wide range of community initiatives and services throughout Carlow, by working with local voluntary groups and statutory agencies. 

Key programmes supported by Community Development Fund:

  • Bagenalstown In Bloom
  • Bagenalstown Community Garden
  • The Plots, Community Garden
  • Carlow School Completion, Summer Programmes
  • Carlow Regional Youth Services, Tullow Road Clean Up
  • Carlow Play Day
  • Carlow Older Person Forum, Positive Ageing Week Events 
  • Clonegal ‘Valley View’ Collaborative Project

If you would like to take part in any of our initiatives or have any suggestions about improving the services, we provide you can contact our community development officer who will be happy to help you.

Useful Documents

For more information

Please contact the Community Development Officer.

Laura Kelly, Tel: 087 1025640 or Email: