Who We Are

Ballyphehane Togher Community Development project Ltd was established in 1994 and operates as a vibrant community anchor supporting a diverse range of community interventions including early years education & family support, accessible adult community education, community development with local groups and statutory agencies, community art & health initiatives with older groups, primary health care initiatives and community administration supports.


The Before 5 Family Centre has been serving the communities of Churchfield, Gurranabraher and Lower Knocknaheeney for over 35 years. We are committed to providing quality childcare and education services; parental involvement and partnership, the growth and development of individuals, the centre and our community.


Churchfield Community Trust was founded in 1994. CCT responds to a very specific group of young men in recovery from addiction who need intensive support, therapeutic interventions, stability and acceptance, in order to achieve sustainable change at a crucial time in their lives.


The Cork Gay Community Development Company seeks to promote full and active citizenship and positive health for gay and bisexual men and their families.


Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is the national support organisation for voluntary disability organisations in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities and disabling conditions. There are 122 organisations within membership or as associates in DFI.

We work to ensure that Irish society is fully inclusive of people with disabilities and disabling conditions so that they can exercise fully their civil, social and human rights.

Frameworks Films is a Cork-based film production company that enables film-makers and communities to work collaboratively on innovative and original film projects. The core principles of Frameworks Films are a belief in equality, participation and access for all and the promotion of social justice through film.


HSE South is the largest funder of HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork city. The HSE have a remit for a range of issues and vulnerable groups, including addiction, alcohol, homelessness, and intercultural health, Travellers and Roma, LGBT and HIV/AIDS, together with such elements as community development and RAPID / CLÁR initiatives.



Established in 1999, LINC as an organisation rooted in community development practice and principles, aims to improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of all women who identify as lesbian or bisexual in


Mahon CDP Ltd runs a resource, childcare facility & youth centre. It provides employment, training, educational & social opportunities.


Mayfield CDP Ltd was established in 1990. Their aim is to respond to local needs by the provision of support, training and development opportunities for individuals and groups in the community.


Meitheal Mara was founded in 1993 and is a community boatyard and nationally-accredited training centre based in Cork city.  We work to promote and foster maritime culture and traditional skills as the means to help groups of people and individuals to learn progress and develop.


NASC enables migrants to access justice and human rights and to work to ensure a just, inclusive and integrated society.


Northside Community Health Initiative, Cork (NICHE) was established in 1998 for the Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill and surrounding areas of Cork City. NICHE uses community health development practice to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life.


For over 40 years The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) has been providing experiential group-work training in Cork. We also have a low-cost counseling service, an advocacy service, and we provide a range of supports to communities, organisations, and agencies.


Basement Resource Centre Shine is a safe, supportive membership based drop in centre that offers a variety of supports in the community for people in Cork with experiences of Mental Health issues.

The community is based on a combination of partnership, community development, empowerment and recovery.

Cork Simon Community has over 40 years of experience working with homeless people.   We supported 1,300 people in 2015.  Our services operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We work to address some of the most challenging aspects of homelessness. Many of the people we support are among the most vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged people in our community. Our values of Commitment-to-Care, Community, Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice and Voluntarism guide and inform us in all that we do


The Traveller Visibility Group (TVG) is a Traveller-led, Cork based organisation which was set up by Travellers in 1992. The TVG brings together Travellers and settled people in solidarity to promote Social Justice and Human Rights for Travellers


Cork YMCA is a part of YMCA Ireland which is a Christian movement which endeavors to bring wholeness, hope and new direction to the lives of young people through a wide range of activities & programmes.


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