Community Technical Aid

Supporting The Community

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Our Work

CTACTA current work

CTA are currently involved in range of work, some in Dublin and some in Northern Ireland, most of it with local communities dealing with issues such as regeneration of the communities and homes, training, research and project development.

Training: Training local people to conduct a survey in the Hardwicke/Dominick St area of Dublin 1 on the needs of their community, funded by the Good Neighbours Close to Town Group.

Training in Belfast with Loyalist communities in research and strategic planning. The aim is to support local community leadership. This work is in conjunction with Northern Ireland Congress of Trade Unions and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Committee Skills training with a range of groups including, Kiln and Forge Association, St. Margaret’s Travellers Community Association

Variety of training with groups such as:
• WOMB, (Women of Many Backgrounds)
• Ballymum Travellers Community Development Association
• Co-Fingal Travellers Group
• Grangegorman Mixed Group.

Research: Research and evaluations for groups such as
• The Dime Project
• Tallaght and Clondalkin Traveller Groups
• Good Neighbours Close to Town Group

CTA also supports three redevelopment projects
• O’Devaney Gardens
• Croke Villas

At the end of 2010 funding was withdrawn for the three development worker who were working in these O’Devaney Gardens and Croke Villas. This was a great loss to these communities, but we continue our work in these areas.

Urban Advocacy:
• Planning work has included, planning observations in North Circular Road, Markets and Smithfield, Ballybough, South Docks, Blessington Street and Thomas St.
• Support to precinct improvement/redevelopment complexes, for example St Michan’s.
• Providing planning support to Grangegorman Alliance.