Reasons to Sign up to the Fingal Community County Register

Being registered on the Fingal Community County Register (FCCR) gives community groups the opportunity to do the following:

1. Have access to Fingal County Council’s Community Funding Schemes*.
2. Have access to Community, Sports and Arts development services**.
3. Your group will become a member of the Fingal Community Network (FCN) (Also known as a Public Participation
Network (PPN) ***

How will your information be used?
Your information will be held on a database called the Fingal Community County Register, it will be used by the FCN and Community, Culture and Sports Department as part of the criteria for funding, for data storage and analysis purposes and may be shared with other FCC departments. It will not be shared with any external agency, group or organisation.

What is the Fingal Community Funding Schemes?*
The Community, Culture and Sports Division’s Activity Funding, Art Funding and Youth Sports Grants are funding schemes that provide financial support to Community and Voluntary Groups to support their activities. The funding is application based and set criteria is applied. Further information on criteria, eligibility and application can be found online at www.fingal.ie/community and leisure/grants and funding

What are the Community Culture and Sports development services?**
The Community, Culture and Sports Division works in partnership with community and voluntary groups to improve their quality of life, by providing community, recreational and sports facilities, education programmes, and to advise and support community efforts. In addition we provide the following types of supports: Training, Mentoring, Group Development, Strategic Planning and Policy Development etc.

What is the Fingal Community Network (FCN) (Also known as a Public Participation Network (PPN))***
The Fingal Community Network is supported by Fingal County Council and brings together all groups and organisations working on a community and voluntary basis in Fingal. Being part of the FCN gives your group the opportunity to participate at decision making and policy development level. The role of the FCN is to facilitate participation and representation of communities at this level. The FCN will work to strengthen the capacity of communities to contribute positively to the community in which they live.
The FCN will act as a hub for inclusive information gathering and sharing.
(Groups may register but choose not to participate in the Fingal Community Network.)

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* 1. Organisation Details

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* 2. Main Contact Person details
* main contact person is the person that can be readily contacted for all relating to FCC Funding, Community Services and Fingal Community Network

Categories and Colleges of the Fingal Community Network
* please note that each group may only have one vote at any Fingal Community Network Meeting

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* 3. To which Electoral College do you consider your main activities to be aligned
* please tick only one

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* 4. Consider in which linkage group your organisation would like to be involved
* you may tick more than one box

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* 5. Officer Board Details

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* 6. Governance Information
a. Committees

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* 7. Goverance Information
b. Companies

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* 8. Governance Information
c.Charities

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* 9. Insurance Details

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* 10. Declaration
I hereby declare that the information supplied on this registeration form is accurate and complete

Thank you for completing the Fingal Community County Register

If you have any queries please contact 8905104/8905108

Definition of FCN Electoral Colleges

It is a requirement for all community and voluntary groups to be aligned with an electoral college, these colleges are as follows: Community and Voluntary: The primary objective and activity of the group must focus on responses to local issues and concerns. Example of groups that may be included in this college: residents/tenants associations, sports and recreation groups, community associations, youth groups, community councils, arts groups, active retirement groups, self-help groups.

Social Inclusion: The primary objective and activities of the group must be focused on poverty reduction, community development, equality and social justice. Example of groups that may be included in this college: disability, ethnic minority, family support, urban and rural disadvantage, youth, traveller, women, literacy, social justice, equality promotion, LGBT, community development, children service, drugs and alcohol and older people.

Environment: The primary objective and activities of the group must be focused on environmental (i.e. ecological) protection and or environmental sustainability. Examples of groups that may be included in this college: permanent protection of wildlife, organic horticultural and education, environmental sustainability and agreed national organisations whose local groups will be automatically eligible to join the environment electoral college.

All groups must:
• be voluntary and not for profit.
• be formally organised with a constitution or at least a set of rules and a bank account.
• have regular meetings and communicate with their members.

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