The overall aim of the Partnership is to support the community to reach its full potential, to encourage participation, and to target its resources at those most in need in our community.
The Partnership was set up in 1996 as a response to long term unemployment and poverty.
The Partnership was an initiative of local community activists and Ballyfermot Area Action Co-operative who sought funding from Government to support a range of programmes and activists which would support the local community to tackle social exclusion and poverty caused by unemployment, and other social factors.
The Partnership in 1997 secured funding from FAS to run the Local Employment Service (Obair) this took over from the Ballyfermot Action Service to the Unemployment group. The Ballyfermot Partnership Local Employment Service opened its doors in March 1998.
The Partnership in 2008 was asked by Government to extend its programme to cover the Chapelizod area. This was part of a national initiative by Government to ensure that the Partnership programme was made available to all those who need support.
In 2009 we reached agreement on extending the Partnership with Chapelizod area and the local stake holders.
GOAL Three : Increase in people's work readiness and employment prospects
To develop and sustain a range of services, prepare and assist people to enter the labour market
Develop and sustain strategies with local enterprises to increase local employment prospects
Develop and sustain strategies to increase local self employment prospects
GOAL Two: To increase access to formal an informal educational, recreational and cultural activities and resources
Work with providers to improve access to a wide range of opportunities
Increase awareness and support access to develop opportunities for learning and development
GOAL One : Raising awareness and knowledge in the local community
To raise awareness and knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services
Develop and sustain strategies and mechanisms for improved access to local services
Develop and sustain strategies and mechanisms to better coordinate local services
GOAL Four: Promote, engage with policy, practice and decision making affecting local communities
Promote dialogue between funders, providers and local communities
Develop and sustain opportunities for communities of place and interest to identify issues and voice concerns
Welcome to the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership Website . This site has been developed to provide up to date information on what the Partnership does. We have placed interesting and useful information on the site particularly relevant to the residents of Dublin 10. We will be updating this site on an ongoing basis with current events and activities which will provide you with information on courses, grants and developments in the Partnership
Telephone No (01) 623 5612 New Fax No (01) 623 0922