Below are a list of groups involved in the communities we work with. These groups take great pride in what they do and they each work extremely hard in their area to make our community a better and safer place for everyone.
Johnstown Tidy Towns (JTT) was founded in September 2016. Alan Lawes Chairman of JTT said “since then the organisation has grown steadily with the number of people turning up to help with our regular cleans ups and getting involved in our litter hit squads increasing all the time. It’s great to know that we are recognised as a local community organisation with a positive reputation amongst the people living in Johnstown”. Alan puts that down to the hard work of all the local volunteers alongside the obvious visible improvement to the local environment as a result of their efforts.
Our club is in the world of Lions International, the largest service organisation with 45,000 clubs and more the 1.3 million members. A service organisation providing help in all kinds of ways by the member’s spending time with the needy and lonely as well as assisting charitable and volunteering groups in the community. The Lions Club organise holidays, entertainment, days and evenings out for the elderly and people needing assistance.
Meath Travellers Workshops is a voluntary community development organisation. It is a traveller led organisation who is partnered with the settled community working together to promote Traveller values and identities through training and education.
We continue to be a community based and we are a registered charity (CHY No. 13758). In our first ten years our work focus was on service provision in the Navan area. Since 2008 the geographical area covered by our work has increased to cover the whole of County Meath. Our principal focus is on parents and families with children up to 12 years of age.
Mission Statement: “Navan Springboard Family Support Services mission is to support adults in their parenting role for the benefit of their children.”
Meath Job Club provides a range of supports and services to both job hunters and employers. We train job hunters in the most effective ways to get work and we offer recruitment solutions for employers seeking new staff. Our staff of 4 super-skilled ladies are highly qualified and with a combined total of over 60 years’ experience in recruitment, information provision, education and training, guidance and career coaching, we know our stuff.
The Irish Girl Guides (IGG) has approximately 12,000 youth and adult members in Ireland, with a paid staff supporting the work of volunteers in the organisation. We are a youth-driven, dynamic organisation offering a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-30, and opportunities for women of all ages.
As a girls-only movement, they are free to develop and express themselves in a safe, comfortable and supported setting.
Navan Girl Guides for girls age 10 to 14. We meet from September to June every Friday at 7.30pm in Meath 1st Scout Hall, Liscarton Navan.
The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with almost 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds accross the Country. We cook, travel, craft and socialise! The objectives of the Association are to bring women together in fellowship and through co-operative effort, to develop and improve the standard of rural and urban life in Ireland having due regard for our Irish culture and to encourage the use of the Irish language in the affairs of Bantracht na Tuaithe.
Meath Volunteer Centre is a county-wide community based service that offers a recruitment and placement service available to anybody living in County Meath who is interested in volunteering. Meath Volunteer Centre also provides support and training to organisations in County Meath on all aspects of volunteer management in order to encourage best practise across the sector.
Founded in 1991, the Irish Writers Centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature. Their mission is to support and promote writers at all stages of their development.They offer a diverse programme of writing courses and workshops led by established writers across a range of genres including memoir, poetry, playwriting, short-stories and the novel. They also run seminars, lectures and readings related to the art of writing.
Men’s Shed are open to all men regardless of age and background. They are a place where you can avoid isolation, share skills with others or learn completely new ones. Meetings are held weekly in Men’s Sheds in Athboy, Broomfield, Dunshaughlin, Moynalty, Navan and Summerhill. The men themselves, the members of the Shed, have ownership of the project and they engage in a wide range of activities.
Founded in 2006 Meath Arts Group is a cultural, non-political, non-profit organisation. Meath Arts Group seeks to support visual artists and promote their work. The group consists of number of active members covering a broad spectrum of visual artists. These include painters, sculptors, potters, photographers and other visual artists who wish to develop and promote their art. These artists have come together for the shared benefit of resources, education and marketing.
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society is a local historical society based in Co. Meath. Established in 1937. The society lapsed for a time during the Second World War due to paper and petrol shortages which made it impossible to travel, correspond and publish. The society reformed then and began to publish its annual journal; Ríocht na Midhe, in 1955.
Meath LSP provides a leadership role for the co-ordination, development and delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities in County Meath within the framework of our strategic plan and the resources available. Our work includes the provision of information on sport and physical activity, the facilitation of education and training opportunities and supporting the development and implementation of programmes and events that encourage greater participation.
Foróige is Ireland’s leading Youth Organisation with over 50,000 young people involved annually. Foróige aims to enable young people to develop personally and within the community. Foróige has many different services including: Foróige projects, Foróige Juniors (10-12yrs), Foróige Clubs & Cafés (12-18yrs) and the Big Brother, Big Sister programme. Here in County Meath, Foróige clubs are spread throughout the county.
There are established Foróige clubs in Oldcastle, Kells, Athboy, Navan, Lobbinstown, Duleek, Slane, Mosney and Ratoath. Foróige clubs offer members (12yrs+) to meet socially once a week for 1-2hrs during the school term. The members take responsibility for the running of the club and organising activities. This is achieved through a Youth Committee within the club. Clubs are supported by trained adult volunteers.
We intervene early to support young people’s mental health. We are the only mental health service in the country with an exclusive focus on 12-25 year olds. Our early intervention model provides tangible supports for young people before they reach the point of acquiring a formal mental health diagnosis.
We have 13 Jigsaw Services in communities across Ireland providing mental health support to young people, and we are continuing to grow year on year.
We educate and equip communities to help young people. We believe that future resilience is based on early intervention and mentoring. We are working to build strong communities where young people feel they have real emotional connections with their friends, families, teachers and peers.
We work with the best mental health experts using evidence-driven methodology. We employ evidence-based models, devised by some of the world’s leading mental healthcare experts, based on extensive research.