Following on from work started through the Envision consultations, the Smart Village Plan is an opportunity to have your community groups, sports club, activities, or a project included in the local area plan.  Inishowen Development Partnership are pleased to announce the next two areas that this free training will be offered in are Culdaff and Carndonagh. Training will take place in-person at the Wee Hall, Culdaff, and Moville Family Resource Centre..   

Aine McLaughlin, Community Development Officer at Inishowen Development Partnership, says, “this is a fantastic way to highlight what is happening in your area and collectively showcase the many community initiatives that we know are out there around Inishowen.  We have received great feedback from the previous participants, with lots of excellent discussions, collaboration, and goal setting”.   

Smart Village training will enable you and your organisation to:

• Create a “Smart Village” Plan
• Encourage cross community collaboration
• Apply smart villages concepts for your funding applications

Sessions include:
1 Intro to Smart Village Concepts

2 Local Asset / Stakeholder Profiling & Plan Co-creation

3 Goal Setting & Project Scheduling

4 Communications, Co-creation, Collaboration & Volunteer Coordination

5 Metrics, Data and Digital Tools

6 Smart Village Plan Sign Off & AGM

Schedules: Culdaff, Carrowmena, Gleneely Environs

Training will take place on Monday 16th May, 1st June and 15th June
Venue: Culdaff Wee Hall (in-person training
Time: 10am -1pm

Schedules: Moville, Greencastle, and Environs

Training will take place on Wednesday 18th May, 30th May and 13th June
Venue: Moville & District Family Resource Centre (in-person training)
Time: 10am -1pm

To be notified when training will commence in your area, contact: or Tel: (086) 1028846.