Joining a community group is a great way of strengthening our community.

An active and diverse civil society promotes social cohesion and public trust. If you want a community that supports your ideals, you have to be prepared to put something back.

Joining in means just that. It involves working with people and communities, not just for them – becoming involved in their activities and committed to their goals. It involves identifying what matters to you and throwing all your enthusiasm behind it.

Joining in and joining up is about engagement, working with and listening to the people you’re supporting, making connections, using all of yourself in a good cause.

That’s good for the community, and it’s good for you. On a personal level participation with a community group helps you to develop your skills, build your social networks, and feel the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a contribution to your community.

Browse through the tabs on the left to find a community group that meets your needs and interests.  If you belong to a group, and you would like to have it listed on this page, or to share any news or events your group might be hosting, please drop us a line here.