Community Development Support

Meitheal is a community development support and training organisation. Our mission is to create change through working for equality and social justice.
The way we work is guided by the values of community development, equality and feminism. Meitheal has worked in the community and voluntary sector over the last fifteen years. In that time we have worked with hundreds of community and voluntary organisations, such as:

  • Disability organisations
  • Lesbian and Gay organisations
  • Local community groups, organisations and networks
  • Minority ethnic and migrant community organisations
  • Traveller organisations
  • Voluntary management committees
  • Women's organisations



Meitheal training has contributed to the promotion of equality and change at personal, organisational, community and national levels. Our training is based on active participation, reflection and skills development. This leads to participants gaining confidence, being able to build on their own experience and put new learning into action. Since 1995 Meitheal has provided courses in Group Facilitation Skills at both Foundation and Advanced levels. We can also provide training in the following:

  • Anti-Racism
  • Capacity Building
  • Committee Skills
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Reflection &learning in the work
  • Staff Support and Supervision


Organisational Development

Meitheal provides an organisational development consultancy service. We offer this service to community and voluntary organisations that are working to tackle poverty and inequality. Our consultancy work bases itself on the active reflection and engagement of the people working in an organisation. Our service is designed to meet the individual developmental needs of each organisation. The work we do includes:

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Needs Analysis
  • Policy Development
  • Role Consultation
  • Review and Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building