Downpatrick Office 02844612311 / Newtownards Office 02891828884


Serving the community for over 20 years

The network is an award winning voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down and has been serving the community for over 20 years. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable and motivate people to help themselves to enhance and improve lives.

Strategic Themes

To achieve our vision and mission we have focused our work for the next five years under four strategic themes:

One:           Empowering, connecting and strengthening communities
Two:           Supporting and enabling a strong community voice
Three:        Providing services to our members
Four:          Developing an adaptive and sustainable organisation

Our legal status

We are registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (NIC106024) and a company limited by guarantee (No. NI42835)

CDRCN Staff Team

Nicholas McCrickard

Mary McKeown
Roisin McCrink
Patricia Martin


Janine Connolly
Ann Grant
Breige Jennings
Frances McCormick
Nuala McElroy
Clare Shiels


Lise Curran
Sandra Henderson
Heather Holland
Jenny Laverty
Daniella McCarry
Paula Nixon

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