Love Castlebar Community Organisation are a passionate tribe of volunteers. For the past six years we have been successfully implementing a number of projects to enhance the social, cultural and economic landscape of our town.
Our mission is to create a town where people love to live. Our assertion is that in doing so, we will attract and retain the talented men and women who will in turn become the sustainable economic and social drivers of our town ensuring a bright future.
In recognition of projects such as Facelift (the painting of derelict buildings), Spaces Between (ongoing installation of art works throughout the town) and Love Lannagh (now Castlebar’s biggest festival) Love Castlebar received the Mayo People of the Year Award in 2017 for outstanding contribution to community.
Our enthusiasm for impact only grows stronger. We have become a leading model for community engagement, addressing the Social Enterprise Ireland conference in 2018 and most recently assisting fellow Mayo towns Ballina and Ballinrobe in establishing their own Love Towns.
Love Castlebar is a registered not for profit company Ltd. by guarantee. We are an entirely voluntary entity with a strong, multi-disciplinary executive team and board.
To date we have been almost entirely reliant on two funding sources. GLO Mayo trust have been supporting us with multi-annual funding since our inception in 2013. Our second funding source has been through community fundraising of civic donations.
To enable Love Castlebar to continue to deliver towards its vision, sustainable and more diversified funding is essential. To this end we are establishing “The Friends of Love Castlebar”, a network of individuals and companies who are passionate about civic participation and creating a vibrant town.
We have created suggested contribution levels but, in reality there is no lower or indeed upper level of contribution that will not be gratefully received. We commit to excellence in transparency, good governance and annual reporting.
Thank you for your time and generous support.
Volunteer CEO Love Castlebar, (087)7529922