The Northside Traveller Support Group was incorporated under the Companies Act in February 1988 with the Trading Name of TravAct (Company No.245190). TravAct which started as a small group of community minded individuals, from both the Traveller and the Settled Communities, has grown over the years to encompass six different projects funded by the HSE, CDYSB, The Justice Department, the DSP and the Darndale-Belcamp Initiative through the JI Scheme. Considering the very high quality of services being delivered by TravAct over the years, the CDYSB in conjunction with the Pavee Point decided to transition their Youth Project to TravAct in end 2015 for carrying out more focussed Youth Work amongst the critical North Dublin Community of young Travellers.
It is a tribute to the commitment of the Voluntary Board of Management that it has kept the Organisation functioning smoothly even in the absence of any core-funding. TravAct, an honoured member of the Irish Traveller Movement and the Irish National Traveller partnership, has now in 2016 been assured of adequate core funding by the Department of Justice to carry on its pioneering work in North Dublin
To provide quality support and developmental services, advocacy services and information support to the marginalised Traveller Community in North Dublin, and act as a bridge between the Traveller Community and the Settled Community with the aim of developing TravAct as a Model Traveller Support Organisation on the Island.