03 Dec Community ideas and inspiration
This month we have been flat out running the Community Time Machine project in communities all over the country. We still have space for groups to get involved in this project in Kildare, Kilkenny, Cavan, Longford, Clare and Meath, so if you or anyone you know might be interested we would be so grateful if you could share the project!
In other news we thought we would share some of the great things we have been seeing and reading over the past few weeks about community, the environment and more! If you have any good news stories about your community, we’d love to hear them too!
All the best,
Áine & the Neighbourhood Network Team
A new initiative from Volunteer Ireland
Becoming a Community Volunteer is a great opportunity to get involved in your local community by supporting local events and initiatives. It is a chance to learn more about your local area, meet new people and develop new skills.
The pilot project is initially running in the following counties: Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Louth, Meath and Wicklow.
Register your interest in getting involved here:
The Role of Community
A UCD REFOHCUS webinar
Coming up on December 1st at 18:00 – 20:00, this webinar will deal with the Role of Community Activism during the pandemic and the effects on minorities and disadvantaged cohorts.
There will be speakers from SCOOP, UCD and the Peter McVerry Trust and looks like it will be an incredibly interesting discussion!
Make space for girls
Community spaces for everyone
We came across the organisation Make Space for Girls on Twitter and love the work they are doing in campaigning for and designing better, safer and more enjoyable public spaces for girls – in collaboration with girls.
It’s got us thinking about how our work can be more accessible to a variety of different types of communities and people who don’t always get a say.
Check out a recent project of theirs below on designing more inclusive parks:
Register your neighbourhood/ existing group or sign up here!