Democracy in Northern Ireland is Alive and Kicking

27 Jan 2022

Democracy in Northern Ireland is Alive and Kicking

To many eyes, politics at Stormont doesn’t present a very rosy picture of the health of our democracy – institutions teetering on the brink again, a series of…

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Finding ‘Commoning possibilities’

14 Dec 2021

Finding ‘Commoning possibilities’

Commoning Possibilities is a partnership between Garvagh People’s Forest,  St Columb’s Park House in Derry/ Londonderry, poet Anne McMaster and the Rural Community…

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Seven NI Civic Innovation projects awarded funding

27 Apr 2021

Seven NI Civic Innovation projects awarded funding

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Civic Innovation programme has awarded funding of more than £500,000 to seven initiatives that put people at the centre…

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Growing Food, Growing Community Project

17 Feb 2021

Growing Food, Growing Community Project

Holywood Transition Town (HTT), Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC), Holywood Shared Town (HST), and the Acorn Fund have joined forces to create a close…

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How much of a crisis is enough of a crisis to ignite change?

22 Jan 2021

How much of a crisis is enough of a crisis to ignite change?

Written by Paul Braithwaite for Involve NI. Paul leads the Foundation’s work on social and civic innovation. Since 2013 he has developed and delivered a series of unique…

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Democracy Day 2020 focused on increasing public participation in democratic decision making at Stormont    

4 Feb 2020

Democracy Day 2020 focused on increasing public participation in democratic decision making at Stormont   

Fourteen new initiatives aimed at deepening local democracy in communities across Northern Ireland will share £500,000 of funding, mentoring and support from the Community…

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Citizens’ Assembly Report Shows Positive Attitudes Of MLAs Towards Citizens’ Assemblies. 

21 Nov 2019

Citizens’ Assembly Report Shows Positive Attitudes Of MLAs Towards Citizens’ Assemblies. 

The first citizens’ assembly for Northern Ireland met in October and November to 2018 to discuss the future of social care for older people. A survey carried out…

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People Powered Change is the focus as new Civic Innovation Programme Launches

22 Oct 2019

People Powered Change is the focus as new Civic Innovation Programme Launches

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is launching an ambitious Civic Innovation programme to support initiatives that put people at the centre of decision-making…

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