Programmes tailored for VCSE organisations empower communities to thrive through new learning opportunities.
To contribute to reducing and preventing homelessness in Northern Ireland through supporting projects that address root causes and amplify the voices of homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
An Innovation and Community Voice programme
Open to families or individuals in the Derry and Strabane area.
Acorn Farm – I Can Grow programme is supporting over 250 families in Derry and Strabane on a journey towards self-sustainability, growing their own produce at home.
Open to all voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working in Northern Ireland, as well as public sector representatives and interested individuals, the programme is supporting projects that can deliver greater public influence over key societal issues as well as demonstrating how a more participative and deliberative model of democracy can build a better Northern Ireland for everyone.
Civic Innovation Programme supports innovative ideas and approaches that put people at the centre of decision-making in Northern Ireland.
The Techies in Residence programme supports both VCSE organisations and Techies to adopt a design thinking approach to explore a social challenge, putting the service user at the centre of the experience.
Techies in Residence is focused on creating powerful change within communities through digital technology by utilising a person-centred design thinking approach.
All organisations who complete the Community Innovators Programme will be eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation’s Social Innovation Seed Fund to help them deliver the idea or ideas they develop through participation in the programme.
The Community Innovators programme is for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations who would like support to explore and develop new solutions to a real world social, economic or environmental challenge.