Scratch below the surface of any community and you are almost certain to bump up against some form of activity that has a connection with the creative arts. The voluntary arts movement is reckoned to have the widest base of participation in the country – 10,000+ groups. Often organised on an informal, unfunded or unconstituted … Continue reading Put yourself on the map
Case Study - Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health The FRST programme "Mäori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health" (FRST Contract TWWX0001) began in 1998. The programme evolved from a previous FRST-funded programme "Mäori values for land use planning" that ran from 1995 to 1998, and helped build collaborative research relationships with Ngati Porou. … Continue reading Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health
Overview In 2006 the Tiaki Tinana programme was established as a Māori response to sexual offending against children and young people. Tiaki Tinana seeks to inform health promotion to prevent sexual violence within Māori communities. It is delivered within a kaupapa Māori framework by Rape Prevention Education, Auckland. The primary aim of Tiaki Tinana has … Continue reading Tiaki Tinana : A case study on creating conversations about sexual violence
This paper is comprised of case studies from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Communities in Transition 2 Programme. The Programme seeks to: build relationships within and between people and communities; promote local participation in community development and peace-building work; and create community cohesion by offering opportunities and support that had not been previously accessible … Continue reading Case studies from the Communities in Transition 2 Programme, Northern Island.
Doirin Graham is the CEO of Clare Local Development Company which on Monday learned that it was successful in its bid for LEADER funding worth €8.9m to County Clare. Doirin's company, set up in 1992, went against the tide in competing with the county's new Local and Community Development Committee for the funding. It was … Continue reading Doirin Graham – on Community-Led Local Development now
A paper presented at the 5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, ‘Building a scientific field to foster social enterprise eco-system,’ June 30th to July 3rd, 2015, Helsinki, Finland. In Ireland social enterprises are seen primarily as non-profit organisations driven by social objectives. Irish thinking on the social economy has been influenced by … Continue reading Social Enterprises in Rural Communities – Case Study Ireland
Over the years much research has been carried out on poverty and social inclusion in rural Ireland. Academics, researchers, Government agencies and organisations working in the Community and Voluntary Sector have published vast amounts of reports on poverty and marginalised and vulnerable groups living in rural areas. Many of the issues people living in rural … Continue reading Poverty and Social Inclusion the Case for Rural Ireland