Open Government in Ireland

Government faces challenges in solving complex policy issues on their own, as they may lack the necessary insights and perspectives of citizens. Without proper citizen engagement in public policy making, the resulting policies and services may not effectively address the needs of the people they are intended to serve.

Ballymun Adapts: Ready and Resilient

The lack of community readiness for climate action and the ability to respond in a productive way to government or local authority initiatives such as the forthcoming Decarbonisation Zone designation.

Growing a network of community led climate action in Ireland.

Today local green spaces often lack the resources, knowledge, and design expertise to be climate resilient, beautiful, and inclusive. Harnessing interdisciplinary skills across architecture, engineering, landscape design, and art practice we will engage and empower local communities to collectively reimagine, learn about, and enhance their green spaces

Incubate for Growth

The challenge of starting a social venture can be significant, and social entrepreneurs may struggle to navigate the complex start-up process, develop a clear business model, and access funding opportunities. This can hinder their ability to make a positive impact in their communities and create sustainable ventures.

Inspire Mentoring

The lack of access to social capital is a significant challenge for young people, as it can limit their opportunities to build skills, gain experience, and advance in their careers. Additionally, the absence of social connections can negatively impact mental health and well-being, making it a critical issue to address.

Social Innovation Hub

The absence of a dedicated physical space for innovation and access to specialized resources and funding opportunities can hinder the development of new ideas and solutions, making it difficult to solve problems and create opportunities. Therefore, having a physical space for innovation is a critical need.

Youth Academy

Many young people lack the future skills, creative thinking, and design thinking needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world, solve complex problems, and make a positive impact in their communities. The need to provide young people with access to these skills is a critical issue to address.