Civic Innovation in Northern Ireland

A Community Foundation initiative

Local and Global Civic Innovation Tools

Top Tips For Civic Innovation


Track your progress – all the ups and downs – and learn lessons from your experience.

Don’t throw people in at the deep end

Other approaches can be used to lay the groundwork for civic engagement. If people are already actively involved in their community then they are more likely to want to, and feel able to, engage with decision-makers.

Include everyone who should be included

Depending on who your group is, or who you want to represent when you are engaging with decision-makers, you will need to consider how you are ensuring that you are really enabling all relevant voices to be heard.