The Community Foundation, NI held an exciting evening at the Braid Theater, celebrating the success of seven projects, that have been part of the Foundations Civic Innovation Programme. Over 75 individuals joined at the theatre to hear more about Civic Innovation happening right on their doorstep.

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Civic Innovation programme has awarded over £900,000 of funding. Supporting community-led projects that put people at the centre of decision-making, using a variety of creative approaches, giving communities the tools and knowledge to do so. Tools such as citizens panels, digital engagement and participatory budgeting.

Each project comprises a collaboration of voluntary and community groups, individual contributors and in some cases statutory bodies. The issues covered by projects include educational segregation, climate change, Irish language rights, community planning and peacebuilding.