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Get Involved

We’d like to hear from individuals and organisations with a passion and ideas for how to make democracy work better in Northern Ireland. Ideas can be linked to a specific social issue of public concern or be more broadly about challenges or new ways of involving the public in decision-making.

The Civic Innovation Programme is collaborative, meaning that all participants agree to freely share their ideas and to work with other organisations and individuals to develop and deliver their project.

 You can express an interest either as an individual or as an organisation by clicking the relevant button below.

If you weren't able to attend one of our information workshops in November/December, we recommend you contact Paul Braithwaite to discuss your idea in advance via


The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 17th January 1pm.


After you submit your expression of interest we will contact you to discuss your idea(s) within 4 weeks.


Please also register for our Democracy Day event on 29th January 2020 - everyone who has submitted an Expression of Interest will need to attend this event. The event is also open to anyone to attend. All attendees must register in advance here.