Trust to hold Idea Generation Workshops

Trust to hold Idea Generation Workshops

28 May 2014

Ahead of the launch of a potential of our Civic Activism Fund, Building Change Trust will be running a series of Idea Generation Workshops, designed to encourage innovation and creativity within the local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.

The workshops will be aiming to generate new and forward thinking ideas for civic activism projects in Northern Ireland. At the end of the series the Trust will put out a tendering process to find out how organisations would like to develop and deliver these ideas.

A tender award for the facilitation of these workshops, which we hope will be engaging and beneficial, will be made in late-May with the successful tenderer announced and profiled on the Trust’s website.

This activity is all taking place as part of our work on the Creative Space for Civic Thinking theme. 

The workshops will be held in as follows:

Belfast on 20th June at Clifton House.

Derry-Londonderry on 23 June at The Junction in conjunction with The Junction and Garden of Relfection.

Castlewellan on 24th June at Hillyard House. 

Enniskillen on the 26th June with the Fermanagh Trust as part of the Xchange Summer School.

Paul Braithwaite, who heads up the Trust’s work in Creative Space for Civic Thinking, said: “We at the Trust are really excited about the ideas generation workshops. 

"Not only do we want the ideas for civic activism projects to be innovative, imaginative and impactful, we want the process by which we come up with these ideas to be just as thought provoking.

“These workshops will not be the normal round table discussion, we hope they’ll be memorable and productive, culminating in some great ideas for how the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector can help grow and develop civic activism in Northern Ireland”. 

For more information, or to register for any of the workshops, please click here or contact Paul Braithwaite