Initiatives Directory

Food for Thought

Windsor Women’s Centres’ Food for Thought project provides a multi-functional inner-city green space, which facilitates activities for participants that empowers them to recognise healthy lifestyle choices. This space provides the means through which women and their families in the community can improve their environment, health and wellbeing. They also encompass a range of activities which improve…

Cloughmills Incredible Edibles Project

Cloughmills Incredible Edibles Project aims to reconnect people with each other, their community and the natural world by developing a sustainable, fair and healthy food system in Cloughmills. They aim to teach people where food comes from, appreciate seasonal diversity and environmental impacts of food, be confident in cooking and celebrate the role of food…

Ballina Eat Wise Project

The Mayo North East Ballina Eat Wise project will proactively engage with disadvantaged communities, including migrant and Traveller groups, in Ballina to encourage and support people to make informed decisions regarding their diet and that of their families. The project aims to empower people with the resources, skills and knowledge to improve their physical and…

Ballybeg Family Growing Project

Ballybeg Family Growing Project aims to engage families living in the Ballybeg estate to raise their awareness and knowledge of healthy eating by providing a practical skills-based education programme of growing and cooking, taking a developmental approach. Objectives: To provide a skills based education programme that aims to increase awareness of and access to healthy…

Dunmanway Grow it Cook it Eat it – Growing Together

Growing Together will develop a community garden on unused land to help local families and groups to grow, cook and eat fruit and vegetables. The project aims to engage members of Dunmanway community in sharing and learning skills (including intergenerational cooperation) to promote healthy eating and wellbeing and to provide opportunities for growing and using…

Fatima Food Project

Fatima Groups United Project aims to address food poverty, ill-health related to bad nutrition, lack of education and awareness around nutrition among local residents and to explore how the CFI can become sustainable. Their objectives are: To identify barriers that residents face to making healthy food choices through a series of food events To look…

CHANGE

CHANGE is a multi-faceted programme which seeks to transform the way lone parents think about food.  The programme focuses on education, health and the affordability of healthy food for lone parents, as a particularly disadvantaged low-income group.  The key activities include training programmes for lone parents and a community garden which engages the wider community.…

Blanchardstown Good Food Cooperative

Blanchardstown Good Food Cooperative aims to establish a Good Food Network in Dublin 15 to raise awareness of and seek to reduce food poverty. Their objectives are: To build a good food network incorporating existing community projects and organisations and working to secure a sustainable future for the network. To use the walled garden at…

Fettercairn Growing Community Roots

Fettercairn Growing Community Roots will deliver a range of programmes around exercise and healthy eating to improve, encourage and integrate the target schools into the wider local community through linkages with community based projects e.g. Fettercairn Community Garden. Objectives: To provide participants with a better understanding of exercise/healthy eating/nutrition To provide a space for families…

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating

Gortin Community Seasonal Eating is based within Owenkillew Development Company in the rural village of Gortin. They are establishing a community garden which will help to develop sustainable living through encouraging growing their own food, developing healthy options which are available locally and educating both providers and consumers in healthy food options. Their aims are…