Initiatives Directory

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…

Wake Up, Shake Up Breakfast Club

The Wake Up, Shake Up club was first set up in February 2013. The aim of the club is to support working parents and offer an affordable alternative to local childcare options. It is also an opportunity to re-enforce school healthy eating guidelines and explore different food options with children. The club is run by…

Trinity AM

Trinity AM was set up in January 2013. The aim of the breakfast club is to provide food for children before class to assist them in their school performance. The club is run by a group of volunteers including teachers, parents and local community members. On average, 30 children come to the club each morning.…

Rise ‘n’ Shine Breakfast Club

The Rise ‘n’ Shine club was set up in January 2013. The main aims of the club are to improve attendance, increase participation in class, and reinforce healthy eating policy in pupils. The club is run each morning by a group of volunteers which includes teachers, parents and 6th class children. The Home School Community Liaison Officer co-ordinates…