Local Communities and Social Innovation Conference held in Portrush

Local Communities and Social Innovation Conference held in Portrush

Thu, April 12, 2018

Over 160 members representing community organisations across the Causeway Coast and Glens attended a recent Local Communities and Social Innovation conference in Portrush.

The event provided an opportunity for groups to network with each other and discuss their approach to similar activities. The audience heard from a variety of informative and inspirational speakers including Professor Duncan Morrow from Ulster University, Paul Braithwaite from Building Change Trust and Clare McGee from Innovate NI.  Other speakers included Malcolm Beattie from Department of Finance who discussed the Innovation Lab and Eileen Mullan from Strictly Boardroom.

The Conference was followed by a Funding Fair which provided opportunities to meet face-to-face with local and regional funding bodies to discuss potential community projects.

Speakers were welcomed by Councillor William McCandless and the event was ably compered by Naomi McMullan. 

Favourable feedback from participants showed that those attending found the event to be thought-provoking, enlightening and very useful for planning community projects.