Join the Dots PB
List of Bids
Here is the list of bids for our PB process.
Please scroll down the page to read the descriptions and watch the videos.
Once you've browsed all the bids and decided on the 5 bids you want to vote for, click the VOTE NOW button which will take you to our voting platform.
Once there, you just click on the bids of your choice until you've cast your 5 votes.
Armoy Friends Group Our idea is to bid for supplies and resources to allow us to continue to make connections within our group and the wider community. Armoy Friends Group is a group for adults with learning disabilities and diverse needs. We aim to connect these individuals with the wider community and teach them skills which will allow them to integrate with society which often overlooks them. For this reason, any funding which can allow us to buy supplies which will enable us to run events in the run up to and after Christmas is so vital! NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Aultagh Celtic FC Our community, like so many rural areas, has been hit hard in the last two years. This increased isolation of people of all ages brings more problems. Mental health issues and the devastating results from these health issues which impacts communities in a detrimental way. Our goal as a club is to install bench seating to bridge from that isolation, to bring community organisations together to create a place where loneliness and sadness can be spoken openly about. These feelings can be channelled through outdoor activities and a community togetherness at a well developed club. We want to generate greater wider community benefits through sport and non sport activities, particularly in the area of health and wellbeing , education, skills, potential employment, social inclusion and volunteering. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Charlotte Street Tenants We have all been socially isolated throughout this pandemic and we would love the opportunity to get out into the wider Ballymoney community this Christmas. Our idea is to make some Christmas cards for the people in this community. We would then go into the town centre in December to perform a short carol service. We would be doing all of our favourite songs, dressed in Santa hats and Christmas jumpers. We will hand out our cards during this performance, each card will wish the recipient a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New year from all of the tenants here. After the service, we will head to our local coffee shop Bob and Berts for a hot chocolate and some goodies to celebrate. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Diverse Cultures Gathering Riya is an 18-year-old who is passionate about getting people together. For her project, she wants to organize a social event where people from different communities will meet to watch a film from different countries so that they can appreciate and respect the different cultures and diversities. Three years ago, she organised a similar gathering of communities in the Waterside Theatre in Derry (with her Dad’s help) and wants to do it again.
Foyle Obon We want to hold a 'Bonenkai' which literally translates as a Forget the Year party. Our community of taiko players, dancers, and Japanese families have been separated for so long. Our groups usually get to come together at our annual community festival to play taiko, dance and have fun together. We have not been able to do that because of the pesky pandemic. We want to have a party (safely and following guidance) to bring everyone together to enjoy seeing old friends, playing and connecting with new friends. We will play taiko drums, dance, have our traditional Christmas quiz, and show our new members what a lovely community they are actually a part of in the real world! This idea fits in with the theme of creating connections by bringing people together for the common good. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Glór na Maoile Club Óige (Voice of Moyle Youth Club) It can be difficult, when you live in a small town, to really connect with environmental issues, or the climate change emergency you hear about on the news, in a practical, personal way…or feel as though you can do anything about them. Our project is to engage our Club Óige young people in discussion and activities that make climate change and environment issues more personal, and give them a sense of possibility, responsibility and optimism. We want to help our young people to connect the dots between everyday life choices and environmental impact; to connect with environmentally-friendly people; and to connect with each other around environmentally friendly activities. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Growing Resilience Newry, Mourne, Down We are a network of nature based community groups working to provide nature based therapeutic experiences for all age groups in our community. We provide a platform to share advice and support to all our member community gardens and social farms. We would like to organise a seed swop in Spring 2022, just before the Summer growing season starts. We hope to invite all our community groups as well as members of the public to this event and we will invite our cross border colleagues. All attendees will have the opportunity to share a beautiful plant based healthy lunch. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Rathlin Sound as a Bell Our project will bring a team of hand-bell ringers to Rathlin Island for a two-day residential visit. The team will give bellringing performances and lead intergenerational workshops for residents. It will create opportunities for some of Rathlin’s older residents to reconnect with each other and with some of our younger residents, especially after the COVID pandemic which has increased isolation. The opportunity this project will give to host the bell ringers on the island and share Rathlin’s hospitality and heritage will strengthen the pride and self-respect of the residents and help restore the confidence that has been so badly damaged through the restrictions of the pandemic. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
The Toy Library Group We want to set up a Toy Library for use by the wider city and region. The inspiration came from visiting friends who used the Carrickmacross Toy Library. Darragh (aged 5) wondered how he could have access to "new" toys each week like his friend in Monaghan. It was his idea to set up a toy library so that other children in Derry could have similar access to toys, and to cut down on waste. We are coming up to Christmas season and the pressure and potential to purchase new toys. This aggravates landfill as well as financial pressure on families to buy new. We would like to counter both these issues by setting up a Toy Library. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Zero Waste Information Sharing We are in the process of creating a local Zero waste "hub". Part zero waste store, part fair trade store, part bicycle repair station, part zw cloth nappy library and part information centre. A place that will help enable and inform a zero waste life in the local community and encourage people to connect and engage with others who are concerned about environmental issues. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Zero Waste Parenting Pilot The aim of the programme is to enhance the well-being of babies and parents. We plan to do this by: creating a safe and welcoming space for parents, carers and their babies to meet on a regular basis and share Zero Waste parenting information and encouraging parents to avail of local resources; running a 4 week programme to deliver information ourselves and invite other service providers to deliver information about their services; exploring public spaces including parks and local baby friendly cafes with parents. A comforting space within a baby carrier will be provided for babies during the programme. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO!!