Southern Community Initiative

Unlocking the potential in our community

Hub Projects

Community Initiatives was established in September 2011 as a direct result of a study which examined all aspects of community life in the South of the Island.  

The study involved discussions with a wide range of people, examining the experiences of those that live, work and play there.  A number of issues became clear:

  • Youth – not enough to do
  • Isolation and loneliness across ages and social groups
  • Misunderstanding between the generations
  • Lack of knowledge of what is available either groups/clubs etc and health and social services
  • Older men’s difficult experiences of retirement

 As a result we have begun to develop a number of community projects.


Community Gardening Project

Do you fancy a bit of gardening but lack the space or maybe the knowledge?  Or perhaps it’s just too much heavy work for you?

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Community in the Kitchen

The Community in the Kitchen is run by volunteers with small friendly cooking groups for absolute beginners upwards.

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Has Beans Gardening Project

Be involved with a friendly gardening project where you can share the work load, make friends and meet like minded people, swap and share skills.

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Men in Sheds

Fully kitted out sheds for gentlemen from 55 years young to pursue hobbies and projects in the company of other like minded individuals. 

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