Challenge Bank

Do you have a Challenge in your area that you think could be solved through Design Thinking? Take the next step in your Challenger journey by adding it to the bank!

Courses will be based on the Challenges that people like you, across the region, feel need fresh and innovative thinking. To do this, we’re asking everyone to submit the Challenges that they’d like to tackle collaboratively.

Like and comment on other people's Challenges to show support and increase its chance of being included in a Course. You can filter Challenges by county or category.

Roll over a Challenge for more details. Click to go to the Challenge and like it or leave a comment.

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Festivals - evolving to work in a new environment

Festivals - evolving to work in a new environment

Festival groups looking at the challenges brought by COVID restrictions, BREXIT, inflexibility of funding to meet these changes, new ways of delivery.

Men's Shed Development

Men's Shed Development

Men's Sheds from around the county addressing challenges around governance, membership recruitment, sustainability and succession planning

Kilglass Village development

Kilglass Village development

Kilglass Community Council generating ideas to repurpose vacant buildings in the community to address local needs and services

Development of Traditional Music and Culture

Development of Traditional Music and Culture

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann groups considering new ways of developing and promoting Irish Traditional Music and engaging with the diaspora

Community Centres - a new way to work

Community Centres - a new way to work

Idea generation for new services and service delivery in community centres around the region

Branley's Yard Creative Collective

Branley's Yard Creative Collective

Development of Branley's Yard as a creative hub and development of weekly market

Tubbercurry Carbon Neutrality

Tubbercurry Carbon Neutrality

Community, Business and Sporting Organisations in Tubbercurry examining Micro-Generation opportunities and becoming a carbon neutral town

Moy River Conservation

Moy River Conservation

awareness-raising and community-based conservation initiatives in Ox Mountain communities for the tributaries of the river Moy

Sligo Communities Action Planning

Sligo Communities Action Planning

Bringing Sligo Community groups together to identify priorities and actions for the area

Adventure Tourism

Adventure Tourism

Adventure Network looking at generating more business into shoulder season, particularly if there are opportunities to open for business in 2021

Secondary school for Blackrock Co. Louth

Secondary school for Blackrock Co. Louth

The population of Blackrock/Haggardstown is growing and I've identified a need for a secondary school in the area. The first step with any idea is to find a problem and design a solution with the people at the core. The 3 primary schools in the area are full. With a local secondary school children could walk or cycle to school and wouldn't need to rely on public transportation as much. I've brought this idea to local TDs. I have a survey ready to go just need people to respond.

Rural Attractiveness - in areas such as Corcaghan

Rural Attractiveness - in areas such as Corcaghan

We do have a good community centre in Corcaghan but not the broadband nor any local link service - rural attractiveness goes hand in glove with good infrastructure such as broadband, schools, shops, transport, half decent roads; there is far less community togetherness in the rural areas like Corcaghan for projects like growing or improving the areas we live in, those sort of projects always seem to be in urban or village settings

Bringing together remote workers with a community driven digital hub in Enniscrone

Bringing together remote workers with a communi...

Our vision is to create a co-working and incubation centre for remote workers in the area. This was a pre COVID vision and we are trying to get the idea off the ground, to bring together a group of like-minded people to create a community of working professionals with a view to incubation and offering local growth and employment in the future

Aclare Playschool to Aclare remote hub

Aclare Playschool to Aclare remote hub

we have a relatively new former playschool building that is derelict and would love to change to a remote hub , building was built in 2005 and derelict since 2014

Spraoi Glas

Spraoi Glas

A safe environment for people of all ages to meet outdoors, to get involved in growing vegetables, self sufficient, healthy and grow personally.

Diversification of the rural economy for future sustainability

Diversification of the rural economy for future...

Trying to encourage and promote farm and rural diversification and in particular on farm diversification, thereby using the assets of the farm for non agricultural activities in order for the farm household to be viable in the future. This is becoming increasingly important in terms of small farms, succession farming and environmental impacts.

Employment

Employment

Micro internships offering short term (and paid?) remote work to people seeking employment

Seed Saving Training

Seed Saving Training

Equip local community gardens and or groups with skills to save and share food seeds. COVID and Brexit have / are / will out a strain on our access to seeds in Ireland for growing our own food.

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