who are we?
We work with communities to make places better.
Our team of facilitators, environmental artists, designers, engagement specialists, developers and strategic thinkers have over a decade’s experience working alongside local people to deliver reactive solutions that boost regeneration, enterprise, community involvement and collaboration, communication, youth engagement, active travel, funding potential and digital participation.
we're working on our new website, but here's some of the stuff we've been up to recently...
We teamed up with County Wicklow Partnership to create a training programme for young people starting out in social enterprise. Summit Social centres around a 12-part video series accessible via a bespoke online learning platform, including specially-designed learning activities, case studies and advice from established social entrepreneurs.
A 3 year innovation and training project empowering local people to work together and overcome local challenges in Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. So far, we have worked with groups to design over 80 local solutions, each using Design Thinking methods tailored to the unique context and priorities of the challenges. We deliver the programme in-person and online via a specially-designed online learning platform and support groups to try innovative ideas out in their locality.
Places That We Know
Over several years we worked closely with local people in North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire to build capacity, practical tools and bespoke interpretation for conserving, exploring and celebrating local heritage. These included a digital heritage archive, a mobile app for creating walking/cycling/wheeling trails, 20 sculptures dotted across the landscape, a programme of guided heritage walks, a 360º VR film, paper maps and workshop programme.
Our Community, Our Future
We worked with the community in Stratherrick & Foyers to develop a Community Action Plan that outlined their challenges and aspirations both now and set a framework for achieving their goals. Over 6 months, we carried out in-depth consultation via community assemblies and an online ideas bank hosted on a dedicated online portal, including a blog, explainer videos and mailing list.
We designed and delivered a nationwide consultation for Scottish Land Commission to understand how young people think and feel about land. We engaged thousands of young people via an interactive, gamified quiz tool, social media video campaign, workshops in schools across the country and a do-it-yourself activity Toolkit. We also created a brand which has been adopted by the Scottish Land Commission for their outreach work.