An incubator for innovative community building initiatives
The SHIRE Initiative is an incubator for innovative community building projects. We are a non-profit social enterprise (Company Limited by Guarantee, no. 04841484). Our main aim is to facilitate initiatives of social benefit that are focused primarily within the community or the Shire.
Our goal is to speed up the rate of change in areas such as humanitarian, environmental, artistic and cultural. We endeavour to ensure these positive changes are made by local groups, strengthening the local economy and community spirit.
In 2008 “VocalEyes” (previously called “The Voice”), within LocalEyes, was successful in attracting funding and support from the Ministry of Justice under their project “Building Democracy”. VocalEyes is currently being piloted throughout the UK.