Overview

The Shire InitiativeThe 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.

Our Initiatives

LocalEyes… (more info)

A comprehensive local social network for all UK communities & social groups
A comprehensive local social network for all UK communities & social groups

VocalEyes… (more info)

Advanced online participation and engagement tools for any group, business or community in the UK
Advanced online participation and engagement tools for any group, business or community in the UK

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.

Spotlight on VocalEyes … (more info)

Focusing the community on 1 initiative at a time.
Focusing the community on 1 initiative at a time.

BusinessTube… (more info)

Video Business Listings
Video Business Listings

LocalTube… (more info)

All local video - skills, events, wisdom, tallent, views etc.
All local video – skills, events, wisdom, tallent, views etc.

PersonalEyes… (more info)

All local information tailored specifically to suit the individual.
All local information tailored specifically to suit the individual.

Hyper Local News… (more info)

News directly from the community.
News directly from the community.

Community Chest… (more info)

Seed funding for local initiatives identified through The Voice
Seed funding for local initiatives identified through The Voice

Shire Web Development… (more info)

Affordable and effective web solutions for any organisation
Affordable and effective web solutions for any organisation

Shire Training… (more info)

Work placement, volunteering and training opportunities in IT an community building activities
Work placement, volunteering and training opportunities in IT an community building activities

Community Hub for Innovation (more info)

CHI

Community Garden… (more info)

Local unused gardens transformed into growing allotments and social spaces
Local unused gardens transformed into growing allotments and social spaces

Community Card… (more info)

Points for community building activities such as buying local, volunteering time, voting etc.
Points for community building activities such as buying local, volunteering time, voting etc.

el LocaLottery… (more info)

The crazy local lottery raising money for local Community Chests
The crazy local lottery raising money for local Community Chests

Sound Vision… (more info)

Regenerating community music through schools, groups, events, interactive concerts and worshops
Regenerating community music through schools, groups, events, interactive concerts and worshops
Quite simply, all that attend are involved.
Quite simply, all that attend are involved.
Strengthening the sense of community through music.
Strengthening the sense of community through music.
Investing in successful social enterprise
Investing in successful social enterprise
Helping people with CycleLogical well-being
Helping people with CycleLogical well-being

Pizza Madman… (more info)

He'll make you pizza mad man!
He’ll make you pizza mad man!

Baguette-a-life… (more info)

Fulfilling lunches with local produce, ordered online.
Fulfilling lunches with local produce, ordered online.

 

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