This handbook contains a collection of prompts, ideas and frameworks to help you think about opportunities for social action in your community. It aims to help you explore and discuss the things you love about the place you live, as well as identify and take action on the things that need to change. There’s no right or wrong way to use this – dive in and let us know what you think.

Who is it for?
Everyone is welcome to use and share, but it has been created working with people at a grassroots level – to help generate conversations and new ideas that address issues that matter in people’s day-to-day lives.

This guide has been developed by Amplify NI, which is powered by The Young Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Amplify is supporting a growing movement of people who care about creating fairer places to live.

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Posted on: 8 May 2018


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