Ideas2Action: actions follow ideas

Ideas2Action is a voluntary organisation all about ideas and taking action on those ideas for the benefit of the environment and local people in Dorset.

We started Ideas2Action on 31 October 2013 and have 4 trustees and a co-ordinator.  We have also started to build up our volunteer team and now have three Recycling Ambassadors and a volunteer who helps with our administration.

Our first project in 2014 was Win-on-Waste – Canford Heath, funded by the Borough of Poole’s Green Initiative Grant.  Following on from that we expanded our We Need That recycling directory into Bournemouth thanks to funding from the Green Goals Community Fund.  At the end of October 2014 we were successful in our bid to the Poole Communities Fund 2014 (administered by Dorset Community Foundation) which funded our Win-on-Waste – Creekmoor project.  Thanks to funding from Tesco Community Awards we ran another Win on Waste project from September to November 2015 in Hamworthy East.

We are proud to say that we are a finalist in the Waste Prevention – Public and Third Award category of the MRW National Recycling Awards 2016.

To view a copy of our latest We Need That directory please go to Projects/We Need That.

Our first  project for 2016, which for the first time doesn’t involve recycling, is Hunt the House: are your house numbers emergency friendly?  Funded by the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer Dorset Fund, this project will be run as a pilot on Canford Heath in Poole and aims to raise awareness of the importance of having visible house numbers so that the emergency services are able to find homes quickly and possibly even save a life.

Our latest Annual Report 2014/15 gives an overview of our achievements over the past year.  Ideas2Action Annual Report 2015

A copy of our recycling newsletter is available here Recycling News from Ideas2Action July 16