Ideas2Action: actions follow ideas

Ideas2Action is a registered charity no 1170422  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 four Recycling Ambassadors and a Waste Statistics Volunteer.

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.  At the end of 2016 we heard we had been successful in out bid for Green Goals funding to expand our Southbourne and Kinson Win on Waste sessions.

As well as recycling projects, we ran Hunt the House: are your house numbers emergency friendly?  Funded by the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer Dorset Fund, this project ran as a pilot on Canford Heath in Poole and showed the importance of having visible house numbers so that the emergency services are able to find homes quickly and possibly even save a life.

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

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

Our latest Annual Report 2015/16 gives an overview of our achievements over the past year.  ideas2action-annual-report-2016

A copy of our latest recycling newsletter is available here Ideas2Action February 2017 Newsletter