Our Story So Far

We started Ideas2Action on 31 October 2013 and have 3 trustees: Chris, Jo and Nick and Monique who is our co-ordinator http://www.ideas2action.org.uk/trustees/

We have 11 passionate volunteers, our  Recycling Ambassadors: Barbara, Laura, Linda, Mar, Sarah S and Sarah D, Simon, Steph, Vikki, Yvonne and Kirstie our 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.

We currently run seven monthly Win on Waste sessions across Bournemouth and Poole with others being planned.

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.