The People’s Accelerator

PROGRAMME DETAILS

The People’s Accelerator is an NI accelerator programme focused on social change and innovation.  We bring together inspirational people and organisations, from diverse backgrounds, who have an idea to create social change.  We want to support ideas that have originated with people in communities, to address social issues and inequalities, or to build on the strengths and assets that exist within these communities.

If you join the People’s Accelerator, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your idea or project in a supportive and fun environment; to be part of a community of people who share your commitment to tackling social issues and inequalities; to affirm your capacity to realise your idea, and to get access to our network of others who have had similar journeys, and those who can support you in yours.

The People’s Accelerator is an initiative by Amplify NI, and powered by The Young Foundation.  It is funded by Big Lottery Fund, and is FREE for participants. (Some travel costs may be required.)

 

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Workshops

Learn how to develop your idea, involve and engage with the people who will benefit from your idea, define, measure, and maximise your impact, and become even more passionate about community-led initiatives.

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Community & Network

Be a part of the People’s Accelerator community – in the company of fellow passionate individuals, with ideas to create fairer places to live.  Get access to the network of Amplify NI – The Exchange.  We will support you to make connections to bring about positive change in your communities.

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Mentorship

Get one-to-one structured support with a mentor from the Young Foundation, with whom you will work on your idea on a deeper level, and who will be your biggest cheerleader and critical friend.

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Pitch

The journey concludes with a pitch event, which will be attended by organisations in the community, funding, and start-up scenes.  The goal of this event is for you to get connected to people who can support you, and can help you realise your idea for positive change.

   

 

 

MEET THE PAST PARTICIPANTS

 

2017 BLF Accelerator 2   2016 BLF Accelerator 1
     
 2015/16 DSD Accelerator  2015/16 DSD 100 Day Challenge 2015 BCT Accelerator 

 

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