One of the most exciting parts of Amplify NI is connecting with a diverse range of creative and committed people who are passionate about making and enabling positive change in their communities. 

Our Accelerator programme is one way that we support the development of social innovations that have been initiated by people in communities, to address social issues and inequalities or build on the strengths and assets that exist in them. Over the course of the programme, participants are able to develop their project or organisation by learning about how to:

  • Define and articulate the difference that you are making in the world
  • Measure and demonstrate the outcomes that you achieve 
  • Think about different ways to involve and engage with the people who benefit from what you do (drawing from 'social design' methodologies and participatory practices) 
  • Identify the appropriate organisational or governance structures for your initiative 
  • Develop a financial plan 

We strongly believe in the importance and potential of community-led initiatives in making meaningful and sustainable change, and are committed to equipping people with the skills, networks and tools that they need to maximise the positive impact that they can make. 


The next Accelerator will run in spring 2018. It is open to anyone with an idea or project that helps to create fairer places to live. The five one-day workshops will support you to refine your model, establish wider support and backing from your communities and take the next steps. 

To apply, please complete the below application form and return it to

Application form



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