This purpose of this group is to share ideas about how rural practitioners can network effectively in the future. Questions we can address include:1) What’s the future for rural networking in the UK and Ireland?2) How can we engage online more effectively - given the proliferation of opportunities to do so?3) What kinds of organisational and network business models are most likely to succeed in the future?This topic will be of interest to the sponsors, hosts and participants of rural…See More
It'd be great to get some background on the Bright Sparks project. Selfishly, i'd be keen to hear if any of the organisations/groups are being supported to take over a public service or fill gaps in existing…"
This theme is about(a) How services can be effectively transferred from local authorities to new partnerships with social enterprises and the third sector; and(b) innovations in rural service design and delivery emerging from this proceSee More
looking for grants first and foremost. The centre has significant income raising potential but I want to keep that separate for now...apart from BIG Reaching Communities and Caird Bardon, is there anyone else blindingly obvious to approach?…"
Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I am currently working on a number of community planning issues in my local parish of Aberford, Leeds where I am a parish councillor, along with a number of other interesting / innovative approaches to rural development in my private capacity - much worth sharing and also learning from others about similar or different approaches.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I am a professional in rural development - been doing it for nearly 25 years in various capacities as a local councillor, government employee, and private consultant. Areas of expertise centre on community led planning primarily.
It'd be great to get some background on the Bright Sparks project. Selfishly, i'd be keen to hear if any of the organisations/groups are being supported to take over a public service or fill gaps in existing services.