Convergence - Investing in Ourselves

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Realising Jobs and Capital for Communities

Tuesday 1 June | 10.00 – 16.00 | €30 | St Kieran’s Hall, Cloughjordan | Full Schedule

This event explores how to enhance community assets and create jobs and livelihoods in our localities. Topics covered include social finance, mutuality, cooperatives, community land trusts, asset development, energy bonds and other ways for communities to invest in themselves and become economically viable.   Programme includes:

  • Designing Financial Institutions for a Shrinking Economy, Richard Douthwaite, FEASTA
  • Identifying, Utilising and Optimising Community Assets, Kate Braithwaite, Carnegie UK Trust
  • Development of Community Land Trusts, Bob Paterson, Community Finance Solutions, UK

... plus case studies, the launch of the Carnegie Manifesto for Rural Communities and a tour of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Presented by Cultivate, Tipperary Institute, Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd. and Carnegie UK Trust