Kickstarting a New Life

Kickstarting a New Life

The Kickstart Fund has distributed €1.3m across 54 training and employment Social Enterprises (SEs) in three funding rounds. Its primary objective is to enhance job opportunities for individuals with criminal convictions facing challenges in accessing the labour...
Foodbanks and their Relationship with Social Inclusion

Foodbanks and their Relationship with Social Inclusion

With an increasing need to transition to a circular economy and combat climate change, and with Ireland currently generating approximately 1 million tonnes of food waste annually, FoodCloud wanted to measure its contribution to social inclusion through redistributed...
Mentoring for Disadvantaged Young People

Mentoring for Disadvantaged Young People

Innovate Communities, established in 2015, is dedicated to collaborating with local communities to address real-world issues. The Inspire Mentoring program, targeting socioeconomically disadvantaged youth, offers free online mentoring. This case study delves into the...
Discovering Hospitality Personas

Discovering Hospitality Personas

The pandemic left long-lasting effects on many sectors, but none has perhaps felt its full force quite as acutely as the hospitality industry. Layoffs and temporary closures led to many international staff returning home amid a wave of uncertainty, and those who...
Dirty Hands for a Clean Mind!

Dirty Hands for a Clean Mind!

GIY piloted a school food growing and research programme in 32 primary schools across Ireland for four years (2019-2022), thanks to funding from The Community Foundation Ireland. In May of 2022, Interactions Research conducted research to evaluate this research...
Understanding Energy Poverty

Understanding Energy Poverty

In 2022, Saint Vincent de Paul commissioned Interactions Research to explore the incidence of energy hardship in the country, North and Republic, and attitudes to the main support channels available. The study’s definition of energy hardship is as follows: Warmth –...