About Spark Change

Spark Change is a collaborative project of The Wheel and Trinity College Dublin. The project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The goal of Spark Change is to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of communities across Ireland, and to gather information on how community and voluntary activity is contributing to Ireland’s commitments to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We want to empower the doers in every community to spark change by signing up to the Spark Change Challenge and sharing their success stories with other communities.

The winners of the Spark Change Challenge will be announced  at the Spark Change Awards on 18 October 2019 at Dublin Castle. 

Our Supporters

The Wheel

Trinity College Dublin

Environmental Protection Agency

The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community, voluntary and charitable organisations. We are a representative voice and a supportive resource that offers advice, training, influence and advocacy for the sector. Visit www.wheel.ie for more information.

The Sustainable Community Research Group has been funded by a number of organisations including the Irish Research Council, Interreg, Intelligent Energy Europe, the EPA and SEAI. The IRC funded the development of a novel Ecological Footprint for Irish communities and currently, 95 Ecological Footprints (EF) have been carried out. The research embeds the EF measurement and its communication in the community.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s current Research Programme 2014–2020 is built around three pillars -Sustainability, Climate and Water. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Visit the EPA website for more information.

Our Supporters

The Wheel

The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community, voluntary and charitable organisations. We are a representative voice and a supportive resource that offers advice, training, influence and advocacy for the sector. Visit www.wheel.ie for more information.

Trinity College Dublin

The Sustainable Community Research Group has been funded by a number of organisations including the Irish Research Council, Interreg, Intelligent Energy Europe, the EPA and SEAI. The IRC funded the development of a novel Ecological Footprint for Irish communities and currently 95 Ecological Footprints (EF) have been carried out. The research embeds the EF measurement and its communication in the community.

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s current Research Programme 2014–2020 is built around three pillars -Sustainability, Climate and Water. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Visit the EPA website for more information.