Communities Creating Jobs Initiative. John Kearney, CCJ and Carbery Enterprise Group

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Social Enterprise - A Call to ACTION. INTERREG 4A Action Pilot Project. Dunhill Ecopark. 22nd June 2012

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Communities Creating Jobs Initiative. John Kearney, CCJ and Carbery Enterprise Group

  1. 1. Communities Creating Jobs CCJ Click to edit Master subtitle styleCCJ is a collaborative, inclusive, action oriented organization committed to creating jobs in communities (rural and urban) countrywide.
  2. 2. Introduction• West Cork and Dunhill• Need for CCJ• The Organisation• Benefits of Membership• The Future•
  3. 3. Dunhill and Skibbereen• Senan Cooke• Visits• Shared experiences and swapping ideas• Surprise on both sides at achievements• Communities stronger when organised
  4. 4. NEEDNot just a network but a Community of Practice interacting through:• Problem Solving• Requests for Information• Reusing Assets• Mapping Knowledge and Identifying Gaps• Visits• Documentation of Challenges Overcome•
  5. 5. Organisation• Origin – Dunhill 2011• Meetings Portlaoise, Cahir & Bruree 2012• Company formed• Membership drive commenced• Strength in Numbers••
  6. 6. Benefits of Membership• Access to a network of information and resources relevant to community enterprise start ups• Receipt of newssheet with relevant support information• Access to enterprise projects and information on how they can be replicated• Regional meetings with guest speakers to inform of developments and potential opportunities for job creation• Representation with policy makers on change / improvement• New jobs created will be recorded for circulation among the members and when lobbying government for support for the sector.•
  7. 7. The Future• Build Membership as Membership Numbers are Important – Gives Credibility to CCJ input to Government policy initiatives e.g. National Rural Development Strategy• Creation of a “one stop shop” network• “Programme for Economic Self-Reliance” – creating 10 new jobs in every community using current resources

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