Real Ideas is many things: social enterprise; catalyst; anchor and enabler, but at its simplest it’s an organisation providing support and space to people in communities with good ideas.
When traditional regeneration initiatives failed to deliver, residents decided to nudge their main street back to life, one building at a time.
Providing fair, community-owned home care in rural Dartmoor
Bringing solar farms into community ownership and ploughing a proportion of profits into local community projects
A thriving community garden on a disused bowling green
UKs largest salt-water lido serving the community of Penzance and beyond.
A community orchard in Newquay supporting mental health and environmental education
Making a Victorian garden cemetery fit for the future
Recycling unwanted & unused bikes to benefit marginalised groups in Bristol
Harnessing underused school facilities to catalyse community activity
Beating the traffic with a 365 day community boat service
Fostering community pride and opportunities through reading and literacy
Supporting local young people to become independent