A Radial Project Approach

1

Role of place & space in creating social capital in a pandemic

 

Project funded by the City of Sydney Rapid Response Grants

Background

Marginalised and vulnerable communities will experience the direct and side effects of COVID-19 more acutely than most.

These communities have seen their place-based supports be the first to close and last to reopen, with many not returning in the same way.

These communities are likely to lose the paces that allowed them to create social connections and a sense of community.

Challenge

As we adapt to a post-COVID-19 world how can we build social capital through optimising the use of space and place that creates social connection, cohesion and capital within the context of living within a pandemic?

Approach

Experimental - Focus on learning, testing assumptions and understanding personal stories.

Collaborative Network - Identifying, connecting and working alongside existing support and capacity building groups to amplify value.

Community Engaged -  Involving people who live in communities and drawing from their personal experiences to tell a story.

Open Access - Make open all knowledge and findings to amplify social value.

Status

Active - Due to complete by end of 2020

2

Role of social enterprise in helping injured workers return to life

Project funded by icare being delivered on behalf of Social Enterprise Council NSW & ACT

Background

People with servery injuries can face significant challenges physical, emotional, mental and cognitive challenges to returning to a life where they can feel fulfilled. 

They can face barriers to education, work and creating social connections and reintegrating with the broader community.

Challenge

Social enterprises have a focus on creating social impact through trade creating economic and community value. How can these organisations help people find a sense of purpose and potentially provide meaningful work and vocation opportunities? 

Approach

Co-design - explore and understand the challenge with key stakeholders.

Collaborative Network - connecting social enterprise with icare to develop a shared purpose where values align and overlap.

Prototype - develop a model that allows icare to assess the potential value to inform future opportunities.

Status

Active - Due to complete by end of 2020