#CommunityResponseIRL Campaign


Stories help light up the dark

Launched in March 2020 and running for several months, we invite you to read more about the #CommunityResponseIRL campaign below...

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises led so many actions and initiatives to help support their communities through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is important that this work is seen and recognised as having played a vital role in the overall community response.

This campaign helped to elevate the work of the sector in two ways:

1. #CommunityResponseIRL Hashtag

We created the #CommunityResponseIRL hashtag to promote as many incredible stories of community action that we could and also to enable us to collate the collective impact of charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises across the country.  

Get involved: Tweet your stories of resilience and cooperation using the #CommunityResponseIRL hashtag.

We will acknowledge each and every instance we are made aware of, and will help your positive news reach as wide an audience as possible. 

2. Media Focus for Your Organisation

As part of our #CommunityResponseIRL we are currently liaising and collaborating with the national media to match journalists with the organisations doing important work on the ground. Our mission is to assist in filling the airwaves, our screens and the newspapers with as many positive community news stories as possible throughout these most testing of times. 

Get involved: share your story with us by emailing sarahm@wheel.ie or by filling out this very short online form here. 

We will pitch it to the media and be back in touch when there is interest in an interview. 

Need Some Inspiration? 

Below you will find a selection of the amazing stories we have received so far – we’ll be back with more every week.

Also, keep an eye out for our daily #CommunityResponseIRL round up - a daily digest of positive community action. 

Read our blog taking a look back at the campaign's first 30 days.

Read Here