#CommunityResponseIRL Campaign


Stories help light up the dark

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises are doing incredible things to support communities through COVID-19 every single day. It is of upmost importance to us, that the work organisations are doing to support people through COVID–19 is seen, and recognised as a vital component in the overall community response.

To recognise and elevate these stories we launched the #CommunityResponseIRL campaign on 13 March 2020. 

We are working 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