We Act & Culture Night 2023
We Act is a national, public-awareness campaign that’s all about celebrating the charity and community sector. It’s also about breaking down barriers and increasing understanding between the public and the organisations at work in their communities.
From the launch of our campaign, it’s been an ambition to literally open the doors of charities and community groups around Ireland, and to let the public see inside. Culture Night is the perfect opportunity!
We Act events on Culture Night:
We Act collaborated with Culture Night again in 2023 to host a special programme of events aimed at highlighting the diversity of the charity sector, and shine a light on the incredible impact of the organisations that make up the fabric of our society.
Charity and community work is part of our culture; looking out for your neighbours, washing the jerseys for your local team, hosting a coffee morning for a hospice, campaigning for causes you’re passionate about, or providing care, dignity and understanding for those who need it most.
We want to celebrate that aspect of our culture in all its forms.
Whether you’re in the arts space or you run overseas aid programmes, if you’re a tiny rural youth centre or a large mental health charity in a city, you opened your doors and showcased what you do for one evening, on Friday, 22 September 2023.
About We Act
Arising from the pandemic where charities and community groups were at the forefront of the National response it became apparent how this work can often be undervalued, unseen and misunderstood.
In order to ensure that the goodwill and community cohesion that flourished continues it became apparent that this work needs to be celebrated and acknowledged – and WE ACT was born.
It’s aims included encouraging participation and ensuring voluntary and community involvement is part of the fabric of society and sharing the stories about people who spot a gap, see a need, take the initiative, and act.
And to celebrate the people who work and volunteer in our charities and communities and ensure that they feel part of something bigger – meaningful societal change.