The Rediscovery Centre has launched a community-led climate action and resilience project with our partners EDI Longford, Roscommon Women’s Network, and Tait House in Limerick. The project, ‘Empowering Communities in Circular Opportunities (ECCO), will build capacity with communities in four locations across Ireland to start new reuse, repair and other circular economy projects. The ECCO Project will help communities to address unsustainable consumption patterns, and reduce waste in the areas of food, waste, shopping, and recycling.

ECCO is a free, open, and flexible training programme which will be tailored to your idea. Within this programme, you will develop new skills and explore the opportunities of reuse, repair, and circular living. This programme will commence in September 2023, and all content will be tailored to community interests.


Join the ECCO project for non-formal coursework, one-to-one mentoring, demonstration activities, and engaging online modules. This programme will support you throughout and guide you to your next step whether that is employment, self-employment, further training, starting a social enterprise or community project.

Here is the link for our application form:

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 21st July. Places are filling fast, so please contact us as soon as possible if this programme is of interest to you.


For more details on the programme, please contact Michaela Donegan, ECCO Programme Coordinator, on 087 6323583 or

The project is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Environment, Communications and Climate under the The Community Climate Action Programme.