It is set up as a Creative Commons Ideas Sand Box where small community groups can develop new ideas without the risk of being ‘stolen’.

 Having proved its value during the lock-down our plan for developing this further includes

  • Create a dedicated online platform where community groups can share their ideas and receive peer feedback. The platform should be easy to use and navigate and have features that allow users to collaborate on ideas, give and receive feedback, and vote on ideas.
  • Establish a clear set of guidelines for what constitutes a good idea. This will help to ensure that the platform is used for its intended purpose and that the best ideas are promoted. The guidelines could include feasibility, creativity, impact, and sustainability criteria.
  • Create a network of mentors who can guide and support community groups. Mentors could be experts in a particular field, community leaders, or people with experience developing and implementing new ideas.
  • Offer training and resources to help community groups develop and refine their ideas. This could include training on how to use the online platform, conduct research, and write a business plan.
  • Promote the platform to community groups and other stakeholders. This could be done through social media, word-of-mouth, and presentations at community events.

By following these steps, we can create a peer review system that will help community groups develop new ideas for service in the community without the risk of being ‘stolen’.

Here are some additional benefits of using a Creative Commons Ideas Sandbox:

  • It can build trust and collaboration between community groups.
  • It helps identify and promote the best ideas for service in the community.
  • It can reduce duplication of effort.
  • It can help to save time and money.

From experience, we know that a Creative Commons Ideas Sandbox is a valuable tool that can help improve how community groups develop new ideas for service.