The Community Foundation for Ireland launched the special edition VitalSigns Belonging Report on October 12th in Smock Alley to a full house.


You get the benefits from a community if you contribute to community life


Throughout 2016 some 1,000 people in Ireland were surveyed about how they felt about their sense of belonging.
These statistics highlight that while Ireland is doing well in terms of its overall sense of belonging there are still some communities who are feeling excluded in our communities.


People’s overall sense of belonging in the community is the biggest ingredient that constitutes a good place to live

The Community Foundation for Ireland saw the year of belonging as an opportunity to connect with the communities we serve and focus our grant making and the grant making of our donors on the issues that matter the most.


86% of people surveyed felt a strong sense of belonging to the Republic of Ireland