NI Water has made big waves in their volunteering programme by introducing a new a community led initiative called Little Ripples. Little Ripples gives staff the opportunity to pitch for their local charity or community group to receive volunteering support and funding.
The programme was named ‘Little Ripples’ because there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. Local charity, Cara-Friend recently received this support with a project to redecorate the community room at the LGBTQ+ Centre in Belfast.
The community room, hallway and toilets were in a state of disrepair and in order to make it a more attractive, warm and friendly space for groups and individuals, volunteers from NI Water decorated the space by painting, cleaning and replacing old kitchen items.
NI Water’s CEO Sara Venning recently paid a visit to meet staff and see the difference this act of kindness made to Cara-Friend and the services they provide.