Supporting community environmental action

We help boost the impact of volunteer and business groups by delivering highly effective, practical environmental projects directly to communities.

Boost impact

Hands on, practical projects to make the best of your team's time


Join forces with other groups and businesses in your area

MEASURE results

Track your progress and share your successes with your team and others

How does it work?

What we do

The Grassroots Guild is a new social enterprise supporting environmental action at community level. Our aim is to deliver hands-on, practical projects that help volunteer groups to grow their impact. We do this by helping groups to partner with local businesses, collaborate with likeminded organisations, measure the impact of their work, and share their success stories.

our projects

The Minipond Network

Join us in creating a new network of freshwater habitat, in gardens and greenspaces across Ireland. We provide the theory, training and tools needed to build your own mini pond, and help kickstart the regeneration of wildlife in your community.

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who are we?

About Us

The Grassroots Guild was founded by Gobnait Ní Néill in response to the challenges experienced by many volunteer groups; identifying worthwhile projects to tackle, sourcing funding, finding instructors and sustaining momentum. Having run successful projects for groups in Dublin 12, the idea for The Grassroots Guild was developed with the support of the Dublin South City Partnership, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Inner City Enterprise and Dublin City Council Enterprise Office.

Let's work together

Get involved

If you are a member of a community group, or a business looking to contribute to your local community’s environmental wellbeing, we’d love to hear from you. You can choose to work together or separately, and to fund, sponsor or invite partners to sponsor a project.

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Gobnait is one of those people who walks the walk as opposed to just talking the talk. She came by bike to lead a pond workshop in my garden. She is fun, interesting, committed, easy-going and mad about biodiversity. And the key for any workshop facilitator; she is a clear communicator.
Michelle H.
Bloomin' Crumlin
Such wonderful grassroots community spirit, using the Grand Canal to inspire a biodiversity and climate action project. Also delighted to play our part and support Gobnait and her team in providing ecology advice and support.
Cormac M.
Just spent an hour learning about the value of ponds and how simple that they are to create. I have one pond in my back garden but following today I will be adding to that with some 'bucket' ponds
John K.
Workshop Attendee
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