Our mission is to reverse the outflow of wealth from the Irish economy through developing community supported enterprises, which will reduce energy, food and transport costs, and redirect spending power for the benefit of the local community
How do we do it?
GET Local (Formerly LocalSwitch) is a non profit Enterprise Creation Agency for the localized and low carbon economy. We help primarily unemployed people create their own enterprises, by providing a platform for them to receive inspiration, coaching, niche specific skills, start-up capital, back office services, and even customers.
What niches do we support?
Anything that builds local wealth and reduces reliance on imported energy, but primarily energy saving and substitution, local food production, and enabling of the collaborative sharing economy. The most popular examples are enterprises that concentrate on property retrofitting, woodland maintenance, tool sharing, car sharing, waste recycling and reuse, and community supported agriculture