Neighbourly app " Your very own private neighbourhood social network where all local members are verified and trusted "
Neighbourly is designed to connect and inspire neighbours to build safer, stronger and friendlier places to call home.
Neighbourly is much more than missing cats, local tradies and buying and selling kitchen sinks; it helps build resilient communities, providing a platform for social change through local empowerment and for local businesses to connect with local customers.
The easiest way to keep up with everything in your neighbourhood.
Neighbourly is a safe secure environment just for you and your neighbours
Members of Neighbourly use the website and app to interact on topics such as local events, after school activities, crime and safety, council issues, local services or even lost pets.
Our Mission Statement
Neighbourly's mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighbourhood — to leverage the power of technology to help people build happier, safer places to call home.
In terms of business model, Neighbourly is currently focused on delivering the best possible user experience so that neighbours everywhere can come together to build safer and stronger neighborhoods. We are committed to safeguarding users' information, so that no one will be inundated with banner ads, pop-ups, or messages from advertisers that can impede or denigrate the value of the website. Our biggest challenge will be convincing Ireland that we have to verify every user and why its so important. Other platforms like Facebook are rampant with fake profiles, self promotion and selling as well as harassment.
In all likelihood, our business model will focus on working with local businesses to provide special offers to members in the form of our Neighbourly offers and Neighbourly membership card. This will not only benefit members by giving them access to deals they would not find elsewhere, but it also helps generate support for local businesses and in turn strengthens their own neighbourhoods.
After launching in each neighbourhood we will launch neighbourly benefits like access to our members only Neighbourly Taskers app where you can book fully verified local service taskers like painters, electricians, babysitters, gardeners, teen taskers, volunteers and even drivers. All who will work locally and as members will offer a discounted service to support their local neighbourhood.
We will also launch our Neighbourly card which gives you discounts in local businesses like 10% off your haircut and 15% off lunch, you can use our Neighbourly offers app to find local offers and their rates and simply show your app or card at the till to get your discount.
We look forward to launching our app in September in Cork in 4 areas East Cork, West Cork and City North and City South.
CEO and Founder
Neighbourly also offers a crime prevention service for members within its communities. Members are kept informed of any suspicious activity and can also inform each other instantly of any urgent crime or safety updates via SMS text message.
We ask members to submit a profile picture, use their real name and pay a verification fee of €3.00 per year. This cost is to verify all members and forms part of our key know your neighbour policy as payment is made via credit/debit card to ensure their membership details are honest and correct. Members have to use their own names and pay using a card that has their own name.
Once you have signed up as a member with Neighbourly you can do things like:
- Plan a street party
- Post a story, allow comments and even live stream video
- Make friends instantly by searching members by name and send friend requests
- Members can upload video and photos and links to external sites
- Get local discounts with our neighbourly card and app
- As a business owner add your business or service to our neighbourly offers app
- Alert your community to a spate of vehicle break-ins
- Create check ins and hashtags to track things like volunteer clean ups and " Garryvoe beach dog bin emptied 3.40pm"
- Share a photo of a visiting dog to locate owner
- Discuss what impact Local Council plans will have on the neighbourhood
- Recommend a trustworthy local mechanic
- Ask when the roadworks down by the local park will be complete
- Grab the contact details of a good local babysitter
- Find out which cafe in the area has the best Eggs Benedict
- Share sporting cancellations and updates
- Sell an unused sofa
- Let neighbours know mail has been stolen
- Ask if anyone can loan a ladder for an hour
- Organise a neighbourhood watch group
- Ask for times of the walking school bus
- Discuss local charities and how to get involved
- Get direct contact with your local councillor
- Report and upload images of litter or dumping direct to council site
- Run a poll to see if you can get enough people to an event or concert and collect ticket sales in advance
- Start a petition to get a location cleaned up or apply for planning for street food stalls
- Use your neighbours to test business ideas and run a neighbourly crowd funding campaign all from our app
- Book services like painters, lessons even a spin to the doctor directly with your neighbours on our neighbourly app
- Set up your own thread where your looking for volunteers, ask the community if theres a need for tennis lessons
- Book a home chef to come to your house to show you and a few friends how to cook
- Book cleaners and local help instantly while at the same time supporting your neighbours and neighbourhood
- Test the market for a monthly craft or food day in the local community hall or hotel
We have 4 different parts to our business.
1. Neighbourly app " Your very own private neighbourhood social network where all local members are verified and trusted "
2. Neighbourly Taskaround " find local taskers in an instant and book and pay through the app"
3. Neighbourly Fundmyneighbourhood. " run a poll and test your idea and launch a crowdfunding campaign, we handle all payments and campaign set up for you"
4. Neighbourly Card and Offers " Use you app or membership card to get discounts in loads of local businesses all over ireland, simply show your card or app and they will take the discount off your bill.
When neighbours connect, good things happen.
- Engaged communities
Connect with your neighbours to stay informed and share important local information.
- Share with your neighbours
Find a great babysitter, borrow a ladder, sell your old bed or invite the neighbours over for a BBQ.
- Community Organisations
Make the most of a one-stop shop to hear from and interact with your community organisations and leaders.
Neighbourly's mission is to continually find ways to help build a sense of community in your neighbourhood. We believe a strong neighbourhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person's life and we want all of our members to be proud of their small slice of Ireland !
- We respect the privilege given to us to be part of the neighbourhoods we help build online
- We're for safer, stronger, friendlier neighbourhoods
- We're for using the power of modern technology to drive real world connections
- We believe neighbours should be much more than “the people next door”
- We're for neighbours sharing good times together, and lending a hand during the not so good.
- We believe a lost cat doesn't need to be a catastrophe when a community is looking out for it
- We're for safer streets and street parties
- We're about sharing a summer bbq together, helping out with looking after the kids, and collecting the mail when you are away on holiday.
- We're about neighbourhood watch, emergency response and keeping an eye out for each other.
- We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
- We're for helping our members build communities they're proud to be living in
- We believe strong neighbourhoods improve each of our lives and we all have an obligation to do our part to build our own community
Our goal is to create more over the fence conversations. But we will never forget the need to protect your privacy online. Neighbourly makes it safe to share the sort of things you feel comfortable sharing in person with your neighbours.
- Every neighbour has to verify their address by using a debit/credit card for their membership or be referred by another member and purchase a membership card in one of local partner businesses.
- Every neighbour must sign up with their real name, and provide real contact information.
- Neighbourly.ie is protected by a password and encrypted by HTTPS.
- We will never share your info with advertisers without your permission.
The safety of you and your family is paramount to everything we do at Neighbourly. We have developed a website and app that achieves this by:
- Every neighbour to verify their address and name by making payment with their credit/debit card.
- Every neighbour to sign up with their real name, and provide real contact information.
- You choose where your information is shared.
- Neighbourly.ie is protected by a password and encrypted by HTTPS.
- Information shared will never show up in Google or other search engines.
- Information will never be shared with advertisers without your permission.
Using Social Networks Safely By connecting neighbours with their fellow neighbours and local organisations, Neighbourly can help us all feel safer and more secure in our communities. However it’s important that members of Neighbourly also do what they can to keep themselves safe and secure online.
These eight simple tips ensure that you’ll be doing all you can to stay safe while using Neighbourly and any other social networking websites you enjoy using.
- Use Neighbourly settings to help you manage your Neighbourly profile in a positive way. You can choose how much or how little you share with the good folk who live around you.
- Always use common sense when posting. If you wouldn’t tell your neighbours something in person, then it’s generally best not to tell them online. Only share personal information that you are happy for your neighbours to know.
- Only use private messages to tell your neighbours that you’re going to be going away or leaving your home empty for any period of time. You may also wish to consider whether you alert your community to the fact that you live alone.
- Neighbourly is designed to be a constructive positive environment, If you have a problem with a fellow member's behaviour, simply contact us and we'll let you know how we can help. Remember, once your post is online it can be found by anyone in your neighbourhood, unless you remove it. Your online reputation is worth protecting so think before your post.
- Keep an eye on Neighbourly Site Announcement emails. These include important website and app updates and general site information. Important safety and privacy information will be included in these as well as posted on the Neighbourly noticeboard.
- Your Neighbourly password shouldn’t be shared with anyone - and should also be changed on occasion. We recommend choosing a password with a mix of alphabetical (upper and lower case), numerical and symbol characters. Neighbourly staff will never ask you to disclose your Neighbourly password.
- If you feel harassed, threatened or uncomfortable on Neighbourly, please talk to your neighbourly ambassador. You can also mute a user if you don't want to hear from them.
- Parents or guardians of younger Neighbourly members are encouraged to monitor their Neighbourly usage, read through the Neighbourly Guidelines for Neighbourly Behaviour and ensure they understand and abide by these.
We created Neighbourly because we all want to be part of communities we are proud of. And we believe that a neighbourhood is one of the most important and useful communities in an individual's life.
We believe neighbours should want to look out for each other, and ultimately be neighbourly!
To us being Neighbourly means:
Respecting your neighbours
- Provide truthful information about yourself – use your real name (not an alias, pseudonym or abbreviation) and upload an appropriate photo of yourself to your profile
- Be honest, authentic, and straightforward in all actions
- Show tolerance to each other, even if you don't share similar opinions. Assume good intentions in others
- Only share posts from Neighbourly with the author's permission
- Practice moderation and do not post in a way that dominates conversation
- Send a private message or post to a Group if a limited audience is more appropriate
- Answer your fellow neighbours' questions
- Share information about crime and safety issues
- Discuss community-wide issues without campaigning
- Spread the word about neighbourhood events and make all feel welcome
- Sell, share, or give away items that you no longer want or need
- Recommend great local businesses and service providers without spamming or self promotion
- Strengthen your community by inviting your neighbours to join Neighbourly
- Create neighbourhood interest Groups (and invite your neighbours to join!)
- Provide support to neighbours in need
Bullying, name-calling, harassment, offensive language, threats, breaching the privacy of another member, spamming or discrimination of any kind is considered un-Neighbourly and will not be tolerated.
Any photos, comments and/or any other material deemed unproductive or offensive by a Neighbourhood Lead or the Neighbourly team will be removed at our discretion.
Breaching the Guidelines for Neighbourly Behaviour may result in your Neighbourly account being temporarily or permanently deactivated.