Monthly Archives: November 2018

iSandwell – Sandwell Borough Council

2nd November, 2018 / CCIN

iSandwell is a community development program that mixes frontline facing citizen engagement with smart city thinking to improve the use of digital in the region to alleviate social issues.  Sandwell Council work closely with the community and voluntary sector to develop innovative training and support over a range of activities. Read about these activities: Digital – ...

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Crowdfund Plymouth

15th August, 2018 / CCIN

Crowdfund Plymouth was launched in 2015 as a Plymouth focused page on the Crowdfunder.co.uk platform to enable the Council to pledge money to campaigns (projects) in, and benefiting, the City. We were the first to undertake this innovative and successful approach. The main source of monies distributed by the Council is the ‘City Change Fund’. ...

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Community Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

9th April, 2018 / CCIN

Newcastle City Council’s approach: Transfers offered on long leases (25 years+) with peppercorn rent Tenants responsible for Repairs & Maintenance Transfers to existing tenants (but bids invited for vacant buildings) Information about costs and building condition shared at the start Independent expert support, including legal advice, made available Organisations asked for business cases to assess ...

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Ward Budget Scheme – Greenwich Council

5th April, 2018 / CCIN

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has recently completed its Ward Budget scheme. The scheme provided £510,000 in funding for communities, divided as an allocation of £30,000 for each of the 17 wards. The scheme has enabled ward councillors to respond more directly to local needs and the priorities of their communities.  This has encouraged the ...

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Employment Partnership – Greenwich Council

5th April, 2018 / CCIN

A new employment partnership group has been set up between Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB), JobCentre Plus Woolwich and Peabody. GLLaB is a service operated by the Council that works to support local residents into employment through training and matching skills of its clients to opportunities. This follows work to implement the recommendations of ...

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Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Planning Marketplace – Bassetlaw District Council

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

Bassetlaw District Council are active supporters of neighbourhood planning, with 9 plans now ‘made’, 15 plans under development, and a number of prospective plan areas currently being explored. Despite the coverage of neighbourhood planning activities in the district, and the similar activities being engaged in by steering groups, little interaction was taking place between them. ...

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A co-operative way to generate, use and share energy – SELCE – Greenwich

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

In 2014 a group of people living in South-East London came together with a common vision of a greener future. Their aim was to generate electricity that was not only renewable but also affordable and owned and controlled by the people who use it. In just three years, volunteers behind the South East London Community ...

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Local Community Budget Scheme – Stevenage Borough Council

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

The Local Community Budget scheme was launched by Stevenage Borough Council in 2011 to help community groups and organisations to develop an idea, support an existing initiative or deliver a local priority. Stevenage Borough Council Councillors each have a budget of £2,500 and the Youth Mayor a budget of £3,300: a total of £100,800 to ...

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Producing solutions with citizens – the Elephants project – Unlimited Potential

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

For effective services, a better relationship is needed between people who deliver and use services. Organisations are looking towards citizens having an active role in design and delivery (co-production). There are ‘pockets’ of examples of lived experience/decision maker relationships across Greater Manchester. However, talk of better relationships has not yet ‘tipped over’ into widespread action, ...

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