Monthly Archives: May 2019

Power of the People Safeguards Community Assets – South Tyneside Council

20th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The future of a long-standing community centre in South Tyneside has been safeguarded following a successful asset transfer programme. Against a background of cuts in central government funding, South Tyneside Council asked for community support to keep open the Borough’s Community Associations. As a result, all the facilities have been saved from closure and are ...

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Delivering Better Outcomes by working together: Libraries – Sandwell City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Unlike many other Library Authorities across the country Sandwell is proud to have retained all 19 of its libraries despite year on year reductions in funding:  We continue to operate a mobile and home library service Working together with volunteers, Friends groups and partners libraries have developed as lively, community and cultural hubs with free ...

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Budget – Local Community Budget Scheme – Stevenage Borough Council

9th October, 2017 / Nicola, 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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Salford Friends of Parks Groups

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Salford City Council has supported friends of parks groups for many years. In recent years the parks and greenspace team have looked at how friends’ groups can become partners in helping to manage their local greenspace. This has resulted in parks officers and groups thinking innovatively about events and activities, park maintenance and fund raising. ...

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Health Improvement Service

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

In a workforce of 86 people (on a mixture of full time and part time contracts), 67% (n=58) are local Salford residents. In addition, 8 members of staff within the service are active in a voluntary capacity within a range of organisations within Salford. These include football teams and other sports organisations, churches, festival committees, ...

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Volunteering – Hampson Park Residents – Stevenage Borough Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Residents involved in the Friends of Hampson Park have been working with Stevenage Borough Council to help improve Hampson Park by: Applying for funding to support provision of new equipment in partnership with the council, such as an outdoor gym, skate park. Running events such as the annual Teddy Bears Picnic, and new this year ...

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Green Spaces – Stevenage Borough Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Local charities who work with Stevenage Borough Council were concerned that many older people do not ask for help when they first need it but instead wait until they are having a crisis. This can mean they end up having a lengthy stay in hospital which could have been avoided. The council worked with them ...

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Bedwell Residents cleaning the town – Stevenage Borough Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Bedwell Residents’ Group spruced up their local area with a weekend litter picking morning in spring 2017.   Stevenage Borough Council offered to help publicise future litter picking sessions and provided the group with high visibility jackets, with Bedwell Residents’ Group emblazoned across them, so people knew who they were and could join in. The residents’ ...

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Supporting a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises – Edinburgh Council

2nd October, 2015 / Nicola, CCIN

The City of Edinburgh Council is innovating to support a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises to establish themselves across the City. These common interest groups involve a wide range of people from academics to elected members and from private sector investors to local people to co-produce of services ...

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Catalysing community action through the Co-operative Oldham Fund – Oldham Council

19th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council has created a sustainable source of funding to help drive social action and community initiatives in the borough. What is the COF? The Co-operative Oldham Fund (COF) works to grow local voluntary, community and faith organisations across the Borough, providing grants to help deliver innovative community initiatives that generate lasting and sustainable benefits for ...

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