With a better understanding of the untapped community resources available in a neighbourhood, we then encourage the community to come together to create exciting new projects together.
Building on the new connections between individuals, existing groups and organisations, and with a little support from us, amazing new projects are created and help to build an even stronger and more thriving community.
We encourage people to identify and share what fantastic resources exist within a community to support their new group, e.g. a new gardening project might be able to put a call out in the local community for any garden tools that people are willing to share or donate, or see if people are willing to come and lend a hand to get some land cleared without the need for expensive equipment. We can also support new and existing groups with small amounts of funding up to £250 with our Cash 4 Graft awards. Details of these can be found here on our website.
Some examples of the great new community led projects Lisa has been working on in Patricroft are: