Community Boost CIC is continuing the work established by its parent organisation, Regenerating Communities Ltd. The aim of Community Boost is to provide benefit to both community based organisations, and to groups of people deemed at risk of social exclusion.
So, why did I set up Community Boost ?
Up to 2011 I had worked full-time in the post 16 education and training sector, being amongst other things an Assistant Principal in an FE College as well as running an independent vocational training centre.
In 2011, after my final and quite lively discussion with a local authority, I set up Regenerating Communities to work with individuals/organisations which were helping people who needed a second chance.
Community Boost CIC, which is my main business outlet now, grew out of this work. The Boost, as I affectionately call it, is a CIC from which I take no salary, only costs and expenses.
And since 2012 I have:
– Generated over £1,260,000k in funding for voluntary and community based organisations (and I would like to get as close as I can to £2million before I call it a day);
– Helped people set up their own Community Interest Companies;
– Project managed a range of community based initiatives;
– Worked with organisations to help them refocus their targets towards stronger and more sustainable outcomes;
– Responded to identified gaps within local communities by obtaining funding to help local organisations tackle these needs.
I never advertise; all my work comes through word of mouth or via specifically directed projects I am involved in.
As well as the above I am also
Co-Director of KO Community Projects CIC;
Trustee of Community Action Wyre Forest;
Season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion
But don’t just take my word for all of this!
Some of my recent and, I think, happy clients include;
CARAVAN MUSIC, Worcester
TWA Media, Worcester
3RProductions and Events, London
Ark of Hope, Stoke on Trent
The Odell Centre, Kidderminster
Uplift South West, Bristol
St Stephen’s Church, Worcester
Norton PCC, Worcester
RFA Foundation, London
– Keith Slater