Regenerating Communities is a company whose aim is to support charities/organisations who are working to offer a fair chance or second opportunity to any one deemed ‘at risk’ or ‘in need’.
Current projects include:
- • Holbeache Farm – working with KO Community Projects we have accessed the funding to establish an education/training base on a 200 acre farm near Kidderminster. The base now offers bespoke training and education courses to local schools, colleges and community groups.
* Holbeache Flyer
- • £250k Lottery grant approved – Working with Community Action Wyre Forest and Community Support Initiatives we were successful with a £250k Lottery application to help establish a successful adult training project in Stourbridge and Kidderminster.
* FREDS Press Release
- • COME ON IN Initiative – Working closely with the Mayor of Worcester we are aiming to equip churches and other community based organisations with the funding to help support the growing number of elderly people in the city experiencing social isolation. In its first six months of operation this initiative drew down £30k for local churches to use.
* Come on in Press Release
* Worcester News feature
- • Best of Worcester Awards – Regenerating Communities was able to manage and deliver the City’s first ever Community Awards to a black tie dinner at the City’s Guild Hall in 2015. Generating over £10k in the process the dinner helped to bring 18 different community organisations into the public spotlight.
- • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – a national charity based in Derbyshire. Working with Regenerating Communities, the charity has been able to access additional grant funding in excess of £40k in order to develop its activities across the country.
- • Safer and Stronger Communities – part of Worcester City Council. Regenerating Communities has been working with the Safer and Stronger team to deliver a mentoring project to young people deemed ‘at risk’ who are attending a local school. This project was so successful that it has been extended to a second school.
- • Tender Care – a CIC based in Enfield, London. Regenerating Communities helped the CIC to access funding to develop its work with teenage parents, under 16, from local BME communities, and is now helping the CIC to develop its work with victims of domestic violence.
- • Ark of Hope Foundation – based in Croydon, Surrey. Regenerating Communities has just helped the Foundation be awarded its first Lottery grant to begin to deliver its work with the homeless and socially disadvantaged in Pimlico.
- • 40 years of basic skills work in Birmingham – Working closely with Birmingham Adult Education Service and the BEST Network, Regenerating Communities has helped to draw down a grant to help the City celebrate this anniversary in late 2015.
- • Aquarius – Working with the Birmingham based charity to apply for “Our Place” Government funding in order to help regenerate the Maypole/Druids Heath area of the city.
- • Community Boost CIC – bringing together the combined expertise of KO Community Projects and Regenerating Communities, this small CIC was established in 2015 with its first tranche of funding being used to develop the mentoring work being undertaken in two Worcester Schools.
- • Regenerating Communities has also been working on grant applications in 2015/16 with Two Pennies Money Advice; Tudor Grange Academy Worcester; Worcester Foundation.
In 2012 -14 Regenerating Communities was working with
- • Forces Support – www.forcessupport.org.uk
- • Amina
- • Small Heath Community Forum – www.shcfltd.com
- • Stroke Action – www.strokeaction.com
- • Dementia Care
- • Ebony – www.ebonypeople.org.uk
- • Primetimers – www.primetimers.org.uk
- • All Nations Christian Centre – www.anccministries.org
- • Mosaic Counselling – www.counsellingwolverhampton.co.uk
- • Enfield Health and Social Care Partnership
- • Worcester Community Trust – www.worcestercommunitytrust.org.uk
… and was able to help these organisations, collectively, access funding in excess of £200k