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Tibby Residents Association – First Steps

November 6, 2015

In this blog, the Tibby Residents Association take us through their progress as part of the First Steps programme  Welcome to the Tibby Residents Association blog… it’s all about us, who we are and what we are doing! We are …
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REACH CIC First Steps project

November 6, 2015

Neal Williams from First Steps project REACH CIC tells us all about what’s been achieved so far and what the plans are from here. We are REACH CIC and we’re here to rock Wembley. Or, more accurately, we work in community development… yeah, it’s community …
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Love Heaton Norris – First Steps Blog

November 6, 2015

Love Heaton Norris was formed in September 2014 by a group of local people from all walks of life (incl. residents, community workers, charities, faith leaders, employees, businesses and school governors). Our aim is to champion “all things Heaton Norris” …
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First Steps – Kenton Bar Tenants and Residents Association

November 6, 2015

First Steps project, Kenton Bar Tenants and Residents Association tell us all about their progress so far and what their next steps are. We are a Tenants and Residents Association and work for the people of our estate to give …
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Neighbourhood Pride – First Steps

November 6, 2015

Rosetta Ufeli-Iormeanu tells us all about her First Steps project, and how things have progressed so far. At one of First Steps training, in July, I met the Relationship Manager for our area for the first time. She was quite …
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Featured project: Sahahra Project

July 28, 2015

Earlier this year, the Just Act team were out and about visiting community projects to find out and share what they do. In January 2015, we met with Nick and Jangir who both volunteer at the Sahahra Project in Derby. …
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Guest blog: Life-changing opportunities from volunteering locally

July 20, 2015

  Kerry-Anne is Youth Director at Cadence Café CIC in Tyldesley, near Wigan. In this blog she tells us in her own words how volunteering at her local arts café as a student has turned into full-time paid work and …
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Featured project: bringing together different faiths in Luton

June 30, 2015

In March 2015 we visited Kim Greig, the Near Neighbours Co-ordinator for Luton at the Grassroots centre where the project is based. Near Neighbours is a national programme of grants and training, funded by the Department for Communities and Local …
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Nucleus Arts

Featured project: Bringing the arts to the whole community

June 16, 2015

Nucleus Arts is an arts organisation created in 2002 to promote the arts to everyone in Medway, and more widely across Kent. In March 2015 we met Natasha Steer, Nucleus’ Education and Community Development Coordinator in the thriving Café Nucleus, …
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Featured project: Residents tackling crime

June 10, 2015

Recently, the Just Act team visited Chris Hoare, founder of the Birmingham South West Group, a residents’ group set up over 25 years ago to tackle crime, prostitution, anti-social behaviour and other issues troubling his estate. Keep reading to find …
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