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Community Corner

Near Neighbours photo

Improving neighbourhoods by bringing faiths together

June 1, 2015

Find out about two of the Near Neighbours coordinators, Tim Clapton from East London and Becky Brookman from West London, and see how the programme has strengthened communities brought people of different faiths together in their areas.
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Cadence Cafe CIC's community room

Featured project: Cadence Cafe CIC

May 19, 2015

Cadence Café CIC is a family-run community organisation and social enterprise in Tyldelsey, near Wigan. We met Cadence’s Youth Director, Kerry-Anne Bradford.
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Science buskers at Assemble Fest

A community delivering performance where you least expect it

May 5, 2015

In this blog post you can find out about Assemble Fest in Hull, a community theatre festival taking in place in shops and local businesses in Hull’s Newland Avenue.
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Hull 2020 Champions

Guest blog: Helping the community to help themselves

April 15, 2015

This guest blog was sent to us by Chris Jacobsen, the Communications Manager at Hull 2020 Champions. Hull 2020 helps residents turn ideas for their community into a reality. Using their ‘Community Kick-starter’ programme the project help locals identify what they need …
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Submit 2 Success

Submit 2 Success: alternatives to a traditional youth club

March 10, 2015

Ralph Presgrave is project coordinator for Submit 2 Success. In this guest blog Ralph writes about how he left his role as a youth worker to devote his time to this community project that uses sport to reduce anti-social behaviour …
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Tamika Abaka-Wood

Guest blog: Street Dance and the Community

January 26, 2015

This guest blog comes from Tamika Abaka-Wood from Barking & Dagenham Youth Dance (BDYD). Tamika began dancing with the group as a teenager, and 11 years later still works with the organisation as a dance teacher.
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Ben Rigby

Guest blog: Sporting Communities

January 14, 2015

Ben Rigby is Director at Sporting Communities CIC, an organisation set up in 2012 that works with communities to help them run sport, recreation and play activities. In this guest blog, Ben tells us about the organisation’s journey and the …
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How we have made a real change in our community using Neighbourhood Planning

December 10, 2014

Bob Fletcher is involved in developing a Neighbourhood Plan in Inner East Preston, Lancashire and has received support through the Supporting Neighbourhood Planning programme. In this guest blog, he shares how his area has developed a Neighbourhood Plan, as well as …
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Inspirational community projects in Crewe

December 4, 2014

As part of Alex Flower’s work as a Grant Administrator at CDF, he recently visited some community projects in Crewe. You can read the first instalment of Alex’s reflections on projects he met in this blog post entitled ‘Meeting the …
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Meeting the groups making a difference

October 15, 2014

Alex Flower is a Grant Administrator at CDF. He works on the Community First programme to give out small grants to community projects. Community First is an £80million government-funded initiative, running for four years until March 2015. As a Grant …
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