Participate supports organisations, projects and people in the most disadvantaged communities / we help them implement ideas and tackle issues by offering them volunteers from local businesses.
Participate Projects supports communities to develop and deliver projects that benefit their community, based on what the community needs. We work in the most deprived communities (20% indices of multiple deprivation) or with communities of interest (homeless, disabled, BME). We take an innovate approach to helping communities in a time where funding is tight - we help communities to access the skills and time of employees from local business to achieve projects in their community. The types of activity we help local communities are; environmental projects such as community clean ups or community gardens; educations programmes such as reading partners or young enterprise; unemployment programmes such as tackling youth unemployment and setting up social enterprises; finding volunteers and mentors. We do not provide a list of services that we deliver, we listen to the people in the community, find out what their issue is and what they want help with and we make a tailored plan of how business volunteers can support them.
Participate Projects aims to:
- To help communities improve their chance of attracting funding by supporting development plans through volunteering such as architectural/landscape drawings for community spaces or legal advice.
- The prevention or relief of poverty in the area of benefit by providing services and support to charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.
- To help communities to improve their environment by accessing volunteers, both skilled and non-skilled to complete environmental projects such as community clean ups or building community allotments.
- To provide better opportunities for deprived people to access jobs, skills, education and training through support from local business volunteers.
- To advance the education of pupils in the area of benefit by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities and volunteers from the private sector.
Established: March 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1147520
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 2
Phone number: 01274 288787
Address: Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website