Project information

Community DVD

For mental health service users to learn/develop skills in DVD computer editing and use these new-found skills to promote and record community events. We have been successful with an application to Lloyds TSB for £16,000 - we are looking for a further £10,000.

June 2010 - August 2011

Charity information

Plymouth & District Mind Association

Plymouth & District Mind Association logo
  • Need


    Digital Exclusion that goes hand in hand with social exclusion and also community cohesion to share resources with others in the local community.


    Making a positive contribution is an essential element of well-being. Facilitation will enable project users to record community projects, editing and transposing the results to DVD for community promotion and archiving of local history to build a library/archive of local community activities. This project can help to build community cohesion, through engaging with many diverse communities within the neighbourhood, getting others to understand what they do by visual media promotion.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Create 10 community DVDs in the next year


    » Training is free and we are willing to help promote sponsor's charity with positive press releases

    Success will be... production, including design artwork, of 10 promotional DVDs and having at least 20 people trained in their production

  • Impact


    The project will have proven, tangible results upon which to base a future social enterprise in DVD production and publishing. Socially excluded people will learn new skills, make new friends, and be more aware of the community around them.


    Lack of take up of free training... lack of response from community projects wanting visual promotion of their work


    Monthly or quarterly, whichever is agreed, and also ad hoc statements of sucesses through an online blog

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £26,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,500 Set up costs Computers, DVD software, cameras, etc plus 4 DVD courses completed
      £10,000 ongoing costs tutor for DVD course to produce 20 more community dvds

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Lloyds TSB Foundation £16,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Mind Parkside, Plymouth Devon, in the heart of the Mutley Greenbank Neighbourhood with a large local base of high unemployment and social deprivation


    Mutley Greenbank Neighbourhood of Plymouth Devon. Community projects serving this deprived neighbourhood and other charities or organisations that we promote on the DVDs we produce.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are centrally located with a dedicated IT Suite and staff qualified to deliver DVD and ICT training at our UK Online Centre. We are also the leading mental health charity for Plymouth and the area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Graham Nicholls

    Financial Controller and IT specialist; also Cert Ed qualified as well as an NVQ assessor and Open College Network internal moderator.