My particular areas of knowledge are developing business communities, town centre vitality and developing community buildings.My part in projects can cover planning, research, finding funding and reports.
Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Light Industrial Business Survey A survey of business needs across the 10 Parishes area of western Somerset. Business Survey results
Martock Community Partnership – Our Place Martock, Phase 1 Research into local people’s needs and potential solutions through re-design of health and social care services.
Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Business Showcase 2014 & 2015 Organising & promoting this local business promotion & networking event.
Wiveliscombe & Area Business Group – Home Based Businesses Survey A survey and report of small home-based businesses in a rural area.
Funding Successfully applied for £42,000 from a European fund for the Level & Moors tourism project, £10,000 from Awards4All, £7,000 from Locality for Neighbourhood Plan support and various grants from smaller UK funds. I have a good knowledge of what funders are looking for in applications, and what is currently available.
Relevant Voluntary Work Director – Seavington Community Shop & Cafe
I was a Director of the Association that planned, built and runs this successful community enterprise. My involvement was comprehensive for 3 years – from revising the build spec to reduce costs, to applying for grants and loans, training volunteers, establishing the supply chain, ordering and drafting policies & procedures. Making this project work just as the recession started has been a major achievement by all concerned.